A Letter from Rhett & Kara
Thank you for considering us for your child! We are a fun-loving, down-to-earth interracial Christian family of 8 who loves to laugh. We will give your child ample freedom to explore their unique interests and passions while providing them with love, support, and family. Kara is a stay-at-home mom and Rhett, who teaches, spends summers at home. We are excited to unconditionally love, cherish, and provide endless opportunities for your little one!
We’ve been married for 16 years and love spending time together. We are best friends and are committed to each other for life. Both of us come from strong Christian families, love Jesus, and want to serve Him. Our hearts have always been lead to adoption and, after having 3 children, we were blessed to adopt a sibling group of 3! Our home is full of love, cuddling, laughing, energy, happiness, and adventure. We enjoy going on dates, spending time with our kids, engaging with friends, and going on adventures! We love traveling, from going hiking in the mountains to splashing on a tropical beach. We look forward to including your baby in our yearly Disney trip!
When I first saw Kara in graduate school, I was immediately struck by her warmth and beauty. She used to work as a counselor with foster kids and now happily spends her days as a full-time mom. She enjoys playing with our kids in our yard, in the water at the beach, and at her parents’ lake house. Her hobbies are gardening, growing fruits and vegetables, swimming, reading, snow skiing, playing games, and scuba diving. She’s made our home warm and colorful and is excited to share her love of games, nature, and crafts with your child.
Rhett is an amazing dad, a fantastic husband, and quite the handyman. He enjoys plays with the kids and he is a good listener for everyone. He loves basketball, teaching, flying drones, making videos, technology, Frisbee, playing guitar and performing. Rhett teaches the Bible to high schoolers and is loved by his students greatly. He takes the time to teach our children to love Jesus, to respect themselves and others, to be kind, and to stand up and protect those dear to you. He is excited to teach your child and share with them his love of music and the performing arts.
We have 6 children, Eden (11), Kadence (10), Skyland (10), Serenity (8), Shepherd (7), and Brecken (6). We love offering our kids activities to explore new interests and talents such as music lessons, sports teams, after-school clubs, musical theater, and summer camps. They have been involved in martial arts, gymnastics, basketball, acting, lacrosse, sowing, broadcasting, soccer, art, wrestling, music, science clubs and more. On any given day our kids can be found making up choreographed dances, putting on skits, riding bikes and scooters in our big driveway, or playing dress-up. Our children have a special heart for loving on, protecting, and caring for little children and want to adopt!
We have extended family on both sides who love to visit and spend time celebrating together. They look forward to welcoming your child to our annual beach trip! We spend every holiday with extended family, often at Kara’s parent’s lake house.
We live in a lovely big farmhouse style home with 3 stories, lots of room, and 3 acres of wooded land, perfect for adventure and exploration. Our home is full of laughter, light, and fun. Every day we spend a lot of time together at home helping with homework, playing in the yard, and playing games inside. We live in a quiet neighborhood with lots of little kids, tucked safely at the end of a cul-de-sac. We have the beauty of the country in a metropolitan area.
We’re actively involved in our church and have an awesome and culturally diverse community of people who surround us with love.
We are committed to your child and promise to love, cherish and support them all of our lives. They will grow up knowing their story, their heritage, and the amazing way they became part of our family. We promise to teach them the word of God, to share with them the joys of nature, and to make them laugh every day.
We have maintained an excellent relationship with our kids’ birth mom and spend time with her multiple times a year. We will honor your request for the level of contact you wish to maintain with us and your baby. We are open to sharing letters, pictures, and visits to the degree that you feel most comfortable.
Learn More About Rhett & Kara
|Our Education||BS in Chemical Engineering, Masters in Bible Teaching, Educational Specialist, currently obtaining Ph. D in Educational Leadership||BS in Business Administration & Masters in Counseling|
|Our Professions||High School Bible Teacher||Stay-at-home Mom, previously a Counselor|
|Stay-At-Home||Part-time, I have all student holidays off including 2 weeks for Christmas and stay home the entire summer.||Yes, I am a full time stay-at-home mom.|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Rhett & Kara's Favorites|
|Favorite Color||Blue||Purple and Sea foam green|
|I want to teach my children to||Play basketball, throw a frisbee, and play a musical instrument||Sew, garden/grow their own food and beautiful flowers, be kind and compassionate to those who need a friend|
|Favorite Food||Fried Chicken||Chocolate Cake|
|Favorite Hobbies||Basketball, Making Videos, Guitar, Reading, Frisbee, Drone, Eating||Decorating, Swimming, Reading, Gardening, Scuba Diving, Board & Card Games|
|Favorite Practical Joke to Play||My role is more of the victim to Kara's practical jokes||Scaring Rhett who screams like a girl, Taping a plastic cockroach to the back of a shampoo bottle in someone's shower.|
|Most people think I am||Super Tall (6' 8")||Hispanic (so I'm learning Spanish)|
|Favorite Bible Verse||John 3:17 - For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.||Philippians 4:6-7 - Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.|
|More About Our Family|
Our relationship with the Lord is the most important thing in our lives. We know that we are here on this earth to serve Him and do what He wants us to do.
|About Our Home and Neighborhood|
Our safe, quiet, cul-de-sac home is surrounded by 3 acres of wooded land. We have a fenced in pool area, a large driveway including a trampoline, playset, 2 tree swings, basketball goal, and zipline Rhett built. Kids in the neighborhood often end up in our yard to play. Our home is 5,000 square feet with 7 bedrooms and a basement we use for hosting birthday and pool parties. Our colorful and bright home has themes in every room whether that be garden theme, birdhouse theme, or animals such as starfish or owls.
Our children are Eden, Kadence, Skyland, Serenity, Shepherd, and Brecken. They are all school-age and attend private school. They all have their own unique and creative personalities I can tell you about in person. We value their differences and give them the freedom to explore the gifts and talents that make them special individually. We are a lively bunch and have many kids interested in art, acting, and music. Most every day you will find our kids playing outside. Happiness defines our children well and they each have big hearts.
Our evenings consist of gathering around our large table and eating dinner together. We play games often with the kids whether it is charades, UNO, or a board game. Sometimes we pile in a room and Kara will read a book to the kids, sometimes we read with them individually in their bed. After we give baths, we tuck them in with kisses and hugs and pray together.
|We live in the state of...|
North Carolina in the suburbs of a beautiful metropolitan area.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 12 months
|Ethnicity of Child||African American, Hispanic, Native American, East Indian, African American/any race, Hispanic/any race, Caucasian/any race, Native American/any race, East Indian/any race|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We are open to letters, pictures, and visits. We would love to be there for you during delivery if you need the support or would like us to be a part of it.
We would be honored to be the family for your child. We're open to sharing letters, pictures, and annual visits if that’s something you desire. We promise to love your child with all our hearts and will surround them with a loving and stable family and friends, our Christian faith, a safe home, and the best education. We will support and encourage their God-given talents, dreams, and ambitions. Your child will know that you deeply love them. We promise to nurture and cherish this precious baby and would love to hear more about your hopes for this child!