Welcome! Meet:

Robert + Anessah

Journalist / Speech Language Specialist

New Jersey

African American


All About Robert & Anessah

Anessah and Robert are a married couple in their early forties building a new life together after nearly two years of marriage. They live in northern New Jersey with Anessah’s son Zamir, who is a sophomore at a nearby university where he majors in fashion studies. They live in a quiet suburban town with friendly neighbors who know each other by name.

The couple are each accomplished in their careers. Anessah holds two master’s degrees and is currently working on her third master’s degree while working as a speech therapist. Her specialty is working with children, from newborns to three-year-olds. She has a full-time job at a local high school as a speech therapist and consults for the New Jersey Department of Health. Robert has a career in journalism as a reporter and news editor and holds a master’s degree in journalism. He works for one of the top five newspapers in the nation as a news editor and consults as a freelance writer.

Why Adoption?

Anessah and Robert are interested in starting a family together. After reviewing the various options toward starting a family, they decided they both wanted to take this time as an opportunity to adopt a child because they wanted to open their home to a child in need of a positive family experience. Both have family members who have been adopted.

Family & Home

Anessah and Robert live in northern New Jersey. The town where they reside is a suburb in the New York metro area and serves as a vibrant community for couples with young children. The school system is highly rated and Anessah and Robert have access to several great parks and recreation centers close by. The particular community where they live is a safe, culturally diverse neighborhood where everyone knows each other and looks out for each other.


How others describe me

Anessah is a caring, nurturing and patient woman who loves working with children of all ages. 

Robert is a laid-back, easy-going sweet and supportive man who has a strong commitment to family.

how we met

How We Met

Anessah and Robert first met in January 2019 through a dating app and dated for two years before getting married. They married in January 2021.

Advice to Future Child

Life is all about being comfortable and confident in who you are regardless of what anyone else thinks of you. Always know that life as your parents we will always be behind you providing our full support and love.

Perspectives on Open Adoption

We would prefer a closed adoption.


  • Favorite Movie: The Godfather
  • Favorite Holiday/Tradition: Christmas
  • Hobbies/Interests: reading, writing, research family history
  • Dream Vacation: historical tour of Europe
  • If I Could Choose a Superpower: It would be to understand enough science to connect all the information our society has to discover cures for paralysis, cancer and other diseases.
  • Favorite Movie: The Breakfast Club
  • Favorite Holiday/Tradition: Thanksgiving
  • Hobbies/Interests: walking outdoors, waking in nature, watching Disney movies, rooting for the New York Knicks, baking
  • Dream Vacation: Paris
  • If I Could Choose a Superpower: to be able to instantly heal people who are sick

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