Sarah & Bob
– North Dakota –
We are a close knit family that takes pride in our communication and togetherness. We live within just a few hours of many extended family members including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Family is very important to us; we get together frequently and create fun wherever we go. Our 2.5 year old son (Cuban/African American) was adopted from Florida at birth and has brought so much joy with many laughs to our family. We are a good christian family with a lot of love to give. Our medical background has us ready for whatever craziness may be thrown our way. We are very excited and ready to love anyone that joins our family
Sarah is a Nurse Practitioner for the local nursing homes. One aspect that she really loves, is that her job has flexible hours allowing for family fun and support. In her spare time Sarah loves to be outdoors. Some of her favorite activities include waterskiing, going for walks, bike rides, and camping.
Sarah absolutely loves being a mother and enjoys helping Henry explore the world and see how wonderful it can be.
“I am beyond excited to welcome another child and show him/her all the great wonders the world has to offer.”
Bob is an emergency room nurse at a local hospital. He works three 12 hour shifts a week leaving time for family and other fun activities. Bobs loves to head out on his boat and go water-skiing, camping, kayaking, hiking, biking and pretty much all sports. He loves to travel and experience new things. Bob has been to 3 countries and 45 of the 50 states.
Bob really loves teaching children and is looking forward to helping a son or daughter ride a bike, ski, and experience many new adventures.
One thing Bob really loves about being a father is seeing the smile on Henry’s face.
Our home is located in a cul-de-sac with very little traffic and wonderful neighbors. We are located within a few blocks of a great school, multiple parks, and several attractions. Inside we have 3 bedrooms close together, perfect for young children, with an additional guest bedroom downstairs for our visitors. Our basement lower level is deemed the fun, crazy, play zone. It is wide open and filled with toys, push carts, a trampoline, and a swing. This is perfect for getting some extra energy out or just running around and being silly. Outdoors we have a large patio perfect for bikes, cars, family gatherings and our summer pool. The yard is private and secure with surrounding bushes and a large swing set.
Our nursey is open and ready to accept a little baby boy or girl. It is located directly across from our room and next to our son Henry’s. We have a crib, changing table, lamp, fan, and music player ready and waiting. The colors are remaining neural at the moment with light green and gray accents throughout. The closet is open with clothes for either a boy or girl and special blankets and toys ready to welcome some love.
Our pet family currently consists of two fish and two snails. Once our children are a little older we would love to expand our family with the addition of pets, maybe dogs or hamsters. We would like the children to be a part of deciding depending on their interests.
Our family isn’t too large but what we lack for in numbers we make up for in closeness. Both sets of grandparents live just a short distance away and visit very frequently. They come at the drop of a hat if needed to help out or celebrate an important event. Bobs extended family is located across the eastern side of the US but that does not stop us from being close with video visits, many many pictures, and endless phone calls. Sarah’s extended family is closer in proximity and just as involved during the exciting and important times. In addition we are lucky enough to have cousins, aunts, uncles, and Sarah’s brother in the same town. One cousin is just 9 months younger than Henry and watching their bond grow has been truly wonderful.
Our family traditions are rooted around us being together. We hold high importance to being together and make a point to sit down for meals and pray for our blessings and desires. Further traditions also remain family orientated with the gatherings of birthdays and all holidays surrounded by our extended family. We plan large family reunions every year and make sure to change the location allowing for new adventures. At each holiday we decorate as a family and make special themed snacks or meals to celebrate. We feel it is important to celebrate even “small” things. When someone has a great day or accomplishment, we do something whether it be an outing or a special meal/treat of their choice.