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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!

About Us

Future Stay-at-Home Mom
Law Degree
Bachelor's Degree in Actuarial Science
Legally Married

Our Life Priorities

We Can't Wait to Become Parents!

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

Art at the Barn

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.

Fun Facts About Us:

Noah Cat & Cora Puppy

  • We love to attend college basketball games and can’t wait to share that with a child.
  • Jim makes some amazing BBQ, he has attended two classes with Pitmasters to learn how to make all kinds of smoked meat!
  • Rachel enjoys all kinds of art and crafts. She loves sewing, a craft that she learned from her mom who is a quilter, and both of her grandmothers.
  • We love attending live music concerts, especially in open air arenas.
  • We love to travel and see new places.
  • We have nearly 30 apple trees in our orchard which we love to pick and make apple cider to have through the winter.
  • We enjoy going to Broadway shows as well as movies.
  • Every summer we have a reunion with Jim’s whole family, 24 of us in a beach house for a week.
  • Our home was built in 1895 and our barn was built in 1900. Our shed used to be the original out-house, and our guest house we updated from the original summer kitchen - where they would cook during summer months years ago.
  • Our puppy Cora is half Chinese Crested and half Pomeranian. 100% fun and lovable. Rachel’s parents live nearby and often puppy-sit for us.
  • Video


    Rachel Teaching Art
    Rachel Teaching Art
    NYC Vacation
    NYC Vacation
    Night Out at a Play
    Night Out at a Play
    Jim Loves BBQing
    Jim Loves BBQing
    All Smiles at a Charity Walk
    All Smiles at a Charity Walk
    Creighton Basketball
    Creighton Basketball
    Neighbors Helping Press Apple Cider
    Neighbors Helping Press Apple Cider
    Cora & Rachel
    Cora & Rachel
    Jim Picking Apples
    Jim Picking Apples
    In Front of Our Barn
    In Front of Our Barn
    Exploring Chicago
    Exploring Chicago
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    Rachel Teaching Art
    Rachel Teaching Art
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    NYC Vacation
    NYC Vacation
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    Night Out at a Play
    Night Out at a Play
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    Jim Loves BBQing
    Jim Loves BBQing
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    All Smiles at a Charity Walk
    All Smiles at a Charity Walk
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    Creighton Basketball
    Creighton Basketball
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    Neighbors Helping Press Apple Cider
    Neighbors Helping Press Apple Cider
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    Cora & Rachel
    Cora & Rachel
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    Jim Picking Apples
    Jim Picking Apples
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    In Front of Our Barn
    In Front of Our Barn
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    Exploring Chicago
    Exploring Chicago

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Our Home

    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.

    Our Barn

    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

    Our Nieces & Nephews

    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.

    Beach Family Reunion

    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


    Anthony Hopkins
    Edward Norton
    Marissa Tomei
    Emma Stone
    Steven King
    JK Rowling
    A Prayer for Owen Meaning
    Harry Potter Sorcer's Stone
    Candy Bar
    Special Hershey's Dark Chocolate
    Speed Racer
    Looney Tunes
    Childhood Memory
    Family Vacation to Los Angeles
    Family Vacations to the Black Hills
    Childhood Toy
    Big Trax
    Raggedy Ann
    Children's Book
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    New York City
    Classic Movie
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Mary Poppins
    Day of Week
    Grasshopper Pie
    Apple Crisp
    Disney Movie
    The Lion King
    Dream Car
    1967 Stingray
    1965 Mustang Convertible
    Dream Job
    Dream Vacation
    Family Activity
    Traveling Somewhere New
    Picking Apples & BBQ's
    Flower / Plant
    Form of Exercise
    Lifting Weights
    Working around the Acreage
    Bocce Ball
    Holiday Song
    The Christmas Song
    Jingle Bells
    Holiday Tradition
    Visiting Family
    Visiting with Family
    Ice Cream
    Mint Chocolate Chip
    Vanilla with Chocolate Swirl
    Junk Food
    Chips and Salsa
    Leisure Activity
    Watching Movie
    Entertainment Weekly
    Where Women Create
    Memory with a Child
    Telling and writing stories to my nieces and nephews
    Taking my niece to the American Girl Store
    Memory with Spouse
    Traveling to Edinburgh for New Year's Eve
    Traveling to Paris to New Year's Eve
    Field of Dreams
    Pitch Perfect
    Movie Munchie
    Peanut M&M's
    Movie Quote
    If you build it they will come
    Fat Guy in a Little Coat
    Movie Type
    Les Miserable
    Kinky Boots
    Musical Group
    Dave Matthews Band
    Dave Matthews Band
    Nursery Rhyme
    Humpty Dumpty
    Goldilocks and the Three Bears
    Olympic Event
    Men's Swimming
    Personal Hero
    Abraham Lincoln
    Stay at Home Moms
    Phantom of the Opera
    Eugene Fields
    Shel Silverstein
    Quality about my Spouse
    Her Positivity
    He is Very Caring
    Be Still
    Lo Sole Mio
    Cafe Babareeba
    Philly Cheesesteak
    Chicken Salad
    Love is Patient, Love is kind
    Love is Patient, love is kind
    Shopping Store
    #41 DMB
    Sport to Play
    Sport to Watch
    College Football
    Sports Star
    Tony Romo
    Magic Johnson
    Sports Team
    Subject in School
    Creative Writing
    Thing to Cook
    Pulled Pork
    Taco Salad
    Time of Day
    Early Evening
    Relaxing Together at the End of the Day
    Brunch after Church
    TV Show
    Project Runway
    TV Show Character
    Jack Sheppard from Lost
    Elaine from Seinfeld
    Type of Music
    All kinds
    All Kinds
    Vacation Spot
    Video Game
    Ms Pacman
    Ms Packman

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