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A Letter from Luke & Rachel

Dear Birthmother,

Thank you for taking the time to learn about our family. We have been married for 11 years now and, after 5 years of infertility, were blessed with 2 wonderful little boys. During those 5 long years, God brought our hearts to adoption and that desire has never left us. We are so excited to grow our family through the joy of adoption and to welcome a child of any race and gender into our home of love, fun, and laughter.

About Us

We met at bible school as young adults and married in 2007.

After 5 years of praying we were blessed with our first child, Sam, and not long after him our second son, Ben, came along. We know the Lord had us fall in love with adoption for a reason and we strongly believe God has had His hand on this whole process and timing.

One of our favorite pastimes would have to be coming up with story ideas of books we would love to write someday. We have both written out full books and have several outlines of others done. It’s so much fun to come up with stories! As a family, we love playing games and have a closet full of games and puzzles. All of us are excited to welcome your baby into our family and to share with them all of life’s big moments.

About Luke

Luke is my best friend. He is a responsible man who always does his best for his family. He a sheet metal journey man and a leader in our church through the music ministry and truly enjoys his time there. He enjoys building everything! From beautiful tables to fantastic costumes for the kids. Whatever he’s working on, he makes it a point to show the boys how to do it and to let them help him so that they learn. My favorite thing about Luke is his booming laugh! Our home is always full of laughter, and Luke’s causal/easy-going personality is what leads our home with joy.

Luke is so excited to welcome home our next child and is looking forward to teaching them about music and to be there for them at every stage of life!

About Rachel

Rachel is my best friend and has changed my life in countless ways! From the first moment I met Rachel to this very day, she has continued to be the most interestingly deep, gentle, and compassionate person I know.

She started an in-home business just to raise money for this adoption, all the while being an amazing wife and mom. She loves teaching our children through art projects, singing, reading, and educational games. I love her wit, sense of humor, and graciousness.

Rachel is excited to share her love for books, education, and snuggles with our next child.

 

Our Children

Sam is 5 and is quite the character! He has a fun imagination and loves to learn new things. His mind is a sponge and it’s amazing the things he rememberes from the books we read. His all-time favorite activity is playing legos with dad.

Ben is almost 3, and he is our passionate one! He is a huge charmer, and he especially loves flirting with all the people at the grocery store from the cart. He is a big snuggler and has to have his favorite blanket and stuffed animal with him wherever he goes.

Both Ben and Sam are excited to welcome home their sibling and we know they with be fantastic big brothers!

Our Home in Washington

Cozy, warm and full of laughter are the three most important things about our home. Our 3 bedroom home is located on a wonderful, family-friendly development that resides near a small river. We often enjoy wandering the walking trail just down our street or playing in our fully fenced backyard. Our open green yard is perfect for teaching soccer, playing games, and enjoying our play structure!

We are so looking forward to spending the holidays with our next child! Christmas, Valentines Day, and Halloween are our favorites! The boys have enjoyed coming up with ideas of how to dress up the baby for trick or treating and having coordinated outfits!

Our Promise

We promise to wholeheartedly cherish your child and to love them unconditionally. We promise to provide for them at every stage of life and to teach them all about Jesus and how much He loves them. We will encourage them in all things that make them unique and will support them in their talents and interests. We promise to have daily snuggles, book reading, laughter, and play time.  Most importantly, we will tell them we love them every single day.

To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Luke & Rachel

An audio message from Luke & Rachel

  Luke Rachel
Our EducationApprenticeship JourneymanMedical Assistant
Our ProfessionsSheet Metal JourneymanStay at home mom
Stay-At-HomeNoYes
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Luke & Rachel's Favorites
SplurgeLegos for kids & StarbucksNew kid books, notebooks, pens, & sweaters
Songs80's pop & pop-punkChristmas music (year round!) & hymns
HolidayChristmasValentines Day & Christmas
MovieMarvels AvengersJulie & Julia
TV ShowStranger Things & SherlockNCIS, Gilmore Girls, Call the Midwife, & Great British Baking Show
BooksBible & Eye of the WorldBible, Valley of Vision, & Harry Potter
SeasonWinterFall
More About Our Family
Favorite part of our house

Rachel's favorite part of our house is our large couch! It's the perfect place for daily snuggling and book reading.
Lukes favorite place is the garage where he is always involved in projects, usually designing and constructing costumes and masks for the boys.

Hobbies

Luke-making costumes for the kids, writing books and playing guitar
Rachel- art, home decor, reading, writing, coffee, and tea time

What we want to teach our kids

Luke- games and math
Rachel- piano, French, and soccer

Favorite Holiday Traditions

Luke- putting up and decorating the Christmas tree, driving around to look at Christmas lights
Rachel- Christmas books every year that only get brought out for December, and are kept under the tree the whole month. (They get new ones every year!)

Our favorite things about each other

Luke is a very hard worker, and always makes sure we have what we need. He excels at his job because of his work ethic, and is teaching the boys to be hard-working too.

Rachel impresses me with her ability to step out of her comfort zone to reach goals or bless others. Whether it's starting her own business, writing stories, or doing art projects, she continues to balance her personality with blessing others.

Friends and family

We have a very strong church family, and they are so excited for us. Families of all different ages, and many with kids the same age as ours. My family is local and we are all very close. And Lukes family is a short 3-hour drive away.

Our Favorite Vacation

Luke- Aulani Resort, Hawaii
Rachel- Hawaii to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. (Our kids and my parents came too!)

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn - 3 months

Twins

Yes

Gender

Either

Ethnicity of ChildAny
Future Contact with Birth Family

We are open to letters, pictures and visits if you are comfortable.

In Closing

Thank you for reading through our website and taking the time to get to know us. We are filled with joy as we begin our adoption journey. We look forward to showering your child with love, support and family memories.

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