Hello! We are Jim and Rachael.
We want to thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. Our hearts go out to you during this difficult time. We have so much respect for you and we admire your strength and your courageous decision to choose adoption. We would be honored to have the opportunity to get to know you and share our lives with you. We feel that it is important to have an open and honest relationship with our child’s birthparents. We are forever grateful to our son William's birthparents for choosing us to love and guide our child through his life. We are so blessed with the gift of becoming a family, one that we will always be thankful for. We welcome the opportunity to build a relationship that is best for everyone involved in this adoption process. We have a nurturing home filled with love and joy. We hope that after exploring our profile you are able to see how much unconditional love, support and encouragement we have to share with our child and future children. We look forward to meeting you!
Rachael & Jim
Jim and Rachael are High School sweethearts. We first met in 2003 on a Mission Trip to Juarez, Mexico and fell in love serving children and building homes in the community. After we returned home, we began dating and have been together ever since. After 5 years of dating, Jim invited Rachael to their favorite restaurant and later that evening he proposed to her on one knee in front of the family Christmas tree. Rachael said “Yes!”, and in May of 2010, we were married in the church where we first met. The wedding reception was at a venue where we had spent many of our first dates having picnics and long walks at the park nearby.
After we both graduated from Kansas State University and were married we lived in Kansas, and then we moved out of state for Jim to pursue his further education. During our four years away from our family and friends we were very adventurous and enjoyed many trips exploring the country. Jim’s job in Radiation Oncology brought us back home to Kansas City where we have bought our first home. We are thankful that Rachael has the flexibility of being a stay-at-home mother and that Jim’s position allows for a flexible work schedule. We are looking forward to building our family again through adoption. Our marriage has a strong foundation of communication, mutual respect, faith, friendship, and love.
Jim and I knew before we were married that we wanted to build a family through adoption. Rachael and Jim both knew very early on that they could not have their own children biologically. To learn that we would not be able to conceive a child was a very tough and challenging time emotionally for us both. We have known for over a decade that adoption was a good fit for us.
Through much patience and prayer, we were able to get through these hard times together. We have several family friends and close friends who have both been adopted and who have adopted children in their lives, and we have seen how wonderful the experience is for both parents and children. Our family, friends, and neighbors have been very supportive of our decision to adopt. We have had such a positive Adoption experience and we are very thankful to have such a wonderful relationship with our birthparents. We are so excited to begin the adoption journey again.
Rachael is a beautiful person on the inside and out. People often talk about when they started a relationship and knew it was the right person. Rachael was the “right person” for me long before I asked her to marry me. We’ve been together for 15 years and married for 8 years, and she continues to amaze me with her passion for everything in her life. I would describe Rachael as compassionate and caring and she is dedicated and intentional with everyone she meets.
Rachael loves helping people whether it is on a mission trip, at church, volunteering in the infant and toddler class and is a wonderful mother to our son William. She loves giving back to the community and especially enjoys spending time with children. Rachael’s generosity and hospitality blow me away! She thinks about the small things that mean the most to me which I greatly appreciate. Rachael loves to host parties at our home whether it is a holiday, a birthday or just gathering friends and family together. Rachael also has a gift for photography and loves to capture those sweet moments in our lives. We have a house full of scrapbooks and albums throughout the years.
Rachael is an unbelievable mom. She is a natural with children. Whenever we go to visit family friends, the children always ask “Where’s Rachael?” Rachael loves to play peek-a-boo with our son William and games with the neighborhood children and her nephew on the backyard swing set. Rachael is a loving and caring mother, wife, daughter, aunt and friend, and we are looking forward to growing our family through adoption.
I can honestly say I had met “the one” the moment we first met 15 years ago. It just felt right from the start and my love for him continues to grow daily. Jim is a loving father, husband, a thoughtful son, a helpful brother and a fun uncle. Jim is one of the kindest, most honest people I have met. He is easy going, fun-loving and very humble. He always knows how to make me smile and laugh and he constantly amazes me with his ability to always look on the bright side of life.
Jim loves to learn and if there is something going on in the world, Jim knows about it. He loves to read about current events and he is always researching something whether it is about learning to grill or smoke a new recipe. He is always interested in helping others. My family has always been so appreciative of “Jim the fix it” man as he is handy with tools and around the house. It is nearly impossible to find a person Jim can’t get along with. His friendly nature and sense of humor make anyone feel right at home.
The best part of being married to Jim is that he always puts his family first. The moment Jim gets home from work he gives me a warm welcome and runs around the house with our son keeping him entertained. We love spending quality time together at home and we enjoy taking long walks around the lake. Jim is always looking for ways to brighten my day whether it be something as simple as grilling for me or saying let’s go out tonight spontaneously.
The Lord had the ultimate plan for us when He placed our son William in our lives. He knew our heart’s desire to become parents and heard our prayers and they were answered. We are forever grateful for William’s birthparents for choosing us to love and guide our child through his life. We are so blessed with the gift of becoming a family, one that we will always be thankful for. We have a wonderful relationship with William’s birthparents. Our birth parents are now like family to us. William has given us so much love and joy in our lives. We love his radiant smile, contagious laughter, and his love for everyone he meets. He has such a big heart for such a little boy! We love William’s adventurous spirit and a curious mind. We love watching him grow up and play and interact with family, friends, and cousins. William can’t wait to become a big brother!
Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. We hope that you now have a glimpse of who we are and the family that would love and cherish your child unconditionally. It has been a long time dream of ours to share our lives and love with children, and we are so thankful that we have had the opportunity to become parents and it is our commitment to provide the best possible home for your child. We have a very supportive family, friends and community that would also provide love and support. Your child will know of your love and will understand the precious gift of life that you gave to him or her and to us as adoptive parents.
Rachael and Jim