Meet Rob and Elyse:

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About us:

We met before our first Christmas after graduating college, mutual friends of ours each told us about the other - saying that we were so similar, almost the same person, and if we met each other, we’d either love each other and be inseparable or hate each other.  We met shortly thereafter and haven’t looked back!  When we first started dating, we would spend hours each night talking to each other and really getting to know one another.  We spent all of our free time together and enjoyed every minute of it that suddenly we were simply happily in love.

Elyse is an Office Manager/Operations at a large commercial real estate firm and Rob works as IT Support for a medical software company.  Elyse will be spending a few months home from work after the baby's arrival and Rob will take a brief leave and has flexibility to work from home fairly frequently.

Qualities we see in each other:

Elyse says, “Rob is kind, gentle, intelligent and thoughtful.  He is extremely easy to be around and talk to and is sneakily witty and clever.  He has an old soul and is extremely loving.  I know that he is going to be a great father because he is an amazing husband and friend.”

Rob says, “Elyse is compassionate, caring, kind, and loving.  She is always smiling and brightens any room she walks into.  Elyse has so much love to give and gives it freely.  She is my best friend and my rock and because of that, I know she is going to be a wonderful mother.”

Our hobbies:

We are both very active and enjoy various forms of exercise, mainly being outdoor exercise.  Elyse is an avid reader and likes to knit.  Rob enjoys yard work and we both love to travel and cooking is always a favorite pastime !

Activities we look forward to:

As a family, we are looking forward to traveling.  We both love to explore new places and cultures, from a small New England fishing town to an international city, we love the excitement, wonder and awe that comes with traveling somewhere new.  We also both can’t wait to teach our child to appreciate the outdoors, from playing sports to hiking and swimming to laying in the grass and watching the clouds float by.  Rob is particularly excited to teach our little one golf and Elyse looks forward to baking up some tasty treats with our child’s helping hands.

Extended family and holidays:

We both have large, close knit extended families.  Our child will actually be the first grandchild on both sides of the family, but will have many ‘cousins’ in our close friends’ children with whom we spend a lot of time.

Holiday gatherings tend to be loud and boisterous as we are large in number.  Our child will not initially have ‘first cousins’ but they have plenty of second cousins.  On the off occasion that a holiday gathering is just our immediate family, the noise level subsides a bit, but the amount of love does not.

Our adoption story:

Our child will know from the beginning that their birth parents made the ultimate sacrifice out of love to place them in our loving care.  They will know to love, respect and be grateful for their birthparents.  We will help them to understand just how much they are loved by everyone involved.  We are “open” to ongoing contact and or meetings with birthparents.

Our home and neighborhood:

We live in a quaint ranch house situated on a large half acre lot with a fully fenced in yard.  We purchased our home a year and a half ago and put a lot of work into updating it and making it comfortable to raise a family in.  Our home is in a child-friendly neighborhood in a town with a good school district.  The neighborhood itself has no thru streets so car traffic is minimal.  When the weather is nice, you can hear kids playing, see them riding their bikes, and out with family walking their dogs.

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