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Jim & Rachel
Thank you for considering us as prospective adoptive parents to your child. We have dreamed of starting a family since we met and are grateful for adoption to give us this opportunity. We have built a wonderful life together and are looking forward to sharing it with a child. Our priorities for our children will be family, faith in God, education, creativeness, adventure and so much more!
Our Life Priorities
Our life priority since marrying is beginning our family with children. For the past 5+ years we have focused all our efforts and resources to have our own biological child, however since we exhausted all our options in this regard, we are excited to follow the path of adoption to add a child to our family. We both have worked hard on our careers and have had many successes. All the work is done with the intent on supporting a family. Rachel left her career to focus on having children and preparing to stay home to raise a family, and take care of our pets and property.
Family is our ultimate priority, our own and spending time with our extended family. Many of our vacations revolve around spending time with family, and enjoying our parents, siblings and nieces and nephews. Faith is also a priority to us. We attend Mass every Sunday and participate in our church community at events and hosting apple picking.We look forward to sharing our family and our faith with a child. We are so very excited to begin this next chapter of our lives!
Our Professional Lives
Jim is an incredible attorney who established his own firm over a decade ago. He keeps busy working hard for clients, representing them during difficult times in their lives. He is great at what he does because he is intelligent, has a good head on his shoulders, amazing memory, and most importantly a love for the law and helping people with his talents.Rachel left her successful career as a client executive for a healthcare insurance company during our infertility journey. Since stress was one concern from doctors, we made the decision for Rachel to leave her job since the ultimate plan was for Rachel to be a stay-at-home mom. Today Rachel manages the home, property, runs a small craft business and hosts craft events. Rachel also helps out at Jim’s office when needed.
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Our House and Neighborhood
We live in rural Nebraska, just outside the city. We have the convenience of being close to town, and the room to roam and spend peaceful time outside. We are surrounded by cornfields and sometimes cows, with farmers down the road who are always friendly and helpful.
We live in a beautiful historic home that was built in 1895 and has been restored with modern touches. There are 3 floors with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. We love spending time in our family room. It is where we go at the end of the day to relax with our indoor pets, and share about our day. Rachel enjoys having a craft area in the home to sew and work on projects while she is home during the day, and a large kitchen to cook meals for Jim and hopefully one day a family. Jim enjoys our large garage/building to prepare BBQ on the weekends.
Our large historic barn is the favorite of most, we enjoy using it to host fun events. Our 6 chickens even have their own cute barn chicken coop, and we are grateful to have their fresh eggs every day. Our property includes a small apple orchard in which we host an apple picking event every fall.
We belong to a church which is incredibly close and supportive. They host many events which we enjoy taking part in, and can’t wait to include our child in this community.
Our Extended Families
We both come from close families with our parents setting great examples having been married for 47 and 53 years. We know the true importance of family and look forward to introducing our families to our child.
Rachel’s parents live close by and are always open to coming over to help out with projects, or just to eat some BBQ that Jim smokes on the weekends. We enjoy seeing them for a dinner out and movie or to just hang out at the house to eat and chat.
Jim’s family lives out of state, but when we get together we enjoy playing cards, games, seeing movies, and just being together. Jim’s parents host a beach reunion each summer when all 5 siblings and their families (which includes 13 grandkids ranging in age from 4 to 22) spend a week together in a beach house, sharing meals, games, a talent show, and more. It's a great time for all and we cannot wait to add another child to the fun!
From Us to You
First we would like to thank you for taking the time to consider our profile. As we consider what you must be going through to make this courageous and thoughtful decision we appreciate your bravery and love for your child. We want to assure you that we have come to the decision to adopt with much prayer, deep desire to become parents, and lots of love in our hearts to share with children.
We know that adoption will always be a part of our family’s life. Our child will learn and grow to understand what it is meant that they were adopted. We will also share what a wonderful gift it was to our family that his/her birth mother made this important and loving decision. We plan on sharing letters and photos with you, and may consider further openness such as emails or phone calls.
We have been married for over 5 years and during that time have built an extremely solid foundation of trust, love, support and a commitment to be together forever. With that basis for a family set, we have been anxious to add a child or children to our family. We want to share our love and support with children, teach them about being kind and generous to others, how to be independent thinkers and instill in them the Faith their lives can be grounded in.
We have spent time planning how we can support our family with Rachel staying home full time to raise our children. Both of us had the great fortune to be raised by stay at home mothers and we believe strongly that in the best interest of our children, they should be raised by us, not someone outside the family day to day. Children learn from and emulate those they are with most, and we believe that should be us.
Education has been a big part of both of our lives and we want that for our children as well. We plan on providing a Catholic education to our children and supporting them in their interests and building on their strengths. Being creative is also very important to us. Rachel loves to be crafty with a sewing project, and Jim uses his talents to smoke some amazing Pulled Pork or Ribs all day on the smoker. We know fun hobbies are an important part of a child’s life and will support finding those interests.
Family is a very important part of our lives. Both sides of our family are extremely excited for us to expand the family with a child. Our nieces and nephews are looking forward to meeting a new cousin hopefully one day soon. Holidays are always spent with family, switching off year to year from Rachel to Jim’s family, always filled with excitement and adventure.
We have a home that will be a wonderful place for our children to grow and learn. We live on 6.5 acres with an apple orchard, large red barn filled with 4 sweet barn cats and an art room, 6 chickens, and neighbor’s with the occasional cows or horses walking by. There are lots of opportunities for a child to enjoy gardening or playing with the puppy outside. Our church community has many kids to meet and play with as well as we attend Mass regularly. We live close to town, so adventures to watch a sporting event, go to the zoo or museum will happen frequently as well.
We know in our hearts we are ready and will be so grateful and blessed to be parents.
We thank you for considering our profile. We will keep you in our prayers for the strength and support you need in making these decisions for your child and beyond that, for creating the life you desire for yourself. You are strong and very brave, thank you.All the best,
Jim & Rachel
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