BRICK BY BRICK - - Building Our Family
Hello! We are Stefanie, Jason and Christian and we are hoping to grow our family through the blessing of adoption. We would like to thank you for visiting our page and taking the time to look at our family. We know in our hearts that adopting a baby (or two) would be our dream come true. We believe that no matter how a child enters our lives, they are a blessing! We will do our absolute best to provide our children with a safe, loving, fun and nurturing family.
A snapshot of us!
Stefanie & Jason met online in 2011. Soon after dating, we realized we shared many interests and family values. This was something we both we're looking for and we were ready to get married and start a family. We were engaged and married in November 2013. We always knew we wanted to have what we both came from, big loving families. Although creating our family came with many challenges, we know however a child enters our lives - he or she will be a blessing! We love children and believe any child is treasured gift! We were surprisingly blessed when we became pregnant with our son Christian Anthony in 2017.
Our wish to adopt and grow our family never changed. We are excited to see what the future holds and we look forward to the rest of our story with more children.
Riding on a Mountain
One of our first adventures together was bike riding up Mohonk Mountain in New Paltz, NY. We just started dating a few months prior and everything was so new and exciting. Stefanie was nervous because the mountain is pretty high but Jason kept saying "we're almost there," and he got us all the way to the top! It was a hot day in the end of June, but we were determined to keep on. When we finally reached the top, it was nice to relax and enjoy the view while having lunch!
Even after Stefanie said she wouldn't be able to bike ride this mountain again, we returned back a year later for another adventure.
One memorable vacation together was when we took a short but relaxing trip down to St. Pete's Beach in Florida. We returned back in 2018 with Christian, Stefanie's sister Michele, husband TJ and their daughters Michaela & Lindsey. We stayed at the perfect family friendly resort called Tradewinds! They have fun day time activities, pool games, giant slides and paddle boats. Our favorite part of the trip was making smores at night and movie night in the pool.
New York City
Living on Long Island, gives us the opportunity to take trips into New York City often. We can take a short train ride into the city to see a show, have dinner, shop or sight see. We are looking forward to bringing Christian on his first train ride into the city during the Christmas season to see the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.
Annual Family Picnic
Each summer, Stefanie and a few of her cousins help organize a family picnic at a local park. It has become a great tradition for all the aunts, uncles, cousins and kids! We usually pick a Sunday in June and it always a great day filled with BBQ, relay races, softball, bocci games, and water balloons. As tradition stands, we make sure there's a special visit from the Ice Cream Man! We love creating these memories for the whole family!
We feel truly blessed to have our family traditions when celebrating the Holidays. Whether its Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Fourth of July or New Years, you could find us with our extended family sharing meals, exchanging gifts, and creating memories.
We feel so grateful to share these special days with Christian & our other children in the future. We look forward to watching Christian share the holidays with his sibling(s) one day just as we did with our siblings.