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Meet Zac & Grace R.

Adoptive family

Dear Birth Parents,

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We have been praying for you and your little one daily and hope God gives you strength and peace as you find a loving home for your child. If you decide that is us, know we are ready to love your child with our whole hearts.

Our story. We are Zac and Grace, Cleveland natives who love Jesus, family, and finding ways to serve our neighbors and community. We met in a book club at Cleveland State University and started dating in 2011. We’ve been together ever since and were married in September 2015.

Since our dating years, we have dreamed about our future family — who our children would be and how we would raise them to care for others. We’ve looked forward to trips to the zoo, family vacations, movie nights at home, and serving our church as a family. We have also talked for years about how wonderful it would be to grow our family through adoption. Now, after a miscarriage and struggles with infertility, we realized God is calling us to adopt, and we couldn’t be more excited!

Wonderful parents for your child
Grace says one of the biggest perks of marriage is “always having a dance partner” for every wedding!

About Zac, by Grace. If there’s one person in my life who can always make me laugh and remind me that I’m okay, it’s Zac. He is warm, loving, and loyal. Day to day, Zac enjoys baking new recipes (usually one of his famous apple pies), crafting, and biking. He works as an engineer and serves our church as an elder.

About Grace, by Zac. Grace is one of the most caring and compassionate people I know. She is honest, hard-working, and cares deeply about doing the right thing. Grace loves crocheting, hiking, and writing for fun. She works full-time in marketing, which she enjoys, but plans to switch to part-time once we bring kids into our family.

A great family for a child
On a bike ride with Grace’s parents, sister, and brother-in-law.

The people who make our lives full. Much of our lives center around our community of family and friends. You will often find us hosting people around our table for a meal or board game nights. We spend many summer evenings cooking out with neighbors. Christmas is a joy-filled time of singing carols, watching movies, and decorating the tree as a family.

Our families, friends, and church community are also excited and quite supportive of our plans to adopt. We both have parents who live close by and older sisters eager to be aunts, as well as many uncles, aunts, and cousins we see often.

A loving family for your child
We love spending time at the beach, whether on vacation or short trips to the lake.

Our promise to you. While we don’t yet know who our future child is, he or she is already dearly loved, wanted, and prayed for. If this is your child, know that we will love and accept them without conditions. We will honor and celebrate his or her unique personality, outlook, and background, especially if it is different from our own. We will also be honest with your child about their story and would love for them to know you.

With much love and respect,
Zachary and Grace

Our Family At a Glance

We live in Seven Hills, Ohio, in a friendly neighborhood with lots of young families and children.
We’ve been married since September of 2015.
Zac works as an engineer and Grace works as a marketer.
Our hobbies include crafting, crocheting, baking, hiking, rock climbing, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
We believe that maintaining an open, healthy relationship with you is important and helpful to all, especially the child.

For more information about our family, please contact Adoption Link at 1-800-643-3356.