Bryan & Rachel

Dear Birth Parent…

We would like to begin by expressing our admiration for the strength it takes on your behalf to consider adoption for your baby. It is a courageous and selfless decision and we would be honored, to be considered as a family for your child. It is our hope with this letter, to provide you with a picture of what life with our family would be like for your baby. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to introduce our family to you.

About Bryan and Rachel…

We have been married for 7 years, together for a wonderful 14. We got together right out of high school and have been inseparable ever since. The love we bear for each other is something we cherish greatly that grows stronger by the day. We share the same goals and values in life, we communicate very well to each other and have the willingness to
meet halfway. We are both dedicated to our relationship and support each other unconditionally.

Bryan is a passionate man who puts 100% into everything he does. Driven and motivated he sets goals to achieve the impossible. He is very logical and open minded about life and the obstacles it holds and always wanting to better himself as a man. He is humble and sincere and will do anything for his family and friends. He enjoys being active outside and hanging out with friends. Hobbies include, wood carving, diving, and continuing education classes. His passion is family and God. He is the oldest of three siblings and still strives to make sure the youngest stay grounded and caring. They all remain very close and make time to spend together frequently. His parents remain together and have been married for 35 years. Graduating from Texas State University, he is currently a full time safety manager that over sees 300+ employees. He takes the job very seriously going above and beyond to make sure his staff is taken care of.

Rachel is loving, loyal, compassionate and outgoing. Very goal oriented and always trying to achieve new things. Her hobbies include watching baseball, going to the beach, anything with family and spoiling her dogs. She volunteers at our church and at the children’s hospital. Her passion is family, friends and God. She is the middle child of 3 and remains very close to her siblings. Her parents remain together and have been married for 38 years. Both of our families are extremely close and do almost everything together. The siblings are all close in age and both our parents hang out together. Graduating from The University of Houston with a Bachelor’s degree in Business, she is now the Head of Human Resources for a Diagnostic Clinic in the Healthcare industry. She loves the employee support and the opportunity to grow the company and its staff.She is working towards her master’s degree in Human Resources and will graduate in 2020.

We have two fur babies that we take everywhere with us. Taylor, the female Golden Retriever and Dexter the male German shepherd. They enjoys walks to the lake, beach days, and play time with their friends at the dog park. They are great with children and are protective over their new little human niece. They cannot wait to watch over a new brother or sister.

We live in a small community in a suburb outside of Houston, Texas. The community is pleasantly supported with good neighbors and children of all ages and is conveniently located near public and private schools, our local church, medical offices and facilities, and family entertainment.

Why we chose adoption…

We have been trying for 7 years to conceive a child and found this to be a road block to our family’s growth. So “plan B” we started the journey of IVF (Invitro Fertilization) 4 years ago. We have done 5 transfers and all ended up in miscarriages. Rachel was heartbroken not to be able to carry her own child but we continued to trust in our faith and progressed down the road where God was leading us. We then decided to try “plan C” a surrogate, which tragically ended up in another late miscarriage. For all six IVF transfers, we were able to hear the babies’ heartbeat. On all the six separate occasions to come back to another doctor’s visit and hear nothing is stomach wrenching. Having to go through several surgeries for a DNC is a mental/physical toll on its own. With the final loss with our surrogate, heartbroken was an understatement at that point. We have poured our heart and soul into faith and science having all attempts fail. Broken and battle worn we have exhausted all of our resources scientifically, financially, emotionally and physically. The journey had ran its course, we took a break for a year to get our emotions and life back together. We have remained faithful and trusted that God knew what was best for us. Our goal was to start a family, rather is was our biologically or not. Adoption was our calling and here we are. Eager to finally be able to hold and love a child, watch them grow and flourish into their own. We would be honored to extend that love to your child.

With love,

Bryan and Rachel Shoemaker