“God is growing our family through Adoption!”
Our family LOVES adoption! Adoption is a big part of our lives since we have over 10 family members who have been adopted domestically, internationally, and through foster care! And we love how adoption is such a beautiful picture of God’s love and faithfulness in bringing us into His forever family!
Dan and Rachel met 2011 while attending a church Bible study. We became good friends as we spent a lot of time together and later helped to organize a mission trip to Mexico. We began dating that summer and then got engaged right before Christmas! The next few months were full as we planned our wedding, bought a house, and went on a mission trip three weeks before our wedding. Dan got Rachel the perfect present for our 1st Christmas – a cute cockapoo puppy who we named Lucy!
One month after a failed adoption, we heard about Josh and Jacob, and we began the process to become foster parents in June 2017. The following spring, just days before our 1st family vacation to Disney to celebrate their upcoming adoption, we found out that we pregnant with our little boy Nathaniel! We had another crazy summer with buying a bigger house, moving, and family vehicle.
Last fall we made big plans to celebrate Josh and Jacob’s adoption…and Nathaniel decided that he wanted to be there for the family celebration! The day before our adoption finalization, Rachel went into labor; she had to give her testimony to the court by phone, and Nathaniel was born early the following morning. We were delighted to bring Joshua Adam, Jacob Joseph, and Nathaniel Caleb into our family all in one weekend – officially 3 boys in 14 hours!
As a family, we love to go to baseball games, have friends over at our house, spend time with family, go to the beach, & eat ice cream! Also, we enjoy serving the Lord together at church in our children’s program and young adult ministry. We love having both of our families nearby to help with babysitting and having family get-togethers. We are excited to complete our family, tell our kids about Jesus, and grow together as a family!
Dan and I are so excited to see how God is growing our family. Adoption is a big part of our lives. Several of our family members are Adopted. We want to share God’s love, joy, and comfort with a baby. Our children will be raised in a Christian home with two parents who love the Lord.
“We love to go sightseeing, have friends over at our house, and visit with family.”
Dan is a hard-working, caring man who loves God and his family. His family consists of both of his parents, 3 sisters, 1 brother, 1 brother-in-law, and three nephews. Three of Dan’s four siblings are Adopted! Growing up, he went to church and Awanas. Dan studied in the Spanish immersion program at school. He graduated from college with a degree in Secondary Education Social Studies and now teaches at a cyber school. Dan is also taking grad classes and hopes to someday be a principal. He likes to run, ski, play video games, and hang out with friends and family. He is very good at helping out around the house and takes good care of his family.
“Dan is a hard-working man.”
Rachel is a very caring, encouraging woman who loves to serve the Lord. Her family consists of both of her parents, her twin sister, brother-in-law, and 1 nephew. She grew up in the same town where both sets of her grandparents lived, so she saw her grandparents a lot on weekends and at church. After attending Bible college, she taught at a Christian school for a year and joined a church which had a young adult Bible study. She later took a job at that church in the office and children’s ministry program, where she continues to work now. Rachel enjoys making scrapbooks and photo books, reading, doing hair, learning about American history, playing miniature golf, and riding in golf carts.
We are SO thankful that God brought the two of us together. There is so much to be thankful for these past few years. Please know that we are praying for you. We truly hope that God blesses you greatly as you follow His will for your life. Trust that He gives you peace, strength, comfort, and joy in the days and years ahead.