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.

Hello!

- WE ARE -

ROBIN

and JACKSON

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.

DEAR EXPECTANT

PARENTS

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.

A FUN LUNCH AT A COOL NEIGHBORHOOD SPOT
A FUN LUNCH AT A COOL NEIGHBORHOOD SPOT
ENJOYING A DAY IN THE PARK TOGETHER
ENJOYING A DAY IN THE PARK TOGETHER

- 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.

BOATING ON THE RIVER IN BANGKOK, THAILAND
BOATING ON THE RIVER IN BANGKOK, THAILAND
READY TO CELEBRATE A FRIEND'S WEDDING
READY TO CELEBRATE A FRIEND'S WEDDING
WE WERE EXCITED TO WATCH THE BELMONT STAKES
WE WERE EXCITED TO WATCH THE BELMONT STAKES

About

JACKSON

- 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.

JACKSON GETTING READY TO GET MARRIED
JACKSON GETTING READY TO GET MARRIED
WHEN IN ROME, YOU MUST TRY ALL THE GELATO
WHEN IN ROME, YOU MUST TRY ALL THE GELATO

DO WHAT YOU LOVE,

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

Bond Slinger

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.

HAWAII WAS SPECTACULARLY BEAUTIFUL
HAWAII WAS SPECTACULARLY BEAUTIFUL

About

ROBIN

- 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.

DRESSED UP AS HARRY POTTER TO FILM A BIRTHDAY MESSAGE FOR HER FRIEND'S SON UNDERGOING TREATMENT FOR LEUKEMIA
DRESSED UP AS HARRY POTTER TO FILM A BIRTHDAY MESSAGE FOR HER FRIEND'S SON UNDERGOING TREATMENT FOR LEUKEMIA
ROBIN ON HER WEDDING DAY
ROBIN ON HER WEDDING DAY
POSING FOR SOME PHOTOS DURING OUR SEDONA HIKE
POSING FOR SOME PHOTOS DURING OUR SEDONA HIKE

DO WHAT YOU LOVE,

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

Marketing Maven

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.

RELAXING AT AN OUTDOOR CAFE IN ROME
RELAXING AT AN OUTDOOR CAFE IN ROME

Home

sweet

HOME

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.

THE FIRST DAY IN OUR NEW HOUSE
THE FIRST DAY IN OUR NEW HOUSE
WE LOVE SPENDING TIME IN OUR BEAUTIFUL BACKYARD
WE LOVE SPENDING TIME IN OUR BEAUTIFUL BACKYARD
OUR LIVING ROOM MAKES FOR A PERFECT CHRISTMAS SETTING
OUR LIVING ROOM MAKES FOR A PERFECT CHRISTMAS SETTING
JACKSON AND HIS BELOVED SADIE
JACKSON AND HIS BELOVED SADIE

- OUR -

faith

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.

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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.

WE COORDINATED OUR HALLOWEEN COSTUME WITH A GROUP OF FRIENDS
WE COORDINATED OUR HALLOWEEN COSTUME WITH A GROUP OF FRIENDS
STRETCHING THE DOUGH FOR HOMEMADE PIZZA
STRETCHING THE DOUGH FOR HOMEMADE PIZZA
GARDENING IN OUR BACKYARD
GARDENING IN OUR BACKYARD

- A FEW OF OUR -

favorite things

HOBBY

Robin: Cooking/baking
Jackson: Woodworking

MUSICAL ARTIST

Robin: Tom Petty
Jackson: Pearl Jam

DESSERT

Robin: Cheesecake
Jackson: Chocolate Chip Cookies

VACATION SPOT

Robin: Italy
Jackson: Italy

HOLIDAY

Robin: Thanksgiving
Jackson: Christmas

CHILDREN'S BOOK

Robin: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Jackson: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

ANIMAL

Robin: Dog
Jackson: Dog

DREAM JOB

Robin: Food Critic
Jackson: Veterinarian

RIDING ELEPHANTS
RIDING ELEPHANTS

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.

MY GRANDMOTHER'S 90TH BIRTHDAY WAS A GREAT SURPRISE
MY GRANDMOTHER'S 90TH BIRTHDAY WAS A GREAT SURPRISE
A SMALL GATHERING IN OUR BACKYARD
A SMALL GATHERING IN OUR BACKYARD
WITH BOTH OF OUR FAMILIES ON OUR WEDDING DAY
WITH BOTH OF OUR FAMILIES ON OUR WEDDING DAY
JACKSON IS CLOSE WITH BOTH OF HIS PARENTS
JACKSON IS CLOSE WITH BOTH OF HIS PARENTS
FAMILY GATHERED AROUND OUR CHRISTMAS TREE
FAMILY GATHERED AROUND OUR CHRISTMAS TREE
ROBIN'S MOM, STEPMOM, AND MOTHER-IN-LAW
ROBIN'S MOM, STEPMOM, AND MOTHER-IN-LAW

Our Thoughts

- ON -

Parenting

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.

THE TREES ARE LARGER THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE IN SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK
THE TREES ARE LARGER THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE IN SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK

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!

If you have additional questions for us or would like to speak to us, please contact The Adoption Alliance by calling 1-800-626-4324.