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Brian and Rachel

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Let's be Honest, These letters can be slightly awkward..."Dear Expectant Mother" feels so formal and cold, but "Hello Friend" seems a little too familiar and personal for someone you haven't met. As children, daydreaming of our futures, these letters aren't what any of us imagined. But then again, nothing ever is. Life has bumps, but it's all about how we continue moving forward. Rachel always felt called to adopt, but she married the ever-traditional Brian, who thought parenthood was a natural progression. Thirteen years later, here we are, writing the most daunting letter of our lives. And here you are, reading it, trying to make a seemingly overwhelming decision. We may not know each other yet, but we do share some of your same fears. Our stories, past and present, may not be the same but they've brought us together here and now. I can only hope that through this crazy journey, we can all find the strength and courage to continue chasing our dreams Thank you for getting to know us a little better in the next few pages. We will be praying for you, your child, and your choice. Together in Hope and Love, Rachel & Brian

Facts About Our Family

Location:Raleigh
*The location where the adoption agency’s office is.
State:North Carolina
# of Pets:1
Pets:Dog, Miniature Pinscher
Neighborhood: Suburban
Children:No Children

More About Our Family

Our Life Together: We aren't exactly your typical "high school sweethearts" since we grew up in completely different parts of the state! We actually met at a church youth retreat and started dating just after Brian's high school graduation, when Rachel was only 16! We managed to stay together through the difficulties of a long distance relationship, college, fights, break-ups, make-ups, and "freak-outs", helping prepare us for some of Life's toughest challenges. Now, we are very much "go with the flow"...We set goals, and work diligently to achieve them, but when something comes along to block and challenge our dreams, we adjust course and redirect. No matter where our path takes us, we'll be on it together, side by side, hand in hand. Above all else, we remain true and constant to our main priorities: Faith, Family, and Friends

About Brian

Profession:manager
Education:College

More About Brian

Brian is a true friend to everyone he meets! He's funny, charismatic, yet kind and sensitive. His caring spirit can lift you up when you're feeling low. It's a rare blend of gentle masculinity, a REAL gentleman! He is the subtle realist, who keeps Rachel grounded. Our Life with Brian's Family: Brian's Family may be relatively small, but they're fiercely loyal. We have family dinner with his parents, grandmother, and brother EVERY Wednesday! Christmas is always a fun, whirlwind adventure! Christmas Eve with his mother's family: grandmother, aunt, and uncle Christmas morning in our "Jammies" with his parents and our brothers Christmas Day with his Dad's family: aunt, uncle, and cousins

About Rachel

Profession:business
Education:College

More About Rachel

Rachel has an adventurous spirit, helping pull Brian out of his shell to experience life to its fullest! She is never afraid to go new places, try new things, meet new people, and will always encourage you to "Be your BEST self!" She is warm and supportive if you're struggling, and your biggest cheerleader when you succeed. She is an ear to listen, shoulder to cry on, and heart to care. Our Life with Rachel's Family: Whereas Brian's Family is relatively small, Rachel's Family is the complete opposite! Rachel's family includes 2 parents, 6 "children", with 4 spouses, 9 grandkids, and now +1 great-grandchild. Her immediate family is almost the same size as Brian's entire extended family! But that doesn't keep us from remaining close... When Brian and Rachel started dating 20 years ago, the majority of their date nights were spent babysitting her twin nephews, who are 21 now! Rachel and Brian are now actively involved with their younger nieces: Delaney (15), Riley (12), and Sydney (10), all of whom are excitedly awaiting their "new cousin"!

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