"Rachel is a loyal friend, godly woman, loving wife, and whole-hearted mother. She loves me, Noah, friends, and family with passion and devotion. Noah thinks the world of her (and so do I)! When he sees her his eyes light up, he smiles his biggest smile, and yells with joy, "Mama!" as he runs to her, arms raised, wanting to be held close. I really can't exaggerate when I say that Rachel was made to be a mom. She has an innate instinct and can immediately recognize what Noah needs. I think the best moms know intuitively what their child needs even before they do and Rachel has that ability. She's always one step ahead, packing him snacks, doing laundry, finding the perfect toy. Anytime Rachel is in the room Noah wants to hug her and cuddle with her and you can tell that he feels completely safe and secure in her arms. Not only does Noah love her, but every one of our nieces and nephews run right to her when they see her. Every child feels valued and heard by her. Rachel is also the best at giving healthy boundaries and discipline. I think it comes from her work in schools with kids with severe disabilities and behavioral issues. She is able to be authoritative, but also kind and loving at the same time. I think that children feel safe with her because of that. One of the qualities that I love most about Rachel is her authenticity. She is never fake and is always honest and vulnerable. She is servant-hearted and generous. Every time a friend, family member, coworker, or even complete stranger needs help Rachel is the first to volunteer her time, energy, and money. I also love how funny and silly she is. She has an amazing sense of humor, and at least once a day she makes me laugh so hard that I can't help but cry. As a husband, I feel so blessed to have Rachel as my wife, best friend, and partner." -JP I grew up in a diverse suburban community in North Texas. My parents specifically moved us into a neighborhood full of many different types of people. They believed that learning to live with and love people who were different from us should be a main priority in growing up. Because of this upbringing, I continue to seek out and deeply value diversity in my own life. I received my Master's Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Since then, I have worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist in a school district where I primarily work with under-served populations. My favorite part of my job is getting to educate families on their child's speech difficulties to help their kiddos learn how to effectively communicate! I only work 2.5 days a week, and I love my schedule. I work a little bit and get to stay home with Noah the majority of the week. I know this is such a privilege, and I am very grateful to have the opportunity to stay home most of the week with him. One of my other passions is hosting people in our home, whether it be an annual "Friendsgiving" celebration, or celebrating a major life event. I love cooking for people and making them feel loved and appreciated. I have a close group of friends, and they would describe me as a great listener, giver of my time, and (hopefully haha) someone that keeps them laughing. However, my absolute favorite title in the world is "mom." I love Noah so much it hurts sometimes. I love to comfort him if he falls and love to make him giggle when I tickle him. I am fiercely protective, and I am not afraid to ruffle feathers when it comes to what is best for my family! - Rachel
- Age: 31
- Race/Ethnicity: White
- Religion: Christian
- Age: 33
- Race/Ethnicity: White
- Religion: Christian
Preferences for a child
- Newborn to 1 year of age
- Twins, Triplets or more
- African American (Full), African American (Half), Caucasian (Half), Hispanic (Full), Hispanic (Half), Asian (Half), American Indian (Half), Pacific Islander (Half)
- Open to discussion
Post Adoption Contact / Level of Openness
- (open to all contact, phone calls, an in person visit before adoption placement, sharing photos and letters after placement, visits at a neutral location after adoption placement etc)
- If you want a more closed adoption, we would honor that request as well.
- * A Caseworker to work with you throughout your pregnancy
- * Counseling
- * Medical Care
- * Maternity-related financial support
- * Legal services
- * Lifelong support through a Post Adoption team.
We love to travel! Whether it be a trip to the Louvre in Paris, or to the beaches of Florida, we love it all.
We love going to concerts! Actually, our first date was to a concert over 12 years ago!
Another favorite vacation spot is in Maine where we get to visit JP's extended family.
Our favorite place in the world is this cliff in California where you can watch the hang-gliders jump off the cliffs!
JP and Rachel both love to make their Granny's famous apple pie. It is a favorite family recipe.
This photo was taken at a previous house, but one of Rachel's favorite holidays is Valentine's Day. She loves to host "Heart-shaped" breakfast
Jay and Vickie, Rachel's Parents
" Rachel and JP are warm and welcoming as individuals and as a couple. The children in our family are drawn to them because of how much love and attention they receive when they’re with them. They are clearly the favorite aunt and uncle and it’s no wonder. We could not recommend them more highly as adoptive parents. We know of no one kinder, gentler, calmer, more empathetic, more compassionate, more genuinely fun and fun-loving! What they invest in all of the lives of our family is a priceless treasure. We can’t wait to see them make the same kind of investment in their roles as parents. "