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Jaret & Nicole

Welcome to our family profile and thank you for taking some time to get to know us! For several years, we have felt a strong desire to adopt a beautiful baby into our family to love, cherish and share a lifetime of laughter with. Our family has an abundance of love, joy, activities, energy, and giggling to share and we are grateful you are considering us to welcome your child into our family.

About Us

Jaret
Nicole
Job
Nuclear Engineer
Talent Acquisition Manager
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
Children
Addison
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Family Dream

At Disney With Olaf

We've been dreaming of adding another beautiful child to our family for what feels like forever, so it's easy to share what our promises and dreams are for this child. We promise to provide a strong education for this child, as our school district is ranked top in the nation. We will provide a nurturing home that will foster curiosity, encouragement, and unconditional love and support for him/her.

We can't wait to take this child on our family vacations and show them the world! We can't wait to take them to meet Mickey for the first time, ride the water slides with us in Hawaii, explore the outdoors and share our appreciation and respect for nature and wildlife with this child.

Our daughter, Addison (Addy), wants so much to be a big sister! When we became pregnant (and thinking nothing would go wrong), we bought several books to read to Addy about what it means to be a big sister and the great responsibility she would have. We put the books away after our first miscarriage, but Addy always seemed to find them and continues to ask to read these books. Although this can sadden us, we have faith one day our strongest desire as a family will come true.

Our Family Traditions

Movie Night On Our Deck

We've been together since we were 15 years old, so we've had lots of time to create many traditions! Some of the fun kid traditions in our community that we enjoy are: Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, Fall Festival (rides, animals, music, hot apple cider, and face painting), Pumpkin Harvest Festival, Halloween Walk, Christmas in the Country, and Christmas Tree Lighting.

We also love to travel as a family. In the past two years, we've visited Hawaii three times, Disneyland twice, Florida, Victoria, Whistler, San Diego, Palm Springs, and our home state to visit family and friends.

In the spring, summer and fall months, we enjoy relaxing and playing on our deck to wind down our days. We also enjoy movie nights on our deck with our daughter. We visit the pool we are members at several times a week in the summer. Our daughter enjoys playing in the kiddie pool while running in and out of the waterfalls. In the winter months, we take our daughter sledding and are teaching her how to snow ski. We also take family trips to the mountains and enjoy our annual trip to ride the Polar Express Train.

We also have daily traditions that are equally important in grounding our family. We eat all of our meals together and read several books together in our daughter's bed each night before putting her to bed. The last thing we do before she falls asleep is sing a couple songs of her choice followed by the last song, 'This Little Light of Mine.'

Cultural Diversity

We not only welcome cultural diversity into our family, we've specifically sought out to add cultural diversity in our family since we've decided to adopt so many years ago. Both of our families are supportive and excited to welcome a child of another race into our family with open arms. We were raised to embrace diversity, as Nicole grew up as one of two Caucasian children in her grade school and Jaret went to a highly diversified school in a suburb of Philadelphia. We both feel our culturally diversified upbringing has been important to shaping us into who we are today.

We vow to educate ourselves on hair, skin care, and important cultural aspects to ensure your child has the best care and is connected to their culture/heritage. We'd love to ask you what's important for you in your child's upbringing and we vow to incorporate these values into our family's traditions and daily life.

We live in a diverse and highly educated part of the country where multiracial families are very common. We vow that your child will feel connected, loved, valued, protected and safe in our family and our community. We are surrounded by a family that will welcome any child regardless of race or culture, and we also live in a community that prides itself and thrives on its diversity. While we promise to protect your child with all our might, we also vow to not shy away from the hard questions and conversations that may come up.

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Ferry Ride
Ferry Ride
Skiiing With Mommy
Skiiing With Mommy
Visiting Stonehenge
Visiting Stonehenge
Our Daughter's School Fundraiser
Our Daughter's School Fundraiser
Swimming
Swimming
Trip to the Mountains
Trip to the Mountains
Fall Harvest Festival
Fall Harvest Festival
Jaret & Addy - Crossfit
Jaret & Addy - Crossfit
Our Happy Family
Our Happy Family
Exploring Japan
Exploring Japan
Summer Festival
Summer Festival
Summer Fun
Summer Fun
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Ferry Ride
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Skiiing With Mommy
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Visiting Stonehenge
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Our Daughter's School Fundraiser
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Swimming
Swimming
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Trip to the Mountains
Trip to the Mountains
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Fall Harvest Festival
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Jaret & Addy - Crossfit
Jaret & Addy - Crossfit
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Our Happy Family
Our Happy Family
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Exploring Japan
Exploring Japan
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Summer Festival
Summer Festival
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Summer Fun
Summer Fun

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

We live in a beautiful community surrounded by water, lush hiking trails, several large parks, local farms, and wildlife. We've chosen to live in a diverse community where people are supportive and welcoming to everyone.

We live on an acre in a three-bedroom, two-story house with two large living areas, providing tons of room to run and play. All three of our bedrooms are on the same floor and close to each other. There are lots of fun trails to explore, and we see deer and owls on our property daily. We have a new large covered deck with skylights where we enjoy watching movies on an outdoor projector screen next to the fire place while Jaret grills dinner for the family.

Our home is at the end of the street with very little traffic since each residence has an acre of land. Our daughter enjoys learning to ride her bike and her power wheel truck safely in our neighborhood. We're members of a private pool walking distance away and we spend several days each week at the pool in the summer.

Our community is focused on children and has many festivals throughout the year, year-round recreational sports, summer camps, holiday events, and many other activities every weekend!

Our Extended Families

Polar Express With Grammie

We both enjoyed growing up with siblings and it's our strongest desire to have another child to love, raise, travel, and laugh with. Nicole's sister, mother (Grammie) and grandmother live very close by and we see them multiple times a week. Addy loves going to Grammie's house and making arts and crafts, visiting parks, and chasing Grammie all around her house. Jaret's family lives further away, but we visit Jaret's father (Papa) and he visits us multiple times a year. Last year we vacationed with Papa to Maui and Florida. Jaret's sister lives close to his father and we see her and our niece and nephews whenever we visit them each year.

Hawaii With Grandpa

We are both Italian and enjoy cooking homemade Italian meals with organic healthy ingredients whenever possible. Addison enjoys learning how to cook and our tradition of eating all meals together as a family. Every weekend, we enjoy making a big hearty breakfast while taking our time talking about our plans for the day.

Our family is very supportive of our adoption journey. We started our adoption path through foster care, but put things on hold after conceiving Addison. After having two miscarriages, we picked back up where we left off. We enjoyed being foster parents to a sweet little boy for a period of time before he received a placement with a relative. We are grateful for the time we had with him.

From Us to You

We thank you with all our hearts that you have spent this time considering us for one of the most important decisions you may ever make in your life. Regardless of whether you choose us or not, we respect and admire you for the courageous and honorable decisions you are making.

Due to our enormous amount of respect and admiration for you, we hope to maintain open communication with you throughout your child's life. We feel any child would want to know their birth mother and our hope is we can provide the support and encouragement for this child to have this important connection. We will always tell your child how much you love them, and being parents ourselves, we understand fully the selfless decision you are making is the purest form of love we will ever witness. While we respect any decision you make in how connected you would like to be, we vow to send you letters, pictures and other forms of communication throughout your child's life.

We met when we were 15 years old as competitive swimmers on the high school swim team. There was an instant attraction between us and we quickly fell deeply in love. We've been together for 23 years and married for 18 years (yes, we married very young, but we just knew!). When we got married, we had nothing. We moved across the country to Southern California, where Jaret was stationed in special operations for the Navy and Nicole finished her undergraduate degree. Although Nicole worked throughout her college days, Jaret helped financially support Nicole while she finished her degree. Once Nicole graduated, she was hired at one of the largest companies in the world and landed a great career, so she was able to help support Jaret through his college education as well. We've taken turns, compromised, and learned how to support one another with all we have, even when we had little to nothing. We now have more than we ever imagined we would, but we will never forget where we came from and we will ensure our children know what it means to work hard for what you have.

Before we had our first child, we always wanted to adopt a child. We turned to adoption through foster care, but we became pregnant while becoming certified foster parents, so we put the process on hold. Since having our daughter, we have experienced two miscarriages and failed fertility treatments. We decided to pursue adoption through foster care again. We were fortunate to be temporary parents to an amazing 15-month-old, who was later placed with a relative of his. Although we are happy he is back with his family, words cannot describe how difficult each failed attempt we've made to expand our family has made us feel. We may have experienced several losses, but our relationship is not only solid, we are thriving. We feel in our hearts that each loss we've experienced has made us stronger and led us closer to the path that was always meant for us, adoption.

If we were you, we'd want to know more about our daughter. In our eyes, Addison is the funniest, brightest, silliest, most loving and caring goofball we could ever hope to have as our child. Although her teachers tell us how empathetic and caring she is with other children in her class, we didn't know how she would respond to expanding our family until we accepted our foster child into our home. We are so proud of how easily she welcomed him into our family. She still asks about him and misses him dearly. We know she is ready and excited to become a big sister. We may be biased, but she'd be a pretty fantastic big sister if you ask us.

Thank you for considering our family. No matter what path you choose, we send you all the love and positive energy in your journey.

With love and admiration,

Jaret & Nicole

Favorites

Jaret
Nicole
Actor
Al Pacino
Morgan Freeman
Actress
Edie Falco
Reese Witherspoon
Animal
Dolphin
Sea Turtles
Author
George R R Martin
Jodi Picoult
Book
Game Of Thrones
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Candy Bar
Snickers
Snickers
Cartoon
Family Guy
Childhood Memory
Crabbing with my father
I loved when my family came to my swim meets to cheer me on. Hearing them yell my name made me feel supported and motivated. I loved having my family in the stands at any of my sporting events.
Childhood Toy
I remember playing outside a lot with soccer/football/basketball, etc
I played outdoors a lot and I spent most of my time riding my bike or playing on the slip n slide.
Children's Book
The 5 Chinese Brothers
Our daughter loves Twas the Night Before Christmas and likes to read it year-round!
City
San Diego
San Diego
Classic Movie
Godfather
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Color
Maroon
Turquoise
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Cheesecake
Creme Brulee with Berries
Disney Movie
Pirates of the Caribbean
Moana
Dream Car
BMW M5
Maserati Levante
Dream Job
Scuba Diver
Sport Talent Scout
Dream Vacation
Anywhere in the Caribbean
Barbados/Turks and Caicos/I love the Caribbean and the culture
Family Activity
Traveling and exploring new places
Traveling for vacation and exploring new places
Flower / Plant
Lilly
Lillies
Food
CheeseBurger
Pizza
Form of Exercise
Crossfit
Crossfit and swimming
Fruit
Orange
Bananas
Game
Monopoly
Clue
Hobby
Home Remodeling
Making candles - I make different scents for each season.
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
Santa Baby
Carol of the Bells
Holiday Tradition
Cutting down a Christmas tree after thanksgiving
We cut our family Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving and all go to the tree farm together. We pick the tree together and drink apple cider while they put the tree on our car. We also dress in our jammies and take the Polar Express Train each year.
Ice Cream
Mint Chocolate Chip
Maraschino Cherry
Junk Food
Doughnuts
Spicy Nacho Doritos
Leisure Activity
Watching Movies with the Family
Walking along the beach
Magazine
Mens Health
Memory with a Child
Taking our daughter to DisneyLand
We have taken our daughter to Disneyland twice and had the best time. Watching her face light up with joy and excitement was such a reward and some of our happiest moments as a family so far.
Memory with Spouse
Daughter's birth
Birth of our daughter
Movie
Days Of Thunder
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Movie Munchie
Popcorn with Buncha Crunch
Nachos
Movie Quote
"Why so serious?" - Joker from Batman
"Wealth can also be that attitude of gratitude with which we remind ourselves everyday to count our blessings." - The Pursuit of Happiness
Movie Type
Action/Comedy
Action Thrillers
Musical
The Book of Mormon (I like funny musicals and this one made me laugh)
Annie
Musical Group
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Bob Marley
Nursery Rhyme
Baa Baa Black Sheep - Our 2 year old daughter sings this like a rock ballad
Little Bunny Foo Foo
Olympic Event
Swimming
Swimming
Personal Hero
My wife
My husband
Play
Sweeney Todd
Wicked
Poet
Emily Dickinson
Quality about my Spouse
Driven/Clever/Funny
Caring, nurturing, loving, calm, intelligent, patient, selfless
Quote
If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.
"Just because the moon cannot be seen on a cloudy night, does not mean it is gone. Neither is the love meant for you." - My uncle wrote me this after my father passed away.
Restaurant
A cafe with excellent breakfast
A cozy spot where we can enjoy a cup of coffee with our delicious breakfast!
Sandwich
Meatball
Panini with pesto, cheese and chicken
Shopping Store
Old Navy
Anthropologie
Song
Thriller (with music video)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Sport to Play
WaterPolo
Swimming/Water Polo
Sport to Watch
Football/Basketball
Basketball
Sports Star
LeBron James
Tim Duncan
Sports Team
University of Colorado Buffaloes
OU Football (Sooners)
Subject in School
Physics
Math
Superhero
Batman
Batman
Thing to Cook
Breakfast
My marinara sauce and homemade meatballs. It cooks for about 8 hours and makes our entire house smell delicious. We have our family over for pasta nights frequently.
Time of Day
Evening
Morning
Tradition
Going to the mountains for the holidays (skiing, sledding, etc)
Holiday decorating the day after Thanksgiving, Poloar Express Train, and getting our xmas tree the day after Thanksgiving, renting a cabin in the mountains
TV Show
Sopranos
Parenthood
TV Show Character
Tony Soprano
Michael Scott from The Office
Type of Music
Hip Hop/Reggae
Reggae
Vacation Spot
Caribbean
Barbados/Turks and Caicos
Video Game
Adventure/Racing

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