Our story started with an adventure when we got caught in the rain on our first date three and a half years ago, and we haven't stopped adventuring since!
We met back in the spring of 2017, and quickly bonded over our shared passions for the outdoors, board games, traveling, and all things Harry Potter. Robyn moved in with Fawkes and their pup, Shiloh (a beagle-dachshund mix) about a year later. Not long after, we adopted Lupin (a hound-mutt), growing our little family to two humans and two dogs.
We've built a beautiful life together and have surrounded ourselves with the most supportive network of friends and family imaginable. We were legally married on March 27, 2020, but had to cancel our ceremony because of COVID. We're hoping to celebrate with loved ones in 2021!
In our relationship, we've seen each other through major transitions, hard times, and so many joyful moments, helping one another to not only survive, but thrive. Now we couldn't be more excited to begin the next chapter of our lives together-- growing our family! Through adoption, we hope to welcome a baby into our loving home. We know we have so much to share with our future child, from Fawkes' passion for getting their hands dirty in the garden to Robyn's love of singing.
As members of the LGBTQIA+ community (Robyn identifies as queer, and Fawkes is trans/genderqueer), we know that there are lots of misconceptions and questions about what it means to be LGBTQIA+, including what that means for us as prospective parents. We are committed to being transparent, open, and up-front about this special part of ourselves. If you have questions or want to learn more, please don't hesitate to ask!
We have so much love to share with a baby, and we can promise that any children of ours will find unconditional love and acceptance for who they are. We understand the importance of seeing our children for their true selves, and finding a supportive community to help them grow and develop their own unique identities.
To learn more about who we are, our families, and how your child could fit into our lives, visit our website at www.fawkesandrobynadopt.com.
We love our home in the Twin Cities metro. Our community has the perfect balance of a family-oriented residential neighborhood, nestled at the doorstep of two big, vibrant cities. We own the house that once belonged to Fawkes’ grandparents, so our home is full of happy memories and we are ready to make some more!
Our house is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom single-story home built in the early 1950s. We have a big, fenced-in backyard, where we have both native plants and a vegetable garden, and our front yard has been converted to a pollinator garden with native plants. We have parks, grocery stores, and shops within walking distance. In fact, the nearest park is next door, and there are almost always kiddos out playing in the field or on the playground, or ice skating during the winter.
Living in the Twin Cities, we have access to all the resources and opportunities imaginable, from hospitals to cultural centers to excellent public schools. There's no end of activities to do on any given day, and we love exploring new opportunities and revisiting traditions. We also enjoy staying home on rainy days, or getting snowed in during the winter. Sometimes it's nice to slow down and be cozy in our basement to watch movies, or to sit upstairs and read in the living room.
Our home has plenty of room for our future children to grow in. Our nursery room is ready for a future baby, too. It has big windows overlooking the front garden, and a hand-painted mural of birch trees in one corner.
We look forward to hosting sleepovers, play dates, and birthday parties! Our doors will always be open to our children and their friends.
Robyn (30 years old, Hufflepuff) is a creative and passionate middle school theatre teacher. Described by friends as "exuberant," Robyn is an extrovert who loves spending time outdoors with friends at festivals, farmers markets, and camping trips.
Robyn grew up in St. Louis, MO, but now proudly calls Minnesota her home. In her free time, Robyn plays the ukulele and sings, cooks, and makes craft projects of all kinds.
Even as a kid, Robyn knew she wanted to be a mom through adoption. She's worked with young people all her life, first as a babysitter, then as a camp counselor, and now as a teacher. Robyn's patience, creativity, and caring will make her a great mama who encourages her kiddos to get messy, try new things, and find every ounce of joy in life.
Fawkes (33 years old, Hufflepuff) works as an air quality and health specialist for the State of Minnesota. Generous, kind, and methodical, Fawkes spends each day working to address environmental racism and public health disparities caused by air pollution.
Fawkes was born and raised in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, and moved back after going to college and working in Iowa and Missouri. Fawkes' love of the unique natural areas Minnesota provides, as well as their love for family, brought them home. Fawkes spends their free time caring for the house and garden, reading, and playing with the dogs.
As a dad, Fawkes will provide endless support and gentle guidance. They will teach their kids to be generous, kind, and thoughtful, as well as silly and playful. Through every skinned knee, spilled cup, and grumpy mood, Fawkes will be there, with open arms and a loving heart.