Aleks & Rachel



We are Aleks and Rachel and have a beautiful and loving son, Liam, whom we adopted at birth. We are over the moon that God has sparked a desire in us to continue growing our family through adoption.

The space He has created in our hearts for another child is undeniable, so it is important that we are as transparent as possible about our commitment of being the best mom and dad you could hope for.

What is a ‘best parent’ in our eyes? That our children know that God has placed us in their lives to gently guide and nourish their maturity in all aspects of life. One that celebrates their wins and grieves with them in loss. To help build confidence toward their goals and dreams. To make fun memories that are like pictures on their hearts forever. And one who teaches them to never be afraid of failure.

We are not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but God has made us genuine, sincere, and crazy about our roles as Mom and Dad. We trust Him to lead us to our next child and to lead you through all the uncertainty before you.


Aleks and Rachel

Married since 2011

Reside in Virginia

Aleks’s Occupation: Dentist practitioner and owner

Rachel’s Occupation: Stay-at-home Mom and music educator

About Us:

We first met in January of 2010 at a Cracker Barrel right after an evening service at our church. I was home visiting from college and Aleks was stationed at a military base nearby. I visited our home church again a few weeks after meeting and was impressed with Aleks’ kindness towards people. We began keeping in touch over Facebook and went fruit picking on our first date in June of 2010. Since 2011, we as a couple have been through some amazing highs and at times hard lows. We have traveled all over the world and at times some austere places for Aleks. We have been together and spent many months apart. Liam did not become a part of our family until after almost 8 years of marriage. Those years were foundational to who we are as mom and dad today. It allowed us to build trust, learn to communicate lovingly, foster mutual trust and respect, and fulfill our educational/professional goals. We also saw how alike we are in our love of Jesus, intimate relationships, parenthood, and making memories. We have always prayed about being parents and making the greatest impact on a child, modeling the healthy relationship we have with one another!

In March of 2019 an adoption contact introduced us to Liam’s birth parents. We met them in person shortly after getting to know each other a little better over a phone conversation. Our relationship blossomed from there and we all welcomed Liam into the world and our family in June of 2019. We are so blessed to have a continued relationship with both his birth mom and birth father and their respective families.

We are looking forward to adopting again and want to share love and experiences with the next child as we grow our family. Both of us have been molded and shaped by our siblings, older and younger, who to this day have a special place in our hearts. Our nieces and nephews are a tremendous joy and would only be possible because of siblings. We know Liam would make an awesome big brother.

10 Fun Facts:

  1. We have a loving and open relationship with Liam’s birth family. We often connect with them over video and have visits yearly. They are a critical part of Liam’s biography, and we want to keep that a priority
  2. Rachel has over thirty nieces and nephews on her side of the family. Visiting all of them is hard to do so the focus is a few a year, they grow up quick.
  3. Aleks loves motorcycles and bicycles, two-wheels have been a passion of his since he was young. Aleks is not currently riding motorcycles but enjoys bicycles with Liam as a safer alternative.
  4. Liam began riding his bicycle without training wheels at the age of three. He has inspired other kids to move from training wheels and balance bikes to full fledge pedals.
  5. The whole family has a passion for music. Rachel plays four instruments including the piano and Liam has recently started learning the violin. Listening to, playing, and making music is part of our family like the green on grass.
  6. Aleks was born in the Ukraine and immigrated to the US in the late 80s. He has an identical twin brother who is also a dentist. Aleks is left-handed while his twin is right.
  7. Rachel is one of thirteen children. Aleks recalls that meals at her house were always an event, the noise level was high.
  8. We have lived in five States, the time in the US Army allowed us to travel much of the US. It also allowed us time overseas in Korea and Japan.
  9. We are foodies to the core, trying new foods is our passion and we seek out the newest restaurants in town. We all love cooking and sharing meals with family and friends. The kitchen is the most popular room in our home.
  10. We all love the outdoors. If the sun is out and it’s above freezing you’ll spot us in the front yard, local parks, events, or spontaneous outings with dear friends.

There is a diverse group of prospective adoptive families waiting to adopt through Family Life Services! This is a sample representation of the couples who hope to build their families through adoption. If you are on a mobile device, click on the three lines above to see the list of waiting families.

If you are interested in learning more about any of our prospective adoptive families, email us at [email protected].  Please note that all families may not be available for consideration at a given time, for various reasons.