April & Stan

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Mother-to-be Father-to-be
First Names April Stan
Religion Roman Catholic Greek Orthodox
Ethnic Background Italian Italian/Greek
Education/Degree Masters Bachelors
Profession Social Worker Personal Trainer
Ages/Names of Children Aviana 3 - biological (donated egg)

Our Story

Welcome to our adoption page! We are April and Stan. The two of us met in 2008 at work. We started dating in 2010 and were married in September 2013. After 4 years of infertility and health issues, we had our baby girl Aviana in May 2017 who is now 3 ½ years old. She is the light of our lives and has brought us so much happiness we never knew was possible. Unfortunately, April would not be able to carry another pregnancy. We would love to expand our family through adoption.

We have so much more love to give and Aviana will be a fantastic big sister. They would be best friends! April has 2 sisters and Stan has 1 brother. We always wanted a big family but life had other plans for us. Without disappointments we experienced we would not be where we are right now and we know that everything was worth it when we look into Aviana’s brown eyes and hear her infectious giggle.

We believe that our family is not yet complete and would love to welcome another child into our home and lives.

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Family Life

We are both Christian- April is Roman Catholic and Stan is Greek Orthodox, which are actually quite similar religions. We are active practicing Catholics; we attend mass every Sunday, all holidays and days of obligation. April’s mom is even a CCD teacher and was her teacher when she was little! Since March of this year, we also participate in a Zoom rosary group every evening with other families in the church. We are raising our daughter Catholic. Faith plays a huge part in our lives.

We have a 6 year old mixed breed dog named Brandy. Brandy is one of the family 😊 and we love her so much. She was by our side through all of our losses and always there to cuddle with and love up when we were sad. Brandy even got lost and was in the woods for 6 days before she was rescued. Our whole town came together to find her. It was an amazing rescue and we were in the newspapers and even on TV when she was found!

We also have 6 chickens in our backyard coop. We wanted to have sustainable food source, especially with the current state of our country.

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Lifestyle

We live in northern New Jersey. We are in a great location in terms of neighborhood and things around us. We love going to the beach in the summer and the Jersey Shore is about an hour south of us. We have ponds and lakes in our area that are beautiful, too. Our friends have a boat and that is always a great day on the lake. We are close to Pennsylvania as well as New York State and New York City. Our street is quiet and rural with easy access to highways and towns with many things to do. Our families live fairly close by and we do things together all the time. We have a large back yard with a big deck and a garden. Our yard backs to state land where we can hike or just have a pretty view. We have a large swing set as well to play on and in the summer we put up a small pool to cool off in. We have an all-terrain vehicle which is a lot of fun also.

We are an active family. Stan likes to hunt and we take care of our chickens. He loves football and was on a flag football team last summer. April loves to dance and wishes there was more time to do it. April’s parents dance too and used to dance competitively doing Hustle and Latin dances. Her mom teaches private dance lessons in a studio in her house and pre-covid they would host dance parties that she would assist with. April’s father is a DJ and we love doing parties with him too. Our daughter takes a toddler tap & tumble tap class that she loves. April likes to participate in Zumba classes too and cannot wait until we are able to be social and active more again after the pandemic. April also likes to write, and is learning how to sew (another one of her mother’s talents) and would like to get back to reading, which she enjoys very much. We love spending time with our families and doing things in the community; carnivals, food festivals, concerts and taking walks in the park.

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Adoption

We would like an open adoption and believe the best interest of the child is the most important thing. We realize that your desire for openness may adjust over time as we all change and grow. We would like to update you about your child through letters, phone calls, pictures and emails as well as visits if that is what you desire.

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Favorites

Mom Dad
Genre of Music Dance Country
Hobby Dancing Hunting
Subject in school English Health
Magazine Psychology Today Cabela’s catalogue
TV show Jersey Shore The Office
Movie Ghost Rocky
Hero My parents My grandfather
Holiday Christmas(&Halloween) Christmas
Dessert Ice cream Cheesecake
Sport to watch or play Bowling Football/Bowling
Gadget iPad Phone
Mac or PC? PC PC
Coffee or Tea? Iced coffee Black coffee
Eat in or Dine out? Love to cook Also love to eat out
Early Riser or Night Owl? Night owl Early riser

Best Wishes

Dear expectant mom,

If you have made it this far in our profile, you may have liked some of our pictures. We may seem like a nice family. Our house and neighborhood may look like a good place to live. That is all good, but there is only so much you can tell from pictures and videos. You may have a feeling; a feeling in your gut. You are here because you are trying to make the best possible plan for your child as you can. No one can make this decision for you, but you can rest assured that your child will be well taken care of and so very loved. We tried so long to have a baby and we finally got our blessing. Being able to adopt would be another blessing to our family.

We are capable, financially stable, caring, loving and fun! We value faith, education and family. Children are the center of the family. We would be honored to be chosen. Let’s chat more and see if we are a good fit. You might just feel it in your heart and soul. Whatever happens, we wish you the best on your journey and may God always bring you blessings.

Love, April, Stan, and Aviana

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