Adoption is something we feel that God has led us to. We are excited to follow His plan for us to grow our family. Rachel was diagnosed at five years old with Type 1 Diabetes, and rather than go through a high-risk pregnancy, we feel that adoption is the right path for us. Adoption can be an intense and wonderful journey, and we are so glad we chose New Life Family Services. We were led to New Life by friends, who were themselves adopted through this agency.
We just celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary after having dated for 5 years. We were high school sweethearts. We grew up going to the same schools, and were friends long before we started dating. Our parents even knew each other before we were born! In 2014, we became parents to our sweet daughter Vivianna and we have loved every second. We finalized her adoption on her six month “birthday.” Vivianna is joyful, smart, and makes us laugh every day. We love photography, going on walks together, travelling, finding new restaurants, cuddling with our dog and two cats, and spending time with friends and family. Rachel is a stay-at-home mom and family/wedding photographer. She loves reading, painting, flea market shopping, chocolate chip cookies, and belly laughs. John is a Product Analyst at Boston Scientific and a photographer as well. He loves technology, creating and repairing, playing softball, and cinnamon bread. We spend time at the family cabin in Northern Minnesota hiking, fishing, playing with our nieces, and relaxing together.
We are very excited to expand our family and watch a sibling bond grow. We are confident that we can provide a stable and loving home. As you process your options, we hope you will feel a sense of peace. Our family greatly admires your desire to make the best possible decision, whether that is through adoption or parenting. We are praying for you and are delighted to join you in this journey should you choose us. Blessings!
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