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Rachel

Caregiver

Gender:

Female

Status:

Home study has been approved

State:

Texas

Religion:

Other

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree

Profession:

Interior Designer

Political Affiliation:

Lean Liberal

Hello!

I can't wait to become a mother! I would love the opportunity to explain how I would provide your baby with unconditional love and acceptance and a childhood filled with incredible experiences. Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Rachel

On my first trip to Zambia I visited an animal refuge and got to cuddle with some cheetahs. Such an amazing experience!

On my first trip to Zambia I visited an animal refuge and got to cuddle with some cheetahs. Such an amazing experience!

I am close with my family. My parents live nearby and I see them often. We always have fun when we get together.

I am close with my family. My parents live nearby and I see them often. We always have fun when we get together.

My best friend of over 20 years. We are more like family than friends and I love watching her two kids grow up.

My best friend of over 20 years. We are more like family than friends and I love watching her two kids grow up.

We are the best choice because…

I am excited and ready to provide a wonderful childhood for a baby. One that is filled with love, acceptance and support.

-Rachel

If I could change one thing about the World, it would be...

for everyone to be just a little more empathetic and understanding. a little bit of consideration can go a long way.

-Rachel

Three years from now, I hope our child’s birth mom is…

Happy and confident in her life. I hope she feels strong in pursuing her dreams, whatever those might be.

-Rachel

My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

There are a lot of children who live nearby. My parents live a couple miles away and are excited to be involved in their first grandchild's life. The neighborhood has a lot of parks. It is also conveniently located to all of the culture of Houston including museums and festivals which I love take advantage of.

-Rachel

Making an awesome sandcastle with my goddaughter.

Making an awesome sandcastle with my goddaughter.

Zambia was so wonderful I had to go again! On my second trip I stayed for 6 weeks and developed a girls empowerment group based on an organization I volunteer with at home. This is us enjoying our end of session party.

Zambia was so wonderful I had to go again! On my second trip I stayed for 6 weeks and developed a girls empowerment group based on an organization I volunteer with at home. This is us enjoying our end of session party.

Trip to lake Bled in Slovenia. It was gorgeous!

Trip to lake Bled in Slovenia. It was gorgeous!

My favorite place in the World is...

It is difficult to choose just one place. I love to travel and have been all over the world. Some of my favorite destinations are Iceland, Zambia, Norway and Slovenia. Places closer to home also provide a wonderful feeling of belonging and comfort. My childhood home makes me feel especially safe and loved.

-Rachel

If I could have dinner with anyone—dead or alive—I would pick...

My Aunt Sue. She passed away almost ten years ago but she was an important figure in my life. From her I learned to not take things too seriously and always help others. I would love to have another meal with her.

-Rachel

My philosophy on parenting is...

A child is a growing human being and not an extension of myself. They deserve the respect and acceptance to be exactly who they are. The goal is a happy child.

-Rachel

My best friend would describe me as...

caring, dependable and fun.

-Rachel

If I could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of my life, it would be:

Either tacos or ice cream.

-Rachel

Dogs or cats?

Both! I love all sorts of animals. I've had cats my whole life but I like dogs as well. Having a pet is especially important as a child and I plan on making sure my kid grows up with that special connection that can only come from a pet.

-Rachel

Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

I was raised Catholic with a Jewish father so I got the best of both worlds. These days I am not very religious but I appreciate the benefits that can come from religion.

-Rachel

I love being Aunt Rachel to my friend's two kids!

I love being Aunt Rachel to my friend's two kids!

I love exploring the parks of Houston. This is my friend and me hiking in one of my favorite parks.

I love exploring the parks of Houston. This is my friend and me hiking in one of my favorite parks.

I'm half culturally Jewish and the best part is celebrating holidays with the delicious food and warm company. Our Jewish celebrations are all inclusive - anyone and everyone is welcome.

I'm half culturally Jewish and the best part is celebrating holidays with the delicious food and warm company. Our Jewish celebrations are all inclusive - anyone and everyone is welcome.

I hope our child’s birth mother is…

aware of how strong and brave she is. I cannot express the awe I have for her making the decision to place her baby for adoption. It is a gift that can benefit the lives of herself, the baby and me.

-Rachel

My favorite Instagram account is:

https://www.instagram.com/thedodo/?igshid=NDc0ODY0MjQ%3D

-Rachel

Posing with my aunt. She was a bright light in the world who taught me to embrace life and be kind.

Posing with my aunt. She was a bright light in the world who taught me to embrace life and be kind.

A lantern festival near Houston. It was breathtaking!

A lantern festival near Houston. It was breathtaking!

A pit of marshmallows? Yes please!

A pit of marshmallows? Yes please!

Hiking in the Alps was such a peaceful experience.

Hiking in the Alps was such a peaceful experience.

My friend and I being adventurous - ziplining near Austin.

My friend and I being adventurous - ziplining near Austin.

Scavenger hunts are serious business.

Scavenger hunts are serious business.

mini reunion with my dad's side of the family

mini reunion with my dad's side of the family

Preparing for the baby including setting up the nursery and taking lots of classes.

Preparing for the baby including setting up the nursery and taking lots of classes.

visiting the butterfly center at HMNS

visiting the butterfly center at HMNS