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QUICK FACTS

Phone: Everlasting Adoptions, (866) 406-2702
Where we live: Richmond, California
Our neighborhood: Urban
Other children: Yes, a son
Pets: Didi the dog and Franklin the cat

Hello! We are Rachel, Bakari, and our son Seku. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us!

Adoption isn’t just part of our future, it’s actually what brought us together as a couple in the first place. We met through a mutual friend who set us up on a blind date. He thought we would click because we had both expressed to him how we had wanted to grow a family through adoption. Sharing this desire with each other at the beginning of our relationship was one of the things that made us fall in love so easily. We were together for just over two years before getting married in August 2016.

Our love for each other stems from our shared values and the respect we have for each other’s passions. Rachel is lawyer at a non-profit organization and Bakari owns an independently certified green business. We are both vegetarians, own an electric car and have solar panels on our home. We live a conscious and mindful lifestyle and do all we can to give back to the world around us!

In April 2018 we welcomed our son Seku into our family. Now we hope to complete our family and adopt a beautiful baby girl. We are excited to be on the adoption journey that we’ve dreamed about for so many years. We’ve both always wanted to be parents and cannot wait to share our unconditional love with another child.

We began the adoption process before we became pregnant and have stuck with it even though it’s taken longer and been more involved than we thought it would be because of how important it is to us to adopt a child. Having our son has only reaffirmed and strengthened our desire and commitment to complete our family in a way that will also be a blessing to a family needing the support of an adoptive forever home. We believe adoption is the greatest gift you can give a child, by both the birth parent and the adoptive parent.  

Thank you for choosing adoption and considering us as adoptive parents for this child. We know this is a significant decision you are making and we won’t pretend to know what’s it’s like. We are here to support you and facilitate whatever level of openness you want in your relationship with your child, whether it be regular communication, occasional visits or a closed adoption. An adopted child is a twice loved child and that’s how we plan to explain and celebrate this child’s story!

Please know that our number one goal is to raise happy children, who know that they are loved unconditionally. We hope to raise them to be ethical, open-minded and secure with themselves. We promise to be attentive and present parents who put the needs of the children first through play, learning, and exploration. We are also very excited to celebrate a child’s ethnic and cultural heritage and add new traditions to our already mixed backgrounds.

Our hearts are with you as you go through this journey. We hope to meet you someday soon, and are sending good thoughts and love as you make your decision!