Dear Expectant Parent,
Hi, we are Matt and Diane, and we would like to thank you for taking a moment to view our profile. It is very exciting to know that you are considering us to be your chosen family.
We know that each of us can’t imagine the journey that has brought us all together. However, we do understand that you have had to make some extremely difficult decisions. We admire your courage for selflessly choosing adoption and creating an adoption plan so your baby can have the best life possible.
Our promise to you
We promise unconditional love and support to your child. We will provide them with experiences that will support their, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development that will help them to achieve their own goals in life. We will create a safe and judgement free atmosphere that fosters open communication and trust. We will always honor your child’s story. As we will talk openly throughout their life about how much unconditional love you have for them. We are happy to share pictures and letters with you so you can watch him or her grow over the years.
Our Life Together
We met over 11 years ago at a friend’s BBQ. A week later we went out on our first date and have literally been together ever since. We knew immediately that we would spend our lives together and started talking about marriage after only one month of dating. Seven years later we finally said, “I do” Not only are we married we are also best friends. In the past, we worked for the same company and often assigned to the same projects that have taken us all over the country. Matt is a Project Director for a large engineering firm in the oil and gas industry. I (Diane) worked in the same field as a project controls manager and recently stepped down to pursue our dream of adopting.
Things we love to do
Matt loves animals, and being outdoors. He likes playing sports with his friends, and working-out. He enjoys reading and is on a constant quest for knowledge.
Diane is creative and always working on some DIY project. She loves to try new recipes and bakes using ingredients she grows in her garden.
Together we enjoy taking our dogs to the park, traveling, riding our bikes, watching football, kayaking, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.
Home Sweet Home
Our home is in a friendly suburban neighborhood filled with lots of children. Most weekends and through the summer our street is busy with kiddos riding their bikes, hover-boards, or playing ball. We have a large fenced backyard with plenty of room to run and play. We enjoy having our family and friends over for cookouts and watching football. When the weather is nice we like to sit out by the fire-pit telling stories, roasting marshmallows, and making smores. We are blessed to be surrounded by metro parks, hiking/biking trails, and lakes for kayaking.
Our town is situated between two larger cities both filled with art galleries, playhouses, science centers, restaurants, shopping, lakes, and zoos.
Each of us are blessed to not only have wonderful parents, but great brothers and sisters. Together our families consist of nine siblings who have blessed us with fourteen nieces and nephews. Many of our relatives live within 30 miles of one another so overtime they have become one large family. The basis of our family’s strength and guidance is within its Christian values, which have provided the foundation for our family’s success in life, but success as parents raising smart, respectful, and caring children. We recently found out that Diane’s side of the family will be welcoming twin boys in December, we are very excited as our extended family continues to grow.
If we had to pin down one quality that exudes our family’s values it would have to be the love and acceptance they have for others. Within the last 3 years Matt’s cousin has adopted two beautiful little girls who are the current rock stars of our family, which is exactly how Matt felt 28 years ago when he was adopted. It’s the same supporting cast of family members now as it was back then, which gives us much excitement about the way our child will be accepted by our extended families.
We would like to Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about us and our hopes of adopting. Our hearts can’t wait to be filled with the love of a child. Our ears can’t wait to hear the words mom and dad, and our arms can’t wait to hold our precious little baby. We have been praying for a child to come into our lives. We can’t help to smile when we think about our future daily lives as a family of three. We are honored that you are considering us as you make this life changing decision for your child. For that we will forever be grateful.
With much love and blessings,
Matt & Diane