Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Introduction

We are a family of four hoping to grow through adoption. 


We have two amazing boys, but our family is not yet complete. So we are hoping to welcome a new little one into our hearts and home, and we think adoption is a great way to do so. 

You can learn more about us by reading below. If you are considering making an adoption plan, we hope and pray that you can reach a decision that is right for you and your baby. We would be so humbled and honored if you chose us to love and care for your little one.

We are homestudy approved and ready to welcome a baby!
You can e-mail us at RRDCMH@gmail.com
call or text our toll-free number 866.612.3733
If you prefer to contact us anonymously, you can do so at
https://www.adoptimist.com/richard-rebecca 

If you would like more information about your options, you can read about them at our agency's website. They offer free counseling as well. You can also reach our social worker, Mary McBride, at 804.354.1881

 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

In Brief


What Makes Our Family Unique
  • Hablamos español y spanglish
  • Strong Christian faith mixed with love of science
  • Many family members touched by adoption
  • We can't get enough of the outdoors

What We Value
  • Our kids knowing that God's love never fails
  • Education of course, but character is more important
  • Work hard, play hard, and (Rebecca and Cedar especially) sleep hard
  • Diversity in church, family, and friends
  • Allowing our kids to practice making decisions

What We Hope For
  • A baby of either gender or any race(s)
  • An ongoing relationship with you
  • To hear your story and what you hope for

Friday, July 4, 2014

Nuestra Familia

Somos una familia de cuatro esperando crecer a través de adopción


Tenemos dos hijos increíbles, pero nuestra familia aún no está completa. Así que esperamos darle la bienvenida a un bebé en nuestra casa y nuestros corazones. Pensamos que la adopción es una gran forma de hacerlo.

Si está pensando en la posibilidad de adopción, oramos que encuentre la mejor decisión para usted y su bebé. Nos sentiríamos honrados si nos eligiera como la familia para amar y cuidar a su bebé.

Tenemos la aprobación de la agencia de adopción y estamos listos para recibir a su bebé. Puede contactarnos por RRDCMH@gmail.com o al 866.612.3733.

Lo que es especial sobre nuestra familia

  •     Hablamos español y spanglish
  •     Tenemos una fe fuerte mezclada con pasión para las ciencias
  •     Tenemos parientes que adoptaron, que fueron adoptados, y que dieron un bebe en adopción
  •     Nos encanta pasar tiempo en la naturaleza

Lo que valoramos
  •     Que nuestros hijos sepan que el amor de Dios siempre está con ellos
  •     La educación es importante por supuesto, aunque los valores son lo más importante
  •     Hay que trabajar fuerte, jugar todos los días, sin olvidar descansar 
  •     Que pasemos tiempo con personas de diversas razas y culturas en la iglesia, la familia, y entre los amigos
  •     Le permitimos a nuestros hijos tener la experiencia de tomar sus propias decisiones

Lo que queremos
  •     Un bebé de cualquier sexo o raza
  •     Una relación duradera con usted
  •     La oportunidad de escuchar su historia y sus esperanzas

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    Richard & Rebecca


    We met soon after Rebecca moved to Virginia in late 2005, quickly fell in love, and married in 2007. 




    Richard is a computer programmer for the Navy. He loves programming so much he has a project he works on just for fun. His favorite things besides programming and our boys are whitewater kayaking and mountain biking. Clearly, these sports are not for the faint of heart. Richard enjoys taking the kids places whether running with the stroller or walking or bike riding. He plays games with Dalton, helps him set up his Dominoes, and reads endless books to both boys. He can’t wait until Dalton is old enough so he can start him on Lego robotics. Richard is always thinking of ways to teach our boys, especially things not covered in school.





    Rebecca teaches chemistry at a small college. She loves getting students involved in her research on snow and ice.  At home, whether it is  paper airplanes, wooden trains or “experiments” in the kitchen, Rebecca enjoys playing with the kids. This spring is her second time coaching Dalton's soccer team. She especially cherishes the quiet moments of snuggling or reading books together, simply watching their little faces while they concentrate on a puzzle or playdough creation.



    Brothers

    Dalton was so excited when Cedar was born. I (Rebecca) will always remember the look on his face when friends brought him to the hospital to meet Cedar at 1 day old. Like any older sibling, he will occasionally do things for the sole purpose of annoying Cedar. And Cedar is a passionate 2 yr old who doesn’t communicate with words much yet, so he’s already frustrated. But Dalton is also a sweet older brother. Recently, Cedar was crying because I took his pants off when he spilled fried egg on them (and the high chair and floor). Dalton heard me say, “It’s OK Cedar, I will get you clean pants as soon as I clean up the rest of the egg.” So Dalton ran upstairs, got a pair of pants for Cedar and helped him put them on. It was so sweet! I heard him saying, “Here Cedar, it’s OK, I have pants for you. Sit down. I can help you put them on. Here, give me your leg…” Cedar, for his part, adores Dalton (when not annoyed) and will do whatever Dalton is doing – run through the house, make funny noises, go for a bike ride, play soccer, you name it.




     

    Los Numeros

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    Ana enseñó a Cedar a contar. Parece que decir cinco es más difícil que los demás. (Ya lo puede decir.)

    We have chosen for our childcare to host an au pair. Au pairs are young women (or men) who take a year to live in a family's home in another country caring for their children. Our au pair, Ana, is from Colombia. She has opted to stay with us a second year, and we are so happy because we love her! Ana takes the boys out to the library or the park or Maymont most days. When Ana (sadly) returns to Colombia in 2015, we will likely select a new au pair. We love the cultural and language exchange, and the fact that one person, who adores our boys, is caring for them.


    Why Adoption?



    Even before we married, we talked about adopting. We know adoption can be hard, but we also know that it can bring great joy. Adoption is part of both our extended families' stories. Rebecca's sister and brother-in-law adopted a baby girl domestically who is just 9 months older than Dalton. They have a great time playing together when we visit. They have even played "adoption day." 

    Cousins on Rebecca's side: Dalton, Z, Cedar, and T

    We are truly blessed to have two sons born to us. Having birth parents choose us to parent their little one will be a huge honor, a blessing of a different kind.  

    Our agency, Coordinators2, Inc. was one of the first to develop parental placement adoption in Virginia. This type of adoption is completely open - there is ongoing contact between everyone; names and addresses are known. We feel this is the best way to "do" adoption, for everyone, but especially for the adopted child. So we hope to have an open, ongoing relationship with our child’s birth family. We want our child to know his/her first family; we want you to never have to wonder or worry about how he/she is doing.