Lisa & Jared

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Mother-to-be Father-to-be
First Names Lisa Jared
Religion Catholic Protestant
Ethnic Background Italian & German Italian & Polish
Education/Degree B.B.A., Human Resources Management A.A.S., Radiography
Profession Director for Home Health Care Agency CT Lead Technologist

Our Story

Hello, we are Lisa and Jared! Welcome to our adoption page! Thanks for stopping by to learn about us.

We met 11 years ago while working at a storage & U-Haul company. We were both working for the same company yet different locations. We had a mutual co-worker that thought we would make a cute couple. Try as she might to get us together, the timing eluded us for a while. We finally decided to meet for the first time at a company event on a dinner cruise in south jersey, but we missed the boat, literally!  Eventually fate stepped in and we were transferred to work at the same location. At that point we were both dating different people. It was a blessing in disguise because it allowed us to let our guard down and become friends first. As time went on, we became best friends and were inseparable. On our first official date, we stayed up all night gazing at the stars in a parking lot; we were beyond excited about finally admitting how we felt about each other!

We have been together for over 10 years now and married for 8 years. We have grown professionally in our careers, always supporting each other’s ambitions. We are both health care professionals: Jared is a CT lead technologist, and Lisa is a Director for a Home Health Care agency. We are passionate about helping others and being there for the people we love. We love making people laugh and often poke fun at ourselves. We have a gift for finding the humor in almost any situation! It has helped us to roll with the punches, and never give up! We have tried for years to conceive and start a family. Instead of pursuing fertility treatments, we are ready to grow our family through adoption. And we honestly could not be happier about this next chapter!

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Family Life

Spending quality time with our families means everything to us! We are really close to both sides of our family! Lisa’s parents, and her brother and sister-in-law live 10-12 minutes away, and we get to see them every week! Although we both grew up in NJ, Jared’s parents, two sisters, brothers-in-law, and three energetic nephews all live in PA. But despite the distance, we have made it a tradition to take turns visiting each other every month or so.

We value our family traditions and creating new ones together. Family game night is a tradition for us! We love playing board games and video games! Another favorite is the ‘Lisa Family Baking event.’ Every year Lisa’s extended family, aunts, uncles, cousins, all get together to bake a pastry called “Snow Flakes”. Lisa enjoys baking throughout the year, her specialty is apple pie. We love our tradition of having large family gatherings on both sides for Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as Birthdays and BBQs throughout the year.

We also cherish the time that we set aside for the two of us and our beloved pets. Rambo is our 14-year-old Bichon Frise, Poppy & Pikachu are our 2- and 4-year-old Netherland Dwarf bunnies.  We are huge animal lovers!

Our family values a life of sharing and being there for each other. We were both raised in a Christian upbringing and wish to share these values and beliefs with our future child.

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Lifestyle

We live in a suburban neighborhood close enough to city life but far enough away to disconnect from it all. We live across the street from a lake in a small lake community. We have tons of kids in our neighborhood, so much so that there's never any shortage of laughter and playing heard throughout the streets, particularly during the Spring and Summer months. The beach club associated with our lake has a playground and swimming for families that become members each year. The beach club also has events for families throughout the year.  These include family friendly bands, karaoke, cardboard boat contests where families build their own boat and compete, family camping where families bring tents and have an overnight adventure on the beach, and weekly Disney and movie nights on the beach with a projector. We often take long walks around the lake and have admired these events for years. Can’t wait to share these activities with our future child!

Our home is fairly spacious with two floors of living space and a rec-room in the finished basement. We have a large fenced in backyard, and plenty of room to add a pool one day!

Some of the activities that we enjoy together are painting miniatures (fantasy figures), playing D&D, kayaking and paddle boarding on our lake, bike riding, hiking, and traveling for vacation. When we're on the road we love to try out the local eateries in the area, there's nothing better than trying new food and tasting more fish tacos!

Our favorite thing is simply being together. Whether it is playing board games, traveling, or simply watching tv, we value spending quality time together. Shared experiences are important to us and we want to share as much as we can with our child to give him/her the best life possible. We LOVE to laugh! We believe laughter is the best medicine and love goofing around together!

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Adoption

We would love to stay connected with you.   It would be nice to share pictures, milestones and updates via email, and annual visits at the Family Options Picnic. We also understand that this is a very personal decision and are open to discussion. We will respect your wishes and want to do whatever is best for you and your child.

Diversity is an important part of who we are. We have family members and friends from various cultural backgrounds. If our child is from a different background, we plan to embrace that culture as our own. We will research, learn to cook authentic meals, travel to that country on vacations, and celebrate their heritage together. We would also learn another language together! We always strive to be friendly and accepting of others and want the same for our child.

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Favorites

Mom Dad
Genre of Music Pop rock & musical theater Rock
Childhood memory Swimming, bike riding, and playing with Barbies & GI Joes Learning to skate
Quote “Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain.” —Vivian Greene “Do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do.”
TV show The Good Place & Workin’ Moms The Office
Movie Enchanted Stranger Than Fiction
Holiday Christmas Christmas
Bedtime story Peter Pan, Rapunzel, and Love You Forever Winnie the Pooh
Dessert Pumpkin pie & crumb cake Apple pie & carrot cake
Video Game Mario Brothers Zelda
Author Mario Brothers Zelda
If your life was a theme song what would it be? “Try Everything” from Zootopia. I have learned to never give up, embrace challenges as an opportunity for growth, and enjoy celebrating the small wins along the way! “Waiting” by Green Day
Mac or PC? PC PC
Coffee or Tea? Coffee – preferably cappuccino! Coffee
Eat in or Dine out? Eat in - but enjoy going to the local diner 1x per week! Eat in
Early Riser or Night Owl? Night Owl Night Owl

Best Wishes

Being parents and growing our family together is one of the most important things in the world to us — and your child will know and understand that your choice isn’t just the one that brought us together, but it’s the one that ensures their lifetime of love, from all of us.

Thank you for learning about us, our lives, and our dreams! Whatever path you choose to take, we wish you and your child nothing but the best!

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