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Matt+Rachel: We are excited to adopt again! (Call or text anytime! 832-483-4345)

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Matt+Rachel: We are excited to adopt again! (Call or text anytime! 832-483-4345)
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We are a mixed-race family hoping to adopt again! Thanks for getting to know us!

We truly admire your strength and courage during this time. We always want your child to know of the sacrifice and love you have for them. We hope, depending on what you are comfortable with, to have a lifelong, loving friendship with you. We are praying for you!

This adoption process has never felt like a last resort for us. Adoption has been a goal I (Rachel) have had since I was six years old. I am biracial (African-American and Caucasian). Growing up, I would always asked if I was adopted when I was out with my mom (who is Caucasian) because of my darker skin. I vividly remember asking my mom what adoption was, and from the moment she told me about it, I KNEW in my soul that I would adopt some day. I have shared this story with Matt since we were dating, and we have both known that we would adopt in our future. In 2014, we were blessed to be matched with our daughter's amazing birthmom, and Jada was born in July of that year. She is the light of our lives! We maintain an open and wonderful relationship with Jada's birth family and talk to her often about her special adoption story.

We promise to love, cherish, and provide a well-rounded & adventurous life for your child. They will be loved unconditionally, and they will always know the love you have for them. We are open to letters, phone calls, pictures, and visits if that is something you're comfortable with.

Please feel free to contact us anytime by phone or text 832-483-4345, or by e-mail mattandracheladopt@gmail.com. We are looking forward to getting to know you. Also, please watch this video about us and our daughter's adoption: https://vimeo.com/160955084/cacb7b3e8c

With love,
Matt and Rachel
832-483-4345
Mattandracheladopt@gmail.com

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Who We Are

Matt and I met on a cold, snowy night snowboarding at a local ski resort while we were both attending college in Idaho. I thought Matt was really cute! He asked me on our first date to a rodeo, and I just knew I was going to marry that blue-eyed boy. We tied the knot December 2008 surrounded by our closest family and friends. It was one of the happiest day of our lives.

We both graduated college in 2011, and have pursued careers that we love. Rachel taught 1st grade, before starting her wedding photography business. Matt worked for a welding company as an accountant for over 5 years, and recently started an Amazon business and runs a company's online sales.

In 2014 we started our adoption journey! Our daughter's birthmom contacted us (through Adoptimist yay!) in April of 2014 and Jada was born in July 2014. We are beyond grateful for the complete love Jada's birthmom has for us and for blessing us with the privilege of being parents. It is our most treasured calling in life, and we strive to tell Jada of her adoption story and update her birthfamily with photos and videos throughout her life.

Jada is an AWESOME three year old. She attends pre-school three days a week and LOVES her teachers and classmates. She also enjoys playing soccer and gymnastics. On a typical day you can find our family at the park, baking treats, going to fun activities, eating Chick-Fil-A (Jada's favorite), having dance parties in our living room, and a house FULL of laughter.

Our parenting style is full of compassion and empathy. We always want our children to feel comfortable and loved in our home. We strive to not take life too seriously! "Life is to be enjoyed, not endured" is our family motto.

We would not be where we are today without the amazing support from both of our families. We both come from extremely loving and loyal families who have been right by our sides through the adoption journey. Our parents are THE BEST GRANDPARENTS and love on our daughter like their own.

Even after 9 years, our marriage relationship is fun, easy-going, and full of non-stop laughter. We believe that a couple who plays together stays together. We love to play fetch with our puppy, play tennis, go golfing, play volleyball, and work out. Matt and I go on monthly dates with friends or just one on one. We also enjoy traveling to a new place each year, and it is even more fun allowing Jada to see the world's amazingness.

Our goals for our children are for them to be happy, healthy, and to grow up making lifelong memories they can continue with their own families someday. We can't wait to grow out family again through the blessing of adoption!

Adoption Diary

Top questions we are asked by birthmothers!

How old are you guys?
Matt is 32 and Rachel is 29.

How long have you been married?
We have been married for 10 years. Yes, we were young when we got married, but we KNEW we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together seriously from our 2nd date when we were in college!

How did you guys come to the decision of adoption?
We have had many positive conversations about adoption as far back as when we first started dating. We have always discussed that adoption would be apart of our plan and our future family. After struggling with infertility for 4 years, we decided that adoption would be a new, amazing step to take! Our daughter’s adoption has been the greatest blessing in our marriage.

Do you have any family members or close friends who are adopted?
YES! Our daughter, Matt’s father is adopted, & our sister-in-law.

What ethnicity is Rachel?
Rachel is half African American and half Caucasian.

What level of education have you attained?
We both have Bachelors degrees.

What do you two do for a living?
Matt is an accountant and Rach is a wedding photographer.

What is your parenting style?
Most importantly we believe in always building our child’s self esteem. The way we speak your children becomes their inner voice! We also believe positive communication and being a consistent role model are integral, so they can grow up and continue those good habits with their own future families.

Do your families support your adoption plan?
Absolutely YES! They are our number 1 advocates for our adoption and have done nothing but support us 110% through this process.

If you have any other questions about us, please don’t hesitate to ask! We are an open book. Thanks!
Love,
Matt and Rachel

Joy in the Journey

Adoption is hard. For people who have told us, “Oh you’re adopting…you get to take the easy way out,” has definitely not experienced the tears and tough decisions that adoption can bring. The emotional investment from both birth parents and adoptive parents can be daunting!

However, the one word Matt and I use to describe this amazing, yet sometimes difficult experience, is FAITH. Faith to take a leap into a sometimes unlit path. Faith in trusting others. And most importantly, faith that God’s hand is in EVERYTHING. Through our adoption journey, we are always seeking to know what are we supposed to learn from this. I believe one of the many lessons God is teaching is to always have faith—no matter how difficult and to always find the joy in the journey. :)

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,

Matt+Rachel: We are excited to adopt again! (Call or text anytime! 832-483-4345)

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