We are excited to be growing our family through adoption. We have talked about becoming parents since the very beginning of our relationship, so starting the adoption process seemed like a natural decision. It just felt right, like it was meant to be for us. We are excited with the possibility of meeting you.
Occupation: Business Owner
Education: Highschool and some college
Movie: Sound of Music
Foods: Rachel’s pot roast with mashed potatoes and carrots
Childhood memory: Turtle Soup Festival at my Aunt Ruthie’s farm.
Hobbies: Camping, hiking, video games
Vacation: Sanibel Island, Florida
Occupation: Public servant working in public safety
Education: Bachelors of Science
Childhood memory: Spending time with my grandma
Hobbies: playing the piano, reading, yoga, camping
Vacation: Lake Tahoe, California
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Our journey towards adoption started many years ago. Jeremy’s cousins have adopted several times, and this is something that he knew he wanted to pursue once he started having a family of his own. Rachel had a close coworker, who shared her adoption story, when she adopted her daughter from another country. Rachel was interested in the process as a result, and with time, knew that when it was time for her to start a family, adoption was going to be a priority. During a work shift, Rachel had an experience with a little girl who needed medical attention until child services could care for her. She developed an immediate bond with that child, played with and cared for her, until child services arrived at the hospital to find her placement. This had a profound effect on Rachel, and she still thinks about that child and hopes she found a wonderful home. Adoption is a long process, and we took our time to figure out which option was the right fit for our family. We explored fostering, sibling groups, teenage children, special needs and international adoption. Our decision came down to this: we want to experience everything we had with Oliver. Once we realized that we didn’t want to miss one minute of our adopted child’s life, we knew that newborn adoption was the right decision for us.