“…whoever welcomes a child like this…. welcomes Me.”
Meet Rob & Ruth
A video message from Rob & Ruth
A Letter from Rob & Ruth
Hello from Alaska!
We are Rob and Ruth and we are excited to start on this journey to grow our family. We knew when we were dating that we would be unable to have a child of our own. Long before this, we each felt led to adoption. Ruth is a nurse practitioner and Rob is a current nurse and will graduate this winter with the same degree. We are outdoor people- and love being in nature in both the winter and summer months. We look forward to sharing our love of others and nature with your child. We look forward to getting to know you and would like to share an open adoption with you if you are comfortable
We met at work through mutual friends several years ago, hit it off and, in 2018, we were married! We knew before we were married that we would not be able to have biological children and had already contemplated adoption long before. We enjoy adventures whether this be traveling, outdoor activities, or learning a new skill. We love hiking, fishing, and camping together- all things that we look forward to sharing with our child. We both have a heart for missions and helping others around the world. Locally we feel called to aid our own community via medical care. Faith is crucial to our daily lives. We are called to love others and should do the best that we can to share His love with everyone we meet. We are excited to teach and share these beliefs with your child.
Rob is energetic, social, patient, and fun-loving. He has a heart for people and loves talking with anyone and everyone. Rob is a helper to all and thrives in teaching and aiding others. He has a special way with children and is always able to put them at ease quickly. This is especially helpful in his work as a nurse as he works with people and children of all ages. Rob is goofy, is quick to laugh and make others laugh. He makes chores fun and is always looking for opportunities to try new things. Some of his hobbies include fishing, hunting, hiking, playing games, and talking with people. Rob is so excited to share his passion with our child and looks forward to teaching him/her important outdoor life skills like fishing, hunting, and survival skills.
Ruth looks for opportunities to excel and capitalizes on them. She is cool, calm, collected, adventurous, and with a “just do it” attitude. She is a supporting and loving person who enjoys helping others achieve their goals. She grew up in the mission field of Mexico and wishes to continue by ministering to others by giving health care as a nurse practitioner to those without access. She loves spending time with children and nurturing them to become their best possible selves through her work. She enjoys gardening in our yard, sewing, knitting, hiking through nature, and fishing! She looks forward to teaching our child all about nature, working hard to achieve your goals, and help them grow as an individual.
Our beautiful and cozy 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom house is located up in the hills. We look forward to converting our second bedroom into a nursery. It is very open and displays multiple uses of birch wood typical for our area. It could be described as a proud, oversized, Alaskan cabin. We share the house with 2 energetic dogs- Abby and Koda. We have a fire pit in the back that we use when hosting a cookout with neighbors and friends. We love that we can go hiking, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and 4-wheeling from our driveway. One of our favorite past times is looking out from our porch or table at the Alaskan range or watching the animal life from our porch- especially the moose and lynx!
Our families are large, full of teachers, and full of love. Rob has 2 siblings and 2 step-siblings who live in Alaska, Michigan, and New Mexico. His extended family spans the Midwest. Ruth’s parents live in Indiana and her sister is in Kentucky. Her extended family is spread across the country. The running joke is that we can find a relative in almost every state of the country! Both sides have annual family reunions so people can stay in touch. We are constantly keeping in touch with our families via phone calls, texts, or face time. Both sides love games and will spend most evenings together playing any and every kind of game. Rob’s family is excited to spoil another grandchild and Ruth’s parents are ecstatic to have their first.
We promise to raise your child in a loving, stable home where they will be nurtured to grow in God’s love. We will ensure that they have educational opportunities both in schooling and out in nature. They will grow with many adventures, love, and family in a Christ-centered home. We are open to staying in contact with you in any way you feel comfortable and will honor whatever type of relationship you desire. We will share our family’s adoption story with your child and always speak of you with gratitude and keep you forever in our prayers.
Learn More About Rob & Ruth
|Our Professions||Registered Nurse||Nurse Practitioner|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Rob & Ruth's Favorites|
|Ice Cream||Chocolate truffle and strawberry||Cookie dough|
|Book (Series)||Lord of the Rings||Sherlock Holmes|
|Game||Euchre||Really any game|
|More About Our Family|
|Our Special Interests|
We enjoy outdoor activities: hiking, snowshoeing, 4 wheeler, or snowmobiling. We like fishing and camping and have had the opportunity to go deep-sea fishing for halibut in our home state. We also desire to work in medical missions in areas where access to care is limited. We have friends who work in South America where medical care is needed and we could offer help to the local population. We also want to aid our own community by possibly starting our own medical practice and thus give more access to medical care.
Faith is crucial to our daily lives. We believe because of Jesus' sacrifice, we need to live our lives as he would. We are called to love others and should do the best that we can to share his love with everyone we meet.
|Our Musical Interest|
Very varied! Music is a way to experience different cultures so we listen to music in many different languages. There is nearly always music playing in our home but it can be from folk, Christian, rock, classical, salsa, or oldies. Rob enjoys swing and big band music as he plays trombone. Ruth is more mellow and plays guitar. We want everyone in our home to learn to play a musical instrument as we feel that music is an important aspect of our lives.
|About Our Home|
Our current home is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house up in the hills outside of Fairbanks. We share it with 2 dogs. It is a beautiful and functional house but we are well aware that as our family grows, we will soon outgrow this house. When the time comes, we will likely either move or build a new home that better fits our family's needs; however, we plan to try to remain in the same area outside of the city.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
newborn to 3 months old.
We would welcome twins into our home.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us; we look forward to learning more about you. We look forward to sharing our home and life with your child and sharing with them our passion for the world and nature. We look forward to sharing with you pictures, letters, and visits at your comfort level. You are in our prayers and we look forward to hearing from you!