Jeremy & Rachel
Jeremy & Rachel
Race of child interested in adopting: African American, African American/Hispanic, Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: Traditional Couple
State we live in: SC
Dear Expectant Mother,
We want to thank you for considering us as your baby’s adoptive parents. While the decision is difficult, we want you to know that you and your baby are miracles to us. With many tears shed, we know completely in our hearts that we want to share our love, family, and experiences with a child.
We love life and want to offer your baby the chance to grow up with a loving and adventurous family. We have traveled to Japan, where we stumbled upon the birthplace of Japanese porcelain, and to Italy, where we experienced an amazing New Year’s fireworks display for hours. While on deployment, Rachel accidentally visited Hawaii for a few days while catching her flight to meet Jeremy in Guam to go snorkeling off the Marianas Trench. These are examples of the adventures that we want to share.
We also want to share in our everyday lives and cannot wait to read great books together to develop imagination. We cannot wait to enjoy tasting our attempt at an amazing chocolate chip and black walnut cookie family recipe. As Rachel is sewing or Jeremy is restoring antiques, your child will be encouraged to join in and learn about life through experience.
We are passionate and believe in taking time to share in each other. We want very much to give our open hearts to your child while letting them explore their dreams to the fullest.
Five years ago we met and knew we were meant to be together. With full hearts, we set off on a whirlwind of adventure. The Navy has moved us from the East Coast to California and back, showing us new places and cultures as we grow together in life. While the Navy makes being involved with family challenging, we remain close by joining our families for the holidays. Our future home is 64 acres and close to both of our families. Jeremy has been a submariner for almost 18 years, and Rachel has been a tailor for longer. We plan to always have at least one stay-at-home parent, with Rachel first then Jeremy after retirement to allow Rachel to pursue her dreams of opening a bespoke tailor shop. It is important to us to always support each other and our future child, to share in family, and to experience life together.
We live in a brick home with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a fenced-in backyard where we enjoy gardening, star gazing, and running around with our three dogs. Our home is nestled in a quiet neighborhood with a community pool, a park, and surrounding hiking and biking trails. Our neighbors are very welcoming and enjoy helping each other with projects. The neighborhood is active and alive with children of all ages and has one of the best elementary schools in the area. We cannot wait to take long evening strolls with our new baby and stop by the park to enjoy the swings and slides.
Our Extended Family
We have a large extended family with 11 nieces and nephews and many cousins, aunts, and uncles. They are each more like immediate family and welcome anyone to join their tables. Our families enjoy camping and fishing trips, which has been a welcome routine in our lives. Watching the stars from a boat while relaxing and talking the night away just waiting for the next fish to bite is a great way to spend a summer evening. We also enjoy the weekend routine of barbecue or potluck dinners that inevitably carry on into a family game night and laughter. Thanksgiving and major holidays are at the grandparents’ house, where amazing smells of fresh-baked seasonal desserts or roasted dishes make it all the more inviting.
After years of waiting for another grandchild, all of the grandparents let out a “WOO-HOO!” when we announced our journey to adoption, with a few tears of happiness. We cannot wait to bring our future baby into the open hearts and arms of our family and traditions.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have seen adoption bring joy to both of our families. Whether a new niece is welcomed in or a cousin, it has only made our families stronger and more full of excitement and life. As we have realized that we cannot grow our family naturally, we want very much to share in giving a child the joy and love that our families have already given to others. We want the opportunity to pass on the love and experiences that we have enjoyed in our lives together and hope to see our child grow into his or her own dreams.