Rachel Shifaraw is a 2019 Star of Adoption! Rachel, age 35, is from Santiago, Chile and was adopted at 6 weeks old. She has lived in Maryland since she came to the U.S. and currently resides in Frederick, Md with her husband and their four children.
Rachel obtained an Associates degree in Criminal Justice from Montgomery College and went on to get her Bachelors in Forensic Psychology from Trinity University in Washington DC. She gave up her career in 2010 to start a pet care company and has enjoyed the flexibility it gives her to spend more time with her children.
Rachel spends most of her days working and shuttling her kids to their extra curricular activities. In her free time she can usually be found down at one of the local farms interacting with the animals or watching sports! Rachel loves writing and has always been open about her adoption…both of which inspired her to submit her adoption story to C.A.S.E. when she heard about the Beneath the Mask workbook.
Listen as Rachel reads a portion of her adoption story: