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Rachel and Nathaniel

Status: Qualified for Adoption

About Rachel

  • Rachel
  • 41
  • CC
  • Post College
  • Advocacy Coordinator
  • running, hiking, dancing, reading, photography, cooking, writing
  • loyal, gentle, thoughtful

About Nathaniel

  • Nathaniel
  • 37
  • CC
  • Christian
  • Post College
  • Minister
  • running, biking, playing music, hiking, canoeing, reading
  • thoughtful, kind, earnest

Dear Birthmother

We are Rachel and Nathaniel, and we are hoping to grow our family through open adoption. As parents, we have experienced the wonder of bringing a child into the world, and we are grateful that you would consider sharing that wonder with us. We are a multi-lingual, multi-ethnic, multi-religious family. We have been raising our daughter to speak English and Spanish, and we celebrate Christian and Jewish holidays together with extended family. Peace and respect for diversity are fundamental values in our family. As parents, we are committed to raising our children to be curious, capable, confident, emotionally aware, expressive, caring, responsible, and connected to family, friends, community, and the environment. Above all, we are committed to making sure our children know that they are loved and belong. As a family, we spend a lot of time outdoors - in our backyard, at the park, gardening, hiking, running, biking, picnicking, sledding, by a lake, camping, at the beach, and just observing the natural wonders around us. We also spend much of our time together playing, laughing, and reading books to our daughter. She is a very imaginative child, and one of her favorite things to do is pretend and make up her own stories, characters, and songs. Nathaniel is a musician, plays several instruments, and has been showing her how to play them. We also love attending family-friendly concerts together. We are close to our parents and our siblings, and they are very loving grandparents and aunts and uncles. We spend much of our vacation time and holidays with them. We also have a diverse group of friends in the U.S. and abroad, whom we value greatly and see as often as possible. Thank you for considering us as adoptive parents.

Reason to Adopt

From the beginning of our relationship over six years ago, we have considered adoption. Several times since then we have experienced miscarriage. As we grow together, we are certain that adoption is the right next step for our family. Our daughter is very eager to be an older sibling and help take care of a younger sibling. She has been practicing for several years with her baby dolls (and our reluctant cat)! On a regular basis now, she sets aside clothes and toys for her baby sibling.