Married Since: 2011

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Yes

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

We take parenthood very seriously and would be proud to become parents to this child you are carrying. We have very big hearts that are ready to burst with love for your baby.

Jared and Stacy

from Pennsylvania

Jared

Ancestry: German, Polish

Religion: Jewish

Occupation: Shipping and Receiving

Education: High School

Hobbies: Travel, Word Searches, Watching Sports, Going to the Theater, Playing with our dog, Bowling

Stacy

Ancestry: Dutch, Russian

Religion: Jewish

Occupation: Homemaker

Education: BSW

Hobbies: Baking, Cooking, Watching baseball, Playing with our dog, Babysitting, Traveling, Going to the theater, Crosswords, Scrapbooking

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: African American, African American / Asian, African American / Caucasian, African American / Hispanic, Asian, Caucasian / Asian, Asian / Hispanic, Biracial (African American + any other), Caucasian, Caucasian / Hispanic, Caucasian / Middle Eastern, Caucasian / Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Hispanic / Middle Eastern, Hispanic / Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Jewish

Favorites

Jared

Animal
Dog
Color
Light blue
Family Activity
Board games and sports
Food
Pasta and cheesecake
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Leisure Activity
Golfing and bowling
Sport
College basketball
Subject in School
History and Humanities
Early Bird or Night Owl
Night owl
Music
Country and Soft Rock

Stacy

Animal
Dolphin
Color
Purple and blue
Family Activity
Going to a baseball game
Food
Pasta
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Leisure Activity
Baking and cooking
Sport
Baseball
Subject in School
Math and English
Early Bird or Night Owl
Both
Music
50's, 60's, and Soft Rock
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From Us to You

Thank you for considering us to be in your and your baby’s lives.  We know that this must be a tough decision for you. We are very loving and caring people.  We have tried to have a baby for many years but have been unable to do so on our own.  We have very big hearts that are ready to burst with love for your baby.

Jared works for a postal company that he has been with for 20 plus years.  Stacy has taught preschool but will become a stay at home mom when we become parents.  We live in a diverse area of Pennsylvania in a neighborhood with lots of kids and nearby parks.  We have a good size home with plenty of room for your baby to grow in.  We can’t wait to share the leaves changing, snow and sledding, swimming, zoos, museums, sporting events, and live theater.  We have a dog named Peanut that your baby will grow up with. Stacy’s parents (Bubbie and Pop-pop) live nearby with their dog, Belle, during the warmer months. Stacy is an only child and her parents can’t wait to spend time bonding with your baby. Jared’s parents (Grandma and Grandpa), and both of his sisters and their spouses live in other states. One of his sisters is expecting a baby who will be here in the fall, so your baby will have a cousin close in age.  We have tried to have a baby for many years but have been unable to do so on our own.  We have very big hearts that are ready to burst love for your baby.

Many of our vacations revolve around family and friends. We like to take vacations to visit them in their different states and cities. One of our traditions is to visit each city’s baseball stadium. While we are on vacation, we also like to go sightseeing and learn about that city.  One of our favorite things to do is to cruise.  In fact, we got engaged on a cruise.  There are still places left on our travel wish list, both in the states and out of the states.  Your baby will get to see and experience so many exciting places and will be surrounded by a loving family.

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Why We are Choosing to Adopt

Shortly after we were married, we began trying to become pregnant.  After many trials and tribulations, it did not happen.  We believe that becoming a parent can be accomplished in many ways and we have always been open to adoption.  We have friends who were adopted and we have friends who have adopted children as well as having biological children and we see no difference in how they are loved.  We both feel that we have so much to offer a child and can offer a good life both financially and emotionally.  As happy as we are with each other, we feel like there is a piece of our puzzle missing.

About Stacy, by Jared

Stacy is an only child who has a heart of gold.  She is a very witty, smart, friendly, loving, helpful, warm and caring individual.  She is the type of person who puts other people before herself.  She values family and friends very much and tries to do whatever she can for them. She has a degree in social work which explains her love of children.  She still babysits for children of all ages, including infants.  She also has a love of animals, not only for our dog, Peanut but for all dogs.  She loves animals so much that she even likes cats, even though she is highly allergic to them. We watch our friends’ dogs occasionally when they are traveling.  Speaking of traveling, Stacy loves to travel and looks forward to going on trips again.  She would love to travel with our child both in and out of the country when it is safe to do so again.  Since Stacy is an avid baseball fan, I’m sure some of our travel will include baseball parks so she can fulfill her goal of visiting every MLB stadium.  Stacy loves to cook and enjoys baking her chocolate chip cookies for other people.  Her sock collection speaks for itself; she loves to buy and receive all kinds of wild and funky-looking socks. She can’t wait to help your child experiment with their own unique style.  Stacy was born in the wrong decade for music; she would rather listen to 50’s and 60’s music than the music of today.  She likes to twist and shout and move to the groove!  She’s been such a fantastic person to be married to and love.  A child would complete her.

About Jared, by Stacy

Jared is very sweet, caring and sensitive.  There is no doubt in my mind that he will be a great hands-on dad and will be able to go to school and sporting events with our child because he works overnight and is off during the days.  Jared is very helpful and has become a great sous chef- he loves to chop vegetables and also to make chocolate chip cookies.  Jared moved away from his hometown to marry Stacy and quickly embraced his new city and state and was able to transfer his job to a new branch.  Jared loves all sports and lettered in four sports in high school.  He has the patience to teach sports whether it is as a spectator or a participant.  When he was younger, Jared worked in a camp teaching children all about sports.  He is very much looking forward to being a dad.

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How We Met

Stacy’s cousin is married to Jared’s aunt and, although Stacy and Jared lived in different cities, they thought that we were a good match.  After speaking on the phone every night for months, we decided to meet in Florida at Stacy’s family reunion.  For Jared, it was love at first sight.  It took Stacy a little bit longer and Jared was persistent but patient!  A year after meeting and many plane rides to spend time together, Jared popped the question on a family cruise.  Eight months later, we were married.  We will celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary in September.

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Our Lifestyle

We have a nice balance of being homebodies and enjoying outside activities.  Before Covid we loved going to live theater, sporting events, playing sports, going to our personal trainer, museums, restaurants, visiting friends and travelling.  Hopefully, we will soon be doing all of those things again.  Not having gone to a restaurant in over a year, we have been experimenting with new recipes and have enjoyed cooking (we do sometimes order in food, too).  We have always enjoyed baking and our chocolate chip cookies are often requested by our friends.  We did some baking and delivered to first line workers to thank them for all they do.  When we are home, we do watch sports on TV (especially baseball) and also some dramas.  We like to play cards and board games while we are watching TV.  This year, we have also kept in touch with loved ones through video calls.

Cultural Diversity

We are open to all races and will educate our child as to his/her biological heritage through, books and classes and interaction with other children who share their background.  We have many cultures in our neighborhoods- Chinese, Indian, Puerto Rican, Greek, Korean, South African, Israeli, Iranian, African, Iraqi.  There is complete respect for each other and we share our food cultures at an International Block Party every summer.  Being Jewish, we know what prejudice looks like and we will do everything in our power to instill pride in your child’s heritage.  We will encourage questions because we believe that knowledge can overcome prejudice.

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Home & Neighborhood

We live in a suburban neighborhood outside of a large city in Pennsylvania.  We live on a street that ends in a cul-de-sac where we have mostly young couples and lots of children who enjoy playing outside.  We have four bedrooms, four baths, and a two car garage.  Our basement is finished and will make a great playroom.  We are about a mile from a walking trail and a mile in another direction of a fantastic recreation center that has ball fields, playgrounds, a basketball court and an indoor/outdoor pool.  We have a large, fenced-in yard where we will put a swing set and maybe a trampoline someday.  Our school district is one of the 3% top schools in our state.  The school busses come to our street near our house.  There are many dogs on our street and lots of grassy areas for them to enjoy.

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Our Families & Friends

We live 10 minutes from Stacy’s parents when they are here in the warmer months and see them often.  Jared’s parents live in another state but they do come to visit and we Zoom or Facetime with them.  Our siblings live out of state but we communicate with them on a regular basis.  We have a group of multi-generational friends that have become family to us.  We are not only multi-generational but multi-cultural also.  We spend holidays with them and have supported each other during the highs and lows of life. No one is more than a phone call away.   We have friendly neighbors who look out for each other and friends outside of our neighborhood who we socialize with.  Many of our friends have small kids that will be great playmates and role models.

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Family Traditions

We have many traditions. Our home is the home where our friends like to gather.  We usually host Super Bowl and New Year’s Eve parties.  We are both Jewish and spend all the major Jewish holidays with Stacy’s parents- sometimes Jared’s parents travel to spend holidays with us also.  On Christmas Day, we volunteer to feed homeless and food insecure people through the Salvation Army so that paid workers can have the day off to spend with their families.  During the summers, we attend our International Block Party where we celebrate our multi-diverse cultures (with food, of course!)

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Our Promise to You

We are eternally grateful to you for trusting us to raise and love your child.  We will always let him/her know that he/she grew in someone else’s body but landed in our hearts.  If you so choose, we will send you pictures and updates regularly.  At some point, if both you and your child want to meet or speak to one another, we are open to it.

We promise to protect and love this child and provide a safe and loving home and environment for him/her.  We will provide all of the necessities and educational opportunities but we will not spoil this child with everything that he/she would want.  We will teach him/her the value of a dollar and the integrity of a good work ethic.

We take parenthood very seriously and would be proud to become parents to this child you are carrying.  Our arms and hearts long to have a baby to love.

Message Jared and Stacy

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  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!

Contact Jared and Stacy

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!