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Rachel & Tiare

Family Type: Lesbian Couple
State we live in: Texas

dear expectant mother

From a child who was adopted to a mother who has made one of the most selfless decisions of her life, we thank you! Tiare wouldn’t be where she is now without her adoptive parents, and we recognize this is all because of the strength her birthmother had when choosing adoption.

Choosing us would mean your child will never go hungry and will never feel a shortage of love. It means going out for ice cream to celebrate the little wins and going to a theme park to celebrate the big wins. We promise to provide a safe and supportive environment where they feel secure enough to talk to us about anything. We promise they will feel loved unconditionally and supported in every way possible. In our home, there is a quote posted on the wall that we look at every morning to remind ourselves of the life we want for us and our future children. It says, "Here’s to the crazy ones, the round pegs in the square holes…the ones who see things differently. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them, because they change things. They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do."

There aren’t enough words to thank you for considering us for this life-changing opportunity. We can’t wait to meet you!

We promise to provide a safe and supportive environment where they feel secure enough to talk to us about anything. We promise they will feel loved unconditionally and supported in every way possible.

-Rachel & Tiare

About Us

We met over ten years ago through mutual friends, but it wasn’t until five years later, on our first date, that we knew we never wanted to be apart again. Our parents have all been married for over 30 years, but our partnership is unlike anything we have ever witnessed. We can be stubborn, we agree to disagree, and we realize we are always learning and growing. We are unapologetically authentic and constantly challenge each other to be better than the day before. At the end of the day, no matter what, we never go to bed angry and without saying, "I love you.” The support we show each other has allowed us to accomplish so much in just five years. Tiare works from home as a fraud investigator, and Rachel owns and operates a successful tech business from home. We love road trips and discovering new places and truly cherish life’s little moments.

Our Home & Pets

Our home is in an award-winning ISD just blocks from the local Montessori. Our community has an on-site elementary school, a children’s splash pad, and playgrounds. Our nieces love the playroom upstairs. We have a wide variety of learning toys, games, and crafts. Our cat, Rasta, loves sunbathing from his window hammock in Rachel's office to keep an eye on the ducks at the pond across the way. We have a large, fenced-in backyard and plenty of room to grow our family. Our 11-year-old lab mix, Tyson, has an enclosed dog area that extends the length of our home. He lost most of his vision shortly after he was born, but what he lacks in vision he makes up for with his heart.

Our Extended Family

Rachel is the second oldest of five. Her childhood memories consist of summer vacations to Traverse City, MI. Christmas Eve brings pajama boxes, and the annual cheese fondue at home rings in the New Year. We are truly blessed to have all of her siblings and their children close by. Because of this, we happily host most of the family events and have taken on those same traditions in our own home.

Tiare grew up an only child, yet we laugh about how similar our upbringing was. Both our fathers coached us in sports and never missed a game or event. Our mothers spoiled us with homemade meals, and dinner at the table as a family was the highlight of their day. On Sundays, we attended church, and singing hymns was always our favorite part. When meeting each other’s extended family, the feeling of love and acceptance was immediate on both sides. With COVID restrictions, our annual in-person reunion wasn’t possible, but that didn’t stop us from virtually gathering. Both sides of our family now have Zoom meetings where we have incorporated a tradition called “exciting or unusual.” We all take turns sharing something exciting or unusual that happened during the week.

What Led Us To Adoption

Tiare has a special place in her heart for adoption as she was adopted at birth. Rachel has voiced her desire to have children since the moment we fell in love. Multiple times a day she says, “I can’t wait to do this with our kids.” After hearing Tiare’s adoption story, Rachel knew adoption was part of God’s plan for us. Anytime Tiare has the pleasure of sharing her adoption story, she never fails to mention how incredibly grateful she is that her birthmother so selflessly gave her the chance at a better life. We are incredibly excited to give a child all of the opportunities we both were blessed with as children and can’t wait to see the impact they will make on this world.

more about Rachel

more about Rachel

Occupation:
Self-employed tech nerd
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Associate degree
Food:
Asian fusion
Hobby:
Building computers & testing new technology
Movie:
Armageddon
Favorite Tradition:
New Year’s Eve fondue
Sport:
Basketball, football, golf
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Incubus
TV Show:
Friends
Book:
The Last Lecture
Subject in School:
History
Dream Vacation:
Tokyo

more about Tiare

more about Tiare

Occupation:
Fraud investigator
Religion:
Christian
Education:
Associate degree
Food:
Sushi, pizza
Hobby:
Singing/songwriting & creating new music
Movie:
Practical Magic
Favorite Tradition:
Christmas decorations & singing with the family
Sport:
Volleyball, tennis
Holiday:
Christmas, Halloween
Music Group:
India Arie
TV Show:
Criminal Minds
Book:
The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird
Subject in School:
Language arts, fine arts
Dream Vacation:
Italy, Disney World

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