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Matt & Ashley

We believe that fate led us to this special moment in time. If you choose us to be your child's parents, you will be giving us the most precious gift in life. We'll dedicate the rest of our lives to loving them with everything we have, protecting them, and investing all of our energy into ensuring they become the best version of themselves. We want to provide a life full of happiness, experiences, and gratitude. Thank you for considering us, we are so truly grateful.

About Us

Matt
Ashley
Job
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Speech-Language Pathologist; Future Stay-at-Home Mom
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration & Economics
Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Life Priorities

Fourth of July Baseball & Fireworks

Since the moment we met, and first started dating, we had lengthy talks about who we were as individuals, and what our priorities were in life. It is no secret that "family" was at the top of each of our lists, as that is something that both families have instilled in us since the day we were born. We were fortunate to be raised in such loving homes, where the focus of every celebration and holiday was always spending times with our loved ones. Family gatherings were, and still are frequent, and we celebrate all birthdays, anniversaries, and EVERY holiday surrounded by those we love.

When it came time to talk about starting a family, it has always been discussed that Ashley will step away from her work as a speech-language pathologist, in order to devote her time and energy into raising our family, as a stay-at-home mom. It has always been a dream of hers, as a natural care-taker, to share in every memory and witness all of life's milestones, as our children grow up. Matt also has the flexibility, as he owns his own business, to adjust work schedules, in order to participate and share in those memories as well. The support from our families is unending, and we can't wait to pass along the core values that were instilled in us, with our children as well.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Walk on the Beaches of Coronado

Matt About Ashley: I've never met another person in life who gave more of herself to others. Ashley gets her energy and self-worth by being a care-taker and giving to others. When co-workers are down or had a terrible life event, Ashley is the one who finds a way to lift them up or show her support. When our puppies have a birthday or it's a holiday, she dresses them up and makes an over the top celebration because she genuinely loves them and wants them to feel special. Anytime a friend or family member needs help with anything at all, Ashley is the one who everyone not only depends on, but she is proactively doing things to benefit others. It's never about doing something so people owe her a favor. Ashley's purpose in life was to be a mother, and to share that gift with our future children. All of these amazing qualities are who she is, and the child that's fortunate to have Ashley as a mother hit the world's largest lottery jackpot.

Ashley About Matt: It truly was love at first sight when I met Matt. He is the most patient, loyal, understanding, and honorable man I have ever met. He is a hard worker, who has a passion for learning, supporting and mentoring others, and loving his family with all he has. He values family above all else, and makes it a priority to ensure that we know how much we are loved, each and every day. There is not a day that goes by where he leaves the house, comes home from work, or gets off the phone without a kiss or an "I Love You" for me. He truly is a kid at heart and it's been amazing to see him interact and play with our niece and nephew, and not to mention his daily play time with our dog Luca, where he is on all fours. He is the best thing that has ever happened to me, and I consider myself incredibly lucky to call myself his partner and wife.

Our Family Dream

Meeting Our Nephew for the First Time

We dream that our child will grow into an adult who is a genuinely good human being, who spends the majority of their life happy and can look back on their childhood with fond memories and feel that they had the best possible upbringing that they could have imagined.

We dream that they feel fulfilled with their life, and that they meet and fall in love with a life partner they can take life's journey with. Someone who deserves them, who loves and respects them, who appreciates them for exactly who they are, who makes them happy, and one that they can eventually build a family of their own with.

We dream that this child will become our greatest source of joy and we'll take pride in seeing them grow and flourish and accomplish bigger and more meaningful milestones and dreams that they have for themselves.

We dream that we'll have wonderful memories, events, vacations, and activities that we enjoy together.

We dream that they will develop a strong character and integrity, and be a well-rounded person who thrives in all situations and develops genuine relationships easily with others.

We dream that our child develops a sense for hope and optimism, and self-belief that they can be the light they wish they see in the world. We hope they will be kind to others, and develop a passion around impacting other people's lives.

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Storytime
Storytime
Helicopter Ride Over the Rocky Mountains
Helicopter Ride Over the Rocky Mountains
All Dressed Up for a Friend's Wedding
All Dressed Up for a Friend's Wedding
Perfect Day for Skiing & Snowboarding
Perfect Day for Skiing & Snowboarding
Fun With Uncle Matt
Fun With Uncle Matt
A Gorgeous Day on the River
A Gorgeous Day on the River
Ready for a Deep Sea Fishing Adventure
Ready for a Deep Sea Fishing Adventure
Ashley With One of Her Students
Ashley With One of Her Students
California Winery Fun
California Winery Fun
Ashley & Her Sister After a Half Marathon
Ashley & Her Sister After a Half Marathon
Date Night
Date Night
Enjoying the Beautiful Outdoors Together
Enjoying the Beautiful Outdoors Together
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Storytime
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Helicopter Ride Over the Rocky Mountains
Helicopter Ride Over the Rocky Mountains
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All Dressed Up for a Friend's Wedding
All Dressed Up for a Friend's Wedding
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Perfect Day for Skiing & Snowboarding
Perfect Day for Skiing & Snowboarding
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Fun With Uncle Matt
Fun With Uncle Matt
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A Gorgeous Day on the River
A Gorgeous Day on the River
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Ready for a Deep Sea Fishing Adventure
Ready for a Deep Sea Fishing Adventure
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Ashley With One of Her Students
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California Winery Fun
California Winery Fun
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Ashley & Her Sister After a Half Marathon
Ashley & Her Sister After a Half Marathon
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Date Night
Date Night
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Enjoying the Beautiful Outdoors Together
Enjoying the Beautiful Outdoors Together

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live just outside of Denver, Colorado, in a historic brick bungalow that characterizes the charm and traditions that our neighborhood embodies. We have 3 bedrooms, with a spacious finished basement that has a ton of room for toys and a play area. The house is fenced in and has a great back yard for running around, playing ball, and family barbecues.

We have families with children and pets everywhere! Great schools nearby, and one of our city's nicest and largest parks is only 4 blocks away, where we take our dogs, and run around the scenic 2.5 mile loop, often. Along with the park, we also have just about everything within walking distance- playgrounds, bike rentals, paddle boats/lake, kids fishing, restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream, and we take advantage of that convenience whenever we can. We have fantastic neighbors, who look out for one another, and whose families are centered around their children.

Our community park hosts sports practices (soccer, lacrosse, cross country), summer camps, mommy and me groups, and has BBQ areas for family gatherings. And the recreation center, located in the park, has a pool, where we plan to spend a lot more time in the summers.

We are lucky call this our home, and feel it is the perfect place to raise our family.

Our Extended Families

Ashley's Family

Ashley's family is extremely close. We get together a few times a month, and talk just about every day. They're the cool family in terms of being the fun ones who are always planning events and looking to have a good time. They take vacations together, cookouts, dinners, concerts, dancing, and any fun family events.

Matt's Family

Matt has an all-American family, centered around his grandmother, and niece and nephew who are the family's pride and joy. The women in Matt's family have all been selfless in their careers, dedicating their lives to helping others. Spending time with Matt's family is a constant reminder about what a being a good person looks like. They are competitive, love playing games and sports, and value all of the holiday traditions and activities that revolve around kids, while taking TONS of pictures together.

Both families are 100% on board and excited for us to become parents, and will be very active in our children's lives. We have so much love to give to this little one, and loads of support for us as well. We consider ourselves very lucky, and can't wait to share these experiences with our children!

From Us to You

While undoubtedly, this may be one of the most difficult times in your life, we hope to provide you with some comfort in your decision making process, should you choose us as your child's adoptive parents.

We have been together for 7 years, and married for 3 now, and neither one of us have ever been more confident in any decision than the day we said our vows to one another, as husband and wife. The love we have for each other is beyond words, and we can't wait to share that unending love with this child.

When we were married, we were so excited to start our family, but the universe had different plans. After a very long emotional and medical journey including attempts at IVF and surgery, we learned our fate. It was impossible for us to have biological children. After taking time to grieve and considering all of our options, we realized that adoption presents us with an incredible opportunity. With so much love to give, we now know that this was the path we were meant to take all along. Children are the most precious gift we could ever receive, and we will cherish every moment and memory we have as a family. We have even more love and motivation to give them the life we know we can provide them, as we have continued on life's journey for us and our family.

It's so hard to imagine how you must be feeling, or what words could be expressed to help you in your decision making process, but we want you to know that if you decide that we are who you envisioned as your child's adoptive parents, and believe as we do that can provide them with the life you imagined, we want to be there to support you as you work through the ups and downs of this process as well. We are committed to maintaining a relationship with you, so that you can always find comfort in the knowledge that you made the most self-less decision, in order to provide your child with a better life. While you may not have the answers now, nor do we, we want to work together to ensure that this transition is one that remains a lifelong partnership, so that we are ALWAYS doing what is best for them. This is our promise and our commitment to you, that this will always be something we honor, value, and prioritize as we raise this child.

These commitments are things that we do not take lightly, and your gift to us will never be taken for granted. Please know that we will do everything we can to support this little one's understanding of who they are, where they come from, and how much they are truly loved by ALL of us. As we said before you are making the most difficult decision, potentially of your entire life, and we want you to know that we are eternally grateful for you, and providing us with the most precious gift that life can offer.

This child will be loved unconditionally, and if ultimately you do choose us for your child's adoptive parents, please know we are committed to giving everything we have each and every day to providing that support, love and guidance they deserve.

Tears have been running down both of our faces as we've been attempting to put into words what we want to share with you and what this responsibility and blessing means to us.

Based on the people that we are, our love for one another, our solid foundation we have across all areas in life, and our passion to be the very best parents we can be for this child, we have no doubt that we will be incredible parents and offer your child the life you would love to see them have.

Thank you for your bravery and selflessness. We will forever be grateful.

Matt & Ashley

Favorites

Matt
Ashley
Actor
Denzel Washington or Leonardo DiCaprio
Ben Affleck; everyone says Matt looks like him ;)
Actress
Kate Hudson
Meryl Streep
Animal
Boxer puppy
Lemur
Author
Ray Dalio Principles: Life and Work
Rachel Hollis
Book
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight
Girl, Wash Your Face
Candy Bar
Butterfinger
Snickers
Cartoon
Dragon ball Z
Care Bears
Childhood Memory
Playings sports
My parents surprised me on my 10th birthday for my first concert, Mariah Carey!!!
Childhood Toy
Soccer ball
Leopard Stuffed animal
Children's Book
Old Yeller
Quick as a Cricket
City
San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA
Classic Movie
Braveheart
Shawshank Redemption
Color
Blue
Green
Day of Week
Friday
Sunday- love lazy days at home with my loved ones
Dessert
Chocolate Chip Cookies and Ice Cream
Strawberry Shortcake
Disney Movie
Aladdin
The Little Mermaid
Dream Car
GMC Denali Truck
Audi Q8
Dream Job
My current job, although being a quarterback in the NFL would be pretty cool, too
Broadway Singer
Dream Vacation
Sailing the Whitsunday Islands
Bora Bora
Family Activity
Skiing
BBQ's and Lobster boils
Flower / Plant
Bonsai tree
Orchids
Food
Italian
Waffles
Form of Exercise
Crossfit
Anything dance related
Fruit
Watermelon
Raspberries
Game
Monopoly
Catch Phrase
Hobby
Snowboarding
Hiking and getting out to enjoy gorgeous Colorado with our dogs
Holiday
Christmas
Love Christmas! But hosting Thanksgiving has been my favorite.
Holiday Song
All I Want For Christmas Is You
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Holiday Tradition
Having the entire family spend a few days up in Breckenridge together
Enjoying a "White Christmas" up in the mountains with Matt's family each year
Ice Cream
Cookie Dough
Caramel Caribou
Junk Food
Gummy anything, but gummy peaches are irresistible
DQ Blizzards
Leisure Activity
Golf, reading, walking with Ashley and our dogs around the park, going on bike rides, hiking
Morning coffee and walks with our pups
Magazine
Men's Health
Shape
Memory with a Child
Slumber party week with our niece and nephew when they went on a vacation for the week
Babysitting our niece and nephew (4 days) while Mom and Dad enjoyed their cruise (Aquarium, Park, Ice Cream, Soccer in the backyard, Zoo, Playground, Museum)
Memory with Spouse
The moment I fell in love with Ashley told her I loved her and knew she was the person I wanted to spend my life with
Our engagement. Matt surprised me with both of our families in attendance, to celebrate at our favorite restaurant.
Movie
Braveheart or Step Brothers
Kindergarten Cop
Movie Munchie
Gummy mix (sour patch kids, peaches, strings)
Sour Patch Kids
Movie Quote
"Say hello to my little friend"
Hey you guys!!!! (Goonies)
Movie Type
Comedy and Drama
Romantic Comedies
Musical
Les Miserables
Jersey Boys
Musical Group
Stephen Marley
Bruno Mars and his band, AMAZING in concert!
Nursery Rhyme
5 Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed
Humpty Dumpty
Olympic Event
100 M sprint
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
My grandmother
Oprah
Play
Book of Mormon
Jersey Boys, I was lucky enough to see this in Chicago with my step-dad and sister
Poet
Emily Dickinson
Shel Silverstein
Quality about my Spouse
Selflessness and her desire to take care of her family. Basically, she genuinely thrives off of being an amazing, selfless mom/spouse
Gives everything he has to those he loves and passionate about taking care of his family
Quote
Be true to yourself and you will never fail
Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Enjoy the ride!
Restaurant
Luca (where I asked Ashley to be my gf, and also proposed to her, with both her family and my family, also named our boxer puppy Luca.)
Luca (where Matt first asked me to be his girlfriend, and then proposed; we named our dog after it as well :)
Sandwich
Cuban steak sandwich
Thanksgiving-turkey and all the fixins
Scripture
Corinthians 13:4-8 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 wrongs ...
Hebrew 11:1- Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see
Shopping Store
Amazon
Target
Song
God Gave Me You (Our wedding song)
God Gave Me You- Blake Shelton (our wedding song)
Sport to Play
Soccer as a kid (Divison 1 soccer player in college), snowboarding now
Dance
Sport to Watch
Soccer and Football
Football
Sports Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
Peyton Manning
Sports Team
Manchester United and Denver Broncos
Buffalo Bills
Subject in School
Business and Entrepreneurship, also liked English creative writing
Science; loved experiments
Superhero
Superman
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
I like grilling Ribs for a big family BBQ
Pancakes!
Time of Day
After dinner winding down and spending quality time with Ashley
Definitely a morning person!
Tradition
Hosting a big annual family cook-out, lobster boil, BBQ for Father's day
Decorating our Christmas tree, including holiday music and Santa hats
TV Show
Silicon Valley
Game of Thrones
TV Show Character
Kumail Nanjiani
Jon Snow
Type of Music
Reggae, tropical house, singer/songwriters, rock, hip-hop, country, techno, piano, chill, punk rock, i like almost all types of music and like a diversity
A little bit of everything
Vacation Spot
Hawaii
Hawaii
Video Game
FIFA
Mario Kart

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