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CJ & Rachael
Hey! Thanks for checking us out! We are so excited to be considered as a possible adoptive family. Adoption is the most selfless and beautiful thing, it's wild and incredible to be a part of it! It's our hope you find the absolute best fit for baby and we are rooting for you both!
Our Life Priorities
We share very similar priorities in life and it's probably one of the things that makes our relationship so strong.
We believe that helping people is one of the most important things you can do. Loyalty, honesty, and being genuine are things we believe bring you to where you want to be in life. We know working hard pays off and making family a priority overall is key. We want those around us to succeed and to also push us to be the best we can be. Relationships, whether they be work related, friendships or family, are crucial to happiness and self-growth.
We also think it is so important, especially in times like now, to love and be loved by others despite have different outlooks on the world, in fact its what make us well rounded humans!
We are excited to bring our babe home and into our community to raise them up to be a loving and strong members of society.
Our Individual Strengths
CJ's personal strengths are his ability to remain calm, level-headed, and caring. CJ will go into a situation that literally any other person would panic but he just keeps this calmness, assesses the problem and figures out how to deal with it. He doesn't get emotionally driven and keeps a level head in most any situation. He is also the most caring person who will drop whatever he is doing to go help a friend or family member. He just cares so much and shows his love through acts of service.
Rachael's personal strengths are her empathy, being observant and problem-solving skills. Rachael can empathize with peoples' situations, which has really helped foster genuine relationships with people. She is very observant and is able to get a good understanding of a situation or person. Rachael is also a great problem solver, she will take a situation that may seem daunting and break it into manageable tasks to get the job done!
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Our House and Neighborhood
We live in Idaho in a cute little pink house! Our home is in the most picturesque town, it honestly looks like it should be every small town in movies. We are about 5 minutes to the lake and so we can go swim, fish or hop on a boat after work! It's an established neighborhood so there are absolutely gorgeous trees the tower over the streets and in every season it's incredible.
We live about 3 blocks from a cute little park and can't wait to take our littles there! We also live 3 blocks from one of Rachael's sisters and about 10 blocks from the other so there will be PLENTY of cousin time! Our neighbors are a older couple and they actually play bagpipes for all the town parades, we hear them out practicing in their driveway and it is the most fun thing! Our town also has Santa drive around on a firetruck during Christmas time and they meet all the kids and its just such a fun little place to grow up!
Our Extended Families
We both come from large, blended families. Some are close by and others are quiet far, but everyone is so excited to be adding another little one to our family.
CJ has 2 brothers and 5 sisters! We are a very outdoorsy family and love to be up in the mountains. We share a love for dirt biking, BBQ's and just simple quality time. Most of CJ's family lives within a few hours from us but his dad and a few siblings live a quick flight away in Arizona.
Rachael has 3 brothers and 2 sisters! As much as we use to drive each other crazy as kids we are all really close as adults! 3 siblings live in town and then the others live in Texas and Tennessee. We go all out on holidays, we go every year on a little Lake cruise to see Santa!
We are loud and a lot but we have so much love to spread with our future babe!
From Us to You
Hi birth family! We are sure you're feeling a bit overwhelmed reading these letters and we just want to say you're doing great. Seriously, you are considering the most selfless thing ever and that makes you an incredible and strong human(s).
We are CJ and Rachael and we have been married for just about 7 years! We have always wanted to be parents and cannot wait to share our lives with a child! We have been going through infertility for about 6 years and honestly, as weird as it may sound, it has really made our bond even stronger. We are able to communicate what we need from each other and it has prepared us for parenthood better than if we had naturally had a baby right off the bat. We have learned that life isn't always going to go according to plan and we have to live in the now. Don't always be hoping for the future, you will blink and miss out on so much.
We want you to know that if you decide we are the right fit for babe, that we will give them the most beautiful life with our family. We have tons of nieces and nephews and love them like they were our own babies! Rachael has been able to give all of them room makeovers so that each kiddo has a special place of their own, she has done emergency pick ups, and last minute babysitting. CJ has taught them how to fish, carried them up exhausting hikes, and coached their sport teams! We really will drop whatever we have going on for anything family.
We know that family time is so incredibly important and are excited that both of us are working for Rachael's family's business, which allows us to bring baby to work! We know it is a unique thing to be able to have our baby come into work with us and we are so beyond grateful for that flexibility to nurture that bond with quality time. We are actually in the process of getting new flooring and creating a little baby area so there is a space to nap and play when the time comes!
We recently felt such a prompting to pursue adoption and just know our future baby is going to be making their entrance soon. We had so many people tell us to start the adoption process years ago because it can take so long, and while it was something we wanted, it just didn't feel like the right time. There is no set reason why it didn't "feel right," it just didn't. We now realize that's because our babes time is now, it wasn't two years ago, it was 2 months ago, it's now. Once sweet babe is at home and meeting our family it will all makes sense why we went through infertility, why timing didn't feel right a few years ago, and why it took us so long to have this family. It's because our baby wasn't on their way then and now they are. We actually got test results a few months into the adoption process that our chances to naturally conceive was even slimmer than before. It was just such an incredible confirmation that we were on the right path for our family!
We know that not only is this a huge process for our family but for yours as well. We know that there is a lot of emotional and mental aspects to this that we can't even pretend to understand because we truly don't. We understand the importance of having photos and videos available if you want them and we will 100% keep our word when we say we will send them. Even if you don't want them now they will be available for you.
Thank you so much for reading about us! I hope you find the right fit for you and know that your baby will be so loved.
CJ & Rachael
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