Meet Evan & Rachel
A video message from Evan & Rachel
A Letter from Evan & Rachel
Hello! We’re a couple who try to live passionately and with purpose. Being parents to our young son has been such a joy for us. In trying to grow our family, we lost our second son at full term during his birth and found out it would be unlikely for us to have another pregnancy. Through everything we’ve been through, our desire to add another child to our family has stayed strong! Adoption has been on our hearts since early in our relationship and we’re excited to be in this process. Family is a huge priority to us, and we would love to embrace a relationship with you throughout your child’s life. We hope to get to know you and the hopes you have for your baby.
How we met, as told by Rachel: Through a Bible study at our church, I became friends with Evan’s sister-in-law and met Evan at her 30th birthday party. We were married 2 years later and have been together as a couple for 8 years!
Together we enjoy:
• Date nights to our favorite Mexican restaurant
• Shopping (especially the outlets!)
• Coffee dates
• Playing card games
• Playing sports
• Listening to audiobooks on road trips to the beach
• Volunteering at church
Evan says: Rachel is a fun, loving, tender-hearted person who loves her family unconditionally. She always plans ahead to make each day fun! Rachel is a very social person who can talk with anyone and make others smile. As a nurse, she has also won awards for her work at the hospital and is often the one our loved ones call when they need medical guidance or suggestions. Her nurturing spirit definitely overflows as a mom. Rachel loves caring for our son (he lights up whenever she’s around!).
• Cooking (she recently started making homemade bread too!)
• Planning weekly activities
• Growing house plants
• Making candles
Rachel says: Evan is patient, loyal, hard-working, and a strong friend. He provides a stable home for our family and I appreciate that he is a hands-on dad and always supportive of me. I love watching him play with James, taking time to explain or teach things to him along the way. Evan is known for being level-headed, friendly, and ready to help others with house projects. He’s a deep thinker and carefully considers his decisions. Evan cares deeply and invests fully in the relationships in his life.
• Watching movies
• Playing sports
• Home remodeling projects
• Hosting get-togethers
• Playing drums, acoustic guitar, and bass at church
Our 3 year old son, James, is very sweet, kind-hearted, and great with younger children. He can be a little shy until he gets comfortable around others. Our little boy loves exploring the world around him through books, toys, and hands-on activities. James will be a great big brother!
As a family we love going to church together, having playdates with neighbors and their kids, going to the park, library events, and visiting local museums and zoos.
We live outside of a large city in a suburban community at the top of a cul-de-sac. Most of the families in our neighborhood have small children, so our kids will have lots of little friends to grow up with here. One of our favorite things about this neighborhood is the relationships neighbors have made with each other. We’re friends with many of our neighbors and enjoy family walks together. Our two-story house is in a great location with easy access to the city and anything we need. We have five bedrooms, a finished basement, and a great yard where children love to play. The nursery has been decorated in a neutral animal theme and we look forward to personalizing it when we bring our child home.
Thank you for learning about us and the life we’d love to share with your child. We promise he or she will always know how loved they are. We are committed to teaching him or her the importance of faith, family, and hard work. As parents, we’ll give your child guidance and wisdom to help grow their talents and abilities. Your child will grow up knowing how much you mean to our whole family.
We promise to:
• Provide the ability to attend college, trade school, or other educational opportunities to help him or her reach for their dreams.
• Teach practical life skills and independence.
• Model how to treat others with dignity and respect, and how to live with integrity and character.
• Encourage him or her through their strengths and challenges.
• Honor our commitment to open adoption, sharing updates or annual visits with you as your child grows up, if you’d like that.
• Be honest and supportive with your child when they have questions about their adoption.
Learn More About Evan & Rachel
|Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology
|Bachelors of Science in Nursing
|Registered Nurse (works about 2 days a month)
|Our Racial Background
|Some of Evan & Rachel's Favorites
|Ocean Cay, Bahamas
|North Myrtle Beach
|Playing bass & drums, home remodeling or improvement projects
|Cooking, gardening, & making candles
|Thing to do at Home
|Play board games or entertain friends & family
|Play games with family or read books together
|Fourth of July (and Christmas!)
|Chronicles of Narnia
|Beatrix Potter's series
|Sport to Play
|Basketball & Pickleball
|More About Our Family
|What Matters Most to Us
Our family is a huge part of our lives; we spend most evenings and weekends with our parents and siblings. It’s important for us to nurture friendships and family connections. We also value faith, courage to do the right thing, and determination to keep trying through any challenge. At church, we both enjoy volunteering and staying involved in the community. Evan plays bass and drums on the worship team, serves as an elder, helps with the kids’ ministry, and leads a neighborhood Bible study group. Rachel leads a small group for mothers at our church and coordinates the play dates for the mothers’ ministry.
Evan’s first job was babysitting and he is very good with children.
Rachel loves organizing and helping others get organized.
|Our Loved Ones
We come from smaller families and we’re very close with our parents and siblings. Almost everyone lives within an hour of us, so we spend a lot of time together! Some of our family attends church with us too. We have 4 nieces and nephews and it’s so fun when the cousins are all together. Our god-son lives across the street, and we also have close friends within walking distance. We have a great community of friends and family who are there for us. Everyone is excited to welcome the child we adopt!
|Favorite Family Traditions
• Game nights and family dinners
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child
Either boy or girl
Yes, up to 2 years old
We'd love to get to know you or answer any questions as you think about what you want for your baby's future. Thank you for considering us as adoptive parents! If you choose us to raise your child, we want you to know that you would always hold a special place in our hearts and story. We will honor an open adoption if you want an ongoing connection. When you're ready, just ask Lifetime about us. Hope to hear from you!