Jackson and Robin
Hello! We are Robin and Jackson and we are pleased to introduce ourselves to you today. We invite you to continue reading our profile to get to know us a bit better- our home environment, hobbies, families, and more. We are a married couple in our mid 30’s and have been married for 4 years. We are now looking to grow our family.
- WE ARE -
from the STATE OF NEW YORK
We invite you to continue reading our profile to GET TO KNOW US A BIT BETTERour home environment, hobbies, families and more.
We are a married couple in our mid 30’s and have been married for 4 years. We are now looking to grow our family. We tried the “natural” way but have had no luck. Instead of moving forward with medical interventions, we chose the adoption path. We’re so excited to be at this point in our journey, meeting you!
We have done a lot of research and have learned a lot about the process since we decided to adopt, so we know how important it is for an adopted child to maintain a connection to their birth parent(s). We are completely open to visits and sharing information with you as your child grows – via letter, photos, emails, and phone conversations.
- ABOUT US -
THEN & NOW
We met how many people meet these days – online. We dated briefly in New York. Robin wasn’t sure how she felt about this “romantic nerd” (Jackson’s online dating screen name!) and was on the fence about whether to continue the relationship or not. Then Jackson found out he was required to move to Southern California for his job. While Robin should have been relieved (what an easy way to get out of dating Jackson!), she was upset. Still, not a fan of the long-distance relationship, she figured the courtship was over anyway. Jackson convinced Robin to give the crosscountry relationship a chance. Eight months into our relationship, we were engaged. Shortly after that, Robin moved to California. We are now back in New York, where Robin’s family and Jackson’s mother are located.
We live in a suburban section of our city and are lucky to have a yard with a lawn and a garden. In the summer we love to grill and entertain friends and family at BBQs. We both work in office settings. After work, we enjoy reading, cooking dinner, working out and watching our favorite television shows. Obviously, much will change after we have a child. We look forward to a nightly family dinner, baths and bedtime rituals like reading books. Our neighborhood is perfect for children, with a private playground just for community members.
- by Robin -
J ackson is incredibly smart. He’s quiet for the most part, but also a heck of a lot of fun and hands down my favorite person in the world, which is why I married him! Jackson will be an incredible dad. He has a childlike enthusiasm for many things, loves animals and is most at home in nature. He is gentle, sensitive, and patient. When he interacts with children, he is one of them – totally on their level. Children and dogs tend to be drawn to Jackson, which I think says a lot. Jackson is also curious. He decided to pick up woodworking at the start of the Coronavirus epidemic and has already built an herb garden, a workbench, and a cooler stand. A child will benefit tremendously from just being around Jackson and absorbing his energy.
DO WHAT YOU LOVE,
LOVE WHAT YOU DO
I have worked in the financial industry in some form after getting my undergraduate degree. After going back to school for my MBA in 2012 I have been working as a corporate bond analyst. The job involves a lot of reading and analyzing details which fits my personality well given I am a bit introverted and reserved.
- by Jackson -
While Robin would describe herself as shy and reserved, our friends and family will tell you she is outgoing and the life of the party. Unlike me, she has a fantastic sense of humor and seemingly endless energy. She is my best friend and the perfect balance to my more reserved nature. Robin is one of the best cooks I have ever met – from handmade pizza, to pad thai, to the simple but delicious chocolate chip cookie, our child will be well fed for sure! Robin is also one of the most caring people I know, planning parties for her mom and insisting on baking her friends their favorite cakes for their birthdays. And birthdays will never be forgotten because Robin has a memory like no other, ensuring no child’s doctor appointment or practice will be missed! A child will be incredibly lucky to have such a loving and caring person in their life.
DO WHAT YOU LOVE,
LOVE WHAT YOU DO
I have been in marketing my entire career and received both my BBA and MBA in marketing. Currently I am a Marketing Director for a home and commercial security company. I run the website, email marketing, our marketing automation software, advertising programs and more. A great part about my job is my ability to work from home, and I plan to do so once we are blessed with a child – either fulltime or part time.
WE LOVE LIVING IN NEW YORK!
We live in NY in a city, but our neighborhood is suburban. New York has all four seasons. Our home is old and nicely renovated. There are lots of nooks and crannies that will make games of hide and seek really fun. We also have a theater in our basement for family movie nights. Our neighborhood has a private park and we are just blocks from the water where we can kayak. We are in a top school district in the city.
- OUR -
While we are spiritual people, we are not very religious. We are both Christian (Robin is Catholic), but do not practice or attend Church. We celebrate the major Christian holidays, but they are more about spending time with family and friends than the religious rituals that go along with them. We are open to expectant parents’ views on religion.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
Robin’s hobbies I love to cook and bake, to do yoga, to bike ride and to read. I also love playing games with friends and family. I combine several hobbies by hosting game nights with lots of homemade hors d’oeuvres. We also have become the gathering place for lots of family and friends, especially during the summer at outdoor barbeques and at Christmas. Travelling is also something we both enjoy and we have been lucky enough to visit many places during our time together – Thailand, Italy, Hawaii, Sedona, Sequoia, Saratoga Springs, and more. We look forward to exploring the world with and introducing our hobbies to our child.
Jackson’s hobbies In addition to enjoying many of Robin’s hobbies (which we participate in together frequently) I also enjoy woodworking and gardening.
- A FEW OF OUR -
Robin: Tom Petty
Jackson: Pearl Jam
Jackson: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Robin: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Jackson: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Robin: Food Critic
THE PEOPLE WE LOVE
We have the most AMAZING SUPPORT SYSTEM made up of family & friends!
Jackson’s family I am an only child which resulted in my immediate family being close. Growing up we would spend time with my aunt, uncle and cousins on my mother’s side. My grandparents, who are now deceased, would spend the summers with us (I loved arrowhead hunting with my grandfather). My father was not particularly close with his family but we had a tight-knit relationship with my maternal family. More recently, my parents divorced but remain friendly. My mother has relocated and lives about 20 minutes away from me and Robin. She is excited to be able to easily visit her grandchild. My father spends most of his time in Florida with his girlfriend and we usually see him a couple times a year with both us travelling to Florida and his coming to New York.
Robin’s family My parents are divorced and both remarried so I have a non-traditional family structure. I have a full sister and a half brother on each side. Unfortunately, my stepmother passed away about three years ago. My father is now dating his girlfriend, who he met at a grieving widow’s group. Whichever side you look at, my family is loud and loves to gather in medium sized groups – large enough to make it a party, small enough to still be intimate. We love to play games (on my mom’s side) and just relax, talk and enjoy each other’s company. My parents and siblings all live close – within 30 minutes by car. My younger brother spends much of his time in Indiana, where he goes to school.
- ON -
We are excited to be able to share our lives with a child. We have a lot to give, and have spent many years establishing a stable environment – physically, financially, emotionally. We have a network of loving family and friends who are excited to meet, welcome and help to nurture a little one – there is no shortage of love to be had. Our home is comfortable with lots of room and a backyard, we can offer an amazing school district where a child can thrive, our neighborhood is filled with little ones playing together. It’s a really idyllic community in which to grow up. We plan to be firm but fair parents. We do not plan to physically discipline our child, but will also offer structure and remain their parental figures – not their “friends.” We plan to discuss their adoption with them and be open and honest from day one.
OUR FINAL THOUGHTS
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We hope you agree that we have a wonderful home and can offer your child a terrific life. We would love nothing more than the opportunity to help your child thrive in our care. We don’t know what led you to make the decision to make an adoption plan, but we know you want only the best for your child. We believe we can give you – and your child – what you are looking for. We hope to hear from you again.
Hopefully NOT GOODBYE
Jackson & Robin
WE WOULD LOVE TO
HEAR FROM YOU!