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Phone: Laura Carin 250-479-9811
we live in: Surrey, British Columbia
Our neighbourhood: Urban
Other Children:
Pets: Gertrude (mini pig)


We are Rob & Sarah. With all the emotions that adoption brings, we want you to know that we feel extremely excited and hopeful. Our desire is that you would sense the love & joy we share and that you would also feel hopeful as you spend this time getting to know us.

I (Sarah) am a certified counsellor and birth doula, and Rob owns local snow removal and landscape design companies. We are passionate and intentional about family, with a large and diverse community of friends. Rob and I live in an urban farm setting near Vancouver, minutes from the beach and close to many trails & parks. There is lots to explore, and we keep busy in our workshop and garden.

Our Lifestyle

We also have egg-laying chickens and Gertrude, our clever & affectionate indoor mini potbelly pig! Rob enjoys camping,4x4ing, and fly fishing. I love to decorate, tend the farm animals, and create a safe and loving “home” environment. I am often experimenting in the kitchen with fresh culinary tastes, as we love to regularly entertain family and friends.

Our Story On YouTube

Over the past 2 years, we traveled 14 weeks and launched a YouTube channel (The TBO’S) to help document our adventures (including those laugh-about-later travel quirks). There, we
shared our personal infertility journey, in the hopes of inspiring and encouraging other couples with a similar story. We have been excitedly anticipating and looking forward to welcoming a
little one into our family—to love, to cherish, to celebrate.

This Is Us

Married for 8 years, we’ve built values into our lifestyle, which keep us grounded and united as a team. We live life to the fullest— rain never stops us from enjoying the outdoors, but we’re just as comfortable cuddling up to our wood burning fireplace.

We balance each others’ strengths & weaknesses, practice hospitality, laugh often, try new things, go on adventures, and share a mutual faith. Our faith is central to who we are and how we love others. We are involved in a local church that serves the community at large, with ample children’s programs and opportunities, in which we both enjoy volunteering.

We are considered “Aunty and Uncle” to many of our friends’ children— even Godparents to some of them! Rob and I are very close to both sides of our families and keep in touch weekly. Making up silly games with our four nieces is always a special treat.

Adoption Values

We know how valuable it is to acknowledge where we’re from. Knowing who we are helps establish a healthy sense of self, so our desire is to have a relationship with our child’s birth family. Rob and I would love to celebrate holidays, birthdays, special occasions, and milestones with you at your discretion. We are flexible and are open to the kind of relationship you would like to have. Thank you for taking time to get to know us through reading our profile and considering us in your process.

Lots of love,