We cannot thank you enough for allowing us to share our story with you. We are humbled and grateful that you would consider us. We are praying for you as you make these important decisions. We love you and know that God has a beautiful plan for your life. – Dan and Rachel
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!
When we asked them about their favorite things, here is what they shared:
“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’s Favorite Things:
- Mac & Cheese
- The Phillies
- The Patriots
Rachel’s Favorite Things:
- Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
- French Fries
- Steamed Shrimp
- Sticky Buns
- Going to the Beach
- Doing Hair
Dan recently got his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. He loves to teach and is much loved by his students. Rachel works at their church and runs the children’s ministry. Together, they spend a lot of time helping with the kids at their church. They have a tremendous amount of support from their church regarding growing their family through adoption. Because they are so great and loving with kids, their church family cannot wait to see them as parents to their own.
Dan describes Rachel:
- Good Sense of Humor
- Faithful Spiritually
- Amazing Smile
- Positive and Optimistic
Rachel describes Dan:
- Godly Leader
- Qualified Teacher with a Servant’s Heart
They enjoy spending time with their families. Everybody lives close by and so every day life is filled with grandparents, aunts and uncles and plenty of cousins. Holidays are special times with traditions and memory making activities. Dan and Rachel’s entire family are really excited that they are adopting. Everybody knows that they are amazing parents and have always wanted a whole houseful of children to love.
If you would like to find out more about Dan and Rachel, please just let us know. You can fill out the form below or call us and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.