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Matt & Julie

We believe adoption is the greatest gift that we could ever receive. We want to express our appreciation that you are reading our profile. We have so much love and laughter to share. We love being parents and will be eternally grateful to become parents again. We hope you consider us and we look forward to this journey ahead of us.

About Us

Matt
Julie
Job
Sales Manager
Teacher
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Business
Master's Degree in Education
Children
Landon
Relationship
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives

Our Family

When we got married we always knew that we wanted to raise a family. We loved spending time with our nephews and our friends' children. Children always brought us great joy. However, Julie found out at a young age that it would be difficult for her to have children because of a chromosomal disorder. When we were ready to begin starting a family, we went to genetic counseling to find the right course of treatment for us. We were told we had a very high chance of having numerous miscarriages and if the pregnancy did last, that it was likely to be a child with severe disabilities. We initially tried IVF as a way to begin our family, but after two cycles and three miscarriages, we knew adoption was our solution.

In 2016, our first adoption journey brought us to our son, Landon. Landon filled a missing piece in us that we didn't even know was missing. Meeting our son for the first time is a night that we will never forget. There are not words to describe how holding Landon for the first time felt! We instantly knew that he was meant to be a part of our family. We got to spend two full days with Landon's birth mother in the hospital. We have so many great stories to tell Landon about her. We also send her pictures and letters every six months. We can't put into words how grateful we are for our time together. We think of his birth mother daily and still say a prayer for her and her family every night. Landon's birth mother gave us the best gift we could ever imagine. We are so excited to grow our family through adoption again, and for Landon to have a sibling. We can't wait to watch them grow up together!

Our Leisure Time

Ready for a Marathon Relay

We lead a very active lifestyle. When the weather is nice, you will not find us inside. There are so many activities to do in the summer in our community! They have an event called Touch-a-Truck where the kids get to touch all the trucks in the community. We always go to the locally sponsored 5K's and festivals after, where there is live music and fun games for the kids. We would love the opportunity to be able to share these experiences with another child.

Traveling is another favorite of our hobbies. We love to go to a new city and explore everything the city has to offer. Sharing these adventures adds a whole new level of joy to our lives. Our favorite vacation spot is Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. We go for a week every summer. We love the sea air and exposing Landon to different environments and climates, but mostly it's the memories made that keep bringing us back. We love building sandcastles together, collecting seashells, and jumping in the waves.

Matt has been teaching Landon to play catch. He is so excited to have someone to pass on his love of sports to. Matt also really enjoys playing blocks with Landon. He feels like he gets to be a kid again!

In the summer when Julie is off from work, her and Landon do something different every day. We go to the zoo, the aviary, science center, children's museum, local pool, or go out for ice cream. Julie enjoys reading. Most of her reading time now is spent reading children's books to Landon.

What Makes Us Unique

Best Friends

We love each other wholeheartedly. We feel that our love is unique because we really get pleasure out of making the other person smile. We also make sure to show our appreciation to each other. We would both rather spend time together doing something, making memories, than buying each other expensive gifts. We really balance each other out. Matt is the critical thinker and Julie is the ultimate doer. We have a great time doing anything, whether we are staying at home and taking the dogs for a walk or exploring cities on a long weekend adventure. Since we have become parents, we feel that our relationship has grown even stronger. Watching one another parent has allowed us to gain a new level of respect and admiration for each other. We have so much love for each other and for our son and really want to extend our love to another child.

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Let's Go Pens!
Let's Go Pens!
Relaxing at Home
Relaxing at Home
Julie Working With a Student
Julie Working With a Student
1-2-3 Wheeeee! Having Fun Before the WVU Game
1-2-3 Wheeeee! Having Fun Before the WVU Game
Celebrating Another Happy Couple Saying, 'I Do!'
Celebrating Another Happy Couple Saying, "I Do!"
Autism Speaks in Honor of Our Nephew
Autism Speaks in Honor of Our Nephew
Playing Football Outside
Playing Football Outside
Santa Brought Us Everything We Asked For!
Santa Brought Us Everything We Asked For!
Louisville
Louisville
Summer Fun
Summer Fun
Our Pup, Chelsea
Our Pup, Chelsea
Annual Mother's Day Race for the Cure
Annual Mother's Day Race for the Cure
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Let's Go Pens!
Let's Go Pens!
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Relaxing at Home
Relaxing at Home
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Julie Working With a Student
Julie Working With a Student
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1-2-3 Wheeeee! Having Fun Before the WVU Game
1-2-3 Wheeeee! Having Fun Before the WVU Game
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Celebrating Another Happy Couple Saying, 'I Do!'
Celebrating Another Happy Couple Saying, "I Do!"
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Autism Speaks in Honor of Our Nephew
Autism Speaks in Honor of Our Nephew
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Playing Football Outside
Playing Football Outside
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Santa Brought Us Everything We Asked For!
Santa Brought Us Everything We Asked For!
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Louisville
Louisville
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Summer Fun
Summer Fun
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Our Pup, Chelsea
Our Pup, Chelsea
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Annual Mother's Day Race for the Cure
Annual Mother's Day Race for the Cure

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in a suburb near a large metropolitan area in Pennsylvania. Matt was born and raised in West Virginia, which is 20 minutes away. Julie has lived in this community her whole life. Everywhere she goes, she runs into someone she knows!

We built our house four years ago. Our home is really our dream home! The layout is an open floor plan. So, Julie can be cooking in the kitchen and still watch Landon playing in the living room or talk to Matt while he is watching TV. We have a beautiful deck that we sit on nightly when the weather is nice. We grill out all year long.

Our neighborhood is full of children. On nice days you can always see kids playing outside. The kids love when a neighbor gets the bubble machine out and the kids chase the bubbles! Our neighbors are of all ages and backgrounds. We have a few neighborhood get togethers each year. One of our favorites this year was when the kids got together to paint fall pictures outside together.

Our community has festivals and carnivals every few weeks in the summer. The parade route is minutes from our house! Our favorite activity is going to the fireworks display on a Saturday night in one of the local parks.

Our Extended Families

Julie's Family

We have a warm loving extended family. We each have one brother. Our grandmothers are so kind and generous great grandmothers. Both of our moms love being grandmothers who spoil the kids every chance they get.

Almost all of our family and friends live within 30 miles of our home! Julie has 18 aunts and uncles and 21 first cousins. Matt has 6 aunts and uncles with 6 first cousins. Family get togethers are always full of lots of laughter and telling of old stories.

Matt & His Brother

Spending time with family is extremely important to us. We do our best to meet up with Matt's brother's family as often as we can whether it's lunch, a museum, or a weekend trip. Our oldest nephew loves to play with Landon and take him under his wing like a big cousin should.

We go on adventures as often as we can with our families. Some of our favorite places to visit are the zoo and science center. Other days we enjoy going swimming or going to a local store for ice cream.

From Us to You

Hello!

First and foremost we thank you for taking the time to read our letter and taking the time to get to know us. We are so thankful to be considered as potential parents if you choose to pursue adoption. Also, we understand the gravity of a decision such as this and more than anything we understand what a difficult decision this is, but we are sure that your decision will be one made out of love. If you do choose us to be the parents of your child, we will never be able to express our gratitude for your selfless act of love.

Our hope is that this letter will accurately portray the couple we are and the road we have traveled and that it will show how much love and care is waiting to share with your precious child. After reading our profile our hope is that you will find comfort and confidence in the knowledge that we will give your child the very best life that we can.

We have been married for five and a half years. When we were ready to start our family our attempts ended in three miscarriages. As you can imagine, the overwhelming sadness and loss was devastating. At that point we spoke to several friends who have adopted and without exception they all told us that it was the best decision that they ever made and shared their beautiful stories with us. Julie's aunt was also adopted at 9 months and continues to feel overwhelming love and respect to her birth parents. We firmly believe that God's plan is for us to adopt another child and we could not be more excited about this decision and what it means to our family.

Our home has four bedrooms and is in a very kid friendly neighborhood with parks, walking trails, and playgrounds, as well as, several community pools in the area. One of our favorite activities is to be outside and we love to taking walks and enjoy the outdoors. Our community is conveniently located to the city enabling us to take advantages of all the not only fun activities but also educational, sports and historical events. Both our families live in very close proximity to our home and we love visiting them seeing our two nephews and spending time together.

Julie teaches at the local elementary school and Matt sells safety equipment. Both of us are lucky as we enjoy our jobs and work hard but we also know the importance of balance and make sure to enjoy ourselves! Laughter is always on the list and we look forward to spending time together. Bringing another child into this family could only make our lives richer.

Please know that your child will know his/her birth story from the beginning and we will make sure that he/she knows what a blessing adoption is and how much love you showed with your decision. In addition, we are very open to continued communication and the exchange of pictures with you, email, phones calls, or even an open adoption with future visits, whatever is most comfortable for you.

Writing this letter has been an honor and it has been so difficult to put into words the appreciation and respect that we feel for you as we admire your unselfish decision to share your precious gift with another couple. A child is a blessing that we have been praying for and we make our solemn promise of our unconditional love, understanding, and compassion, as well as a secure, stable, loving home, and family life. We welcome the responsibility that a child demands with open arms.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. We truly admire your courage and strength in considering adoption for your child and we wish you much peace and love.

With love and admiration,

Matt & Julie

Favorites

Matt
Julie
Actor
Samuel L. Jackson
Patrick Dempsey
Actress
Rachel McAdams
Sandra Bullock
Animal
dog
Dog
Author
John Feinstein
Annie Downs
Book
Those Guys Have All the Fun
Let's All Be Brave
Candy Bar
Nestle Crunch
Hershey Bar
Cartoon
Garfield
The Jetsons
Childhood Memory
Waking up on Christmas morning
Going to Disney World
Childhood Toy
Heman
Barbie
Children's Book
The Cat in the Hat
Clifford the Big Red Dog
City
New York City, New York
Las Vegas, Nevada
Classic Movie
Shawshank Redemption
The Wizard of Oz
Color
Blue
Pink
Day of Week
Friday
Saturday
Dessert
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Cheesecake
Disney Movie
Lion King
Beauty and the Beast
Dream Car
Ferrari
Mustang Convertible
Dream Job
Professional Golfer
Book Editor
Dream Vacation
Hawaii
Hawaii
Family Activity
Sporting Events
Family Dinner Together
Flower / Plant
rhododendron
Peutinas
Food
steak
Pizza
Form of Exercise
jogging
Walking
Fruit
oranges
Apple
Game
The Game of Life
Battleship
Hobby
Golf
Reading
Holiday
Christmas
Thanksgiving
Holiday Song
Jingle Bells
Thankful
Holiday Tradition
Christmas Eve dinner with family
Eating together
Ice Cream
Chocolate Chip
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Junk Food
sour gummy worms
Chips
Leisure Activity
laying at the beach
Reading and Walking
Magazine
Golf Digest
Self
Memory with a Child
Holding Our Son for the First Time
Holding Our Son for the First Time
Memory with Spouse
Our first vacation together to Mexico
Our first night home with our son
Movie
Caddy Shack
Sweet Home Alabama
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Popcorn
Movie Quote
Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it's that moments that take your breath away. Hitch
Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it. Rafiki, from the Lion King
Movie Type
Comedy
Romantic Comedy
Musical
Lion King
Newsies
Musical Group
Zac Brown Band
Zac Brown Band
Nursery Rhyme
Humpty Dumpty
I'm a Little Teapot
Olympic Event
basketball
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
my dad
Ellen DeGeneres
Play
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Poet
Robert Frost
EE Cummings
Quality about my Spouse
Her smile
His sense of humor
Quote
Don't give up. Don't ever give up. Jim Valvano
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are going the impossible
Restaurant
Buffalo Wild Wings
Chipotle
Sandwich
Steak and Cheese
Turkey and Provolone
Scripture
Luke 1:37 Nothing is impossible with God
Proverbs 3:5 Trust the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding
Shopping Store
Dick's Sporting Goods
Target
Song
Crazy Game of Poker by OAR
Fight Song by Rachel Plattern
Sport to Play
golf
Tennis
Sport to Watch
baseball
Hockey
Sports Star
Andrew McCutcheon
Mario Lemieux
Sports Team
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Penguins
Subject in School
Math
Reading
Superhero
Batman
Batman
Thing to Cook
Grilled Chicken
Pasta
Time of Day
Evening
Dinner Time
Tradition
Cookouts on Memorial Day
Opening one gift on Christmas Eve
TV Show
NCIS
NCIS: Los Angeles
TV Show Character
Gibbs NCIS
Kensi from NCIS: Los Angeles
Type of Music
country
Country
Vacation Spot
Hilton Head Island, SC
Hilton Head Island, SC
Video Game
Madden
Mario Kart

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