FC: Jacey & Rich | Thank you for taking the time to read about our lives. We are excited and filled with great anticipation to become parents through the miracle of adoption!
1: Hello, we are Jacey and Rich from New Jersey. Even though we don't know you yet, when we think of you, we can't imagine all the emotions you must be experiencing as you consider adoption for your child. We have the greatest admiration, respect, and gratitude for your courage through this journey. We promise to teach your child some of our core values which include the importance of a good education, working hard for what you have, learning to appreciate the simple things in life and treating others with kindness and respect. We look forward to not only building a special and unique relationship with your child, but with you as well. | Our Letter to You
2: ABOUT US | Our Wedding Day | We are a fun-loving, active, down to earth married couple that have been together for 7 years. We live close to the beach and boardwalks in NJ which we frequent often. We have experienced some obstacles which include our infertility & Rich beating cancer however each time we've come out stronger than before! We are looking forward to becoming parents for the first time and we cannot wait for it to become a reality through adoption. We met on a dating site. After several of our earlier dates I thought Rich was shy. It turned out he was undergoing chemotherapy, which made him seem very quiet and reserved at first to me. On our 5th date, I went out with Rich and his friends, I realized at that point he was very outgoing, adventurous and social. Our love has grown ever since that date and I can't imagine my life without him! About a year and half ago at a comedy club, Rich went on stage and proposed. At first I thought it was part of the show and wanted to crawl under the table. Once it became apparent he was serious, I joined him on stage. We recently got married in a park overlooking a lake; it was a simple, intimate ceremony in which we will cherish for years to come! Written by Jacey | Summer 2008 | Shortly after Rich beat cancer 2008 | Proposal on stage
3: Our Pets | 1st Cruise 2011 | Skye & Max | Holding baby Monkeys in St. Kitts | Beach Volleyball Team | Friends & Family Poolside | Horseback Riding in Dominica to a waterfall | Vacations | Max | Under a Waterfall in Dominica | Loves cuddling and tug-a-war | Loves cuddling & catching a frisbee
4: About Jacey by Rich | Jacey is the kindest, most caring, loving, patient, and sweetest person I have ever met. She puts her heart into everything she does. She is incredible with children and can't wait to be a mother. She loves her family, friends, me and our dogs very much. We have been through a lot together and I can honestly say she is my "best friend". We both enjoy each others company whether it be watching TV, playing volleyball, trying new activities such as snorkeling, snowmobiling and traveling to different places. Jacey works as a Special Education Teacher in which she teaches children with autism (1-3 yrs old) and provides valuable strategies to help parents teach their children with autism. I'm so amazed at how dedicated she is and the compassion she shows when teaching her students. | Teaching her student | Playing Skeeball | Jacey Snorkeling | Jacey with her girlfriends | Teaching a puzzle App. on the IPad | Jacey and her grandmother | Jacey with her cousins & cousin's baby | Looking forward to becoming mother
5: Rich Spiking a Volleyball | Rich is my "Rock". He is loving, compassionate and thoughtful. He is great at putting things into perspective and he can make me laugh at just about anything. He's my handyman and can build almost anything carpentry related such as a bar and a poolside deck. He is a "big kid" at heart and I can already picture him having a blast, playing with blocks on the floor with our child. I love when Rich surprises me with "just because I love you" things like bringing home organic strawberries from the grocery store. Rich enjoys grilling and is a great cook. We both like making healthy and delicious meals. He is athletic and is very passionate about volleyball and running 5k's. Rich works as a field technician installing 4G equipment for cell phone companies. He loves problem solving, working with his hands and being challenged everyday. | Playing Skeeball | Running a 3K with Max | Building the tallest tower! | Can't wait to be a Daddy! | About Rich by Jacey | Coast Guard | TGI Friday's Crew
6: Jacey & her Dad | Jacey's Family | Rich's Family | Rich, his Dad & Sisters | Rich's Parents | Rich & his Dad | Jacey is the oldest with two sisters and two cousins that she is very close with. Jacey's cousin has a baby girl. Jacey's sisters' (Brittany and Danica) are looking forward to having a niece or nephew. Your child will be the 1st grandchild in both of our families so the little one will be totally spoiled. Her parent's live 10 minutes away and the whole family gets together often for birthdays, barbeques, pool parties and holidays. | Annual Thanksgiving photo with Jacey's family at our house | Rich's father and sister Barbra live in North Carolina. His father is retired so he visits Rich every few months. Rich's sister Susan has a weekend home 35 minutes south of our house. The family often gets together for BBQ's and holidays. Rich's mother passed away in 1982 and he misses her dearly. | Jacey's sister's | Eating steamers for the first time!
7: Our local playground | Our house! | We live in a friendly and safe neighborhood with lots of children and great schools! We will ensure that your child has a life filled with love, laughter, family, a good education and the opportunity to fulfill all their dreams. | Fun Facts About Jacey Jacey enjoys baking her award winning pecan pie for the holidays and making healthy smoothies from scratch. Her favorite animals are the koala bear and sloth. She listens and dances to mostly classic rock, 80's, pop and disco music. Jacey likes completing complex jigsaw puzzles, craft projects and collecting ornaments from vacations. She loves shopping for antique &vintage items especially for the nursery. Jacey often goes to Yoga & Zumba classes. She also enjoys taking our dogs for walks around the neighborhood. Jacey loves Jelly Belly beans, the color blue, and mint chocolate chip ice-cream. | Fun Facts About Rich Rich plays in an indoor volleyball league Spring, Fall & Winter and doubles on the beach in the summer. He's a Cowboys fan since 1975 & he likes wearing camouflauge often. Rich also likes bike riding, camping, kayaking & loves water skiing. Anything outdoors or on the water. He is an animal lover & supporter of animal rescue. Rich listens to primarily country music. He likes Super Hero movies and his favorite is Wolverine Rich was in the US Coast Guard and enjoys working with his hands. Rich is a positive thinking, happy guy. He often lays on the floor playing with our dogs.
8: Family Traditions | Dressing up for Halloween | Christmas | Rich planned a surprise birthday dinner with our friends when I told him I had never had a surprise party before. | Some of our family traditions are cooking chili on Sundays while watching the "Cowboys" play football. During the summer we bike to breakfast at the beach. On Good Friday we make home-made pierogies for Easter dinner. We look forward to taking our child pumpkin picking, cutting down our Christmas tree and celebrating all of the holidays. | Cutting Down Our Christmas Tree | Canoeing | How bout them Cowboys | Making Home-made Chili | Biking to breakfast | "How Bout Them Cowboys!!!"
9: Our Promise to You We promise to keep in contact with you by sharing letters, photos and several visits per year. We would like to stay in touch with you at the level that you are most comfortable with. We respect your decision to follow your heart and pray that you will find strength and courage to do what is best for your child. | Jacey & Rich