Thank you for viewing our profile
If you would like to learn more about us, please call 1-800-ADOPTION (2367846), fill out the form at the bottom of our on-line profile page, or email us at email@example.com.
To revisit our on-line profile page and view our profile video at American Adoptions, simply use your mobile phone to scan the QR code on the right. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Matt & Trisha
We first want to thank you for reading our profile and getting to know us through this agency. We see adoption as a beautiful gift of love and selflessness and would be honored to be a part of that. We are so excited about the opportunity to share our lives and raise a child with strong morals, kindness, and an eagerness to learn.
What it Means to Be Parents
About a year into dating is when we first began discussing adoption. Matt grew up with friends and family that were adopted and he knew this was how he envisioned his family growing. We quickly realized that this is the path we both wanted to take and couldn't imagine extending our family without adopting. Since then, it's been something we've always discussed as being a part of our future.
We tried for biological children first, but due to health circumstances we decided that having biological children wasn't the right path forward for us. We quickly realized that our plan for adoption has been accelerated and we would be granted the privilege of bringing a child in through adoption sooner. It is our wholehearted wish to become parents and we want nothing more than for you to feel comfortable throughout this process as well. We know that we will be compassionate, understanding, caring and we will always put the child first. Our sincere hope is to expand our family and be able to share our lives.
We are both fortunate to have wonderful careers that we love. Trisha has an eye for detail and organization which helps her in her profession as an Executive Assistant. She currently works from home and appreciates the work/life balance of her career. She enjoys spending time with her colleagues, but she hopes one day to make the transition to a full-time mom. She will one day use her keen eye for detail and organization to stay on top of our children’s busy schedules!
Matt started his career in Philadelphia, working as a Technical Account Manager for DuPont. He was moved to Chicago to be the Territory Manager for the mid-west. Good thing he was moved because Chicago is where he met Trisha! After a total of 6 years at DuPont Matt left to join a different engineering company based in the Chicago suburbs. There Matt had sales responsibilities for half of the United States and all of Canada. After 2 years Matt was hired away to join Vanderbilt Chemical Company where he is the North American Sales Manager. This position allows Matt to work from home the majority of the time and travel occasionally, but he enjoys coming home from a trip and spending time with his family much more!
Addressing Cultural Diversity
We have always surrounded ourselves with friends of different ethnicities and backgrounds. We enjoy sharing in their culture, food, traditions, and experiences.
We have a lot of experience with cultural diversity, but this by no means gives us the false perspective that we are experts on the matter. The saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. This may be truer than ever for a multiracial family. We intend to ask the biological mother advice on tradition, research things ourselves, and most importantly lean on our friends and community for support.
We believe that the best way to learn about cultural diversity is by going into all situations with an open mind and open lines of communication. Trisha has strong Irish roots and Matt has strong Italian roots. Our heritage plays a big role in the people we have become. Our intention is for your child to be shaped by the values that both of our cultures instilled on us, but more importantly be shaped by their biological heritage.
Our Extended Families
We are both from very loving and supportive families. Although we are spread out across the globe, we all remain very close. Trisha's dad lives in a suburb just south of Chicago, and she is one of three sisters. Her oldest sister, Erin, lives right down the street from us. Her middle sister, Britany, and her brother-in-law, Tony, are in Charlotte, NC. They are expecting their first baby in a matter of weeks! Trisha has 5 first cousins, who's families all seem to be growing at the same time. One of her cousin's just had their first daughter and two cousins are expecting their first children shortly after Brittany. By the time you read this, we've probably welcomed 3 new babies into our family!
Matt's mom and her husband Jim are living the retired life in Florida. Matt has one older brother, CJ, and sister-in-law, Katie, who live in Denver, CO. Matt comes from an exceptionally large extended family with 18 cousins. Most of those cousins have kids of their own, totaling 26 kids and counting! One of the 26 children was brought to us through adoption, as well. While we don't live in close proximity to all of our family members, we are constantly making trips to visit them and to explore the places they live.
Our families are incredibly supportive and excited that we are welcoming a child through adoption. They can't wait to grow our family and they are ready to welcome new members!
Our House and Neighborhood
Illinois - We live in a kid friendly condo building on the north side of Chicago, IL. We love our neighborhood because of all the activities within walking distance, the park across the street, and the diversity of people from all over the world. We are even in walking distance to a big zoo and Wrigley Field! Our community always has special outings such as fests, movies in the park, and holiday get togethers. We are remarkably close with all our neighbors and live in a very tight knit small condo building. Many of our neighbors also have children or are expecting. One of our favorite activities is to get together for afternoon picnics in the park and play games.
We live in a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home that overlooks a softball field, tennis court, and playground. It is so fun to watch t-ball games right from our balcony! There are summer camps for baseball, soccer, and tennis right across the street as well. We both love playing sports together and find any excuse to get outside and be active. Although we are both highly active, nothing is better than a night in filled with family, friends and games. No matter what activity we are doing, it's always filled with love, laughter and happiness.
From Us to You
We hope that through our profile you were able to see our love for one another and the love we are excited to share. We would like to thank you for getting to know us and considering us as you make this extremely difficult decision. We know that this decision is not easy, but we want you to feel comfortable knowing that your child will be welcomed into a loving, supportive, and caring home.
We have been together for over seven years and have been married for three. About a year into our relationship, we began discussing what our future family would look like. We both mentioned how adoption was something we always wanted to pursue. After marriage we tried for biological children, but due to health circumstances we realized that we would have to build our family a bit differently. We immediately knew that growing our family through adoption was our next steps. Our sincere hope is to expand our family and be able to share our lives. Our plan is to grow our family to at least 2 kids, if not 3, depending on if you ask Matt or Trisha.
Trisha about Matt: Matt is someone everyone can depend on. He has brought so much happiness to not only my life, but to my family, friends and everyone else he surrounds himself with. He’s caring, loving, funny, supportive, and it brings me joy just imaging him as a father. I am certain that he will bring happiness and love to your child’s life like he did with mine, and he will support them no matter what. I know he will play sports with them, coach them, encourage them to try new things (and they will encourage him to try new things!), help them with their struggles, and celebrate their milestones. I also bet he can’t wait to crack a few “Dad Jokes!”
Matt about Trisha: Trisha is one of the most caring people I have ever met. She brings a sense of light and happiness to any room she walks into. She has a sense of calming leadership that people and kids gravitate too. All our nieces and nephews constantly ask for “auntie” and never leave her side when she’s around. When she becomes a mother, I am confident she will be a great listener and support a child through all the good times and the bad times. She will encourage them, teach them, and care for them endlessly. Trisha will be a part of all aspects of your child’s life and support them in every way possible.
Both our families are very excited to welcome another child into our large extended family. We have a loving and supportive family that continues to grow through marriage, more kids, and adoption. The child that joins our family will already have a cousin who is also adopted. We believe that extended family is very important in helping to raise our child and providing a sense of community. We are lucky enough to have an extremely welcoming family that is comprised of different cultures and ethnicities. Our families are always looking to broaden our horizons, learn about new cultures and experience new things.
For a future child, we value family, education, good morals, and ethics. We look forward to providing them opportunities, encouraging them to pursue their interests, and supporting them in whatever those interests may be. We are excited about the chance to learn along with them and help them strengthen their interest to their highest potential.
Throughout this journey, we want to make sure you feel supported and encouraged. We view adoption as an amazing act of selflessness and love, and we would be humbled to be a part of that. We want you to know that we will provide your child with unconditional love, support, empathy, and understanding. We appreciate you learning more about us and considering us as potential parents.
Matt & Trisha