Jason & Bethany

https://www.adoptimist.com/adoption-parent-profile/22491

Jason & Bethany
Last Activity: 5 days ago

What is Life Like in Our Family? Visit the Adoption Diary Tab Above to Find Out :)

The biggest question on our minds is - How are you? We pray that you have family and friends that are loving and supporting you throughout this process. But if you're feeling alone, please know that God loves you and that we look forward to getting to know you and developing a lifelong relationship with you.

Our names are Jason and Bethany, and we live in central New Jersey with our three year old daughter, Aria.

Jason loves watching college football, reading classic novels, playing board games, and learning new things - whether it’s an ancient culture, finance, or theology. He is most passionate about traveling to new places and hopes to visit Egypt one day.

Bethany loves reading a good novel, browsing Pinterest and Etsy for home décor ideas, cooking new recipes, and creating art projects with Aria. She’s not afraid to pick up a tool or paint brush and has recently enjoyed learning about video editing.

Aria is a happy toddler that loves to explore. Her favorite activities include playing in water (the pool, beach, bath); climbing at the park; drawing with chalk, crayons, or just about anything she can get her hands on; visiting farm animals; and spending time with our family.

We’re very much hoping for an open adoption where you and your family will be a part of our lives. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. Feel free to browse our blog, Instagram, and YouTube to get a glimpse into our lives.

We pray for you and your baby each night with Aria, and we look forward to meeting you!

With Love,

Jason & Bethany

Latest Photos

Who We Are

(written by Bethany)

It’s the first day of our sophomore year of college. I’m sitting at my desk and notice this cute guy (my future hubby) walk into the classroom. I instantly knew I wanted to get to know him. We became Facebook friends – this is back when parents had no clue what Facebook was and you had to have an “.edu” in your email to create an account.

Me, the forward New Yorker, messaged him and asked if he wanted to hang out sometime. He took me out for ice cream and we sat there and talked for the longest time. We had so much in common – I knew Jason was the right guy for me.

Jason, on the other hand, wasn’t so sure. He never called me back after that date. I still saw him around campus and was always nice to him. You never burn a bridge.

Flash forward to the summer before junior year, and suddenly Jason started writing me on Facebook. I could tell this time he was interested, but remembering what happened the previous year, I played it cool. But he kept pursuing me, and I fell hard for him.

That year, we went to lots of coffee houses and movies. His family lived local and mine were eight hours away, so I enjoyed becoming part of his family.

During the summer after junior year, I helped Jason land an internship in NYC, introducing Jason to the Northeast. That fall, Jason proposed to me on our one year anniversary with twelve dozen roses. It was quite the romantic gesture.

Jason graduated from college a semester early and moved to New Jersey to begin his career in finance. We got married the summer after senior year, and I introduced Jason to his first cruise on our honeymoon.

We spent five years living in a one bedroom apartment in central Jersey. We loved it! Keeping up with housework for a one bedroom apartment was simple. One of our favorite summers we bought passes to a whole summer of concerts and spent two weeks traveling through Europe – starting and ending in Rome.

Shortly after, we decided it was time to start a family. We bought a three bedroom condo and I soon became pregnant with Aria.

At the time, I was working as a digital marketing manager for an agency, and once I had Aria, I became a stay-at-home mom. Aria and I have lots of fun together! I love to get out of the house – whether it’s the park, a farm, a consignment sale, or driving up to New York to visit my family.

Jason and I really enjoy introducing Aria to new things. We had so much fun taking Aria to Dutch Wonderland on Father’s Day. She LOVED the water park! We also introduced Aria to soccer this summer. She went from picking up the soccer ball on the first practice to actually kicking the ball in the goal by the end.

We’ve explained to Aria that we plan to adopt a baby. To prepare her, we read a book about becoming a big sister. We’ve also watched the episodes of Doc McStuffins where Doc’s parents adopt a baby girl.

We’re looking forward to meeting you. And until then, please know that we pray for you and your baby every night with Aria. We may not know you yet, but you’re in our hearts and on our minds.

Adoption Diary

“Oh No! He Forgot His Jetpack!”

We’ve been really busy lately, but I have to share a quick Aria story.

I’m driving today and Aria sees a man mowing a lawn. He had his leaf blower laying in the bushes.

Aria saw the leaf blower and with lots of drama announced: “Oh no! He forgot his jetpack!”

She makes me laugh. Oh my goodness.

Over the past few days, the movie Storks has been free through our cable. It’s Aria’s new favorite movie. And I have to admit, I find it pretty cute too.

In the movie, one of the characters design jetpacks for herself and some flightless birds.

In Aria’s three year old mind it’s totally normal for people to travel by jetpacks. It’s moments like this that I love Aria being three.

Family Holiday Weekend

My parents hosted a 4th of July weekend family get together. My grandma (mom’s mom), my cousin Brian and his wife, and my cousin Joey and his girlfriend stayed at my parents’ house while Jason, Aria, and I stayed at my grandparents’ house (my dad’s parents) which is a few miles away. And of course we can’t forget my sister. She came during the day since she lives local.

We had beautiful weather, so much of the time was spent out on the deck and in the pool. We visited Angry Orchard and sampled some ciders. A band was playing since it was a holiday weekend. Our family photo above was taken at the orchard.

My sister, Kristin, led some of the family on a hike in the mountains. My parents live in the Hudson Valley and during the summer, the views are spectacular.

We also had dinner together on the Hudson River at a barbecue restaurant. And when we weren’t in the pool or exploring the outdoors, we enjoyed some family board games. My family is very much into strategy board games, but my cousins’ family is even more into them.

All in all, we had a really fun weekend. And in just a few weeks, we’ll all see each other again at our cousins’ high school graduation parties. Let the summer parties continue!

Did you get to spend the weekend with family? We hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend!

With love,

Bethany

Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile

We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.

We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Jason & Bethany

Visit Our Website or View More Families
Jason & Bethany