|Our Education||Bachelor of Education, and is currently obtaining his Master of Education||Master of Science - Occupational Therapy|
|Our Professions||North Carolina State Trooper||Occupational Therapist|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Rob & Summer's Favorites
|Ice Cream||Rocky Road||Butter Pecan|
|Tradition||Going to the State Fair every fall||Going to the beach in the summer with the family|
|Bible Verse||Joshua 1:9||1 Corinthians 13:13|
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
We love hike, camp, be adventurous and love to travel! A passion that is shared by Rob, Summer's brother and Summer's father is fishing. They love to go fishing together and sometimes Summer tags along!
We live just over 2 hours from the beach, which is favorite place in the entire world. Every summer, the entire family spends a week at the Outer Banks, where Summer's parents own a vacation home.
We spend every 4th of July at the lake with all of our family. In the winter, we visit Summer's Aunt and Uncle's beach home in Florida.
Summer played volleyball growing up and through college and she still plays in adult leagues for fun. She loves getting up early every Saturday to cook a big breakfast. She dreams of one day having a child to have fun cooking in the kitchen with her! Rob played baseball growing up, including college, and occasionally plays on an adult softball league. Rob looks forward to teaching his little one how to fish and taking them along for fishing and camping trips!
Both of us grew up being involved and going to church. Summer went to a Lutheran church, which was very traditional. This was so meaningful to her as a young teenager and she hopes to teach what she learned to a child one day. After the service, every Sunday, Summer and her family would go back to her grandparents home and have lunch. The smell of brunswick stew warming on the stove is nostalgic because that's what her grandparent's home often smelled of on Sundays.
Rob grew up in a Baptist church. He went with his grandmother, whom he is still so very close to. There was a large youth group that Robert enjoyed participating in. He made a lot of lasting friendships and created many wonderful memories as a child going on numerous outreach trips and participating in multiple fundraisers.
We enjoy going to a Methodist church in our town. We have found a wonderful balance of a traditional service, similar to Summer's upbringing, with plenty of modern amenities and outreach offerings similar to how Rob grew up. We do our best to live a life of love, giving and faith. The church we attend offers a children's service and many options for the kids to be involved in the church and make friends within the church! We can't wait to raise a child with Sunday traditions, surrounded by love and teachings of faith one day!
We have two dogs and enjoy taking them for walks and playing with them in our fenced in backyard. They also love to play in the small creek near our home!
|We live in the state of...|
North Carolina. We are a short 4-hour drive to the beach and just a 1-hour drive to the mountains. North Carolina has beautiful mountains that allow for weekend getaways camping, white water rafting, fishing, and snow skiing, but also trips to the beach where children have their pick of fun things to do! North Carolina is very mild year-round in temperature and boasts an enjoyable all 4 seasons! It is guaranteed to snow each winter, but the cold only stays around for a short couple of months.
We live in a beautiful farm home on over 100 acres of land, with 3 ponds and 9 horses on the property! You wouldn't know it, with the stars shining and the crickets chirping at night, but we are only 30 minutes outside of the city. Our neighbors are our family, so we are surrounded by the best neighbors we could ask for! Most of the rest of our family lives within 20-30 minutes of us, which gives us great joy to imagine all the love and support a child will feel growing up in our home.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 12 months old.
Yes, that would be amazing!!
Yes, up to 3 years old
|Ethnicity of Child||Caucasian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Caucasian/African American, Native American|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
Open to letters, pictures, and visits.
We want you to know that your child will be the center of our world and that their best interest will be at the forefront of our lives. We have so much love, already, for your child and have so many friends and family members who feel the exact same way! Your child will have so many opportunities to thrive and we look forward to providing a loving and stable home for them. We feel absolutely blessed and grateful to be given this opportunity to start a family through adoption. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for considering us.