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 Like To Play

We are a pretty active family.

Troy and Rachel run, and run, and run. Last summer we ran a 187 mile relay race, a little 5K, and a half marathon (13.1 miles.) We like to be healthy and running together has been something that is good for our marriage and our health.

The kids love sports and have all played on teams. Their favorite thing is to go to a nearby park and play football, soccer, or Frisbee with the whole family.

We like to get together with family. Troy's family is really close by and we hang out quite often. Family parties are really fun and include delicious food, crazy cousins, and lots of dancing. Troy's family knows how to have a great time! Rachel's family is spread across the country which makes for great vacations. We love to visit two of her siblings in California and visit the beach and Disneyland. Her mom lives in Idaho, and every so often, we pack up the kids and head to Yellowstone or Jackson Hole.

We like to hike, which is great since we live so close to the mountains. Our home is within five miles of both the mountains and a lake. Troy likes to camp and fish. He takes the kids out on the lake on a regular basis and has taught them to love fishing! They love the time they get to spend alone with their dad! We also love to ride horses, and our brother in law has a bunch of them. The kids love to go down to his town and ride. They are constantly asking when they can go again.

Riding Uncle Bruce's Horses
Family Dance Party
Yellowstone National Park

Mostly, we just love to do fun things as a family. We love to experience the world together.

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