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A Letter from Robby & Shelby

Dear Birthmother,

We are so happy to be adopting, and we are so excited to meet you! We have been together since high school, 13 years to be exact, and have always wanted to adopt. We want to offer your child a loving, stable, and fun family.  We like to spend time outdoors, explore the city, take family vacations, and spend the holidays in our hometown with our parents and siblings. We look forward to sharing these experiences with our kids someday.

About Us:

We grew up in Michigan and met at church, Robby was 16 and Shelby was 14. We were crazy about each other as soon as we met, we knew it was something special. We have always liked a lot of the same bands, had an appreciation for art and food and enjoyed spending time outdoors.  We dated through high school and college and were married in 2012. We lived in Michigan, Georgia, Kansas, and Louisiana, yet felt most at home in Georgia, so we moved back in 2017!  We are happy with where we are in life and are ready to become parents.  We are most looking forward to play dates in the park, watching movies on rainy days, going to church together, and spending time with close friends and family!

About Robby:

Robby is a joyful and fun person to be around. He is always making me laugh and is generally optimistic about life. He went to art school and excels at anything creative, he is currently working as a video designer. He loves movies, football, hiking, board games, and painting. He loves his family and enjoys spending time with them whenever he can. He is very patient and kind, I know he will be a great dad.  He is most looking forward to family vacations, spending time outside, and sharing his love of movies and football with our child.

About Shelby:

Shelby is very kind and friendly to everyone she meets. She cares deeply for other people and animals. She is easy to talk to and a very happy and fun person. She is very organized, tidy, and very responsible. She is a fantastic baker/pastry chef and makes the most delicious cakes, cookies, pies, pastries and more. She likes to go for walks in the park or city, explore new restaurants or bakeries, and go for hikes. Shelby loves to see and hang out with our friends, go out to eat, and catch up with them. She is a very caring, smart, and loving woman and I know will be a great mother!  She is really looking forward to helping our child learn and grow and sharing her love of baking with them.

Our Home in Georgia:

We live in a wonderful 3 bedroom home in Georgia. Our house is not far from the city and resides in a quiet neighborhood with tons of trees and a fenced backyard. We have many parks and bike trails nearby that we enjoy visiting. We also have a very sweet cat named Linus, he’s 9 years old, great with kids, and has been with us since shortly after our wedding.

Our Family:

We are both very close to our families and have been part of each other’s for so many years. Robby has three siblings and Shelby has one, they are all adults and most of them are married. Though our families live in other states, we make an effort to vacation and spend holidays together.  Robby’s family is passionate about Michigan football, they watch and attend a lot of games and it’s something that the whole family enjoys together.  Shelby’s family loves to go on trips together, some of their favorite memories are from vacations to Hawaii, Disney World, and Colorado.  They are all very excited to welcome the first baby into the family!

Our Promise:

We promise that your child will grow up in a home where they are loved and appreciated for who they are. We will provide a diverse education, support what they are passionate about, and make sure that they have as many doors open to them as possible.   We will take them to church and teach them about the love of Jesus and how to love others. We will always be open and honest with them about you and your story, and how they came to be a part of our family. Thank you for considering us!

To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Robby & Shelby

  Robby Shelby
Our EducationBachelor of Fine Arts - AnimationAssociate of Arts - Culinary Arts
Our ProfessionsVideo Production LeadBakery Manager
Stay-At-HomeNo, but works from home 1 day per week.No, but works flexible hours.
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Robby & Shelby's Favorites
Favorite MovieWall-EThe Waitress
Favorite CuisineMediterranean (Chicken Schawarma)Italian (Margarita Pizza)
Favorite Place You've VisitedYosemite National ParkMaui, Hawaii
Favorite Band/MusicianM83Lights
Favorite BookA Monster CallsThe Great Gatsby
Favorite TV ShowBreaking BadGilmore Girls or The Office
Favorite Ice Cream FlavorPistachioChocolate Peanut Butter
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

Trying new bakeries, restaurants, and coffee shops.
Going to the movies and hosting an Oscar party each year!
Hiking and being outdoors, we have a lot of nearby state and local parks.
Working in our yard and doing small projects on our home.
Hanging out with our cat (or other people's dogs).
Playing board games with our friends.

Our Faith

We both grew up in Christian homes and met at church. We have each continued to grow in our faith and attend church throughout our marriage. We currently attend a large non-denominational church and we belong to a community group of married couples. We intend to take our children to church and our families are very supportive of our faith.

Our Home & Neighborhood

We live in a 3-bedroom home that we purchased last year, and we love it! We are in a quiet neighborhood about 20 minutes out of the city. We enjoy going into the city to eat and do activities. We love all of the trees and space that we have living a little further out. Our backyard is fenced in, and we have been doing a lot of work to clean it up and grow grass and plants since we moved in. All of our neighbors are retirees, and they are excited for us to have a child! The area is racially diverse, and we have a brand new elementary school just 5 minutes from our house.

Our Work

Robby's main job is making video ads for car dealerships. He also has experience in graphic design and animation. He worked on an animated film while we lived in Louisiana, and enjoys all kinds of creative work. He works typical office hours and works from home one day each week.

Shelby is the general manager of a well-loved bakery with two storefronts and a baking facility. She oversees a team of bakers, decorators, and sales people and keeps things running smoothly. She has also operated a coffee shop, made artisan chocolates, and worked in grocery store management. She works flexible hours and is able to work from home.

Our Cat

Our friends gave us Linus in 2012, and we weren't sure if we were cat people, but he quickly changed our minds! He is so friendly and likes to be around people. He can be shy at first, but usually remembers people after he's met them once. He loves chicken, shrimp, cuddling, and naps. He can usually be found curled up in his bed or squirrel-watching at the window. We both grew up with dogs, and we love them too!

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

0-3 Months

Gender/Ethnicity

We are open to any gender or ethnicity!

Future Contact with Birth Family

We would love to send pictures and letters and would be open to phone calls and visits depending on your comfort level.

In Closing

Thank you for considering us to parent your child, we are so excited to grow our family through adoption. We are open to a continuing relationship with you and hope that you will find everything that you are looking for in a family! Love, Robby and Shelby

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