Brandon and Rachel

Hello! We are Brandon, Rachel & Levi. We want to say thank you from the deepest part of our hearts for choosing adoption for your child. We are truly humbled as you consider us for your child’s adoptive family. We have nothing but compassion for you as we imagine the overwhelming emotions and difficult decisions you’ve faced so far on your journey, and we hope that we can offer you support the rest of the way.

Brandon & Rachel

HELLO!

- WE ARE -

BRANDON, RACHEL & LEVI

from the beautiful STATE OF NEW YORK.

We want to say THANK YOU! from the deepest part of our hearts for choosing adoption for your child.

- DEAR -

EXPECTANT

PARENTS,

We are truly humbled as you consider us for your child’s adoptive family. We have nothing but compassion for you as we imagine the overwhelming emotions and difficult decisions you’ve faced so far on your journey, and we hope that we can offer you support the rest of the way.

Our hearts ache for another child. Over the past few years we have been met with only loss and grief while trying to expand our family. Adoption has always been part of our discussion and we are so excited to grow our family in this way. Your child would be the biggest blessing we could ever receive. We could never fully express our gratitude for the amazing sacrifice you are making, not only for them, but for us as well.

Again, THANK YOU for taking the time to get to know us. We hope that you are able to catch a glimpse of our lives in these next few pages and that you can see the life you dream of for your sweet boy or girl.

TAKING A COOKING CLASS IN ITALY
TAKING A COOKING CLASS IN ITALY
SWINGING ON THE PLAYSET RACHEL DESIGNED AND BUILT WITH HER DAD
SWINGING ON THE PLAYSET RACHEL DESIGNED AND BUILT WITH HER DAD

ABOUT US

We are a loving, nurturing, SILLY family who aren’t afraid to be ourselves; we love to laugh and have fun together. Whether we’re traveling the world or building a fort in the living room, the most important thing for us is to make lasting memories with our children. Our lives aren’t perfect and neither are we, but we are committed to loving our family and being there for each other.

How We Became a Family

We met by chance at church nine years ago and quickly became best friends through our shared values, senses of humor, and love of food. People joke that we were dating before we even knew it, and Brandon was definitely the last one to catch on. Eventually he got the hint and we were married in 2015. Our son Levi was born in 2017, and he is the greatest treasure we could imagine. He can’t wait to be a big brother and we are so excited to add another tiny human to our family!

BEFORE A TOUGH MUDDER OBSTACLE COURSE
BEFORE A TOUGH MUDDER OBSTACLE COURSE
PHOTOBOOTH FUN AT OUR WEDDING
PHOTOBOOTH FUN AT OUR WEDDING
CHRISTMAS TIME ANTICS
CHRISTMAS TIME ANTICS

WE ARE

Christians

Our faith is an essential part of our everyday lives. We will raise our children to know God and to know He loves them. We also know the importance of exposing them to other faiths and world views so they can develop their own belief systems as they grow.

Our church community is made up of a loving and diverse group of people who we consider part of our extended family.

MEET

RACHEL

- by Brandon -

Rachel is an incredible wife and mother to our family. What I love most about her is her calm demeanor, her generous heart, and how she goes the extra mile to help those in need. Daily life for Rachel includes taking our son to activities such as gym class, story time at the local library, or playdates with family and friends. She also loves bringing him along for weekly grocery and Target runs.

Rachel also enjoys doing things alone to recharge. I am the complete opposite so our personalities provide a great balance to our family! She enjoys uncovering new hidden food and coffee spots, diving into a good book, and working on creative house projects. She is definitely the “handy” one in the family, and if something is broken, she can fix it!

TRYING OUT THE LOCAL STYLES AT AN ITALIAN MARKET
TRYING OUT THE LOCAL STYLES AT AN ITALIAN MARKET
MAKING COOKIES WITH LEVI - YUM!
MAKING COOKIES WITH LEVI - YUM!
BLUEBERRY PICKING AT A LOCAL FARM
BLUEBERRY PICKING AT A LOCAL FARM
“The bond that Rachel has with our son is amazing and she longs for another child to share in that same love.”

MY DAY (& NIGHT) JOB:

Happy Momma

I am so grateful to be a stay at home mom to our son and future children. I previously had a career in interior design and architecture, but I can’t imagine my life any other way. To me there is nothing more important than being present and available 24/7 to kiss scraped knees, offer midnight snuggles, and go on adventures together.

MEET

BRANDON

- by Rachel -

B randon is a total goofball and loves making people laugh. He is literally never sitting still (unless he’s watching football) and is always running, jumping, singing with, or otherwise entertaining our son. He loves living a healthy lifestyle whether it’s eating his freshly fermented foods, or carving some time out to go cycling.

What I love most about him is his humble spirit, strong moral character, and sense of humor. No matter how mad I am at him, he can always get me to crack a smile. He loves to entertain us with various impressions, and dinner clean up is guaranteed to include him serenading us at the top of his lungs in his ear-splitting singing voice.

HOMEMADE PASTA NIGHT - LEVI LOVES HELPING DADDY
HOMEMADE PASTA NIGHT - LEVI LOVES HELPING DADDY
BEING A JUNGLE MAN IN HAWAII
BEING A JUNGLE MAN IN HAWAII

MY DAY JOB:

Winning those deals!

I’m thankful to have a career where I can provide financial security for my family and be challenged at the same time. I’ve enjoyed a stable job selling technology for a large corporation for the past decade. I am fortunate to work from home and have a flexible schedule so I can be present for more of those special family moments.

- OUR -

SWEET BOY

Levi

L evi is an active, energetic, fun-loving 3 year old. He has an absolutely huge heart and asks on a daily basis if his little brother or sister is “ready” for us. He is the most thoughtful, curious, and goofy little boy, and we are so blessed to have the privilege of raising him. We can’t wait to see him in his new role as big brother

“When I have a brother or sister, can I share my toys with them?! And get them a band-aid when they have a boo-boo?!”

   – Levi

PLAYING IN GIANT LEAF PILES
PLAYING IN GIANT LEAF PILES
MAKING COOKIES WITH LEVI - YUM!
MAKING COOKIES WITH LEVI - YUM!

- OUR -

FAVORITES

TOURING A GLASSBLOWING FACTORY IN MURANO, ITALY
TOURING A GLASSBLOWING FACTORY IN MURANO, ITALY
RACHEL IN HER ELEMENT
RACHEL IN HER ELEMENT

Hobby

Brandon: Fishing
Rachel: Photography
Levi: Playing

TV SHOW

Brandon: Seinfeld
Rachel: The Office
Levi: Toy Story

WE LOVE READING TOGETHER
WE LOVE READING TOGETHER

FOOD

Brandon: Indian & Thai
Rachel: Any Dessert
Levi: Pizza

VACATION SPOT

Brandon: Rhode Island
Rachel: Any Beach
Levi: North Carolina

BRANDON LOVES BRINGING HOME DINNER
BRANDON LOVES BRINGING HOME DINNER

HOME

SWEET

HOME

FISHING AT A LOCAL PARK
FISHING AT A LOCAL PARK

O ur home is open and filled with sunshine. It’s on a quiet dirt road surrounded by woods with a large, private backyard perfect for running around and growing vegetables. We also love the variety of living close to charming villages and diverse city centers.

We take full advantage of the changing seasons here. From swimming, to apple picking, to sleigh riding, there is always an outdoor adventure to be had.

PICKING STRAWBERRIES IN THE SUMMER
PICKING STRAWBERRIES IN THE SUMMER
ANNUAL FALL PUMPKIN PICKING
ANNUAL FALL PUMPKIN PICKING
HAPPY SNOWMAN FAMILY
HAPPY SNOWMAN FAMILY

- OUR -

FURRY FAMILY

We share our home with our two cats, HOWARD AND ELOISE. They keep to themselves but occasionally appear for snuggles or to entertain Levi with a good round of “chase the string.”

- OUR

VILLAGE

It does take a village to raise a child! We are very fortunate to live close to most of our extended family and they are always willing to support us at the drop of a hat.

BRANDON’S COUSINS REUNION
BRANDON’S COUSINS REUNION

Rachel’s two sisters are her best friends. Her father was a science teacher and her mom was a stay at home mom who instilled the importance of family and making sacrifices for your children. Her family loves to meet up at their childhood home and enjoy activities such as fishing at the neighboring lake, playing yard games, and picking produce from their giant vegetable garden and fruit trees.

RACHEL AND HER SISTERS AT THEIR FAVORITE DONUT SHOP
RACHEL AND HER SISTERS AT THEIR FAVORITE DONUT SHOP
TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS PHOTO WITH RACHEL'S FAMILY
TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS PHOTO WITH RACHEL'S FAMILY
Brandon is the oldest of five siblings with an even larger extended family. They are very service oriented, made up of nurses, paramedics, fire fighters, and US Military. They love the outdoors and live a very active lifestyle. It’s always fun to see their competitive juices flowing while playing a game of cornhole at a backyard BBQ.
LEVI'S 2ND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WITH BRANDON'S FAMILY
LEVI'S 2ND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WITH BRANDON'S FAMILY
SNUGGLING WITH BRANDON'S SIBLINGS
SNUGGLING WITH BRANDON'S SIBLINGS
AT A PARADE WITH PEEPAW
AT A PARADE WITH PEEPAW
SANTA'S CHRISTMAS EVE APPEARANCE WITH COUSINS
SANTA'S CHRISTMAS EVE APPEARANCE WITH COUSINS

- OUR

TRADITIONS

Family dinners are an essential part of our everyday life and we enjoy sitting down every night together over a home cooked meal.

It is also important to us to incorporate your traditions and cultural heritage into our lives at every opportunity.

HIKING ALONG THE BEACH IN RI WITH FAMILY
HIKING ALONG THE BEACH IN RI WITH FAMILY
MAKING NEW OUTDOOR TRADITIONS DURING COVID
MAKING NEW OUTDOOR TRADITIONS DURING COVID
RIDING THE GATOR AT MEEMAW AND PEEPAW'S
RIDING THE GATOR AT MEEMAW AND PEEPAW'S
IT'S CLAM BAKE TIME!
IT'S CLAM BAKE TIME!
LEVI GETTING BURIED IN THE SAND
LEVI GETTING BURIED IN THE SAND

Traditions are a huge part of our family and holidays are always spent together. Brandon’s family owns a small house in Rhode Island about half a mile from the beach, and you will always find us crammed in there on the 4th of July eating clams we harvested ourselves. On Christmas Eve, they have a huge party where Santa (Papa) always makes an appearance. Christmas days are spent in much the same way on both sides of the family – with food and togetherness, and sometimes matching pajamas. Rachel’s family gathers at their vacation home in the Outer Banks, NC throughout the year, spending time fishing on the beach and enjoying nightly board games. We look forward to the added joy your child will bring to these special times.

PLAYING GAMES IN MATCHING JAMMIES ON CHRISTMAS
PLAYING GAMES IN MATCHING JAMMIES ON CHRISTMAS

- OUR -

PROMISE

- TO -

You

We are filled with joy knowing how much you love your child and the sacrifice you are willing to make for them. We promise that they will be forever loved and supported as we explore the world and grow as a family together. You share a bond with your child that cannot be replaced, and we treasure that connection to you. We are open to sharing photos, phone calls, and visits if you are comfortable with that. Thank you again for taking the time to get to know our family and hopefully blessing us with the greatest gift we could ever receive.
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR GETTING TO KNOW A BIT ABOUT US.

Brandon, Rachel & Levi

WE WOULD LOVE TO

HEAR FROM YOU!

If you have additional questions for us or would like to speak to us, please contact The Adoption Alliance by calling 1-800-626-4324.