To potential expectant parents who are considering adoption:
Hi, we’re Eric and Rachel! Thanks for checking out our profile.
It’s impossible for us to imagine what you may be going through emotionally and physically right now, though we want you to know that we have been praying for you since we began this adoption journey. Our hope is that, in reading our profile, you will have a better understanding of who we are and that it provides you with a sense of clarity and peace with the weighty decisions in front of you.
We know every person and every story is different, and that’s why we are so amazed by the way God connects so many people together through adoption. We have an adopted daughter now, and we have learned so much about ourselves, our daughter, and our God through adoption that we would not have learned any other way. We know that God provides and that He is in control and we take great comfort in that.
We hope and pray that no matter what decision you make about the future of the child you are carrying, that you will have peace, joy and confidence that you made the right choice.
We are praying for you!
Eric and Rachel
Who we are as a family:
We met in 2005 and immediately knew we would be spending the rest of our lives together. We had always talked about adopting after having biological children, we had our whole lives planned out. We were married for a few years before we began to try to conceive a child. After several miscarriages and no real answers as to why, it became clear to us that God had different plans for us, and it was through those difficult experiences that we felt God was leading us to adopt right away. The best part of trusting Him with our lives and our family is that we are completely confident and at peace with the fact that God is in control, and that He always intended for us to be blessed to grow our family through adoption.
Our first adoption journey began in 2012, and in 2013 our daughter, Amelia, was born! She has been an incredible blessing on our lives. Amelia is smart, sweet and sensitive and eager to be a big sister. We are still in awe that God put her in our life and we are so grateful for her. She talks about her baby brother or baby sister often, and can’t wait to meet them! She is going to be a wonderful big sister.
Eric owns a remodeling company with his father and Rachel is in marketing. We are very close with both of our families, in distance and in relationships! We spend a lot of holidays and weekends together, and Eric’s sister and Rachel’s Mom watch Amelia during the work week. In addition to spending time with our family, we enjoy music, being outside, traveling, cooking, baking and going to sporting events. We are also very involved in our church, we love the community we have and the friendships we share in our small groups and volunteering opportunities. At our church, we plan and lead worship services, volunteer with the youth group, work on managing and updating the facilities, and participate in regular missions work. It is our joy to spend time with our church family!
Our views on openness in adoption:
We believe that every adoption is a unique story and situation. We currently have an open relationship with our daughter’s birth family and we know that the openness we have together benefits all parties, specifically our daughter. We believe that every adopted child should know their birth family and story, which is why we have made books, told stories, and actively celebrate our daughter’s birth family and cultural heritage.
We are open to emailing, texting, photos, calls and visits, and would love to pursue that open relationship to whatever degree you are comfortable with.