5 Fun Facts About Georgia Adoptive Family Josh and Rachel

by | Jan 16, 2024 | Birth Parent Blog

Adoptive couple Rachel and Josh with their childrenI recently had the opportunity to chat with Josh and Rachel, hopeful adoptive parents who live in Georgia. When you’re thinking about adoption for your child, you’re able to talk to hopeful adoptive parents before making your decision. By chatting with them and asking them questions, you can get the full picture of the adoptive couple as potential parents to your baby.
 
I asked Josh and Rachel some fun questions that you won’t find in their adoption profile, and I learned that they are a fun, adventurous couple. They’re excited to welcome a child of any race and gender into their family and are open to visits!
 
Josh and Rachel share, “We will love your child unconditionally and bring them into our home with open arms! We promise to raise him/her in a Christian home, where guidance and support will be offered through every step in life. We would be honored to share this journey with you and are open to keeping in touch through letters, pictures, and visits at your comfort level.”
 

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Hopeful adoptive parents Rachel and Josh kayaking

1. When you were a kid, what did you absolutely love to do?

Rachel: Camping! My family would go to “family camp” with our church every year up in the mountains. Even though we only had pit toilets and no showers for the week, I have great memories of sitting around the campfire while my dad played his guitar and we played in the nearby creek.
 
Josh: Spending summers with my grandpa. I remember hopping into my grandpa’s truck to mow lawns, take care of his garden (he was proud of his green beans), and go to the store to buy the best day-old bread (cinnamon raisin!) To this day, I think about the great memories I had with my grandpa whenever I mow my own lawn.
 

2. As parents, what is something specific you want to teach your child?

We want to teach our children to love learning! We are doing this by encouraging them to enjoy the subject matter rather than giving test scores and providing daily opportunities to grow and get out of the classroom and into real-life situations! That’s why we’ve decided to homeschool and teach the importance of asking questions, using logic, seeking answers, exploring nature, and never stop learning!
 

You can get an even better glimpse into Josh and Rachel’s lives here:

 

 
Josh manning the grill

3. What is your favorite thing to cook or eat?

Rachel: Italian food! I have fond memories of going to my grandparents’ home in Oregon and helping my Nana cook Italian food for our big family gatherings. My Grandad would enthusiastically shout Italian phrases in the dining room while waiting for the special dishes to emerge!
 
Josh: I love eating desserts and baked goods. My mom would make homemade pies and cookies for holiday meals. She was famous for saying, “You don’t know if you will have room for dessert after dinner,” so she allowed the family to eat dessert first and then see how much room we had left for dinner!
 

4. What is something from your childhood that you want to make sure your child gets to experience?

Josh: I enjoyed going backpacking with my dad. I remember the excitement of the planning phase, such as picking which national park we would go to, deciding what to see, and figuring out what we needed to bring. I remember the fun we would have exploring mountains, setting up camp, and hearing my dad talk about his backpacking memories. I love that I became a part of my dad’s stories, and I look forward to making new memories with my child.
 
Rachel works on a painting

5. What is a piece of advice that’s always stuck with you?

Rachel: I read somewhere that when making decisions, how to make the right choice is to think of the impact long term. I ask myself, “Will the outcome of this problem/situation matter in an hour? How about next month? What about five years from now?” When I ask myself this question, I tend to think through scenarios, make better decisions, and let the little stuff go.
 

Curious to know more about Josh and Rachel?

You can check out their adoptive family profile online.

If you’re interested in talking to them as potential adoptive parents to your baby, just text or call Lifetime at
1-800-923-6784
and we can connect you with them.

 

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Heidi Keefer

Written by Heidi Keefer

Heidi Keefer is a Content Creator for Lifetime Adoption and has over 15 years of experience in the field of adoption. An author of thousands of articles and social media posts over the years, Heidi enjoys finding new ways to educate and captivate Lifetime’s ever-growing list of subscribers.

Heidi has a keen eye for misplaced apostrophes, comma splices, and well-turned sentences, which she has put to good use as a contributor to Lifetime’s award-winning blogs. She has written and published hundreds of adoption articles which explore the various facets of domestic infant adoption today.

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