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David & Rachael ❤️

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David & Rachael ❤️
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Dear Expectant Mother,

While we don't yet know you, you have continually been in our thoughts and prayers for quite some time. We can only imagine what you are going through on your journey. But we know that God has a plan for you and your child - "plans to prosper you and not to harm you to give you hope and a future" (Jeremiah 29:11) - and His plan is perfect! We pray and hope that we can be a part of that plan!

We think you are amazIng! What a courageous and selfless decision you are making - to choose LIFE for your child! God loves children, as He loves us all, and wants His best for us. We believe that you also want what's best for the child you are carrying, which is why you are choosing adoption. What an incredible gift of love and sacrifice!

From the first day we embarked on our adoption journey you have been surrounded in prayer - not just by ourselves, but by our families, friends, co-workers and our church family. We have been praying fervently for your health and safety, that your needs and the needs of your unborn child would be met, and that God would show you His love and give you peace, comfort and hope, as well as love and encouragement from family and friends. We are also praying for His guidance as you seek to find a loving family for your child.

Thank you for taking the time to read more about us and for allowing us to share our story with you!

Praying God's blessing on you,

David & Rachael

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Who We Are

We both grew up in Christian homes and church has always been very important to both of us. So naturally, it was through our church, and a mutual friend that introduced us, that we both met. Our relationship started off as “just friends” hanging out with other friends. We all had a bit of a tradition of going to the nearby Borders bookstore after church on Wednesday nights, grabbing a cup of coffee and chatting for a while before calling it a night. But as the months went by, we found ourselves staying until closing time where we would take our conversation outside and then spend another hour or so by ourselves talking in the parking lot!

We began seriously dating in September 2007. A year later, after having a “magical” day at Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Florida, David proposed under the “Wishes” fireworks show. We were married in March of 2009, surrounded by a number of friends and family, and for the most part it’s been a “happily ever after” ever since.

After being married for a few years, we decided we wanted to start our family. But after a couple years of trying, for whatever reason, we weren’t able to conceive. We talked and prayed about whether we might try fertility treatments, but we felt very unsettled about it, and ultimately believed that’s not where God was leading us.

We desperately want to become parents! We’ve shed tears over it. Prayed over it. We want to share our lives and our love with a child and to raise them up knowing about God and His love for us! God was working in us to reveal His plan, and after talking and praying for several months, we both agreed that He was leading us to adopt a child.

Scripture shows us that adoption is near and dear to God’s heart. After all, Jesus Himself was adopted by His earthly father, and God has also adopted us into His family (John 1:12), as His sons and daughters. God has a unique way of building families in unconventional ways in order to accomplish extraordinary things! Because we know that adoption is close to the heart of God, we are passionate about bringing a child into our home to be apart of our family through adoption.

Adoption was always something that we had both thought about from the beginning of our marriage. It’s even part of our family’s history. During the early 1900’s, David’s great-great-grandfather ran the North Dakota Children’s Home for more than 25 years, caring for orphans and providing them loving homes. He even adopted one of those children into his family. Also, when David’s grandmother was 18, she gave birth to a child that she placed for adoption. Unfortunately, she kept it a secret for many years, which only made us realize how hard that decision must have been and how strong and courageous she was. We wish we could tell other young women that there is no shame in wanting what is best for your child and choosing adoption for them can be a wonderful thing!

Another aspect of how God was speaking to us about adoption was through our church. Several of our members have an adoption story to tell, and every year, David is a part of producing videos that tell those stories. As we have listened to the stories and have asked questions and allowed God to lead us, our hearts have only grown more passionate about building our family through adoption.

Adoption Diary

Reference Letter: David’s Sister

Dear Expectant Parent,

I am writing in hopes you would consider my brother, David, and his wife Rachael to be the adoptive parents of your child.  You couldn’t ask for more loving, attentive, intelligent, Christ-like people to entrust this gift to.

As a young man dreaming of his future, I think my brother was just as excited about one day being a dad as he was about finding the girl of his dreams.  He has always been great with kids and has one of those rare qualities in a man that instinctively is both strong and protecting while playfully fun and approachable all at the same time.

Rachael is one of my most favorite people on this earth.  I was so happy when David brought her home!  She is a FANTASTIC teacher and genuinely beautiful person inside and out - just a lovely soul and dear sister to me. I’ve been heartbroken for her, knowing that she so desperately wants to be a mom and it just hasn’t happened. Any child would be so very lucky to have a mother like her!

I should also tell you that I have five children of my own, and they absolutely ADORE their Uncle David and Aunt Rachael. They squeal with delight when their aunt and uncle arrive for a visit, and just can’t get enough hugs and kisses from Rachael and all the boys playful roughhousing with David. At Christmastime, they know some of their favorite gifts will be from David and Rachael because they know how to pick out the coolest yet educational toys and books that fits their individual personalities perfectly.

They are both deeply committed Christians with an unwavering faith in their Savior. To me, this makes all the difference in how children are raised. I homeschool my children in part to have the time to disciple them toward a rock-solid faith that they claim for themselves as adults, that they trust Jesus not just because they grew up in church or mom and dad were Christians. I know David and Rachael will pass on a legacy of faith to their children. The church they attend is one of the best I have ever visited that teach God’s word with honor and authority, discipling their people and truly being a light to their community.

Speaking of community, they live in a great place! Our family finally got to come stay with them last summer - yes, all seven of us! - and my children were in awe of the beautiful beaches, bike trails, and waterfront playgrounds just a few miles from their home. David and Rachael may not have a home with a big backyard (yet) but they have a world of places to run, play, and explore just steps from their front door.

Lastly, if you can’t tell yet, the extended Hall family is a great bunch. Whatever adoptive parents you choose, you also choose aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. Our parents are all I could want in grandparents - enthusiastic, attentive, affectionate, loving to shower their grandchildren with presents and spoil them (just a little). We are a big family with lots of cousins that love to play together, and holidays are a happy time with all of us together.

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and consider my brother and sister-in-love. Please know that my extended family and I are praying for you, too, as you make this difficult decision.

In Christ,
Michelle

Reference Letter: David’s Parents

Hello,

While we have not met, we want to start by thanking you for the incredible decision you are making to find a wonderful home for your child and to let you know that we’ve been praying for you. We can only imagine the immeasurable bravery, strength and courage this decision takes and we pray God will comfort, guide and encourage you through this process. Thank you also for considering our son and daughter-in-law, David and Rachael, as perspective parents.

We can tell you that they have been dreaming of a family for as long as they’ve been together and we are certain they will be exceptional parents. Their obvious love for each other, the integrity they bring to everything they do, their thoughtfulness and compassion toward others, and the true joy they exude make us so proud of them both. Most of all, their love for God and their commitment to honor Him in every aspect of their lives will be the foundation upon which they will build a home for the child we believe God has already chosen for them.

As we anticipate the arrival of a new grandchild to love, we are giddy with excitement and anticipation. There is nothing we like better than having the family gathered together. Whether it’s BBQs and swimming, a lively game of Shanghi, baking cookies, enjoying big Thanksgiving dinners or Christmas celebrations, our home is filled with lots of love and laughter sprinkled with the noisy chatter of all the cousins playing together. We can’t wait to share all of this with a new little one in the family. We hope that a family like ours is the kind you have been dreaming of finding for your baby.

With thanks and gratitude,

Roger and Elaine

Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile

We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.

We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

David & Rachael ❤️

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