A Letter from Rob & Ashley
We are Rob and Ashley. We have one biological child and two dogs. Since Rob is in the military, we have lived all over the world, which is an incredible way to experience new perspectives and God’s great creations. Ashley works part-time, remotely, which offers a lot of flexibility to stay home. Our aim in life is to know more, be more, and do more. We are financially stable and value physical fitness and respecting the world around us. We feel God has called us to grow our family and are excited to share our lives with our future adopted child.
We met in Montana when we were both in the military and have been married for 8 years. One of our favorite things to do is eat breakfast together. We both love it so much, it’s what we had for dinner at our wedding! We love playing board games or finding a new show or movie to watch together (currently anime and Harry Potter). When the weather gets cooler, we enjoy ending the day by sharing a cup of hot tea. We both stay active through walking the dogs, running, and working out. We attempt to eat healthy, but also make room for dessert. We also enjoy traveling with our daughter, whether it’s a small trip to visit loved ones or a big trip overseas. What we enjoy about travel is the people we share the journey with or get to know along the way.
Rob is my best friend. He is a Civil Engineer in the Air Force and a great leader, who takes care of his people. He loves math and science, which means he is completely the opposite of me, so we balance each other well. In his free time he likes to woodwork and go for runs. He’s also into Legos and Star Wars. He enjoys teaching our daughter about all things engineering and the finer points of rock music. But you can also find him ready and willing to paint her nails when she asks. Rob is incredibly patient, a great listener, and both of these traits make him a great Dad. I love watching him make up silly games with our daughter including being a horse called ‘Bunder’ who answers to no one!
Ashley is so thoughtful and giving to others. She works part-time as a human resources manager, and since her job is remote, she has flexibility to care for our children. She avidly pursues her passions for art and literature, which usually manifest into hand-drawn or knitted gifts for friends. You’ll find her nose-deep in a book, or even writing her own novel. Ashley is also “the planner” in the family, always dreaming up our next family activity or an epic adventure. She loves being a mom and, with Raylie, enjoys reading, trying new games, drawing, tickle fighting, and playing the “bad guy” to her “Princess Knight.” She is so excited to share with our next child her love of art, creativity, and God.
Our daughter, Raylie, loves painting, dressing up as princesses, who also happen to be warriors battling evil, and riding her bike (without training wheels!). She’s very caring, loving, and empathic. She loves all “tiny babies” and cannot wait to have a sibling of her own.
Our dogs, Oliver and Roxy, are older, but still full of life. They enjoy chasing their toys, going for walks, and are really great with Raylie.
We have a large extended family, who are all incredibly supportive of our adoption and can’t wait to welcome our new child into the family. Ashley’s family is in Arizona while Rob’s is in Ohio. We love to visit them as often as we can and always enjoy when they come to visit us. Our adopted child will have great-grandparents, two sets of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and many cousins to share love and support.
Our home is located in a smaller town in Kansas, which has no shortage of local activities, restaurants, and stores. We live next to a lot of other military families and our church family, so we will have help when the adoption does go through, even if we don’t have family around. Usually, our neighborhood has a Friday night get-together where all the kids play. The day after Thanksgiving, our house transforms into a “National Lampoon” house with all the Christmas decorations. We are those people.
We promise to love your child with all of our hearts and always provide for every need. We will raise our children to know God and trust in Him. We will teach them how to respect themselves, their bodies, and others. We value education not only through school, but also through experience with other races, religions, and cultures. Travel, reading, and learning others’ stories are invaluable experiences that we look forward to sharing.
Learn More About Rob & Ashley
|Our Education||Master's of Civil Engineering||Master's in Human Resources|
|Our Professions||U.S. Air Force Officer||Human Resources Manager|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Rob & Ashley's Favorites|
|Favorite Star Wars Character||Rey||Han Solo|
|Favorite Hobby||Running/Building Things||knitting or art|
|Favorite Place We've Visited||Europe||Thailand and Cambodia!|
|Favorite Book||Call Sign Chaos||Throne of Glass Series|
|Favorite Workout||Running||Strength Training|
|More About Our Family|
|Something people might not know about me|
Rob: Although I'm boisterous at work, I'm truly an introvert and a total homebody. Being at home and relaxing with the family rejuvenates me.
Ashley: I love the theatre! I love musical theatre and participating in community theatre. I plan on exposing our children to the arts early on.
We believe in God. We currently attend a multi-cultural church. We believe being a part of a church is important. We pray that our children will come to know God, but understand that they are ultimately in charge of their own decisions. We will support and love our children; whoever they grow up to be.
|More about our Home|
We have a two-story, 3-bedroom house. Raylie gets her own room and our adopted child will stay in our master bedroom until they get bigger, at which point they will have their own room. Since Ashley works from home, she currently uses the guest bedroom/future child's bedroom/art room/storage closet as her office. Our neighborhood is safe and quiet with lots of playgrounds nearby and neighborhood children willing to play.
We have lived in or traveled to many places around the world. We believe that being in the military will allow us to explore and learn new cultures, and teach our children to have respect for all people from all walks of life. We believe it is important to get involved in the community we live in, wherever the military sends us. Even if we don't speak the same language.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 12 Months
Thank you for spending some time with us. We are so excited to open our hearts and our home to your child. We have been blessed by this journey and are patient, and trust in God's timing. We are open to writing, sending photos, and visits. Our goal as a couple is to raise children who love God and are open-minded, aware and accepting of those around us. We're excited to teach our children, but also learn from them as well in this journey of life. If you're interested in learning more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784. God Bless! - Rob and Ashley