“…whoever welcomes a child like this…. welcomes Me.”
Meet Josh & Rachel
A video message from Josh & Rachel
A Letter from Josh & Rachel
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our family! You and your baby have been in our thoughts and prayers for some time. We are an adventurous family crew of 4! We love to explore nature, hike trails, and go to state parks all year long! We are excited to welcome a child of either gender into our family and are open to visits!
We met online after college and have been together for 10 years now. We both grew up in small towns, have a quirky sense of humor, and are outgoing. We always knew we wanted a family to love. It took us a long time to get pregnant with our 4-year-old daughter Addy, and not long after, we were pregnant with our 2-year-old son, Fritz. However, we had many complications during his pregnancy and are unable to have any more children. Adopting has been on our hearts even before we started our family, and we are thrilled to now start this journey!
We love having friends over for backyard barbecues, swim parties, and having lively conversations. We make family trips a priority and enjoy exploring new places! We are thrilled to welcome our 3rd child into our loving family and both feel that, being 3rd children ourselves, 3rd children are pretty awesome!
Josh is an accountant and works hard during the week to provide for our family and then enjoys spending quality time with loved ones on the weekends. He is a caring, devoted dad and loyal friend. He cracks silly jokes that make everyone around him laugh and is always fun to be around. He enjoys playing board games, bocce ball, a good cup of coffee, and having friends over for dinner! He loves to play games with our kids any chance he gets and is always there to encourage them in what they do. He is excited to share his passion for games with our next child.
Rachel is an amazing stay-at-home mom and strives to teach our children through experiences and give them opportunities to find activities they love. She takes our kids to park play dates, ballet classes, and the library! Rachel is spunky, outspoken, and often called “bubbly and warm” by her friends and family. Rachel has a passion for photography and is often found photographing family and friends around town! She loves cooking and trying new recipes, painting, yoga, and working on home improvement projects in her free time. She is thrilled for us to adopt and is excited to share her passion for cooking and painting with our next child.
We bought our 3 bedroom house a few years ago and we’ve been hard at work making it a welcoming home for our family to enjoy for a long time! We’ve decorated the nursery in woodland animals and painted the walls a beautiful shade of teal. We have a large front yard where we play corn-hole in the grass and have a little library to share books with our neighborhood. We have a patio and pool in the backyard where we love to swim on hot summer days! Living in Northern California means that we are able to enjoy the beach, redwoods and snow all within a short drive! We feel very blessed to call this beautiful place home. We traditionally go camping by the beach every summer and take trips throughout the year for vacation and family reunions.
Our daughter, Addy (4), and son (2), Fritz, are very excited to welcome a sibling into our family and their hearts! Addy enjoys ballet, reading, and dinosaurs. Fritz enjoys eating, playing with trucks, trains, and anything that is loud. They both enjoy gymnastics and playing with their friends at the park. Addy talks about how much she is going love and take care of a baby, and we know Fritz will be excited to have another sibling to play and grow up with. Both of our families are supportive of our decision to adopt and are looking forward to welcoming your child into their lives!
We promise you that your child will be cared for and offered every opportunity to succeed in life. More importantly, we will love your child unconditionally and bring them into our home with open arms! We promise to raise him/her in a Christian home, where guidance and support will be offered through every step in life. We would be honored to share this journey with you and are open to keeping in touch through letters, pictures, and visits at your comfort level.
Sending hugs to you,
Josh & Rachel
Learn More About Josh & Rachel
|Our Education||Bachelor’s of Science||Bachelor’s of Art|
|Our Professions||CPA||Stay-at-home mom|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Josh & Rachel's Favorites|
|Favorite Vacation Spot||Mountains||Beach|
|Favorite TV Shows||Big Bang Theory and Shark Tank||Anything on HGTV and UFC|
|Favorite Food||Mexican - Fish tacos||Italian - Chicken piccata|
|Favorite Outdoor Activity||Hiking||Swimming|
|Favorite Board Game||Ticket to Ride||7 Wonders|
|Favorite Childhood Memory||Trips to our family's cabin in the mountains||Summer camping trips|
|More About Our Family|
We love the outdoors and go camping often. We go swimming on hot days and have a log blazing on the fireplace on cold days. We like to go on day trips to the beach or snow, depending on the season. Both of our families have a tradition of getting together yearly, so we like to make these vacations a priority for our family to spend quality time together.
We strive daily to live a life that brings glory to God. We believe in living out our faith by making choices based on biblical truth and praying for discernment. We have been active in our church community for 6 years and have committed to attend regularly and call it our home church. We believe God loves all His children with the same abundant love He gives to us. We will love all of our children (both adopted and biological) with the greatest amount of love and care we can offer! We will raise your child with love and will encourage them on their spiritual journey through life.
|Our Musical Interest|
Josh plays guitar and loves worship and rock music. Rachel has been in multiple choirs and sang many years performing as a second-soprano. We are a very musical family and enjoy many types of music, we usually have singing/dancing parties in the kitchen while we prep dinner together most evenings! It's been a fun way to incorporate our love of music while also getting wiggles out and making cooking one of the most enjoyable events of the day!
|About Our Home|
We live in a newly remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in a safe, friendly community. We have a big front yard with beautiful trees and a swimming pool and covered patio in the backyard where we host BBQs throughout most of the year! We have the nursery decorated and ready for our newest family member's arrival!
|Our Children||Addy is a bubbly, talkative, adventurous girl who likes purple, Frozen, and dinosaurs. She goes to ballet class and enjoys being social with her friends! Fritz is determined, independent, and could play with trains and dump trucks all day long. He goes to a nature-based exploration class and likes gymnastics. They both love to read, play outside, and ride bikes together! They attend a private Christian preschool part-time. Addy is excited to have a little sibling to love on and Fritz is so excited to have a playmate!|
|We live in the state of...||California|
|Our Neighborhood||We live around lots of farms and agricultural land, yet close enough to bigger cities to have access to everything we need. Our neighborhood is near schools, parks, and trails. We love to hike on the weekends, pick blackberries, and explore nature whenever we can!|
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 3 Months old
We are open to either gender
|Ethnicity of Child||Caucasian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic, Caucasian/Asian, Native American, Caucasian/Native American, Middle Eastern/Caucasian|
|Future Contact with Birth Family||We are open to sharing pictures, letters, and yearly visits|
Thank you for taking the time to get to know more about us, our whole family is excited to welcome your baby in our home to be adored and cared for! We promise to provide a safe and loving environment with every opportunity for them to grow and succeed in life. We would be honored to share letters, pictures, and visits with you at your comfort level. Love, Josh & Rachel