Meet Ben and Ari:

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About Us

We met in 2006 while attending separate graduate schools, Ari for graphic design and Ben for education. Ari worked at the local gym that Ben attended. She noticed him right away but it took Ben a little while to ask her on a first date. From that day on, we were inseparable and four years later, we were married.

We were instantly comfortable with one another. We have very good communication and it has always been easy for us to share our feelings with each other. We are each other's biggest supporters, each other's rock.

Our son, Emmett is so excited to be a big brother! He has such a big heart and is very affectionate. He often takes out his baby toys and says that he is going to share them with his baby brother or sister. Due to multiple pregnancy losses, we are unable to have any more biological children.  We look forward to growing our family through adoption.

Ari is a stay home mother with Emmett and plans to do so with the baby. Ben works at a private high school in fundraising and development.

Qualities We See in Each Other

Ari says, “Ben is an awesome dad! He’s always teaching Emmett new things like riding a bike or playing hockey. It has been so amazing to watch their bond grow over the past three years. Family is his number one priority. He always puts our needs first and works hard to provide for us. Ben is kind and compassionate. His love for us is unconditional and I’m so grateful for him.”

Ben says, “Ari is a very caring and kind person. On our first date, we spent hours talking and laughing and I knew she was the one for me. She is my best friend and biggest supporter. Ari has a huge heart and is a wonderful and devoted mother and wife.”

Our Hobbies

We are both very active people and enjoy going on family runs and participating in local races. We like to take our son on fun adventures like apple picking, the zoo or a nearby farm. Ari loves to bake and Emmett is a great little helper in the kitchen. Ben is looking forward to Emmett getting a little older so he can take him to sporting events and coach his little league. When we get a night alone, we like to go out for a nice dinner or watch a movie at home.

We spend much of our summer at Ari’s parent’s house on Cape Cod. We enjoy swimming in the pond or ocean, going for family walks, or out for ice cream. We both grew up skiing so in the winter, we like to take weekend ski trips and Emmett is just learning to ice skate.

These moments we have with Emmett are so special to us and we can’t wait to make even more memories with our next child.

Extended Family

We’re lucky that both of our parents and Ben’s sister and her family live within an hour from us. We have three nephews ages 8, 6 and 2.5 and we see them often. Emmett has a great relationship with his cousins and there is a never a dull moment when they all get together. While Ari has a smaller immediate family, her extended family is quite large with nine cousins and ten second cousins. The kids are all around the same age and it’s so fun watching them play together. Everyone is so excited for another cousin to join!

We love spending holidays with our families combined. We spend Thanksgiving at Ben’s parents' house, but Ari’s family comes as well, and we regularly celebrate birthdays together.

Home and Neighborhood

We love our home and neighborhood. The previous owners added on a large and bright room off the kitchen that we currently use as a playroom. Our yard is perfect for playing, with a swing set, sandbox and many fun outdoor toys. Our neighborhood, like our town is very diverse. There are many young families on our street and all the kids enjoy playing with each other. We live a mile from a lake that has swimming and boating, a playground, and a farm. The public schools are ranked top ten in the state. We live two miles from the elementary school and within walking distance to both the middle and high school.

Adoption Plan

We plan to be open with your child from day one about his or her adoption and how much love you have for them. We would love to share photos and updates with you throughout the years.


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