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Matt & Emily

Hello, We are Matt and Emily from Tennessee! We are very grateful that you are reading our profile. We are so excited and ready to expand our family. We have oodles of love to share. We look forward to the adoption journey that we are embarking on and thank you for considering us as parents to your precious child.

About Us

Systems Engineer
Associate's Degree in Show Production & Touring
Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

Catamaran Boat Ride on Vacation

We love to stay active and on the go. Traveling is a passion of ours. Our favorite trip we’ve taken was to Australia. One day we hope to go back. Even though we are now parents and don’t have as much free time, we still love to travel. Our son has had a passport since he was less than a year old and has already experienced several really cool places.

We enjoy taking walks through the neighborhood and on the greenway. Our greenway runs along a river which makes it extra peaceful. Our son stays busy with extracurricular activities and sports. We enjoy attending all of his games and cheering him on in whatever he does. As a family, we love hitting up the park, playing putt-putt and board games, driving go carts, eating on the patio, and going bowling. Throughout the year we enjoy cheering on our favorite sports teams as well. We enjoy being outside as much as possible. Even though we love staying busy, sometimes you just need to chill. On those nights we like to rent a family movie, pop some popcorn and curl up on the couch together. We’re excited to share all of these fun activities with our children and create many memories.

Why We Chose Adoption

All Smiles

We have been blessed with our son, Tucker, who is 6 years old. Since he was 2 years old, we have tried continuously to have another child. Not having much luck, we sought out the help of a fertility specialist. Since having our son, Emily has experienced three miscarriages and one ectopic pregnancy. After a lot of heartache, we decided to look at other options. We discussed it and decide that adoption was the path we were meant to be on. We truly feel the reason Emily could not maintain a pregnancy is that we are meant to share our love, joy, and blessings with an adopted child. We would love to expand our family and feel it is not yet complete. Tucker cannot wait to be a big brother and we know he will be a great helper!

Fun Facts About Us

Shoulder Rides are the Best!

About Matt:

Matt was Valedictorian of his college class.
  • Matt has been to every continent except Antarctica.
  • Matt spent the last 9 years of Brooks & Dunn’s career working for them.
  • Matt’s brother and sister were both adopted.
  • Matt’s favorite state is Colorado.
  • Matt loves hot and spicy food.
  • Matt started running the sound boards at church when he was in middle school.
  • Matt loves to ride roller coasters.
  • Riding Horses is Good for the Soul!

    About Emily:

  • Emily was born on Thanksgiving (and her mom was too!).
  • Emily’s only acting experience was in an experimental horror film.
  • Emily was on the equestrian team (horseback riding) for the University of Tennessee.
  • Emily loves to plan weddings.
  • Emily loves to country line dance.
  • Emily has a huge sweet tooth and her weakness is chocolate.
  • Emily learned how to drive on a 5-speed. Emily’s favorite food is french fries with a lot of ketchup.



    Fun Night at the Fair!
    Fun Night at the Fair!
    Just Playing in the Grass
    Just Playing in the Grass
    Happy Boys!
    Happy Boys!
    Our Family
    Our Family
    Emily Loves to Line Dance
    Emily Loves to Line Dance
    Ready for the School Sock Hop
    Ready for the School Sock Hop
    Enjoying a Cool Morning Hike
    Enjoying a Cool Morning Hike
    Our Pups, Wesley & Riley
    Our Pups, Wesley & Riley
    Beautiful Sunset
    Beautiful Sunset
    Walks on the Beach are Always Fun with Mom!
    Walks on the Beach are Always Fun with Mom!
    You're Never Too Old to Ride the Merry Go Round!
    You're Never Too Old to Ride the Merry Go Round!
    All Dressed Up
    All Dressed Up
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    Fun Night at the Fair!
    Fun Night at the Fair!
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    Just Playing in the Grass
    Just Playing in the Grass
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    Happy Boys!
    Happy Boys!
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    Our Family
    Our Family
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    Emily Loves to Line Dance
    Emily Loves to Line Dance
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    Ready for the School Sock Hop
    Ready for the School Sock Hop
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    Enjoying a Cool Morning Hike
    Enjoying a Cool Morning Hike
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    Our Pups, Wesley & Riley
    Our Pups, Wesley & Riley
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    Beautiful Sunset
    Beautiful Sunset
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    Walks on the Beach are Always Fun with Mom!
    Walks on the Beach are Always Fun with Mom!
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    You're Never Too Old to Ride the Merry Go Round!
    You're Never Too Old to Ride the Merry Go Round!
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    All Dressed Up
    All Dressed Up

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Home Sweet Home

    We live in a wonderful family oriented neighborhood within an awesome town that sits between two lakes. Our home has a traditional look to it. It has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, lots of living space, and an awesome bonus room just for the kids. Our house has a great fenced in yard with a deck, a vegetable/fruit garden and a fun swing set. We love to sit on our deck for dinners any chance we get. Our neighborhood is filled with children of all ages to play with. The elementary school is located just 5 minutes up the road and is one of the best in the county. A new high school is being built close by and is where our children will attend one day.

    Some of our favorite activities in the community are the children’s park, the lakes, zoo, the huge water park, and the greenway. There are also several museums. We have memberships to both the zoo and the water park and hit up the playground very regularly. Because we live just outside of a large city, there are fun events every weekend of the year from parades, to marathons, festivals, fairs, flea markets, to concerts. Our county fair is the largest in the state and is so much fun. We look forward to it every year and make sure to attend the Demolition Derby that’s part of the celebration. We love supporting our local professional sports teams.

    Our Extended Families

    Emily's Family

    Our families are very supportive of our adoption plan and are excited for us. The grandparents are eager for another grandchild. Our children will be able to have a wonderful and close relationship with their grandparents, aunts and uncles.

    We have an amazing relationship with Emily’s parents and her sister and husband. They live about 5 minutes from us. We do a lot together from family dinners, vacations, holidays, church, and leisure activities. Our favorite thing is steak night. Emily’s dad is a master griller and cooks a killer steak. Every year we enjoy traveling to Myrtle Beach together for a week of fun and relaxation. We celebrate most holidays with Emily’s family and always create many memories.

    Tucker with Matt's Sister & Her Husband

    Matt’s family is spread out and is unfortunately located in other states. We have a close relationship with his brother and sister and their families. We try to visit them as often as we can. Both of Matt’s siblings were adopted. It has been nice to have them as part of our support system since they have experience with adoption.

    We have a good group of friends who are like family. We love to get together to watch sporting events, celebrate birthdays, or grab a bite to eat. Many of our friends have families of their own and our kids play together. Our friends are all very excited and can’t wait to meet our new little one.

    From Us to You

    “Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we’d give blood.”
    -Charles Dickens

    Hi! We’re Matt and Emily and we’d like to thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We are extremely grateful you are considering us as potential parents for your child. We understand this is a decision not to be taken lightly and one that is filled with many emotions. Although we don’t truly know what you’re going through, we want you to know that we are sending love and prayers your way.

    We met, dated, got engaged, and planned a wedding in a span of 16 months. October 2016 is our 10th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed three great years of celebrating us and our relationship before deciding to start a family. In 2010, we gave birth to our son, Tucker, who is now six years old. Since having our son, we have tried many times to expand our family. Unfortunately, that was not God’s plan for us. We truly feel God’s plan is for us to adopt a precious child to share our love with. Tucker is so excited to be a big brother. He’s been asking for the last three years for us to get him a baby sister or baby brother. If it were up to him he’d have twenty siblings. Not only will you be fulfilling our dream, but you will be making a special 6-year-old extremely happy!

    Our family and friends are very important to us. They are our support system through this journey and are there with us every step of the way. Having our own family has always been a dream of ours. Although we have one son, we feel like our family is not yet complete. We pray that our dreams will be fulfilled though your generosity of making us parents again. We are committed to a semi-open adoption and keeping you updated through pictures and emails.

    We look forward to doing so many things with our children. Reading books before bedtime, family dinner on the patio, sledding when it snows, playing outside when it’s nice, taking walks through the neighborhood, eating ice cream for dessert, traveling all over, and spending time with family and friends are some of the many things we’re excited to do. We look forward to many adventures and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

    We raise our children with a solid work ethic, a Christian faith, the ability to be strong and independent, while being kind and compassionate. Our children will know that they are loved no matter what and are able to talk to us about anything. Our promise to you is that we will love your child unconditionally. We promise to always be honest about their adoption story. We promise to provide a safe and caring home surrounded by family and friends who will cherish them.

    We understand that the gift of adoption is the ultimate act of love and selflessness and we thank you for this.

    With Love,

    Matt & Emily


    Chris Farley
    Channing Tatum
    Julia Roberts
    Sandra Bullock
    Dr. Seuss
    Sophie Kinsella
    Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    Shopaholic Series
    Candy Bar
    Reese Peanut Butter Cups
    3 Musketeer
    Looney Toons
    The Smurfs
    Childhood Memory
    Going to amusement parks with my Mom
    Summers at my Grandparent's cottage in Upstate NY
    Childhood Toy
    Teddy Ruxpin
    Walkie Talkies
    Children's Book
    Green Eggs and Ham
    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
    Sydney, Australia
    New York City
    Classic Movie
    Gone with the Wind
    White Christmas
    Day of Week
    Reese Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard
    Anything Chocolate
    Disney Movie
    Dream Car
    Ford F-250 Super Cab
    Dream Job
    Stay At Home Dad
    Working for the Tennessee Titans
    Dream Vacation
    Trip around the World
    A European Tour through several countries
    Family Activity
    Taking walks together
    Flower / Plant
    Stargazer Lilly
    French Fries
    Form of Exercise
    Mandarin Orange
    Fixing Things
    Line Dancing
    Independence Day
    Holiday Song
    Carol of the Bells
    Little Drummer Boy
    Holiday Tradition
    Going to Church on Christmas Eve
    Going to Christmas Eve Church service, then back to my parent's house to watch White Christmas and eat chili.
    Ice Cream
    Cookie Dough
    Bryer's Chocolate
    Junk Food
    Candy Bars
    Ice Cream
    Leisure Activity
    Surfing the Internet
    Relaxing on the couch while watching a movie
    Popular Science
    Memory with a Child
    Taking my Son to Disney World
    Taking our son to Disney World
    Memory with Spouse
    Renewing our vows on the beach in Aruba
    Exploring Australia with my husband
    Tommy Boy
    For Love of the Game
    Movie Munchie
    Movie Quote
    "I thought the Rocky Mountains would be a little more rockier than this." Lloyd Christmas from Dumb and Dumber
    "It's there a heaven? Oh yeah. It's the place where dreams come true." - Field of Dreams
    Movie Type
    Sound of Music
    Musical Group
    Bon Jovi
    Brooks & Dunn
    Nursery Rhyme
    Hey Diddle Diddle
    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
    Olympic Event
    Personal Hero
    Michael Jordan
    My parents
    Lion King
    Edgar Allan Poe
    Edgar Allan Poe
    Quality about my Spouse
    She's very nurturing.
    His desire to take care of our family.
    "I Believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside." Whitney Houston
    "The Future Belongs to those who Believe in the Beauty of their Dreams!" -Eleanor Roosevelt
    Logan's Roadhouse
    Nashville Jam Company
    Chicken Philly
    Matthew 19: 13-15
    1 Corinthians 13:4-7
    Shopping Store
    Fry's Electronics
    Livin' on a Prayer by Bon Jovi
    Neon Moon by Brooks and Dunn
    Sport to Play
    Sport to Watch
    Sports Star
    Michael Jordan
    Peyton Manning
    Sports Team
    Nebraska Cornhuskers
    University of Tennessee VOLS
    Subject in School
    Any of my sport management classes in college
    Iron Man
    Thing to Cook
    Chicken Marsala
    Time of Day
    Mid Morning
    Shooting Off Fireworks on the Fourth of July
    My Mom and I Were Both Born on Thanksgiving and We Always Make Sure to Celebrate Together!
    TV Show
    Top Gear UK
    Grey's Anatomy
    TV Show Character
    Petter Griffin
    Meredith Grey
    Type of Music
    Classic Rock
    Vacation Spot
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Video Game
    Railroad Tycoon

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