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Matt & Amanda

Thank you for taking the time to review our profile. We are honored to be able to show you a little bit more about our life. We have been fortunate enough to come from strong, loving, tight-knit families and want to continue their legacy in our own family. We put faith and family first, and would love nothing more than to grow our family and continue our adventures together.

About Us

Matt
Amanda
Job
Finance
Part Time Mental Health Therapist
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Business
Master's Degree in Counseling
Children
Weston
Relationship
Legally Married

Leisure Time

Playing in Matt's Parents' Pool!

We love being active! It is hard for Amanda to sit, so we are usually on the move. In the warm months, you can find us by Matt's parents’ pool or at Amanda's parents’ beach house. The beach has been a true tradition for Amanda, and Matt enjoys early morning runs on the beach and playing with Weston in the ocean. We love to travel and show Weston different parts of the world. He has been to almost a dozen states so far, with more to come! Exposure to different cultures/people/places is definitely important to us!

We live across the street from a 300-acre park; most weeknights are spent on our bikes, at the playground, or going to a weekly concert that our town puts on. We love to visit our local library, where many events are held for children, and visiting the farmers market for local food. A favorite spot in town in the local gym. We have a family pass, so Weston is able to see the importance of health and fitness. Amanda and Matt take fitness classes and spin classes daily, and Weston even has his own class too! Health is very important to us, so you can often find us in the kitchen creating and cooking. Don't think that it is always organic healthy foods, for Matt has a serious sweet tooth. Amanda often makes her famous chocolate chip cookies and Matt smiles ear to ear with satisfaction.

How Adoption has Affected Us Personally

Weston's First Birthday. Enjoying Some Cake!

To say that adoption has been and will continue to be the best decision we have ever and will ever make, is an understatement. Adopting Weston in 2017 not only gave us our son, but gave us another family. We were fortunate enough to have been chosen by Weston's birth mother early in her pregnancy. She shared appointment updates and we emailed back and forth each week to get to know each other better. This allowed us to form a strong, healthy relationship. It also gave us insight on her love for Weston and how adoption was affecting her, as well. We met our birth mother and her extended family and continue to have contact with them today. We share pictures, videos, and stories of Weston often and she loves our updates, big and small. Weston's birth mother and her family made such a difficult choice but in the end, both her family and our family feel that we gained more family in the adoption of one baby.

Through our relationship with our birth mother, adoption has opened our eyes to be more empathetic, patient, and resilient. Most importantly, it has made us rely on God's plan above all else. God chose Weston so perfectly for our family. He was made for our family and we are continually amazed by God's grace by giving us Weston. We know that our family is not complete, and God has made it clear (again!) that another person is needed in our family to make it whole.

Individual Strengths

Typical of Us After a Long Day on the Beach

Matt is as loyal, hardworking, and determined as they come. His loyalty is evident with his closeness to his family. He will do anything and everything to help out any family and friends in need. Matt takes fatherhood and his career very seriously! Being attentive with Weston, from the minute he walks in the door after work, has made me fall in love with him all over again. He takes off work to attend Weston's well checkups, and plays with him until Weston is about to fall asleep in the playroom each night! Outside the walls of our house, Matt is incredibly diligent at work, known as someone who always makes sure his work is done accurately and with attention to detail. He also leads his team with empathy and kindness, something that often is not seen in corporate America.

Amanda is bubbly and vivacious. A friend to everyone, Amanda seems to make everyone around her feel that she has known them for years. Her empathy and energy is easy to find, which helps make her career as a mental health therapist a perfect fit for her personality. She listens actively when others speak and always circles back to make sure that the other person feels loved and appreciated. Amanda is an amazing mother who is teaching Weston how to love others well, and articulate himself so we understand how he is feeling- no small feet for the mom of a toddler!

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The Elephant, Peacock, Panda and Their Zoo Keeper for Halloween 2018
The Elephant, Peacock, Panda and Their Zoo Keeper for Halloween 2018
Beach Bike Rides Are the Best!
Beach Bike Rides Are the Best!
Weston's Cousins on Amanda's Side
Weston's Cousins on Amanda's Side
Basketball Star in the Making!
Basketball Star in the Making!
Bedtime With Our Weston
Bedtime With Our Weston
Blueberry Picking With Matt!
Blueberry Picking With Matt!
Reading with Granddad
Reading with Granddad
Future Surfer!
Future Surfer!
Baby Wes With His Four Grandparents
Baby Wes With His Four Grandparents
Our First Baby, Duke!
Our First Baby, Duke!
Happy On the Swings!
Happy On the Swings!
Hiking in Colorado For Our Fifth Wedding Anniversary
Hiking in Colorado For Our Fifth Wedding Anniversary
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The Elephant, Peacock, Panda and Their Zoo Keeper for Halloween 2018
The Elephant, Peacock, Panda and Their Zoo Keeper for Halloween 2018
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Beach Bike Rides Are the Best!
Beach Bike Rides Are the Best!
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Weston's Cousins on Amanda's Side
Weston's Cousins on Amanda's Side
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Basketball Star in the Making!
Basketball Star in the Making!
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Bedtime With Our Weston
Bedtime With Our Weston
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Blueberry Picking With Matt!
Blueberry Picking With Matt!
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Reading with Granddad
Reading with Granddad
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Future Surfer!
Future Surfer!
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Baby Wes With His Four Grandparents
Baby Wes With His Four Grandparents
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Our First Baby, Duke!
Our First Baby, Duke!
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Happy On the Swings!
Happy On the Swings!
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Hiking in Colorado For Our Fifth Wedding Anniversary
Hiking in Colorado For Our Fifth Wedding Anniversary

Our House and Neighborhood

Our House is Ready to Fill Another Bedroom!

As soon as we walked into this house, we knew it was for us. Our 4 bedroom single home is one of about 200 homes and is situated in a cul-de-sac, perfect for bike riding and games. Our house is usually a gathering place for family and friend events in the finished basement or large back patio; We love hosting as often as we can. Weston's favorite room in the house has to be the playroom on the main floor with lots of puzzles, books, trucks, and more. Our favorite room is the family room. It is a two story room, filled with windows and a fireplace. The sunlight shines through and warms us up. Our dog particularly loves the fenced in backyard!

Our neighborhood is across the street from a 300-acre park with a very well known large playground, perfect for all ages. The town often plans festivals, 5Ks, and bike races that Matt loves to participate in. The neighborhood and town have biking paths throughout, and we are often seen on our beach cruisers with Weston on the back biking into town about 5 minutes away. Our neighborhood also has a strong social committee and Amanda serves on the board, as the chair of the "Sunshine" committee. The social club plans events every month, all geared towards family. The Halloween parade meets outside our house and it has become a fun tradition that the neighborhood (and we!) enjoy. It is kids galore and we love every minute of it!

Our Extended Families

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party with Matt's Family

We have both been very fortunate to have been raised by strong, loving families on both sides that still remain very close to us to this day. Both sets of parents lives within miles of one another, and have actually become good friends themselves! This has made holidays, vacations, and family time very easy! We live less than 20 minutes from both of them, making it very simple to get together.

Amanda's Family Touring Washington D.C.

Matt's parents have been married for nearly 40 years and their bond has continually been strengthened through their professional and personal travels throughout the world. Matt and his two siblings are also very close and love spending time together. Matt’s brother, sister-in-law, and their son live a few miles down the road from us and it has been fun to watch their son and Weston, who are 10 days apart, grow up together. When the whole family is together, we enjoy chasing around Weston and our nephew, playing in the grandparents’ pool, and weekly family meals together.

Amanda's parents have been together for almost 45 years and have enjoyed watching their family grow in recent years with many grandchildren. Weston is grandchild #7, with more to come! We love spending time with our nieces/nephews and watching them love Weston. Amanda’s family also enjoys trips to their beach house in the Northeast and loves spending afternoons playing beach games and jumping the waves. Our families are thrilled about our decision to adopt again and can't wait to meet the new baby!

From Us to You

We can only imagine what you are going through during this season of your life. We are honored for your consideration as potential parents as you make this significant decision, and would consider ourselves incredibly blessed to have your child in our lives forever. We have been fortunate to experience the unparalleled joy that comes with being an adoptive parent but we look forward to seeing how this joy grows exponentially with the addition of another child in our family; making our family complete and whole. Watching Weston and his sibling grow up together will undoubtedly be one of the greatest joys of our life. A sibling is a built-in best friend. We know that our siblings are our closest friends and we would instill that with Weston and the new child.

We cannot wait to share our lives with the little one; he or she will have a very excited group of grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins set to welcome them into our family! Sharing holidays, vacations and just casual get-togethers with our extended families is one of the greatest joys of our life and these moments are only enhanced in the most profound of ways by sharing these memories with our children.

Our hope for this child is that first and foremost, he or she will feel loved and cared for at all times. We then hope that this love blossoms into this child becoming a strong and loving young person that has the confidence, maturity and empathy to head out in the world to pursue their passions and care for those around them. These are goals that we take very seriously and as two extremely hard-working and dedicated individuals, please know that we will tirelessly pursue the best life possible for our family. We believe that the cornerstone of fostering this type of environment is in the relationship that we share together as husband and wife. We have been in each other’s lives now for nearly 15 years in some capacity and over this time together, we have forged a relationship built on trust, compassion, and love. This is not to say that our time together has always been easy, and our relationship has been tested by numerous personal challenges, but despite all of this, we have always persevered and ultimately become stronger as a couple. This strength has carried over into how we operate as mother and father as we do not simply tell our children we love them, we strive to show them what this looks like through both good times and bad.

Finally, we want you to know that even though you may not be spending each day with your child, we are fully committed to maintaining a level of connection between our two families, in whichever way makes you feel comfortable. At a minimum, we will send letters and pictures to keep you informed of the life your child is leading. In our experience, the hardest part about this is narrowing down what pictures to send from all of the memories we'll build together. Beyond this part of the relationship, we are open to having your child reconnect with you and your family (should both sides want it of course), after the birth/placement. How our son or daughter enters our family will never be a secret and we would ultimately view you as an extension of our own family. We view Weston's biological family as our extended family, and would open that door to you, if you so choose it.

Thank you again for considering us as parents for your child. You will be granting us the greatest gift we could possibly ask for!

Matt & Amanda

Favorites

Matt
Amanda
Actor
Denzel Washington
Tom Hanks
Actress
Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock
Animal
Monkey
Panda bear
Author
Michael Crichton
Liane Moriarty
Book
Jurassic Park
The Nightingale
Candy Bar
Kit Kat
Snickers
Cartoon
Doug
Recess
Childhood Memory
Surprise trip to Disney World!
Skiing in Colorado
Childhood Toy
Nintendo 64
Basketball hoop in our driveway
Children's Book
The Giving Tree
ALL the Julia Cook books
City
London
London
Classic Movie
It's a Wonderful Life
Back To The Future
Color
Blue
Purple
Day of Week
Friday
Thursday
Dessert
Cookie Cakes
Ice cream cake
Disney Movie
The Lion King
Finding Nemo
Dream Car
Jeep Wrangler
Audi SUV
Dream Job
Movie Producer
Children's book author
Dream Vacation
New Zealand
Hiking in the mountains
Family Activity
Swimming
Bike rides with Wes & Matt
Flower / Plant
Japanese Maple
Lilies
Food
Hoagie/Sub
Peanut butter
Form of Exercise
Spin/Cycling
High Intensity Interval classes
Fruit
Banana
Strawberries
Game
Tornado Rex
ALL card games:)
Hobby
Intramural Sports
Exercising
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving
Holiday Song
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Holiday Tradition
Setting up Christmas Village
Pajamas all day!
Ice Cream
Chocolate
Strawberry
Junk Food
Cookies
Popcorn
Leisure Activity
Reading
Reading for book club
Magazine
Wired
Psychology Today
Memory with a Child
Weston's first merry-go-round ride at the beach
Weston playing at the beach all summer long
Memory with Spouse
Our vacation to Lake Tahoe and Yosemite
Hiking in Yosemite National Park
Movie
The Shawshank Redemption
The Family Man
Movie Munchie
Kit Kat Minis
Popcorn- clearly!
Movie Quote
"Get busy living or get busy dying"
Movie Type
Action
Drama
Musical
Hamilton
Hamilton
Musical Group
Imagine Dragons
Casting Crowns
Nursery Rhyme
Row Row Row Your Boat
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Olympic Event
Beach Volleyball
Beach Volleyball
Personal Hero
My Dad
My Mom
Play
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Hamilton
Poet
Robert Frost
Robert Frost
Quality about my Spouse
Her genuine excitement and enthusiasm for life
Loyal
Quote
"Some people feel the rain and others just get wet"
"Go out on a limb, that is where all the fruit is."
Restaurant
Pizzeria Uno
Chick Fil A
Sandwich
Turkey & Cheese
Turkey & avacado
Scripture
"Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me"
Romans 5 1-5
Shopping Store
BestBuy
Target
Song
I am the Highway
Nobody loves me like you- Chris Tomlin
Sport to Play
Soccer
Beach Volleyball
Sport to Watch
Basketball
Football
Sports Star
Nick Foles
Nick Foles
Sports Team
Jacksonville Jaguars
Jaguars
Subject in School
English
History
Superhero
Batman
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies for Matt
Time of Day
Early morning
7AM
Tradition
Bath time with Weston
Thanksgiving
TV Show
Breaking Bad
The Ellen Show
TV Show Character
Don Draper
Peggy from Mad Men
Type of Music
Rock
Christian
Vacation Spot
Lake Tahoe
Mountains
Video Game
Legend of Zelda
Mario

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