Hello, we are Rachel and Deaglan and we are pleased to meet you.
We know you have a big decision to make, and we thank you for getting to know us while on your journey. You are making a caring choice for your baby, and we share your desire for them to have a lifetime of love, laughter, security, and strength. They will always know love, both yours and ours.
We will be open with your child about how our family was created, and this includes making sure that they know the love you have for them. We are very grateful to have the option to grow our family through adoption. We know and have experienced – like we are sure you have – that life can be hard, and some decisions are not easy. No matter what, it is love and optimism that leads us forward, through challenges and celebrations, together as a family.
Getting to know us
When we met 14 years ago, we knew immediately that we wanted to build a life together…. But we were not able to start right away.
After many years of living apart in different cities, we got married, Deaglan moved to Texas and we decided to grow our family. Unfortunately, we struggled with infertility and suffered several heartbreaking miscarriages. Fortunately, we now know that adoption was meant to be our path to becoming parents and we cannot be more excited!
We love to spend time with our friends, families, dogs, listen to music, and explore new places. Everyday, we make sure to wake up early to spend time together before work. We have dinner together each evening to share news about our days. We love to laugh together and with family and friends! We love catching a show by a local performer in the afternoon or evening at one of our neighborhood spots. We love taking day trips to to be outdoors and see the stars away from city lights and weekend trips to places like Chicago, Denver, or Santa Fe.
About Deaglan, from Rachel
Words that describe Deaglan:
Strong. Kind. Gentle. Smart. Hard-working. Family-oriented. Tender. Hilarious. Sarcastic
My husband is the most gentle, patient man. He is very kind, and makes me feel safe and taken care of. I get excited just thinking about how this will translate to a child. I know he or she will grow up feeling secure, loved, and spoiled by their dad. He is super funny and will keep our home filled with laughter no matter what. He loves to make french toast and sliders and steaks on the grill. When times are hard, he always keeps a clear head and knows exactly what to do. His intense love for family drew me to him and will carry us through the many years of our marriage.
Deaglan has always been the strong, stable one in his family and among friends and colleagues. He is steadfast and always available to lend a hand or an ear when needed. He is one of the most reliable people I have ever encountered, and I am so proud to have him as my husband. Your child will benefit from such a strong father figure, as he will be such a great guide through this crazy ride called life.
About Rachel, from Deaglan
WORDS THAT DESCRIBE Rachel: Funny. Warm. Energetic. Positive. Hard-working. Proactive. Loving. Hopeless romantic
Rachel is a warm, joyful, and nurturing woman with a big heart and a contagious laugh. She makes those around her feel comfortable, welcome, and included. AND she keeps everyone laughing! She makes sure that every detail is taken care of, whether at work or at play. She is great at fun surprises!
Rachel loves music. When we are not singing in the kitchen, we see live performers any time we can. She was a DJ in college and has quite the collection of playlists for any occasion. She knows what is perfect for any mood. Rachel loves to cook and makes delicious monkey bread, taco casseroles, and avocado breakfasts! Rachel is an amazing decorator and makes sure our home is filled with family photos, seasonal decorations, and comfortable furniture, including a dog bed in every room. She speaks Spanish and loves traveling to Mexico and Spain. Some of her other favorite places are Chicago, New York, and Washington DC.
Our work life
Deaglan works as a project manager, and this continues into our daily life as he is very task oriented. He is a planner and likes to check things off his list! He keeps Rachel on track when she is feeling overwhelmed or stressed about work and life.
In the past, Rachel was a high school teacher and worked for years in education sales. Now she owns a natural beauty boutique which she designed and decorated as a perfect extension of her warmth and care. Everyone loves the atmosphere from the moment they walk in and feels very taken care of. She puts a lot of work into running the business, but the business always comes second to family.
This must be the place
We have a cozy home where we love to cuddle on the couch with the dogs in front of the fireplace. We live in a quiet family community near a lake in Texas. We have a cozy home where we love to cuddle on the couch with the dogs in front of the fireplace. Rachel’s sisters, who have young kids, live nearby, so we often spend time together sharing meals, looking at Christmas lights, watching soccer games, helping with homework, or going for ice cream. We live in a beautiful neighborhood with great schools, parks, playgrounds, and pools. Our community has many family-friendly events such as live music and green belts with beautiful waterfalls and trails.
Rachel’s parents live an hour away on a farm with lots of animals and horses. The grandchildren in the family love visiting the farm for outdoor time and family bonfires. Deaglan’s family are on the East Coast, and we travel to visit and spend time with his big family.
Puppy love, meet Betty and Ollie
We have 2 small pups, Betty and Ollie. Betty is actually Ollie’s mom and we didn’t have the heart to separate the two of them when we rescued them, so we took them both home. They are very friendly and love to interact with kids!
They are our family until we add more love to the mix!
The people we love
We have a large extended family, filled with grandparents, sisters, cousins, nieces and nephews. Thanksgiving and Christmas are our favorite holidays, and we love throwing big celebrations for birthdays.
We enjoy family traditions that have been passed down for generations, and we look forward to making new ones when we are blessed with a child. We have a bonfire at the farm every July 4th. Every Christmas, all the boys get matching pajamas and the girls get matching pajamas. We can’t wait to get a matching set for the newest member of our family! Our extended families are very excited to have a new baby in the family, and they are already very supportive in our journey of adoption. Rachel’s sister lives across the street, and they talk daily about preparing our home for a child. Her sister has two kids, 15 and 8, and they are both ready to help out and play. Rachel’s parents are extremely involved in raising their existing grandchildren on a daily basis. Rachel’s older niece is training on a national level with horses and stays with them on the farm. We all have a “whatever it takes” mentality and it shows in all aspects of life, relationships, work ethic, and education. Your child will be in good hands beyond just our home, as the entire family is ready to embrace and raise this child!
Our hopes and dreams
We love live music or just listening to music. We are both big readers, and Rachel has to ask Deaglan to put down the book sometimes! The two of us enjoy traveling and going out on dinner dates as often as we can fit it in. We look forward to bringing along your child everywhere we go!
We are constantly laughing. We never forget to laugh and appreciate the good things, even during a tough day or a hard part of life. When Deaglan forgets to have fun because he gets too serious, Rachel knows to break the spell by tickling him or making up funny words. Her strength and positivity will surround your child, fill them with love, and teach them to be a strong and loving person in the world.
A few of our favorites:
Rachel: Spanish Tapas
We both love to
travel for fun!
We both LOVE
Rachel: The Pixies
Deaglan: Talking Heads
A special message for you
We want to assure you that we will always cherish and respect you and your choice. We want you to feel comfortable, and you can ask us anything that you would like. We support you and your baby through this journey, and we know that you want what is best for him or her. We promise that we will give your baby unconditional love, security, and joy to move through the world with confidence, self-love, and pride.
We look forward to getting to know you too, and creating a lifelong relationship while we share your child’s journey with you.