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Rob & Heather

You want the same thing we do: for your child to grow up in a fun and loving home with supportive parents that encourage and enable the child to do and be everything he or she could ever dream. Selecting our family will unite us for a lifetime. We invite you to read our profile to learn more about us and decide if we are the right partner for you in this process.

About Us

Rob
Heather
Job
Civil Engineer
Civil Engineer
Education
Master's Degree in Civil Engineering
Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering
Children
Sidney
Relationship
Legally Married

A Note From Maggie, Sidney's Birth Mother

Heather & Sidney With Maggie

I remember going through the adoption process and looking at pictures and pictures of happy families, single moms, and older couples all looking to build their families through American Adoptions. What stuck out to me the most about Heather and Rob's page is that one of their close friends spoke about how "Rob talks to kids like they're actual people." In case you haven't noticed, Rob, Heather, and Sidney are surrounded by the most caring friends and loving environment. I can't articulate how wonderful they are. They both share that love with my birth daughter, Sidney and encourage her to be strong and independent. They share pictures with me of Sidney often and they make it a priority to visit her birth parents annually. Through these past few years, I have been overwhelmingly grateful for my involvement through videos of Sidney with her friends, videos of her at practice, and multiple stories shared to me by Heather and Rob. Sidney has been encouraged to develop her own social, determined, and friendly personality, both of her parents have kept me updated the entire way. Her Halloween pictures brought tears to my eyes (in a good way) and I couldn't help but laugh at some of the pictures they've posted of her with the pets. I'll never forget that the last time Heather and Rob came to KC, last summer. Sidney was about 2 years old and going through her "stranger" phase. Heather passed her to me and Sidney let out a little whine and reached for Heather who returned the cry with "you're OK." It still amazes me how determined they both are to keeping me (as her birth mother) from being a stranger. Her adoption is a celebration and Sidney's story is significant to this family. I am so excited for this family to have another little one and for Sidney to be a big sister!

Our Leisure Time

Waiting for the Band to Start at a Local Music Festival

We live in a vibrant and active community that is driven by near year-round sunshine and an incredible network of nature trails and lakes. We would consider ourselves an active family. As a family, we love to run (Heather) and bike (Rob and Sidney) around the downtown lake on one of the many hike and bike trails available to us. In fact, it was on this trail that Rob proposed and we got engaged. This area has become such an important piece of our life, and we love to experience it as a family!

We enjoy experimenting with various restaurants around the city, and Sidney enjoys a lot of different types of food. We also have a love for the arts and are always up for a good show or concert. We're very fortunate that our community has a very diverse array of child oriented arts programs, music festivals, and other fun activities nearly every day.

Outside work and play, we have each always been involved in community service activities. Rob enjoys charity work and has worked with a non-profit called Water for People, which focuses on clean water and safe sanitation for communities in developing countries. Heather works with the Girls Empowerment Network, which helps underprivileged middle school aged girls broaden their awareness of the world. We have shared our passion for helping others with Sidney, as we will with a second child. While these two specific charities may not be his or her passion, we will make sure that our child understands the importance of giving back to the community and plan to choose charity work that we can do as a family.

Our Favorite Vacation Spot

Annual Summer Beach Trip

We both enjoy travel and adventure; travel is a big part of our lives. Rob's ideal vacations are active and involve hiking, kayaking, snowboarding, and camping. Heather most enjoys relaxing in the sun, reading on a beach or at a pool. Travel is a way that we connect with each other and with friends. We both take separate trips every year - Rob with his friends to the mountains, Heather with her friends to a new city to explore new dining and entertainment options – We also enjoy trips as a family to experience different places and cultures.

One annual trip that is very important to us is our Labor Day beach vacation. Each year, approximately 30 of us - all of our friends and their children - trek to the Texas beach and rent several condos within the same complex. This provides a social outlet for all of the parents while sharing the responsibilities of entertaining the children. We also love that all of the kids are close friends, growing up together. This trip started more than 15 years ago, when there were only a couple of kids in our group. The trip has grown to have just as many (if not more) kids than adults, and the days are full of fishing trips, sand castle building, mid-day naps, group meals, and loads of fun.

Travel is very important to us and our children will be well travelled - not just to mountains and beaches, but to educational locations, as well, such as Boston; Washington, D.C.; and other places that provide a visual reality to go with what is taught in history class.

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Photos

Family Giggles
Family Giggles
Shoulder Rides Are Always a Good Time!
Shoulder Rides Are Always a Good Time!
Heather at a Local Trapeze Gym
Heather at a Local Trapeze Gym
Rob & Sidney Riding Their Bike
Rob & Sidney Riding Their Bike
Snazzy for a Charity Event
Snazzy for a Charity Event
Rob Snowboarding
Rob Snowboarding
Rob Hiking Across the Grand Canyon
Rob Hiking Across the Grand Canyon
Maggie (Sidney's Birth Mother) Stealing Birthday Cake During a Visit for Sidney's Birthday
Maggie (Sidney's Birth Mother) Stealing Birthday Cake During a Visit for Sidney's Birthday
Cave Snorkeling in Mexico
Cave Snorkeling in Mexico
Heather Drawing Monsters at a Child's Birthday Party
Heather Drawing Monsters at a Child's Birthday Party
Getting Festive at a Holiday Party
Getting Festive at a Holiday Party
Heather & Rob Finishing the Annual Turkey Trot
Heather & Rob Finishing the Annual Turkey Trot
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Family Giggles
Family Giggles
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Shoulder Rides Are Always a Good Time!
Shoulder Rides Are Always a Good Time!
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Heather at a Local Trapeze Gym
Heather at a Local Trapeze Gym
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Rob & Sidney Riding Their Bike
Rob & Sidney Riding Their Bike
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Snazzy for a Charity Event
Snazzy for a Charity Event
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Rob Snowboarding
Rob Snowboarding
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Rob Hiking Across the Grand Canyon
Rob Hiking Across the Grand Canyon
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Maggie (Sidney's Birth Mother) Stealing Birthday Cake During a Visit for Sidney's Birthday
Maggie (Sidney's Birth Mother) Stealing Birthday Cake During a Visit for Sidney's Birthday
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Cave Snorkeling in Mexico
Cave Snorkeling in Mexico
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Heather Drawing Monsters at a Child's Birthday Party
Heather Drawing Monsters at a Child's Birthday Party
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Getting Festive at a Holiday Party
Getting Festive at a Holiday Party
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Heather & Rob Finishing the Annual Turkey Trot
Heather & Rob Finishing the Annual Turkey Trot

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

We live in a vibrant city that allows us to be outside nearly all year round. We live far enough from downtown to be in a family-oriented neighborhood, but close enough to have access to loads of family-friendly activities that range from hiking trails to museums to festivals and everything in between.

We live in a four-bedroom, one story, red brick home on a cul-de-sac. At any given time, there are children outside riding their bikes or skateboards, playing sports, or just running around with their friends. The elementary school our child would attend is within walking distance, too; we're excited to be able to walk our children to school every morning (weather permitting, of course).

In our neighborhood, we have a green space, 2 parks with play-scapes, and a public pool – all within walking distance. If we feel like a short drive, there are many other parks and kid-geared activities, including several splash pads, two water parks, hiking and running trails, dog parks, four lakes with water sports, and many seasonal and holiday-related events. There are music festivals with entire sections dedicated to children, too. In the summer, there are many free, family-geared events, including a summer musical, movies in the park, and summer concerts. As a family, we have taken advantage of nearly all of these amenities. On a typical weekend, it is not uncommon for us to drive to the lake, put Sidney in a jogging stroller, visit the dog park or splash pad, and finish with a trip to the swing set!

Our Extended Families

Heather, Her Sisters & Nan

We are very lucky to have an amazing network of family and friends who are so supportive and ready to welcome this child into our lives! Our child will have two grandmothers, three aunts, two uncles, and four cousins.

Heather's family consists of her mom, stepmom, two sisters, brother in law and two nieces; all but one of them live within an hour drive. We see them for holidays and birthdays, as well as random get togethers.

Rob's family consists of his brother, sister in law and two nieces; they all live an easy 2-hour flight away.

So Many Family & Friends at Our Wedding!

In addition, we have an incredible support structure within our local friend group that includes ten families with a total of 17 children between them ranging in age from 3 to 17. Watching all of our friends evolve into great parents has been amazing to watch. We love the fact that everyone supports each other and has remained close; we are always looking for activities to do together. In addition to our annual summer beach trip, we also have a crawfish boil every May, a cookie exchange ever December, a camping trip every November, a big celebration every New Year's Day, and loads of birthday parties and other events that keep us very close.

From Us to You

You have chosen to give birth to a child and place that child in an able and loving home; this is truly the most selfless act of love anyone can choose. It would be silly for us to guess what this is like for you and what set of circumstances led you to this decision. We can only hope that we are able to ease your mind by describing ourselves and the life we intend to provide our child.

We began our relationship as friends; we were friends for 5 years before we started dating. We dated for 5 years before we got married, and we have been married for nearly 8 years. We are honestly and truly each other's best friend. We spent the first three years of our marriage trying to have a biological child. We knew that, if that option was not in the cards for us, we would seek to adopt - not having a child was not an option. We are fortunate to have dear friends that have recently adopted through this very agency, as well as friends who've adopted through other agencies and who were adopted themselves. Being able to talk to them about their amazing experiences solidified our commitment to and appreciation of this process and led us to our three-year old daughter, Sidney.

We have had so much fun with Sidney - more than we expected - incorporating her into our lives, taking her out on the trails with us and to music festivals, unique restaurants, other states and countries, movies, charitable events, and anything and everything we can expose her to. We are eager to add another child to these activities, exposing someone else to all that the world has to offer. We look forward to teaching our children how important it is to give back to your community, appreciate other cultures and perspectives, question everything, and treat everyone with respect and kindness. As our family grows, we can't wait to encourage our children, supporting and helping them achieve many goals, whatever they may be. Mostly, we can't wait to add to the silly chaos that has become our house!

We hope that you can see how very important expanding our family is to us. We are dedicated to providing an encouraging and loving environment for our children to grow in. Our plan is to encourage our children to become whoever they want to be. We plan to provide support and inspire with love and encouragement. We feel that a strong family support structure will enable them to follow their strengths, passions, and dreams. Ultimately, everyone finds their own way in life, and we plan to provide a foundation that will provide the best possible starting place for success.

Adoption will always be a part of our childrens' lives, and we are already teaching Sidney how this is an amazing part of her life story. We understand that each adoption is different, and we invite you to be as much a part of this process as you feel comfortable so that you can be assured what we've told you about ourselves and our plans for this child is true. As excited as we are about the prospect of welcoming this child into our home, we have to assume this is a difficult time in your life. Know that we have deep respect and admiration for your decision, and we are grateful that you would consider us for such an awesome responsibility. Know that we take this responsibility more seriously than we've taken anything in our lives. With everything that we are, we promise that this child will be safe, encouraged, supported, and, most importantly, surrounded by friends and family who already love him/her unconditionally.

Rob & Heather

Favorites

Rob
Heather
Actor
Bradley Cooper
Chris Hemsworth
Actress
Anna Kendrick
Charlize Theron
Animal
Dog
Cat
Author
Jon Krakaeur
Judy Blume
Book
Into Thin Air
Are You There, God, It's Me, Margaret
Candy Bar
Twix
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Cartoon
Family Guy
Doc McStuffins
Childhood Memory
First time we went to Disney World
Riding in Horseshows
Childhood Toy
Atari 2600
Big Wheel
Children's Book
Oh the Places You Will Go
The Growing Tree
City
New Orleans
Austin
Classic Movie
Casablanca
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Color
Blue
Green
Day of Week
Friday
Saturday
Dessert
Creme Brulee
All of Them
Disney Movie
Toy Story
Moana
Dream Car
Porsche 911
Tesla
Dream Job
Sports Writer
Backup dancer for Beyonce
Dream Vacation
Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Hotel rooms over the water in Fiji
Family Activity
Hiking
Running the trail with the jogging stroller
Flower / Plant
Saguaro Cactus
Tiger Lily
Food
Chinese
Cake
Form of Exercise
Crossfit
Running
Fruit
Orange
Nectarine
Game
Cards Against Humanity
Monopoly
Hobby
mountain biking
Online shopping
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving
Holiday Song
Bruce Springsteen's version of Santa Claus is Coming to Town
DMX's version of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Holiday Tradition
Having all of our friends over for Thanksgiving
Our friends' new year's day brunch
Ice Cream
Mint Chocolate Chip
Cookies and Cream
Junk Food
French Fries
Cupcakes
Leisure Activity
Floating the river
Sitting on a porch with friends, watching our kids run around
Magazine
Outside
Runners World
Memory with a Child
My daughter's first steps
The first time my daughter told me she loved me
Memory with Spouse
One of our first dates, which was at a local sausage festival
Our first trip together, to Jamaica
Movie
Star Wars Series
Sixteen Candles
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Twizzlers
Movie Quote
"Only closers get coffee." Wall Street
"You're right, you're right, I know you're right." When Harry Met Sally
Movie Type
Documentaries
Documentaries (not the sad ones)
Musical
West Side Story
Grease
Musical Group
Weezer
The Head and the Heart
Nursery Rhyme
Itsy Bitsy Spider
The Wheels on the bus
Olympic Event
Downhill skiing
Track
Personal Hero
Steve Jobs
Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Play
Chicago
Oklahoma
Poet
Walt Whitman
Maya Angelou
Quality about my Spouse
Her wit
How he gets super excited about random things
Quote
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Franklin D Roosevelt
"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." Martin Luther King, Jr.
Restaurant
Olive and June
Salt Lick
Sandwich
BLT
Tuna
Scripture
Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Shopping Store
J. Crew
Nordstrom
Song
Love is Mystical, Cold War Kids
Lemon, N.E.R.D. and Rihanna
Sport to Play
Tennis
Anything that doesn't require hand/eye coordination
Sport to Watch
Football
Basketball
Sports Star
Roger Federer
Lebron James
Sports Team
University of Florida Gators
San Antonio Spurs
Subject in School
Physics
Math
Superhero
Groot
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Scallops
Mashed Potatoes
Time of Day
Early evening
7:00 p.m. on weekdays, 3:00 p.m. on weekends
Tradition
Annual snowboard trip
Beach trip with friends every Labor Day
TV Show
Game of Thrones
American Ninja Warrior
TV Show Character
Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones
Miranda Bailey, Grey's Anatomy
Type of Music
Alternative
Hip Hop
Vacation Spot
Beach in summer/Mountains in winter
Beach
Video Game
Call of Duty Series
Pole Position

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