Meet Robyn & Andrew
Robyn & Andrew

Fun Facts

  • I can bend my left pinky to the back of my hand.
  • Handling raw potatoes makes me uncomfortable.
  • I’m allergic to mushrooms
  • My two sisters and I have matching tattoos of the Deathly Hallows from Harry Potter
  • I am currently working to become a dual citizen to Luxembourg.
  • I do not like the smell of freshly cut grass.
  • My first word was ‘duck’ in reference to Donald Duck.
  • If I could be any animal I would be a gazelle
  • Three places I would like to visit but haven’t yet: Egypt, Japan, and Morocco
  • I beat Andrew in every game we play except Yahtzee.
  • I once wrote a letter every day for one year to a design studio in Minneapolis as a creative exchange.
  • I broke my nose in grade school during basketball practice while not playing basketball.
  • Cilantro tastes like soap to me.
  • I still love to take photos with film and make photo albums.
  • Lou Reed is my favorite musician.
  • I have a rock collection that is made up of rocks from every place we visit.
  • My hair has been gray since the age of 16.
  • I dream of visiting Easter Island and taking a motorcycle trip across Vietnam.
  • I’m currently restoring a 1928 Old Town canoe.
  • I am a Yahtzee master!


We’re Robyn & Andrew. How much we appreciate your decision to learn more about us is hard to put into words but a humble thank you is where we can start.

If you choose adoption, we love the practice of openness but ultimately what you are comfortable with is where we will follow. Our love rests in each other and the growth that results from that level of trust. Including you and our child in that love is our number one priority on this journey.

This page is a glimpse into our lives growing up in loving families, exploring as we have grown together, and who we are today. Thank you again and again and again!

Photo booth fun!


Below is a photo of Andrew’s Mom (Bonnie) with her adoptive parents on the day she was adopted. This close experience with adoption has always influenced our decision to pursue adoption.


Our goal through the practice of open adoption is to give perspective to questions that will inevitably come up in our child’s journey through life. It represents many other things to us as well, such as sharing with our child what adoption is and how our family came to be because of it.

It also includes sharing with you. We will follow your cues as to how much communication you are ready for at any given time and will keep an open heart and understanding that what the openness looks like can change. Email, texts, FaceTime, calls, and visits are all forms of contact we are ready for.

Andrew’s mom on the day she was adopted.


Robyn is the type of person that you want by your side at all times. She has a genuine kindness and happiness that I am in complete awe of. She can make anything fun that would otherwise be boring.

She loves ducks, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jane Austen, fashion, cats, pretty much anything that relates to Disney, drawing and making things, warm clothes, the list goes on. I have grown into a better person because of her and I know that our child will as well!

Robyn waiting for food. Big chair, bigger appetite.


Andrew is a natural creative. He is a printmaker, photographer, painter, designer and illustrator. He has excitement for learning new things and sharing his findings with others. I have no doubt he will both be a creative inspiration and a teacher of new ideas to our child.

He has an astounding level of curiosity that ranges from fishing, to food, to golf, to furniture design, to collecting rocks. I can already picture him sitting on the ground with our child giddy with excitement trying to choose a new rock for their ever-growing collection!

Andrew in Edvard Munch’s garden in Germany.


We understand that the decisions you have ahead of you are not easy. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We deeply admire you for considering adoption and for believing in us as potential adoptive parents. If you so choose, we would be honored to be a part of this journey with you now and for years to come. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

Robyn & Andrew

Robyn & Andrew Family Photos

Contact the Cradle

We’re available 24/7. All of your information is confidential.

To speak to someone now, call our 24-hour hotline: (800) 272-3534 or text us at (312) 800-1559 (answered 8:30am-8pm).

If you’d like us to contact you, please use the form .

If you are looking to adopt a child, please schedule a call with an Adoptive Parent Counselor.

If you are an adopted person looking for information, please schedule an informational consultation with our post adoption department.

Centennial Celebration gala

Join us for our flagship fundraiser for friends and supporters, featuring dinner, live music from Lynne Jordan and the Shivers, a paddle raise and a live auction.


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