Hi! We’re Sasha & Robbie Robertson. A young-at-heart, adventurous, and fun-loving couple on a #journeytobe3 (or more). We met in 2008 at the bank where Sasha worked and Robbie was a regular customer. It was love at first sight and we were married just a year later in 2009. The quick start to our relationship continued as a military couple, Robbie being active duty in the United States Air Force, and we were stationed in England in 2010. We immediately took advantage living overseas and traveled as much as we possibly could in our first year there. Then, in 2011 we were ready for our next big adventure and we started trying for a family when Robbie returned from deployment. After a year with no success the doctors’ appointments began and soon after we discovered Robbie’s chromosomal microdeletion.
It was a rough few years following, dealing mainly with grieving our loss and trying to figure out what life meant after that. With this news we consoled our souls by pouring all our love into our dog, Pandora. While it is a long road to process infertility and loss, it is and was something so essential to our walk. The time allowed us to strengthen our marriage and build a foundation on the Lord that we could someday build the foundations of our family on. It was through these years that we came to know the Lord in a whole new light. He showed His love for us in such deep ways, time and time again through our discouragements, fears, doubts, and brokenness. The more we looked into Him for validation, strength, and peace, the more He has showed Himself as our faithful Father that adopted us first. And while we’ve never fully given up on the prospect of a biological child, God has shown us how growing our family through adoption is a blessing itself.
Adoption not only helps to grow our family by little people, but grown ones too. It’s an opportunity to allow many others to become His hands and feet. Adoption is a process through which God has already changed our hearts and minds, and will continue to do so. It’s a way to be a huge part of a life that He has already begun forming into existence. Adoption shows the value in every human life and stands up for it. As we have stepped deeper and deeper into this life-long commitment of love, the more God has continually confirmed the decision. He has affirmed our journey through friends that have adopted and ones that haven’t, through our family sharing stories we’ve never heard before, through strangers at our fundraisers or random stores, our church body, scripture and sermons, prayer, financial provisions, and so much more.
We believe the saying is true, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’. And for some, it takes a village to bring one home as well. We are so blessed by you being a part of our village! We encourage you to not only follow along on this journey (#journeytobe3) but to also be a part of it with us. Here are some ways that you can be a part of our village:
Pray with us! For this entire process, for mamas and babies, for our hearts to stay focused on what matters most, and wherever God leads your prayers. Prayers have the power to move mountains and this is the #1 most essential piece to bringing our baby home.
Financial support: While we don’t know the final costs of our adoption just yet, our range is anywhere between $40,000-$50,000. Even with that, anything can happen. We are so happy to say that we are just over 50% of our goal of $50,000. We have to show proof of funds to accept a match with a mama and baby, so while finances are not our biggest worry, it is still an essential part.
Encouragement means the world to us. The process can be long and rocky, but we are thrilled to be over the hump of paperwork and have begun presenting to birth mamas. Your continued encouragement reminds us of the village we have cheering us on. It helps to remind us that we can do all things with Christ.
We trust God has chosen our future child(ren), and we will, therefore, wait on His timing and provision. Thank you!
STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction). Your donations will be decreased by this amount. You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Robertson 8188”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744.
Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.
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