Waiting with Hope

Jan 27, 2020

This painting is my favorite thing in our nursery. JP had someone paint it for us shortly after our first miscarriage to remind us of who we are. We aren’t people that are led by despair or darkness but rather people that are led by hope! So it felt perfectly fitting for this to be the first thing we hung up when preparing our home and our hearts for a future new addition. So...as we wait, we wait expectantly and with hope! Hope that we will have an amazing relationship with our future birth family that is full of mutual respect and honor. Hope that our future child will live fully in the knowledge of how beautiful their story is. And hope that our lives, in this process and beyond, will be a reflection of Jesus and his extravagant love and grace for all of us!


-Rachel

Our Promise To You

Jan 03, 2020

If you choose us to parent your child, we promise to give your baby the best of ourselves... our energy, time, and love! We will be sad to say goodbye in the morning on the way to work, and we will rush in the door for hugs at the end of the day. We will give your child the space he or she needs to become the unique man or woman God created them to be. We promise to provide grace, love, wisdom, and support throughout your baby’s life. We will be their biggest fans and will be at every practice, recital, game, graduation-and everything in between! They will know that no matter what life throws at them, no matter if they thrive or stumble, they can fall back into our arms. We will encourage them to reach their fullest potential and we will provide them with every resource possible to help them achieve their goals and dreams. We promise to teach your baby about adoption and encourage them in how beautiful and unique their story is. If you choose us, we can't promise that we will always have the perfect answers for all of life’s big questions, or that we will never fail in parenthood. We do promise that we will climb this mountain of fears and unknowns with our hearts wide open to you, your family, and your baby. Together. And maybe, just maybe, we will all look around one day and realize that we have reached this glorious summit of love, mutual respect, and redemption. We promise to always talk about you with your child with the utmost respect and honor. We promise that your child will always know that you were the first person to ever love them, and that you made this heartbreaking choice out of that love. With so much love, JP and Rachel

Why We're Unique

Jan 03, 2020

We have known each other for 16 years. When we met we were just kids. Our friendship blossomed into love and has grown into a bond that can weather any storm. We have had mountain-top joys and valley lows, but through it all, we have stuck together and always will. That is the type of family we are - one that sticks together no matter what life throws at us. Your baby will know that from the earliest of age. They will know that they will never be on their own in this life. They will always have a family who will stick by their side no matter what comes.

Welcome to our happy place

Jan 03, 2020

Our house is designed for one thing: being together. We have a large, open kitchen/dining room/living room with a big island, long farmhouse table (that seats 10!), and a big cozy sectional couch that we love to cuddle up on and watch movies. The kitchen island has big seats and we both love to cook together as we catch up at the end of a workday. The rest of the house is pretty simple: 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Upstairs, we have a nursery set up and it’s huge! It has a big window with a view of the trees and the park. The other bedroom upstairs is currently a guest bedroom/office. Someday, it will hopefully be another child's room. Our neighborhood is really special to us because it is so diverse. There are people of differing races and cultures on our street and our neighbors are very welcoming and kind. Most kids in the neighborhood are in elementary school, and we’re probably the youngest family currently here. Our house backs up to a neighborhood park (one of our favorite things!) that has a great jungle gym, basketball courts, and a big, grassy play area.

Our Reason Why

Jan 03, 2020

Since we were kids, both of us dreamed of our future family. We both had amazing, loving parents that provided safety, love, support, fun, and guidance throughout our childhoods. Early on in our marriage, we would stay up late into the night talking about how excited we were to have kids and provide for them like our parents did for us. Over a number of years, we tried to have kids biologically, but were unable to. Through the process we realized that we cared more about being parents than being pregnant. We had always talked about adopting someday, but in our minds it was something we would do after having biological children. God had a different plan. We began to pray and meet with adoptive families and hear their stories. We were so inspired by the unique ways in which God intertwined adoptive parents and birth parents to provide the best possible life for a child. Rachel's grandmother and father volunteered in the foster care system her entire life, so adoption has always been something near and dear to her whole family. JP has known about this passion of Rachel’s and as they have grown in love and unity, the passion and love for adoption has been ignited in JP as well.

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