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Thank you for taking the time to learn about us! We’re a quirky, fun-loving couple from South Dakota. We’re excited to become first-time parents through adoption! We’re family-centered and eager to add a new little person to our world. We’ve always wanted to adopt, and after years of infertility and losses, our desire to adopt has only strengthened. We have an incredible group of family and friends that are excited about our plans to expand our little family!

We’re excited to give you a glimpse into our lives and are so grateful that you’re taking some time to get to know us!

About Us

We have been together for 9 years and married for 6 years. We are both college graduates—Rachel is a special education teacher at a residential treatment facility for children who have experienced trauma and Paul is a civil engineer and works for a small engineering firm.

Every day is an adventure for us! We love to travel and do so often as we have family scattered all over the country. We have fun no matter what we’re doing, as long as we’re together. We are so excited to be growing ou family through adoption. We look forward to welcoming your child into our adventures, showing them the world and sharing with them our passions!

My Husband Paul

My husband is the kindest, most patient, level-headed person I know. He has encouraged and supported me in each endeavor I’ve taken on. He’s a family man and puts his family before himself. He is the most fun person I have ever met! No matter what we are doing, he makes it fun. He is truly my best friend and enjoys grilling and smoking meat on the deck and doing home renovation projects.

I know that Paul will be an active dad. Whenever our nephew or godchildren are around, Paul is on the floor playing with them! I know that he is excited to care for our own child and teach them how to work with their hands!

My Wife Rachel

Rachel is one of the most caring people I know and, ever since our first date, I knew she was the one.

She supports our family and friends, is dedicated to her career helping children and can make anyone laugh. Rachel is a teacher to at-risk children.  Her job can be very challenging, but when you see the joy on her face when she talks about how her students are progressing in class, it’s an amazing thing.

Rachel has a big heart. I’m so excited to grow our family with her. Rachel enjoys reading, crafts, and home decorating. She’s excited to plan fun crafts and activities with our own child!

Our Home in South Dakota

We live in a wonderful 3-bedroom house, with a large fenced in yard and plenty of space to play games and run around with our two dogs, Jacob and Josephine.  Our house is full of laughter, love and is within driving distance to hiking trails and several national parks.  Our home is only a short drive from several family parks, playgrounds, bike trails, and dog parks. We love our home and look forward to sharing it with your child.

Our Family and Friends

We have family spread all over the United States! This allows many opportunities for travel, unique experiences, and lasting memories! We each have 1 sister and both of our mothers are active in our lives- we talk with them on a daily basis. We are an active aunt and uncle to our incredible nephew! We’re excited to include our child in family get-togethers and game nights with our friends and their children!

Our family and friends are all so excited for us to add to our family. They have so much love to give to a new addition to our family!

Our Promise

We promise to raise your child in a home filled with unconditional love. We promise to help them build upon their personal strengths and meet all of their needs. We promise to raise your child surrounded by family and friends that will love and support them throughout their life. We promise that your child will know you and your love. Their adoption story will be celebrated! We are excited to welcome your baby into our family and are open to maintaining contact with you through letters, photos, and visits if that is your desire.

If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Paul & Rachel

  Paul Rachel
Our EducationMaster's of Science in Civil EngineeringMaster's of Education in Reading
Our ProfessionsCivil EngineerSpecial Education Teacher
Our Racial BackgroundAsian/CaucasianCaucasian
Some of Paul & Rachel's Favorites
Favorite FoodPizzaI really like food!
Favorite ColorBluePink
Favorite TV ShowsThe OfficeThe Office & Friends
Favorite HobbiesHome Renovations & Grilling/Smoking MeatReading & Crafts
Vacation SpotHawaiiHawaii
Favorite HolidayHalloweenChristmas
Sports TeamIndianapolis ColtsTampa Bay Buccaneers
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

We enjoy spending time together. We love to travel and have covered many, many miles on our journeys.

Our Faith

We attend a large church that has an amazing kids program! Our nephew participates in this program when he visits and we're excited to raise our children there! We believe that faith is important and it is a part of our home. We believe Jesus left us an example of what we should be and we strive to serve others as Jesus did.

We live in the state of...

South Dakota

Our Neighborhood

We live in a typical Midwestern neighborhood. It is quiet and safe. There are many families with children in our area. We also have schools within a few blocks of our home.

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

Newborn to 12 months




Either gender

Ethnicity of ChildAny ethnicity
Future Contact with Birth Family

We are open to letters, pictures, and visits.

In Closing

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us and considering us for your child. We are so excited to speak with you and look forward to staying in touch through letters, pictures, and visits throughout the years to come!

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