Aimee & Robert

Dear Expectant Mother

Hello from the beautiful Bay Area. We are Aimee and Robert. We are a fun, active  and loving couple, and we are passionate about the prospect of being parents together. We hope this letter allows you to get to know a bit about who we are, and who we want to be as parents.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read our letter and considering us as parents for your child. We can only imagine how challenging this time is for you, and we greatly admire and respect the decision you’ve made. We are humbled that you would consider us and we would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you, to tell you more about us, and find out about your hopes and dreams for your child.

Our Story

Celebrating the holidays

We truly feel we were meant to be together. We met for the first time at church with our families in Lake Tahoe, in the Spring of 1993. We fell in love, but as often happens when you are young, we were together for a brief time before going our separate ways. Until, by an amazing set of circumstances, we met again in August of 2015. We immediately recognized in each other better versions of our younger selves after facing life’s many challenges, We quickly found ourselves falling deeply in love again—but this time for good! We were married in July 2016 in Lake Tahoe with our wonderful families and dear friends there to celebrate with us…and our true love continues growing deeper with each passing day.

We are best friends and partners rooted in authentic love, compassion and thorough respect for each other. We want to share our joy in love, life and family with a child. We live an active life with many shared interests. We enjoy exercise in many forms (running, skiing, hiking, biking, tennis, golf, Pilates and more), as well as art, film, music, cooking and our charitable work. We love to travel, and appreciate the growth that comes from seeing new places and experiencing different cultures, and we look forward to sharing those experiences with our child. We are also excited to share our Basque culture and deeply rooted connection to our family and friends in the Basque Country of Spain and France.

Our Family & Friends

We are both grateful to have  strong and supportive families whom we see often. We’ve learned what true love is through our loving parents who are both still married. Aimee’s parents live in the Lake Tahoe area (about 3 hours from the San Francisco Bay Area) and Robert’s parents live in San Diego area, near Aimee’s brother and sister-in-law and their two children. Robert also has three brothers and three nephews and a niece in the San Diego area.

Robert’s beautiful daughter, Kylie Hope, is 20 and about to start her second year of college in San Diego. It was when doctors were testing Kylie for celiac disease that Robert came across Aimee’s celiac blog in 2014—reconnecting us for life. Kylie has a great love for children—we know she will be a wonderful sister and loving mentor to our child.

We also have a strong network of friends whom we’ve grown up with and met along our life’s journey. We value the love and support of such loving friends and thoroughly enjoy the laughter and enjoyment that comes from sharing time together.

About Aimee by Robert

With our nephew, niece, & Robert’s daughter in San Diego

Aimee is the most incredible partner and wife. She is exceptionally bright in mind and soul. She has a compassionate heart and is full of creativity, grace and humility. Aimee is an excellent athlete, an amateur comedian, and possesses a keen eye for fashion and design. She is a wonderful cook and loves travel. Most of all, she is passionate about her friends and family.

Aimee was born in San Francisco and grew up in the beautiful Bay Area and Lake Tahoe with her parents and her younger brother, Justin. She grew up with a love for animals, and riding in equestrian competitions with her Arabian horse, El Torero, until she was 25. She graduated from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, CA, and also competed during college on their Division I tennis team.

Aimee is a Director of Field Marketing at Stanford Children’s Health, as well as an advocate with both Stanford Celiac Disease Program and the University of Chicago’s Celiac Disease Center. It took Aimee ten challenging years before she was properly diagnosed with Celiac Disease. During the 15+ years since diagnosis, Aimee has found renewed health through nutrition, exercise and living a very health lifestyle. She now works to bring swifter diagnosis to children and help others to cope and thrive.

Aimee has always wanted to be a mother. I know she will be a thoughtful, nurturing, conscientious, caring and fun parent. Aimee is dedicated to her nephew and niece, flying to see them in San Diego as often as possible, picking them up from school, playing sports with them and spending quality time together. She’s a truly selfless “Tia” (Aunt) and has a deep love and respect for children.

About Robert by Aimee

With daughter Kylie in Woodside, CA

Robert is the most genuine, loving and compassionate person I’ve ever known, and that’s saying a lot, having been blessed with such amazing people in my life. His deep faith and love of God shines through in all he does for others. He’s an incredible partner in life; he’s selfless—always going the extra mile for me, and those whom he loves. He’s also incredibly funny!

Growing up in San Diego in Southern California most of his life, Robert has a strong love of the ocean and beautiful beaches. He is a natural athlete; he was on the Division I rowing/crew team at University of San Diego, along with playing beach volleyball. His keen wit and intelligence has allowed him a very successful 27 year career in the FAA as a top air traffic controller, only encouraging his deep love of travel and seeing as much of the beautiful world as possible.

One of the things I admire most about Robert is that he’s an amazing father to Kylie, his adult daughter from his former marriage. I’ve learned so much about selfless and strong parenting from absorbing the way he loves, teaches and respects his daughter. As a parent, he’s so patient, loving and kind but with a strong sense of right and wrong. I can only dream of being blessed with the opportunity of being able to parent with Robert, as we expand our family together.

About Our Home

Our home

We live in a residential neighborhood in San Mateo, CA, south of San Francisco. Our home is warm, bright, happy and filled with laughter and humor. We have a lovely light-filled bedroom that will be the nursery. It is spacious with warm colors and two large windows that overlook large mature trees. The neighborhood is friendly and safe, in an excellent school district, and has many families and neighborhood-sponsored events and activities for parents and children. We have easy access to many beautiful natural open spaces, playgrounds, libraries, and museums. We are only thirty minutes from both the ocean and San Francisco. We believe that home is not only a place, but a feeling, and a child in our home will always feel safe, accepted, comfortable, and most importantly, deeply loved.

Our Values

With our niece in Lake Tahoe at our wedding golf tournament

We  are excited to grow our family through adoption and to be able to share all of life’s milestones together—from first words and first steps, to a lifetime of future birthdays. We especially look forward to celebrating holidays and creating our own, unique, family traditions. We want to pass on the values we learned from our faith and parents, and teach our child to love unconditionally. We hope to instill in our child our love for travel and the importance of seeing the world from new perspectives. We value education and realize that learning not only comes from the classroom but from real world experiences. We promise you that we will support your child in finding his or her own passions in life. But most importantly we promise to pursue life together as a family, loving each other and always finding humor and joy along the way. Knowing how important it is to have strong parental involvement with our child, Aimee plans to take a 4-5 month maternity leave from work and then work from home part-time. We both have flexibility with our jobs and will be partnering to ensure we spend the most time possible with our child.

Thank You

Thank you so much for taking time to read our profile. We would love the opportunity to learn more about you and answer any questions you may have for us. We can be reached toll-free at 1-800-902-8128 or by email at You can also reach our warm and helpful adoption attorneys, Karin Stoeckenius and Holly Wotherspoon at 1-800-U-Adopt-US (1-800-823-6788) or email them at You can also visit their website at