Dean & Tracie
Hello! We’re a family who loves Disney, is always on the go, and enjoys being outdoors and traveling together. We love being parents and are excited to be growing our family through adoption! It would be an honor to share our family with your child and to provide a well-rounded upbringing. We’re excited to get to know you and would love to share an open adoption.
We met when we both worked at the beach. Now we’ve been married for 12 years and are best friends!
• Yearly trips to Disney
• Dinner dates
• Going to the beach
• Doing fun things that the kids pick for us to do
• Attending church as a family
Tracie is a patient, loving, and fun mom with a big heart. She’s known as the neighborhood “go-to mom” and loves being involved with our children’s school and activities. I love watching her teach our kids different life skills, like cooking and money management. Tracie enjoys playing games, surfing, wave runners, and theme parks too. She has a very flexible schedule now that she is retired from the Airforce and is a stay-at-home mom.
Dean is hard-working and a great dad. He gives us love, stability, and structure. Dean enjoys teaching the kids things and letting them help him with tasks. He also likes to plan date nights for me, and also to have daddy-dates with the kids. Dean enjoys taking our dogs to the dog beach or watching our children surf. He always makes sure holidays are fun and he loves planning family trips to show us what different places we visit have to offer.
We have two children: Jayce and Avalynn.
Jayce is caring, compassionate, loves science and technology, and enjoys surfing, ice skating, and playing baseball. He loves being a big brother, playing games, and teaching his sister things, and has even helped us build furniture for nursery.
Avalynn is helpful and nurturing. She loves art, hiking, reading and writing, animals, and helping mom around the house. Avalynn is excited about becoming a big sister and has already helped shop for baby clothes!
Our Home in New Jersey
We have a newer home with 4 bedrooms, including a nursery, as well as a nice backyard, and soon we’ll have an in-ground pool. Our home is close to the beach too! We live in a neighborhood with lots of kids, and we can walk to the playground, the kids’ gymnastics, and other activities.
Thank you for getting to know us! We can understand you have a lot to consider as you decide what you want to do. Just know that we will always be there for you and your baby. We hope you feel supported and loved, wherever you are in your journey.
We promise to respect you and whatever level of openness you want with us and your child after the adoption. We will cherish and love your child with our hearts and souls, provide a safe, happy home, and a life with every opportunity possible.
Praying for you, Dean and Tracie
More About Dean
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Profession: State Trooper
Racial Background: Caucasian
Vacation Spot: Florida
Hobby: Collecting Hot Wheels
Movie: Fast & Furious
Band: Lincoln Park
Vehicle: Yamaha R1 Motorcycle
More About Tracie
Education: Master's Degree
Profession: Stay at home mom, retired military
Racial Background: Caucasian & Native American
Vacation Spot: Florida
Movie: Baby Mama
More About Our Family
The things we look forward to sharing with a child are:
Family bonds, vacations, activities, and pure love! We want to celebrate your child’s cultural background or birth family traditions, and embrace our family’s unique story, including you however you are comfortable.
• Tracie loves flying planes and riding horses.
• Dean loves motorcycles and skiing.
We have 2 dogs who love to be social, take walks, and go to the dog beach or park. Arrow is our Yorkie and Kailynn is our Shihtzu. They are great with our kids and love the neighborhood dogs.
• Going all-out for birthday parties!
• Trick-or-treat at Disney, and then again in our own neighborhood
• Giving the kids a party with their friends for each holiday
• Going out to dinner for Thanksgiving with Dean’s parents
• Thanksgiving camp-out with Tracie’s family
• Christmas train rides and Disney on Ice
• Bowling for Valentine’s Day
• St. Patrick’s Day treasure hunts (to catch a leprechaun!)
• Big Easter egg hunts and trip to Amish country
Thank you for considering our family for your child! We would be honored to talk with you and find out what you're looking for, or hoping to give your child through adoption. We truly mean it when we say we're here for an open adoption, if you'd like it. We will respect your level of comfort, and hope to build a healthy relationship with you, on your terms. It would be such a joy to grow our family this way! If you have questions or want to talk, just ask Lifetime about us. We would love to get to know you and your baby!