Kristina & Robert
Race of child interested in adopting:Asian, Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American
Gender of child interested in adopting:No Preference
We are Robert and Kristina. We are so excited for you to get to know us while you are considering a family for your baby. We are so excited and eager to adopt and add to our family. We have always wanted a large family and after years of praying and lots of tears and many miscarriages we were blessed with our son Callen, who is 4 yrs old now. We each have 1 older child from previous marriages, they are older and independent and neither living in our home anymore. We want so much to have another baby and also give Callen a little brother or sister he can actually bond and grow up with. He wants a baby brother or sister to love and play with so badly. He will be a good and loving and very protective big brother as they grow up together. We feel like a sibling is such an important part of growing up. They will be each others special friend for life. We just have so much love and want to share our lives and hearts with another child. Adoption is such an honor and a special gift to give someone. What an amazing honor it would be for someone to allow us and trust us to give their baby our love and open our home and hearts to them. In our eyes and the eyes of our families, this precious gift will be treated as that a precious gift.....and there would be true and pure exceptance and love as if he or she was born in this family.
Robert and Kristina
We are Robert and Kristina. We are your average All American family. We arent fancy or well traveled, we are just laid back, hard working,family oriented people. We would rather have our family over to the house for a BBQ, and sit out on the back porch,then go anywhere else. We love to be together as a family. We have been together and married for 10 years now and feel we are stable and financially secure. We own our own business which allows us freedom and security.It also allows Kristina, to stay home and care for the house and all families needs.Robert, works hard at maintaining the business so he can provide us a nice life and comfortable home. Kristina has a large family that has welcomed Robert, in as one of their own from day one. We are devoted Christians and have a loving faith based home. We have high morals, but open hearts. We don't teach a life of judgement but exceptence and values.We try to bless others where we can and help anyone in need, and it shows in our lifestyle and our family. We look forward to meeting you and opening our hearts to you as well as your sweet baby.
We don't necessarily have a neighborhood to speak of. We live in the beautiful country in Texas on 7 acres with a creek running through the back of it and huge beautiful trees all around. We are really good friends with our neighbors, they just aren't right next door even though we are out in the country our schools are just a short distance from us. The furtherest school being about 2 miles from us. We have lots of fun farm animals all around us and Kristina's mom even owns several horses nearby. We are close to parks with nature trails which we frequent and large farms with petting zoos and hayrides. In the fall we take a hayride out the the pumpkin fields and pick our own pumpkins out. In the winter we take sleigh rides, pulled by horses of course, since we don't see much snow in Texas, out to pick out a Christmas tree and Santa Claus is always there to greet us. Being in a small town we have a very close nit community and everyone knows one another and have several community festivals, picnics and parades year round. We love going and seeing friends and enjoying our easy going small town traditions.
Our Extended Family
We only have Kristina's family, but we are all really close. We aren't a huge group, but just the right size to be there for each other and get together regularly. Kristina's parents are divorced and live in different towns, so we have two special times to spend holidays and family get togethers. Her mom lives only seven miles from us and her sister lives less than a mile down the road. Our grown son lives five minutes away, so we always have family around or we are over at each others houses or going places together. Her father lives just a little over an hour away which is still very close, so we get to have frequent visits with him as well. Kristina's dad has a yearly summer family reunion at his home with all of her dads side of the family. It is always so fun to get together and see all of the rest of the family that lives outside of Texas. Which includes her precious Grandmother....Grandma Ann. Grandma Ann turned 80 this year and still tries to never miss a family get together, which is always Christmas and the summer reunion as well as anything else that comes up during the year and she travel in from New Mexico. She is a spectacular lady and role model for the family. She is a retired Pediatric Immunologist and is the heart of the family. She and Kristina have always had a special bond and are very close to each other. She has been a great inspiration in her life. She is a wonderful part of our lives, and is so excited when our family grows.
Our Family Traditions
Our family traditions our simple, but special. Kristina and her mom and sister and now our daughter in law have always set aside a special day for birthdays. They have a girls day out of shopping and going out to a lunch of choice by the birthday girl. We have a traditional Family dinner for whomever's birthday it is at a Japanese Hibachi Restaurant called Benihana, that seems to be everyones favorite and we can all set around the large grill while they cook and entertain us while we laugh and catch up with one another. Those are always special memories. Christmas traditions are divided between Kristina's mom and dads house. We go every year to Waco,Tx to her dads house the weekend before Christmas and have lunch and then her dad reads the Christmas Story from the Bible and then gifts for all the kids. We don't exchange gifts with the adults, but instead we have each family pick a Charity close to their heart and read what out loud what they chose and why it means so much to them. Its a very special time and is so meaningful to learn what is honored by each family. Robert and I have chosen St. Jude's Children's Hospital for several years now as well as Feeding America. Christmas at her moms is on Christmas Day and its a day of too much home-cooked food, gifts and games.....a whole day of celebration!
Another favorite tradition is our yearly family reunion in Waco, Tx., when family from all over gets together for a whole day of talking, laughing and EATING. This year we added sparklers for the kids to do at the end of the day together before we all left to go back to our homes. We try to add something special every year as our family keeps growing. One of our favorite traditions is in the fall. Each year we go to the pumpkin farm and take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch and pick our pumpkins to decorate with. There is a park and carnival rides there as well so we get to spend a whole beautiful fall day having fun together.
We have a special family tradition for each holiday....family Easter Egg hunts and the local church has a helicopter egg drop which is so exciting to watch as the helicopter drops over 5000 eggs for the kids to run scramble around and collect.....to a Christmas sleigh ride pulled by horses while drinking hot chocolate at our small town Christmas Festival and Christmas Parade. We are both kids at heart and look forward to all the events there is for families in our community as well as our own we create ourselves.
What Led Us To Adoption
Our hearts have always yearned to adopt a baby. We have decided that this time in our lives is the right time to do so. We are physically, emotionally, and financially stable and our love is stronger than ever. We have always wanted a large family and prayed for that daily. Kristina, has had problems carrying a baby due to a prolapsed uterus and has has many emotionally and physically painful miscarriages throughout the years. We lost twins right before we were so blessed to have our son. The pregnancy with our son was very hard on her and she had to remain on bed rest for 6 months of the 9 month term.
We were then told by her doctor is was way too risky to try to have another baby which was heart breaking, but we knew that wasn't the only way to grow our family. We have always known God's plans for us was to adopt and there is a reason for everything, so instead of asking why and questioning the reasons we already knew why.
We want more then anything to have and love another baby. We don't believe that just the physical part of giving birth makes you a parent....its the love ! Which we have in large doses. The love of a birth mother to give us the honor to love and raise her baby is immeasurable. That has got to be the greatest gift of all time !! We will NOT take that gift lightly. We are so impressed with beautiful courageous women who choose to give life and make sure their baby has a wonderful life, instead of taking the easy road and not having their baby. That is so amazing to us and we want to be there for a wonderful person like that and offer our hearts and home to her baby and give it a fabulous life. She will be blessed as much as we will and we will pass the blessing down to the miracle she gives us.
We have been blessed with a yours mine and ours situation with our family. Our older children are grown and are on their own. We want so much for our son to grow up with a sibling he can bond with and grow up with. It is so important to grow up with a sibling. That is the closest friendship you will ever have. Robert never had the opportunity to experience that and it is a emptiness he feels daily. We want our son not to have those feelings. He loves his big brother and sister, but they will never have the bond and relationship like the one you have growing up together. Adopting a baby will make our life complete and our family whole. I cant put in words how much we want to have another child and how much our little boy wants a little brother or sister to play with and love. All of this is what brought us here today. I hope we are both heading down the same path and that they will cross someday.