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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; Entrepreneur
Speech Pathologist/Stay-at-Home Mom
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration
Master's Degree in Speech Pathology
Children
Ronin
Relationship
Legally Married

Why We Chose Adoption

Proud Parents!

When we first started dating we spent a lot of time talking about what we wanted most in life, what was important to us, and how we saw our future unfolding together. Having children and being a Mom and Dad was the one thing we both wanted more than anything. It was not about what we did for a living, how much money we had, or where we lived, but having a happy family and loving marriage is what we desired and continue to value most in life. Having a strong marriage is central because in order for us to have a healthy and stable family environment, we need to have a strong foundation.

After being together for 6 years (including dating) we were 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 presented 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, Ronin, and our growing family.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Date Night!

Matt About Ashley: I've never met another person who gives more of herself to others or loves her family more than Ashley. Ashley gets her energy by being a care-taker and giving to others and she gets her self-fulfillment by being a mother and caretaker for the family. However, Ashley's purpose in life was to be a mother, and to share her gift with our future children. She spends the majority of every day care taking, feeding, changing, kissing, hugging, playing, and teaching Ronin. He's growing and learning so much faster because of how much time she spends to teach him things. Ashley's love language is spending quality time, and that has only increased since Ronin has joined our family. She encourages us to make the most of every day, weekend, and holiday together. All of these amazing qualities make her who she is and what I love about her.

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 such an incredible father to Ronin and wants to take part in every activity in his daily life from playtime, feedings, baths, walks, stories, bedtime routines, and even diapers. There is not a day that goes by where we are not reminded of how much he loves us, through hugs, kisses, and "I Love You's". He truly is a kid at heart and it's been amazing to see him interact and play with Ronin, as well as our niece and nephew. 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 Dreams for This Child

We dream that our children will grow into adults who are a genuinely good human beings, who spend 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, just like Ronin, 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 children develop 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.

Photos

Hiking Together
Hiking Together
Snow Day
Snow Day
Happy Halloween!
Happy Halloween!
We Love Christmas!
We Love Christmas!
Christmas Photos With Our Family
Christmas Photos With Our Family
Fun at the Pumpkin Patch
Fun at the Pumpkin Patch
Fourth of July Baseball & Fireworks
Fourth of July Baseball & Fireworks
Beautiful Colorado
Beautiful Colorado
A Walk on the Beaches of California
A Walk on the Beaches of California
Pefect Day for Skiing & Snowboarding
Pefect Day for Skiing & Snowboarding
With Our Dogs, Sophie & Luca
With Our Dogs, Sophie & Luca
All Dressed Up for a Wedding
All Dressed Up for a Wedding
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Hiking Together
Hiking Together
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Snow Day
Snow Day
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Happy Halloween!
Happy Halloween!
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We Love Christmas!
We Love Christmas!
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Christmas Photos With Our Family
Christmas Photos With Our Family
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Fun at the Pumpkin Patch
Fun at the Pumpkin Patch
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Fourth of July Baseball & Fireworks
Fourth of July Baseball & Fireworks
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Beautiful Colorado
Beautiful Colorado
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A Walk on the Beaches of California
A Walk on the Beaches of California
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Pefect Day for Skiing & Snowboarding
Pefect Day for Skiing & Snowboarding
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With Our Dogs, Sophie & Luca
With Our Dogs, Sophie & Luca
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All Dressed Up for a Wedding
All Dressed Up for a Wedding

Our House and Neighborhood

Our House

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 all of Ronin's toys and a play area for him and his future sibling. 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 walk around the scenic 2.5 mile loop, almost daily. 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 want to spend a lot more time in the summers. We are lucky call this our home, and feel it is the perfect place to continue to raise our family.

Our Extended Families

Fun With 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.

Thanksgiving at Matt's Parents

Matt has an all-American family, centered around his grandmother, and niece, nephew, and now our son Ronin, 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 expand our family, and have been incredibly active in Ronin's life. 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 continue sharing 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 8 years, and married for 5 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 very interested in maintaining a relationship with you, and want to ensure that you feel a part of your child's journey in life in a way that is comfortable for you. We would love to share emails, photos and letters to help build a lasting relationship.

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 our children, 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
Ben Affleck- people say Matt looks like him
Actress
Kate Hudson
Meryl Streep
Animal
Boxer, love all puppies but Boxers are my favorite
Lemur
Author
Ray Dalio
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
Playing Sports
My first concert- Mariah Carey at 10 years old
Childhood Toy
Soccer ball
Leopard Stuffed Animal
Children's Book
Old Yeller
Quick as a Cricket
City
Breckenridge, Colorado
San Diego, CA
Classic Movie
Braveheart
Shawshank Redemption
Color
Blue
Green
Day of Week
Friday
Saturday; love weekend fun and activities
Dessert
Chocolate chip cookies and ice cream
Strawberry Shortcake
Disney Movie
Aladdin
The Little Mermaid
Dream Car
GMC Truck
Audi Q8
Dream Job
My current job, although flying a F16 or F-35 Jet would be pretty amazing
Broadway Singer
Dream Vacation
Sailing in the Whitsunday Islands
Fiji
Family Activity
Skiing/Snowboarding
Hikinh and walks with Ronin and our dogs
Flower / Plant
Bonsai tree
Orchids
Food
Anything Italian
Pancakes
Form of Exercise
Crossfit
Peloton Bike or anything outdoors
Fruit
Watermelon
Raspberries
Game
Monopoly
Catch Phrase
Hobby
Snowboarding
Getting outside for adventures with Ronin
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 family together to spend Christmas in Breckenridge, CO
Love Christmas! But hosting Thanksgiving has been my favorite
Ice Cream
Cookie Dough
Caramel Caribou
Junk Food
Gummy peaches are irresistible
Dairy Queen Blizzards
Leisure Activity
Golf, reading, walking with our family around our park, bike rides, hiking
Morning coffee and snuggles with Ronin each morning
Magazine
Men's Health
Shape
Memory with a Child
Slumber Party Week with our niece and nephew
Bringing Ronin home fro the hospital after 3 weeks in the NICU
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
Learning that we were chosen as Ronin's adoptive parents
Movie
Step Brothers
Kindergarten Cop
Movie Munchie
Sour Patch Kids
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
Dan and Shay
Nursery Rhyme
5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Humpty Dumpty
Olympic Event
100M 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. She genuinely thrives off of being a good mom and 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 girlfriend, and later proposed with both of our families there. We also named our boxer 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
Thanksgiving-turkey and all the goodies
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 records 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
Amazon
Song
God Gave Me You (Our wedding song)
God Gave Me You- Blake Shelton (our wedding song)
Sport to Play
Soccer as a kid: I played Division 1 in college; I like snowboarding now
Dancing
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 like creative writing
Science- Loved experiments
Superhero
Superman
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
I like grilling ribs for our family BBQ's
Pancakes with Ronin
Time of Day
After dinner spending quality time with Ashley, Ronin, and our dogs
Morning- I'm an early bird
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
The Great British Baking Show
TV Show Character
Kumail Nanjiani
Jon Snow (Game of Thrones)
Type of Music
Reggae, tropical house, country, hip-hop, piano, techno, punk rock, I like diversity
A little bit of everything
Vacation Spot
Hawaii
Hawaii
Video Game
FIFA
Mario Kart

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