It truly was love at first sight for us. As soon as we met, we knew what our future together held, and very shortly after meeting, we knew we wanted to have a family together. We have three kitties we adopted, Stella, Fern and Sona. They bring so much joy, love and cuteness into our home. Some of our favorite activities include star-gazing, going to the movies, gardening, travel, spending time with friends, taking evening strolls, and living life to its fullest. We live in the South Bay just outside of Los Angeles in a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood with a tight knit community of neighbors from young to old. Our neighborhood has some of the best schools and parks available in California, which is one of the biggest reasons we planted our roots here. We love to have family and friends come for visits. We take them to Disneyland and often go on our own, as well. It is very important to both of us that one parent stays home full time to raise our child, so Katie has stopped working all together and Rob has taken a job that allows him to work from home full time.
Being clean and organized is very important to both of us. We rented a 4 bedroom home solely for the purpose of adding a child. We also find it critical that our three indoor only cats have as much room as possible for exercise and play. We have a dedicated guest room which accommodates both of our mothers, siblings and friends from out of town frequently throughout the year. We have a wonderful housekeeper who comes twice a week, in order to help us keep up with the daily chores. Stella, Fern and Sona are our fur-babies and get along wonderfully with children. Sona is 3 years old. She is a grey, tan and white calico on the smaller side, weighing only 5 pounds, even though she is fully grown. Stella is a 10 year old beautiful lilac point Siamese with the attitude of a “cat supermodel”. Fern is a Maine Coon mix that has the playful temperament of a kitten even though she is close to 10 years old too. They have their own designated room in our house with their litter boxes, beds and favorite play toys. Thankfully, we have a pull out couch in the cat room that will act as the new guest room when we are placed with a child, and the original guest room will become a nursery. We have a large kitchen that Katie enjoys cooking in daily. At least once a week, Rob and Katie cook dinner together and look forward to having a child participate in this fun family activity.
Rob originally hails from the Midwest. He comes from a large family with diverse backgrounds. Nothing has ever stopped Rob from being able to achieve his goals. Rob is a 6 time author of books focused around computers and technology. The first time he used a computer as a young boy, he knew working with them had to be the main focus of his job and he hasn’t stopped working with them since. Rob has traveled the world during his self-made career, designing and building new solutions for customers. Over the last several years he has been focused on building a family and looks forward to hopefully sharing his love of computers with his and Katie’s child(ren). Rob is passionate about the cello, enjoys video games, watching sports, and reading. Rob currently works at a children’s video game company.
Katie is from Northern California where she lived with her mother until she and Rob met. Katie has been around children her whole life. She was a nanny and house manager for twenty years and raised dozens of children along the way. Ever since she was young, Katie knew that she was meant to be a mother. During her studies in jr. college, Katie studied child education and development. Although she never finished college, she still found a great use of the child development knowledge she gained during those 1.5-2 years. Another passion of Katie’s is helping people. She will always go out of her way to brighten someone’s day either with laughter or positivity. Katie loves to look up at the stars and think about how big the universe is. She is ready to start expanding our family and apply her experiences to raising our own children.