Welcome! Let Us Tell You Our Story...

Dear Friend, Welcome to our blog! We are Troy and Rachel. We have been married for 16 years, but with dating and all that, we have been together for twenty. We are the parents of five wonderful children. Kamryn, Adelynn, Brevyn, Landon, and Anson. We love them so much! We always planned on having a large family, and even though we were able to have four biological children, adoption was always in the plans. After Landon's birth, there were severe complications and Rachel was unable to have any more naturally. We were excited that the time to pursue adoption had finally come! We knew that there were more children waiting to come to our family. We were so blessed in November of 2012, when Anson joined our family through the miracle of open adoption. We adore him and can't imagine our lives without him in it. But, someone is still missing. We haven't felt right about going through the traditional adoption agency route. So, we are starting here and hoping that the right person will find us this way. Thank you and feel free to read on for more about us! If you'd like to contact us, feel free to send us an email at troyracheladopt@yahoo.com or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/troyandracheladopt We would LOVE to hear from you.

Our Letter To You:

Hi. First of all, we would like to say thank you for even looking at our website. We know that you must be feeling very unsure and emotional right now. Having a baby and making big decisions for that baby's future are heavy responsibilities. The fact that you are even considering adoption says volumes about the kind of person you are. You obviously want the very best for your child and are weighing your options.

We just want to assure you that if you were to choose our family as the family in which your child would grow, you would hold a huge place in our hearts. Your baby would be loved and cherished by parents and big sisters and brothers. He or she would be the recipient of fifteen years worth of "parenting experience." We have raised five babies now and are comfortable and confident in their care. Each one of our children are unique in their habits and needs, from six months worth of colic to extremely content and easy. They have all grown to be fantastic kids. We believe in letting each child choose their way. Some of our children love sports, some love music, acting, and dancing, and some love science and art. We encourage each of our children in the things they love- as long as they are having fun with what they are doing.

We also wanted you to know that we are hoping for an open adoption! We believe that an adopted child needs to know his or her biological family in order to feel secure. But more importantly, we have a lot of love to give, and would love to expand our family circle to include your family! Our son, Anson has pictures of his birth mother in his room, and we talk about her quite often. He knows her name, and that he "grew in her tummy." As he gets older we will continue to share age appropriate information with him, helping him to understand adoption. We love his birth mother and are so thankful for the amazing woman she is! We understand that you will have your own needs and desires for this adoption, and we respect that. We are willing to work out an agreement that both sides feel comfortable with and are committed to honoring that agreement. But, we hope that we can know you, love you, and have you as part of our family too!

So once again, sincerely, thank you. Thank you for looking into our family and considering adoption. Please feel free to contact us with further questions.

May God be with you during this time.

All our Love,

Troy & Rachel


We asked our family and friends to say a few words about our family. Here are their kind words about us:

  * Being adopted myself at 3 weeks old, I can say adoption is the most wonderful, beautiful, and unselfish act of love you can give your unborn baby. I don't know you or your situation but I want you to know that I have the most love and respect for my birth mother. She gave me the most wonderful life, with a Mom and Dad who love me so much. I know it was hard for her to place me for adoption but I also know she knew it was the BEST thing for me. I LOVE HER FOR THAT.
With that said, Troy and Rachel are the kindest, most loving, and sincere people I know. They are both such awesome parents. They are people I look up to. They are gentle, kind and loving. Your child would have a wonderful life. With both a Mom, a Dad, and wonderful siblings. Your baby would be well taken care of and loved...he or she would LOVE YOU for making this unselfish act of love.



* I have the privilege of living across the street from Rachel, Troy, and their cute, smart, fun, talented, helpful, respectful, athletic, musical, did I mention smart?, happy kids.
Rachel and I are good friends and we share advice, concerns, accomplishments, and silly, memorable things that our kids do. I admire the way she treasures even the smallest things that occur in her family. Troy and Rachel create opportunities for their children to learn, grow, laugh and dance together. I have seen videos of karate, wrestling matches, theatrical plays, dance, and song performances - all in their living room! They have been hoping, praying and preparing for a new baby to join their family. I truly believe that your little one will be cherished and loved and grow to be a bright, confident, happy boy or girl.

*  I have known Rachel my whole life (minus those 3 months between our birthdays). She is my cousin, but more importantly one of my best friends. We have always been close. When we were kids we would spend hours planning out our lives. We’d pick the cute boys we were going to marry, our future kids names, and how many kids we’d have. Most of those things changed often as we got older and made new plans, but one thing never changed, Rachel always wanted a big family. Being a mother was her biggest goal in life. Every where we have gone together people have been drawn to Rachel because of her beauty outside and inside. Some of my best growing up memories have been with her. I ever got to be there the night she met Troy. I got to watch them date and marry. Troy is as wonderful a person as she is, and together they are fabulous parents. Their lives are devoted to their children and they make it so much fun. Rachel has been a great example of motherhood to me as well. I want you to know that letting them adopt your child will bless your life and your child’s life immensely. They will love your little one as their own, and their children will be just as devoted to their new sibling. May God bless you in your decision.

* I cannot say enough good things about Rachel & Troy. I have known them for over 10 years and think so highly about both of them. They are wonderful parents, which is obvious to see once you've been in the presence of their children for minutes -- they are such a fun and upbeat family. I truly have confidence in their ability to add another child to their home with all the happiness and love in the world. Best wishes with this decision. 

* Troy and Rachel are my brother and sister in law. I have known them for about 7 years and have spent a lot of time with them. Troy is such a loving and fun dad. He loves babies and has a very special bond with my daughter. Rachel is wonderful mother and you can tell that she loves being a mother. Both Troy and Rachel spend many hours with each of their children teaching them and loving them. I love watching the bond that their children have with each other. They are each others biggest supporters. They are also so great with my daughter and always make her feel so special. I am grateful that this family is a part of my life.

* I am Rachel and Troy's sister-in-law going on 5 years now. I have spent countless hours with them and their children. I am so impressed with the love that they have in their home. I would entrust my children with Rachel and Troy without thinking twice. Rachel is kind, friendly, fun, outgoing, talkative, loving, a good listener, a conversationalist, hard-working, compassionate, devoted, dependable and thoughtful. Troy is giving, respectful, considerate, helpful, caring, unselfish, loyal, warm, loving and lighthearted. They are both devout in their faith, and their priorities are clearly their religion and family. They love each other and their children and have close relationships with their extended families. To name just a few things, they love to laugh and have fun, dance in the kitchen, listen to music, go to the kids' sporting events, visit family out of state, exercise, play video games, watch movies, attend BYU football and basketball games, attend Jazz games, sing, and be together.  

* I am Rachel's cousin, and I have known her all her life. I know without a doubt that she is an honest, trustworthy, compassionate, loving person. If something happened to me, I would entrust her with my own children without reservation. This family adores and enjoys their children as much as anyone I've met. Any child who joined their family would be incredibly blessed.

 * I have known the Galbraith family for less than two years, but in this short time they have left an impression on me. They are all united on many things, such as the gospel and sports. But they are also each so unique in their individual hobbies, interests, and talents. One of the things that strikes me the most about this family, is that the children are all so confident and happy. That kind of confidence and happiness can only come from being a part of a family that loves, respects, and supports eachother in a secure environment. Whatever Rachel and Troy are doing, they must be doing it right, because their children are wonderful. I couldn't imagine a better family for you to choose to love your child the way that you would want.

 * I was Rachel's roommate our Freshman year in college, so I got to see her up close and personal. She is an amazing, loving, sensitive person that loves to have a fun. While Troy was on his mission during this time, so I didn't get to know him as well, you could never question the love they have for each other. We have kept in touch over the years and she has been a great friend and support through all of my challenges. Their family is unique and so full of love. You couldn't ask for a better family for a baby. 

* I have known Troy and Rachel for about 4 years. I have been able to know them from a couple of different settings. The one thing that I consistently see is how much they love each other and they don't even have to say anything! It's evident from the way they treat each other. They are wonderful, loving parents and family means everything to them. They have an awesome extended family that are always there and extremely supportive. I know that being a part of this family would truely be a blessing.