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Emily & Rob

A Home Filled with Love and Laughter

To an expecting mama,

We are very grateful that you have decided to read and review our profile. As a mom that never imagined she'd be able to carry a baby, I intimately know how your body feels with that little one growing in there. And the bravery to choose adoption is something that we could never thank you enough for.

We've been together since 2011, married since November 2015 and parents since March of 2018. We love being parents, we have tons of fun as a couple, as a family, and with our village of support. We are so blessed to live in a wonderful community, surrounded by families, parks, nature, and near enough to downtown Grand Rapids that we can go to the museums, community events, and playgrounds. You'll see pictures that show how we live, the fun we have, and how much we love each other.

We struggled with infertility and used donor sperm coupled with IUI to get pregnant with Lucas and it was a rough pregnancy (20+ weeks on bed rest is not something we wanted to risk again) so trying again was not really an option for us to grow our family. However, we know that we have more love to share and we know that Lucas will be an amazing older brother so we are excited to welcome another baby into our family. Our best friends adopted their daughter one year after Lucas was born and are hoping to adopt again this year, so we talk about how families are all different and look different and that biology doesn't determine family.

We believe that providing a child with a loving, stable, compassionate home is the best gift we have to offer the world. We are so proud that Lucas loves to read, that he is kind, considerate and loving to everyone, that he asks questions and wants to learn everything he can, and we can't wait to share that with another child as well.

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Who We Are

We met randomly at a bar in Cape Coral in August 2011. It was a place that we both hung out at but had never crossed paths.

Emily made a smart comment to Rob, he turned around, we made eye contact, Rob said "wow" and that was it; we both knew at that moment that we were head over heels. We went on our first date the following evening and have spent every day together since.

Rob proposed on a random Wednesday evening in February 2014 and we got married at a resort in Islamorada Florida the following November.

Lucas joined the family in March 2018 after Emily spent 22+ weeks on bed rest.

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Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile

We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.

We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.


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