Dear Birthmom

Dear Expectant Mother,

We don’t know you yet, but we already have an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for you. You are considering giving a gift that is, without question, the greatest gift anyone could give. Just the idea of you considering us to raise your baby fills us up. If blessed to be chosen, we would raise your child with love at the center of everything. We know we will also learn more about love, patience, and empathy from a child.

A few hours away from our home, we have about 40 acres of land. Right now, the land is lots of trees, hills, and a small pond. We plan on making this land a place that balances calm and adventure. That is how we want to live our life as a family: a balance of adventure and calm. We are so grateful to you for considering us as parents for your child. We are excited to have your child be a part of creating adventure and calm together—on our land, in our home, with our family, with our friends, everywhere and always…together.

Our Story

For us, every step of the journey is the journey. This has helped us to have perspective…to know what to take seriously and what to let go. We are each other’s favorite person to be around, and we make each other better humans. We are lucky enough to have jobs that fill us with purpose and both work in the field of human resources. Our work gives us the opportunity to help people achieve their best, both personally and professionally. Our friends and family are very important to us and we have a supportive network of people who fill us with joy.

 Our Extended Family

Our family is so excited for us to adopt. We have five nieces who are all ready to welcome a new cousin, and our parents are looking forward to having another grandchild! Our family members check in on how the adoption process is going, and they have been so supportive throughout the journey. One of our favorite traditions is Christmas morning at Laura’s parent’s house. Laura’s mom knits, so each family member has their own hand-knit stocking filled with treats and fun little gifts! We are super excited for a new member of our family to have their own hand-knit Christmas stocking.

 Our Home

We live in a three-story home in a historic and diverse neighborhood. Our street has a house that looks like an old castle…it’s so cool! There are also many parks around including a specific children’s park that is a wonderland for fort building, digging, and safe climbing. All our friends’ and family’s kids love to play hide and seek in our house! There are lots of great nooks and crannies that are perfect for hiding until one of our three cats finds you! Esther, Jacob, and Roxy are our three cats and are all very sweet and loving in their own unique ways!

 Our Journey to Adoption

We want the opportunity to build a family together. We love each other in a big way, and we want a way to celebrate that love and to share the love we feel for each other to another life. Adoption gives us an opportunity to celebrate our love and provide an enriching life full of love, learning, empathy, and joy for another person. We have friends who have adopted and seeing the joy that has been brought into their lives gives us hope!

 Fun Facts

About Rachel

Education
Master of Business Administration
Favorite Hobby
Walking, volunteering for social justice causes
Favorite Sport
Rugby, walking, running, and yoga
Favorite Music Group
Ani DiFranco, Billie Holiday, Jill Scott
Favorite TV Show
Insecure
Favorite Subject in School
History
Favorite Tradition
Family Christmas with Laura’s side of the family, winter visits to my parents in a warmer climate

About Laura

Education
Bachelor of Business Administration
Favorite Hobby
Yoga, meditation, hiking, volunteering for social justice causes
Favorite Sport
Walking, yoga
Favorite Music Group
Dolly Parton, Bob Marley, Brandie Carlisle
Favorite TV Show
The Fosters
Favorite Subject in School
Music
Favorite Tradition
Summer travel with friends, my family Christmas, birthday celebrations

Contact Rachel & Laura

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