Rebecca & Galen
Race of child interested in adopting:No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting:No Preference
Hello to you from us. We are Rebecca and Galen. When we got married, Rebecca had three children from a prior marriage, but would not be able to carry any more children. We have never felt that our family was complete. After many years of praying, we believe that God has put adoption heavy on our hearts. There is so much more love in our hearts, so we are looking forward to knowing you. The following is what we promise you. We promise to let the little angel know about you from day one. We promise to show your picture, if you want, often. We promise to provide a warm, safe and loving home. We promise that the wee angel will always have a loving and protective family.
You are such an amazingly, strong woman and we greatly admire you. It takes unbelievable strength to do what you are considering doing. We would like you to know that with our families you will always be spoken of with great respect and honor. We understand that looking for the perfect family is one of the hardest things that you have had to do. We appreciate so very much that you have taken the time to read this letter and hope you would like to get to know us better.
We met 18 years ago in Idaho. We were married later that year on Thanksgiving day and have been falling more and more in love ever since. We are a fun loving couple who enjoys county living. Galen is retired from the U.S. Army after serving for 14 years. This past year, we experienced two extremely significant and emotional events. One being our joint graduation from the University of Idaho and the other, our vow renewal.
While Galen was in the military, we moved around a lot and eventually found our home in the small college town of Moscow, Idaho. It is a very mulit-cultural town that still has a country feel. From the outside our apartment looks pretty ordinary, but the inside and surrounding community make it truly wonderful. Rebecca's son and daughter, along with their families live on the third floor of the same apartment building. We love that they are so close. In our home you will find lots of books as we both like to read. Our decor is eclectic, fun and cozy.
Our Extended Family
We usually try and spend Thanksgiving with Rebecca's family. She is the youngest of 5 children and the family is growing quickly. We love it when family members who live a long distance away can make it home.The table is filled with all sorts of goodies and of course, turkey and ham, so you can eat until you feel like popping! Thanksgiving is also our anniversary, so it is a very special holiday for us. We try and spend the Christmas holiday with Galen's family. He is the 7th of 8 children, which make for HUGE family gatherings. There are always lots of children around during the holidays and it is fun to see how they have grown.
Our Family Traditions
For our immediate family, we celebrate the holiday just before or just after Christmas. One of our fun traditions is "jammy day". On the day we celebrate Christmas, we spend the entire day together wearing our pajamas. Another tradition is having the youngest member of the gathering pass out the presents. Then each person going around in a circle opens the presents one at a time. It makes for a fun time for everyone.
What Led Us To Adoption
Rebecca was told that she would never be able to get pregnant, so it was with joy when she found out she was. Labor came on early at 34 weeks and she had to spend the remaining 8 weeks of her pregnancy in the hospital to stop the labor pains. Little did she know that in 1989 she would find herself pregnant again–with twins! She lost one of twins and had to spend the next 10 weeks in the hospital. She gave birth at 32 weeks to a daughter that spent a month in the NICU. Sadly, she experienced four more losses after this. She found out she was pregnant once more and had to spend 12 weeks in the hospital. After this pregnancy, the doctors sat her down and said it would be dangerous for her to even try and attempt another pregnancy. A few years after Galen and her married, they tried to adopt. We experienced two failed adoption attempts. This was the 8th child we had “lost” and our hearts were broke to pieces. We took time to heal and after many years and much prayer, we knew deep in our hearts that our family was not finished. We believe that God has led us to adoption.