|Ethnic Background||Italian American||German/Irish|
|Education/Degree||Master’s Degree- Early Childhood Education
Bachelor’s Degree- History & Elementary Education
|Bachelor’s Degree- National Security|
|Profession||Kindergarten Teacher||Security Analyst|
Hi, we are Ryan & Jaedi (Jade-ee) thank you for taking the time to look at our page! We are a young couple who met through a dating app, though as it turns out our lives crossed paths many times before we officially met. Soon into our time dating we knew we were meant to be and got engaged after 9 months of dating. We had a long engagement of almost 2 years, and finally tied the knot in March of 2020. We are native New Jerseyians born and raised, though we enjoy traveling to different parts of the US. We always knew we wanted to grow our family through adoption, and are looking forward to this next chapter in our lives.
Family is something that is very important to us as a couple. Jaedi comes from a very Italian family that emphasizes the importance of being there for each other no matter what. We visit her family every Sunday, and live very close to both her parents, grandfather, brother and sister. If anyone needs anything everyone pitches in and is there in a heartbeat. Ryan’s family is a little farther away, but still in NJ. There are lots of little ones on his side of the family so we see them often celebrating birthdays and other holidays together.
We also like to spend time at home together with just the quiet of our little family. We have 2 wonderful dogs who we love to be with whether it be going on walks or having a quiet night in snuggling on the couch. We are animal lovers so in addition to our pups we also have a gecko, and a tank of hermit crabs.
Although we are not particularly religious as a couple we both grew up in a traditional Christian household, and hope to educate our future child on the beliefs of all cultures so they are able to decide for themselves what they wish to believe in.
In our free time we are often found exploring the great outdoors in local parks or going hiking. Nature is something we both hold dear, so much so that we live a low-impact lifestyle. When we are not out and about we might be found watching Ice hockey on TV, or cooking together. When we are not together Ryan enjoys playing video games and tinkering with his self-built computer. Jaedi enjoys spending her time training the dogs, or working on interior design projects. We enjoy spending time with our family and friends and in a normal year even hold monthly board game nights in our home.
We recently moved into a wonderful house in a small neighborhood with lots of young children. We are within walking distance of the elementary school, and have neighbors from all ethnicities and backgrounds. Our home has a fenced in backyard, and plenty of space for a growing family. We are enjoying tackling DIY projects in our home to make it truly ours!
We recognize the value of having connections with our child’s biological family not only for them but everyone involved in the adoption journey. Letters, photos, e-mail contact, and the annual Family Options picnic are all things we would love to share with you from the start. As our relationship develops we are also open to phone calls and celebrating milestones or forming new family traditions with you as well, if that is something you hope for. We would love to have as open an adoption as you are comfortable with.
We believe diversity is an important virtue not only to our family but for a creating a more compassionate world. We come from a diverse family with relatives from all different regions of the world. We were fortunate enough to grow up in ethnically and culturally diverse areas of New Jersey. Jaedi has even become conversationally fluent in Spanish due to her schooling growing up. Because of the dynamic of our family and friends we are always learning and participating in communities different than our own. This is something we hope to share with our child.
Should our child be a different ethnicity than ours we plan to incorporate their background into our daily lives through literature, food, language, traditional celebrations and anything our child shows interest in. We also plan to take advantage of local resources and knowledge of family and friends to honor your child’s cultural or ethnic background.
|Genre of Music||Indy/Alternative||90’s Grunge|
|Childhood memory||Playing in the pond with my sister||Camping every Summer|
|Quote||“Above all else, Kindness.” -Unknown||“Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?” “That is the only time a man can be brave.” - Game of Thrones|
|Subject in school||Science||History|
|TV show||New Girl||The Mandalorian|
|Movie||She’s The Man||Star Wars IV: A New Hope|
|Bedtime story||If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don’t!||Verde|
|Dessert||Creme Brule||Strawberry Rhubarb Pie|
|Video Game||Animal Crossing||The Last of Us|
|Sport to watch or play||Ice Hockey (to watch)||Ice Hockey (to watch)|
|Mac or PC?||Mac||PC|
|Coffee or Tea?||Tea||Coffee|
|Eat in or Dine out?||Dine Out||Dine Out|
|Early Riser or Night Owl?||Early Riser||Night Owl|
Thank you for taking the time to read our profile and considering us for the placement of your child. Although we cannot claim to know what you are going through what we do know is that your choice comes from a place of pure love for them. We plan to raise your child with the knowledge that they were joined with our family because of your love and bravery for them. No matter what decision you make we know it will be the best for your child.
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