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Mat & Kallee

Thank you for looking at our profile and considering us to be your child's adoptive parents. It is our dream to start a family through adoption and share our love with a child. We hope that you will find a connection in our story and know that we will be a great match. Your journey ahead is full of difficult decisions and you are in our thoughts as you move forward.

About Us

Mat
Kallee
Job
Credit Analyst
Payroll and Benefits Specialist
Education
Master's Degree in Accounting
Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

Exploring a State Park

Our leisure time is often spent together. We love to travel and believe in taking one large vacation per year and several side trips. We enjoy recharging our batteries while on vacation and creating lasting memories. Other leisure time is spent exercising, hiking in state parks, riding bikes, attending sporting events, baking, reading, and walking our hound dog, Emma Lou. Mat enjoys golfing with friends, brothers, and father. On Sunday evenings we often cap off the weekend by watching a movie or Netflix together.

We enjoy spending time with our family, friends, and neighborhood. Families in our neighborhood find many reasons to hangout during the year. Whether it is a pool party in the summer time, trick-or-treating in the fall, or sledding in the winter, our neighbors love getting together. The neighborhood would love to add another child to the group and we are excited to share our experiences with him/her.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Stonehenge

Mat About Kallee: First and foremost I love the way Kallee makes me laugh. She keeps me from taking life to seriously. She has accepted my family as her own. I admire the close relationship that Kallee has with her parents. We are a perfect balance of introvert and extrovert. She balances my occasional shy and quiet side with her ability to be a social butterfly. Kallee adores children and feels blessed to be a godmother.

Kallee About Mat: Mat is my best friend and I am truly lucky to have such a supportive and strong person in my life. He is loving, makes me laugh, reminds me to not take life too seriously, and has an amazing work ethic. A child will be the perfect addition to our family and I cannot wait to start this new adventure with him. I have no doubt Mat will be a wonderful father and will shower a child with love, attention, and support.

Cultural Diversity

We are open to adopting a child of a different race. A transracial adoption will present an opportunity for us as parents to embrace the social history, traditions, foods, music, politics, and culture of our child's race. We are excited about conducting research, stepping out of our comfort zone to seek more diverse environments, and getting involved with another culture. Education and involvement will not only help us but will also benefit our child. Knowledge and being around diverse settings will help to build an identity and connection with his/her culture. We will embrace new cultural traditions and incorporate them into our current traditions.

We will not be a color blind household. We will be proactive in discussing cultural differences and answering difficult questions. As important as it is to answer questions and lead cultural discussions, it will be as equally important to listen to our child. Additionally, we are likely to make mistakes; however, we will do our best to recognize our shortcomings and find solutions.

In our small community there are several transracial adoptive families and one family lives in our neighborhood. These families are potential sources of support for our family. We believe our neighborhood, community, and extended families will embrace and accept a child of a different race.

Photos

Go Badgers!
Go Badgers!
Kallee Cooking
Kallee Cooking
Mat Running a 5k Race
Mat Running a 5k Race
Morning Yoga Class
Morning Yoga Class
Piggyback Ride Smiles
Piggyback Ride Smiles
Mat Hiking in a Wisconsin State Park
Mat Hiking in a Wisconsin State Park
Exploring Black Beach in Minnesota
Exploring Black Beach in Minnesota
Magnolia Market in Texas
Magnolia Market in Texas
Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
Relaxing After Running an 8k
Relaxing After Running an 8k
Visiting London
Visiting London
'Tis the Season
'Tis the Season
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Go Badgers!
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Kallee Cooking
Kallee Cooking
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Mat Running a 5k Race
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Morning Yoga Class
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Piggyback Ride Smiles
Piggyback Ride Smiles
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Mat Hiking in a Wisconsin State Park
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Exploring Black Beach in Minnesota
Exploring Black Beach in Minnesota
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Magnolia Market in Texas
Magnolia Market in Texas
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Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
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Relaxing After Running an 8k
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Visiting London
Visiting London
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'Tis the Season
'Tis the Season

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

We live in a three-bedroom home. Our favorite room is the basement rec space which we use for entertaining guests, watching movies, and cheering for our favorite sports teams. Our yard provides plenty of space for play time and our backyard includes a patio and a small garden. Rabbits have been known to somehow maneuver through our garden fencing. One year we had more bunnies (3) than peppers (0).

We moved into our neighborhood two years ago. It is a very safe area and we are blessed with wonderful neighbors. The neighborhood includes many children ranging in ages from 1-16. Summers have been filled with pool parties and bonfires. A large park with playground equipment and several soccer fields is just two blocks from our house. The park is a great place to watch the City's 4th of July fireworks and provides a favorite sledding hill. Our community has a zoo, children's museum, outdoor pool, and a splash pad will be coming soon. Two annual parades highlight the city's community events. Our city has a rich history and the parades draw large crowds. Many children friendly events are held at the downtown square during the year. Our community is surrounded with state parks, lakes, and other natural areas. Tons of fun things to do!

Our Extended Families

Mat's Brothers

We hold our families close to our heart and treasure the time we spend together.

Kallee & Her Godson

Our parents live in Wisconsin and we visit frequently. Kallee's parents live in a rural area and have plenty of land for our dogs to run around and play together. They plant a large garden every year and even started raising chickens. Mat's father and stepmom are retired and love to travel. Mat's brothers work together and live in their original hometown. In addition to family, our lives are filled with great friends. Many of those friends live close to us and have small children.

Our greatest tradition is to gather for the holidays. The holidays are filled with multiple generations and include grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We spend Christmas Eve with Mat's side of the family and Christmas day with Kallee's side of the family. After sharing a meal we open presents and play games like Apples to Apples and Euchre.

All family and friends are excited about our adoption plan. They are looking forward to adding another member to the family.

From Us to You

We are honored and thankful that you have reviewed our profile. It is our hope that you found a connection in our life story and journey towards becoming parents.

We have been married 4 years and together for 12 years. Our relationship started with one brave step on social media. We connected immediately and enjoyed spending hours together telling stories of our past and discovering what is important in each of our lives. We have built our life together with the help of our loving extended families and wonderful friends that we have met along the way. Our sweet, yet sassy, dog has been at our side enjoying the journey together.

We moved into our new house a little over two years ago and have been absolutely blessed with our neighbors. There are plenty of children that will embrace adding a new friend. Our community is great. We feel it is just the right size to provide all of the opportunities and conveniences of a larger city yet small enough to maintain its charm and close-knit community feel. Our community has a zoo and many annual festivals that are family friendly. Our region of the state is filled with parks, lakes, and other natural areas for exploring. Also, a larger city with plenty of culture and diversity is within a short hour drive.

Both of us have steady careers that we enjoy. Our work schedules are 40 hours per week and it is extremely rare for us to work overtime or during the weekend. Our employers are flexible in terms of time off and will accommodate our future work-life balance. When baby arrives, we will stagger our family medical leave benefits and spend as much time as possible bonding with our newborn. After that time is up our child will spend the workdays at a local day care that has been thoroughly researched and recommended by our neighbors and friends.

Every year we take one large vacation and several side trips. We enjoy sports and watching our favorite teams. We attend several college and professional games. Our day to day activities include walking our dog, exercising at our local gym, and unwinding with a favorite book or TV program. We cook a lot of meals at home and enjoy each other's company around the dining room table. In the summer we spend a lot of time with our neighborhood families enjoying bonfires, pool parties, and watching fireworks from a nearby park. Extended family gatherings are cherished and extremely important to us. We spend time with our families during the holidays creating memories and enjoying our family traditions. Family camping trips include four generations and occur every summer.

During the past couple of years we have been trying to conceive our own biological child. A fertility doctor did not provide an optimistic outlook to our pregnancy journey. That was difficult news for us to hear. As we thought about what comes next, we both had a realization that our ultimate dream is to be parents and have a family of our own. Adoption provides us with an opportunity to fulfill that dream.

Open adoption was a new concept for us. The more we read and learned about open adoption the more we began to recognize its benefits. We are open to regular communication with you and your family in the form of letters, pictures, text messages and social media communication. We are also open to discussing other methods of contact including visits.

Thank you for reviewing our profile and considering us as your child's adoptive parents. It is our dream of building a family and we hope that you have identified a match in us. We will provide a child with love, support, devotion, education, fun and a strong moral character. The decision you are facing is a difficult one. We want you to know that you are loved and will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,

Mat & Kallee

Favorites

Mat
Kallee
Actor
Paul Rudd
Denzel Washington
Actress
Frances McDormand
Reese Witherspoon
Animal
Penguins
Elephant
Author
Malcolm Gladwell
Gillian Flynn
Book
The Da Vinci Code
Water for Elephants
Candy Bar
Reece's Peanut Butter Cups
Reece's Peanut Butter Cups
Cartoon
Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
Childhood Memory
Winning a little league tournament as the catcher and my brother was the pitcher
Fishing with my Grandpa
Childhood Toy
He-Man Toys
Game boy
Children's Book
Green Eggs and Ham
Dr. Seuss
City
London
Boston
Classic Movie
Its a Wonderful Life
The Wizard of Oz
Color
Blue
Blue
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Cheesecake
Chocolate Chip Cookie
Disney Movie
Remember the Titans
Aladdin
Dream Car
Electric VW Bus
Volvo SUV
Dream Job
Dessert Taster
Kindergarten Teacher
Dream Vacation
A trip to Austria, Germany, and Switzerland
A trip to Austria and Germany
Family Activity
Gathering during the holidays and camping
Camping
Flower / Plant
Christmas cactus
Lily
Food
Salmon
Tacos
Form of Exercise
Running
Weight Lifting
Fruit
Raspberry
Strawberry
Game
Apples to Apples
Euchre
Hobby
Golf
Hiking
Holiday
Chistmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Silver Bells
Holiday Tradition
Watching It's a Wonderful Life at our local theater
Decorating the Christmas Tree
Ice Cream
Mint Chocolate Chip
New York Cherry
Junk Food
Sun Chips
Chips
Leisure Activity
Hiking at State Park
Attending Sporting Events
Magazine
Sports Illustrated
Women's Health
Memory with a Child
Playing basketball with a young cousin
Playing Mario Brothers with my cousin
Memory with Spouse
Our wedding day
Mat's proposal and our wedding day
Movie
The Shawshank Redemption
Bridesmaids
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Popcorn
Movie Quote
The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club.
There's no crying in baseball!
Movie Type
Comedy
Comedy
Musical
Wicked
Wicked
Musical Group
Mumford & Sons
The Lumineers
Nursery Rhyme
Old Macdonald Had a Farm
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Olympic Event
100 Meter Dash
Sand Volleyball
Personal Hero
Mom
My Mom
Play
Much Ado About Nothing
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
Poet
Robert Frost
Walt Whitman
Quality about my Spouse
Can make me laugh
Unconditional love
Quote
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
Make your heart the most beautiful thing about you.
Restaurant
Qdoba
Panera
Sandwich
Reuben
Reuben
Scripture
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Shopping Store
Dick's Sporting Goods
Target
Song
The Cave
The Dance - Garth Brooks
Sport to Play
Golf
Volleyball
Sport to Watch
Football
College Football
Sports Star
Aaron Rodgers
JJ Watt
Sports Team
Wisconsin Badgers
Wisconsin Badgers
Subject in School
Math
Business
Superhero
Deadpool
Deadpool
Thing to Cook
Ham and Cheese Omelette
Enchiladas
Time of Day
Sunset
Afternoon
Tradition
Family Camping
Baking Christmas cookies
TV Show
The Office
The Office
TV Show Character
Tyrion Lannister
Michael Scott
Type of Music
Folk Rock
Everything
Vacation Spot
Europe
Europe
Video Game
Mario Cart
Duck Hunt

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