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Matt & Josh

We knew we wanted to welcome a child into our home and adoption is the path we would choose. Matt's mother is adopted and he saw firsthand how an adopted child can make such a difference and how that love carries on for generations. We look forward to experiencing this joy and giving a child a home where they are loved, supported, and can be who they chose to be.

About Us

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Research Scientist
Master's Degree in Nursing
Ph.D. in Physics
Legally Married

Our Lifestyle


We love to find new experiences to share together. We believe that you can't always wait for that perfect vacation, but you must take advantage of the time you are given. We frequently go for hikes with our dogs, Shelby and Luna, at one of the many local parks nearby. When we have more time, we like to plan camping trips where we hike in, pitch a tent, and stay the night. One of Matt's favorite memories is making s'mores around the campfire, under the stars. Josh has a passion for astronomy and loves to set up his telescope in the backyard for a night of star gazing. Our favorite beach spot is Cape May on the Jersey Shore. We also enjoy relaxing at home and having movie night, game night, or playing video games. Mostly we enjoy spending time together whatever adventure they pursue.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Our Wedding Day

Matt is a creative and adventurous spirit and makes every day exciting. When our nephews and nieces visit, Matt comes up with endless fun and exciting ideas for everyone to try, whether finding "ancient artifacts" in our backyard or playing laser tag. Josh is the technology and science guy and enjoys teaching our nieces and nephews about astronomy, showing them how to play chess, or even introducing them to virtual reality. As a couple Matt often comes up with fun things to do, while Josh helps get them to the destination. Many of our most fun experiences have started this way, from backpacking in the state forest to exploring Greece, Australia, and the Netherlands.

Matt's core virtue is his unwavering compassion and care for all people. What Josh loves most about him is that he devotes his life to helping people, and his love for children is fully displayed through his work as a pediatric nurse practitioner at a Children's Hospital. Matt approaches everything with common sense, balancing Josh's attention to detail. Matt's unconditional love for people and ability to see right into the hearts of people who need support will make him a great dad.

Josh will always do what's right. His integrity, honesty, and loyalty make him a natural leader and someone to admire. Matt is the spontaneous adventurer and Josh is the map and compass keeping us on the path. Josh is kind and patient and will be a natural father.

Cultural Diversity

We embrace the opportunity to adopt a child of any race or ethnic background. We understand that raising a child of a different race than our own requires us to be fully informed and prepared for what this might mean for our family. We will do this by displaying core values that we think all children should get a chance to see, treating others with respect and dignity and acting with the confidence to be yourself in any situation. Setting a good example begins with the actions we display as parents. We must show our child through our behaviors what it means to be a person of character and compassion. Beyond that we will build a community that will best support our child's racial background. Building friendships, seeking community connection, and finding ways for our child to understand their background in a way that helps them take pride in who they are.


Josh & the Dogs
Josh & the Dogs
Matt Playing Piano
Matt Playing Piano
Playing Chess
Playing Chess
Josh With the Neighbor's Horse
Josh With the Neighbor's Horse
Hiking With a View
Hiking With a View
Matt on a Medical Mission in Guatemala
Matt on a Medical Mission in Guatemala
In Our Backyard With Our Dogs
In Our Backyard With Our Dogs
On Vacation in Greece
On Vacation in Greece
Strawberry Picking With Family
Strawberry Picking With Family
Uno Night on Thanksgiving - A Family Tradition
Uno Night on Thanksgiving - A Family Tradition
Josh on His Dirt Bike
Josh on His Dirt Bike
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Josh & the Dogs
Josh & the Dogs
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Matt Playing Piano
Matt Playing Piano
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Playing Chess
Playing Chess
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Josh With the Neighbor's Horse
Josh With the Neighbor's Horse
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Hiking With a View
Hiking With a View
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Matt on a Medical Mission in Guatemala
Matt on a Medical Mission in Guatemala
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In Our Backyard With Our Dogs
In Our Backyard With Our Dogs
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On Vacation in Greece
On Vacation in Greece
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Strawberry Picking With Family
Strawberry Picking With Family
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Uno Night on Thanksgiving - A Family Tradition
Uno Night on Thanksgiving - A Family Tradition
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Josh on His Dirt Bike
Josh on His Dirt Bike

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

Our home is nestled near a small town in the countryside, down a quiet street where we know all our neighbors. We have a four bedroom home with three bathrooms, and a large basement. One of the bedrooms is already set up for a baby or young child with fun animal scenes painted on the walls. The house is on five acres which includes a large grassy yard and a nature trail behind the house in the woods. We love the natural beauty surrounding our home, with large oak trees on one side, and a large horse farm on the other.

In our neighborhood there's several great parks, a free library, the YMCA with pools and activities, great schools, plus our local church. We are also still close to the summer camp where Matt was a counselor as a teenager, as he is now the camp nurse each summer and our nieces and nephews still go to the camp. Our local community, church, and friends at our jobs, as well as our local family (many aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews) are all very excited about our adoption and can't wait to meet your child.

Our Extended Families

Big Family Gathering

We are very close to Matt's family. Both of his parents have remarried spouses with children, which makes for lots of cousins! Matt's mother and step-father live in Florida, but visit us frequently. Matt's father and step-mother live in Maryland and are also very supportive. We are excited to have two of Matt's aunts and an uncle close to us, who will be active in the day-to-day life of the little one. All of Matt's 7 siblings are very close and supportive. Between all of them, we have six nephews, and three nieces. We get together with our large extended family every holiday, and we love planning a camping trip with Matt's brother and his family or a weekend trip to the Florida beach with his sister. Joshua's sister lives in Tennessee with two wonderful children. We are grateful for all the people in our lives that will support us and love our child!

Camping With Family

Holidays are always a big celebration in our home. We love to gather with family for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Easter, and Halloween. Josh's favorite holiday is Halloween, so this is an extra reason to celebrate big by giving out candy and wearing funny costumes every year. Thanksgiving is a long running tradition and always gathers members of our family from all across the country.

From Us to You

We are Matt and Josh, and we are grateful that you took the time to review our profile. We hope it provides you with an honest window into each of us, our lives as a couple, and our reasons for adopting a child. While we could never understand what it is like to stand in your shoes as an expectant mother, we are thankful that you are considering us.

As you review our profile, we hope that you can see the love we have shared over 10 years of marriage and that we are ready to share that love with a child. We hope that you can see Matt's funny, adventurous, and kind spirit. He is a true natural with children, which has led him to a career as pediatric nurse practitioner. He is also always ready with a joke, a cool magic trick, or the name of a tree, bird, or lizard spotted outside. We hope that you can see Josh as patient, principled, and illuminating. He is both technical and service oriented, which has served him well as both a police officer and now a scientist. He is also always ready with random fact about astronomy or history, a game to play, or a good dad joke.

Know that we understand the responsibility of adopting a child is the most important journey we can take. Everything in our lives will change: Our fundamental commitment will be to care for and raise the child that you have entrusted us with. Every day when we leave for work, prepare a meal, go to after school activities, or just help with homework will be a moment when we are instilling values, teaching critical thinking, and encouraging independence that will make him or her a moral, fulfilled, and courageous person. The next generation of children are the most valuable resource in the world, and we will treat the role of raising a child as if all our futures depend on it. Because we know it does.

As you consider us as adoptive parents for your child, know that if you choose us, we commit to:

  • Open and honest communication with the child about their adoption, where they come from, who you are, and why adoption was the right choice for both you and us.
  • Providing a first-class education
  • Encouraging sports, music, arts, and other cultural activities
  • A home full of love and adventures
  • A large, supportive family
  • Providing a stable home they can return to, no matter the circumstances or how grown up they are.
  • Commitment to provide letters, pictures, emails, and visits based on your desired level of connection.
  • An open adoption that is thoughtfully planned out according to the desires, expectations, and boundaries of everyone involved, however that may look for our unique adoption.
  • Finally, we would like to thank you for considering us as the adoptive parents for your child. As you choose what is right for your child, trust yourself and know that we support your decision, wherever it leads you.

    Matt & Josh


    Robin Williams
    Bradley Cooper
    Melissa McCarthy
    Sigorny Weaver
    Brandon Sanderson
    Stephen King
    The Magicians
    The Stand
    Candy Bar
    Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
    Three Musketeers
    Avatar: The Last Airbender
    Childhood Memory
    Playing on the beach of the Chesapeake Bay
    Walking in the woods behind our house
    Childhood Toy
    Children's Book
    Harry Potter
    Where the Red Fern Grows
    Savannah, GA
    Nashville, TN
    Classic Movie
    Miracle on 34th Street
    Day of Week
    Cookie Dough Ice Cream
    Heath Blizzard
    Disney Movie
    The Lion King
    Dream Car
    Jeep Wrangler
    1964 Ford Mustang
    Dream Job
    Dolphin trainer at the National Aquarium
    Research Scientist (living the dream)
    Dream Vacation
    Traveling the English countryside and visiting small towns
    Florence, Italy
    Family Activity
    Going to an amusement park
    Hiking in nature
    Flower / Plant
    African violet
    Homemade bread and butter
    Anything Italian
    Form of Exercise
    Freeze tag
    Anything with friends is fun
    I really enjoy hiking/camping/nature
    Holiday Song
    I'll Be Home for Christmas
    All the old time Christmas songs and carols
    Holiday Tradition
    Writing a letter to Santa on Christmas eve
    Gathering the family from all around each year is my favorite part
    Ice Cream
    Chocolate chip cookie dough
    Mint chocolate chip
    Junk Food
    Movie theater popcorn
    Heath Blizzard
    Leisure Activity
    Reading a book
    National Geographic
    Memory with a Child
    Traveling to Harry Potter World with my nephews
    Had an amazing time with my nephews at the Harry Potter section of Universal Studios in Orlando, FL. It was really cool to see them transported into their imagination in a world they knew so well from reading the books and seeing the movies.
    Memory with Spouse
    Going on a cruise with my husband
    Travelling to Greece to the island of Santorini is my absolute favorite memory. We had dinner in a restaurant in the side of the cliffs overlooking the bay and the volcano there, was really something special.
    The Lord of the Rings
    Jurrasic Park
    Movie Munchie
    Popcorn or Twizzlers
    Movie Quote
    There's no place like home
    Movie Type
    Action, adventure, fantasy
    Musical Group
    Nickel Creek
    Basically all the 70's rock bands
    Nursery Rhyme
    This little piggy
    Little Bunny Foo-Foo
    Olympic Event
    Personal Hero
    David Goggins
    Thomas Edison, he went from a poor kid to the most famous inventor in America through sheer determination.
    The Wind in the Willows
    Lucille Clifton
    Joshua Keats
    Quality about my Spouse
    His unconditional caring and compassion for all people.
    "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants" -Newton
    "It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena..."
    Aksum Cafe - Mediterranean cuisine
    The Whip - English Pub
    Heath Blizzard
    1 Corinthians, "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. it does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrong."
    Luke 11:9 "So I say to you, Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you."
    Shopping Store
    Home Goods
    I like home improvement stores as I like projects around the house.
    Hey Jude, The Beatles
    Lots of stuff in the classic rock genre, but my favorite is "Stairway to Heaven"
    Sport to Play
    Sport to Watch
    Sports Star
    Kobe Bryant
    Retired, but still think Jerry Rice was the best wide receiver to ever play the game.
    Sports Team
    The Orioles
    San Francisco 49ers
    Subject in School
    The Xmen
    Thing to Cook
    Apple pie
    Anything on the grill
    Time of Day
    Thanksgiving dinner
    Just the simple tradition of family gatherings, sharing stories together and laughing together.
    TV Show
    Great British Baking Show
    TV Show Character
    The Friend's cast
    Macgyver (the 80s one), he could think his way out of any situation.
    Type of Music
    Rock and Pop
    70s Rock
    Vacation Spot
    Somewhere warm with a beach
    Florence, Italy
    Video Game
    Anything with a compelling story can get me hooked.

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