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Gretchen and Jared

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Gretchen and Jared
Last Activity: 7 days ago

Hello!

We are so humbled that you have taken the time to look into a small piece of our lives during such a challenging time in yours. We cannot fathom everything that must be going through your head, or the immensity of this completely selfless decision you are making. Wherever your journey takes you and whomever you choose to parent your child, please know that we are grateful that you considered us.

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any and all questions. We hope that this profile helps to give you a glimpse into our lives, and our dream to adopt. IF you do choose us, we promise from the bottom of our hearts to treat your child and our bio child with the same unconditional love, and will be by their side to help pick them up when they stumble, wipe their tears when they cry. We will always speak of you and your courage and strength and hold you in the highest regard for sharing the ultimate gift of life.

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Who We Are

Jared will say that he saw Gretchen at the beginning of his senior year at the beach amidst a bunch of their friends. Gretchen would say that she had her eye on him THE YEAR BEFORE, but clearly he wasn’t getting the hint! Regardless of who, where or when….something stuck all those years ago and we have been together ever since. You might say it was fate since unbeknownst to us; our mothers grew up a few miles from each other in Stamford CT and went to the same high school. In fact, Jared’s aunt and Gretchen’s mom graduated in the same class.

Fast forward past numerous rental apartments in Boston and the surrounding area, a marriage proposal in Paris, surfing in Costa Rica, a drive across South Africa, a 2006 wedding in Block Island, career highs and lows, an MBA for Jared, plus many other trips, laughs, friends, and family get-togethers and you will find us settled into our “forever house” in Barrington RI. All of our years together helped us get through a tough pregnancy in 2012 and the premature birth of our son Rob. Four years later, Rob is a healthy active little guy, and we would love to complete our little family with another child.

OUR WORK LIFE BALANCE

Gretchen works as a Financial Advisor, and co manages a team with another mom. Needless to say, work life balance is the number one for both Gretchen and her work partner! She doesn’t really have a boss, so flexibility is key and allows her to make school plays, parent teacher conferences, soccer practice, and stay home at the first sign of a cough or sniffle.

Jared is a close second with his work flexibility. He runs a team at one of the larger banks in the country and is blessed with a corporate culture that emphasis working from home and generous vacation.

JUST FOR FUN

Fresh Air Fun:
Surfing
Hiking
Gardening
Making Sandcastles
Family Walks with the Dog
Skiing
Cookouts
Making Snowmen
Riding bikes/scooters/anything with wheels
We love to get outside A LOT

Quiet Time:
Working on the House
Reading
Yoga
Playing with cars/trains/blocks/magnatiles/anything!
Family Movie Night
Baking
Playing Board games
Reading the paper
Knitting


OUR FAVORITES

Dessert:

Jared doesn’t eat dessert!

Crazy, I know. Gretchen would it eat it every day, as long as it was chocolate!

Room in our Home:

Great Room aka Pool Room, when we moved in there was an Indoor pool in it! We filled it in because it was basically in our kitchen!

Hobby:

Being outside, together!

Animal:

We are super dog people!

Sports Team:

Jared is a Washington Redskins fan…but he is converting to the good side, GO PATS!

Place to take a Child:

Our house in Maine or any beach in the whole world!

Time of Year:

We both agree, Summer!

Adoption Diary

Traffic!

Ugh. Stuck in traffic so close to home after a 10 hour drive!  The worst timing when you just want to be home.

Because why not?

Our 4 year old dressed up for a SuperHero birthday party over the weekend as Bumblebee the Transformer.  Needless to say, despite the warming temperatures and the fact that it is not even close to Halloween…he is wearing his costume EVERYWHERE.  One day he will be big and won’t want to even walk with me into school, so I let him wear the crazy costume and hold my hand for as long as I can.

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,

Gretchen and Jared

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