We will make sure that your child knows your story and just how much you love them.
Our story started more than 12 years ago and is based on teamwork and supporting each other in every aspect of life.
Our names are Amy and Matt. Our greatest hope is that this profile gives you a glimpse into who we are both individually and as a couple. First, we want you to know that we recognize how difficult this time in your life is. We can only imagine how overwhelming this must be and we admire you for the strength it takes to consider this process. A decision like this takes immense courage and requires a love that is genuine and selfless. Our story started more than 12 years ago and is based on teamwork and supporting each other in every aspect of life. We really enjoy each other’s company, and have a lot of fun together. We are very silly and are always making each other laugh! Some of our favorite shared hobbies are hiking in the nearby state park, running races, playing tennis together, and spending time on the water boating or kayaking. We both have great jobs with the federal government that we really enjoy. Amy works as a cost analyst, and Matt works as a technical writer. Some of the best things about working for the government are that we have a lot of paid time off and very flexible work schedules, which provides us a lot of time at home. We look forward to the day when we can use our time off to care for and love a new addition to our family. On days where we are both at work, there is a wonderful child care center located onsite, so we are always only a couple of blocks away. We whole heartedly believe in open adoption, and feel that the more people who love a child, the better! If you decide to create an adoption plan, and choose us as adoptive parents, we will make sure that your child knows your story and just how much you love them. The last thing that we want to say is that we wish you well as you look through these profiles and as you make this difficult choice. Important decisions are never easy. We know that whatever you decide, it will be the right thing for both you and your baby.
We understand that many expectant parents find themselves in situations where they aren’t able to care for their child in the way that they want to.
We are so excited about adoption, and forming our family in this way.
Due to Amy's successful lung transplant and great health, our lives are full of new and exciting possibilities, including starting a family. She has been extremely healthy since surgery, and we have a whole new life ahead of us! Our life together is profoundly different. We discussed several possibilities for building a family together. While Amy is capable of carrying a child, our decision to pursue adoption came out of our sense of gratitude to her organ donor and how profoundly it changed our life. That gift of life and health is what has allowed us to pursue parenthood, and we want to pay that forward. We understand that many expectant parents find themselves in situations where they aren’t able to care for, or raise, their child in the way that they want to. Their decision to choose adoption is selfless. It is out of love, and a desire to provide their child with the opportunity for a better life; a life that they feel they can’t provide. We have nothing but love and compassion for anyone that finds themselves in this situation. We both have a connection to adoption in different ways. My (Amy's) dad, Steve, is my adoptive father. I have never met my biological father, as this isn't something that he wanted. My mom met Steve when I was 3 and married him when I was 5. He chose to legally adopt me when I was small, and is the only dad that I have ever known. I had his last name until I married Matt. I love Steve so much and see him as my father in every way. As for Matt, while his step mom Leslie has never legally adopted him, and remains his step mom in title, she is his mother in every sense of the word. We both believe that DNA isn't the only way that a family is made. It's the hours, days, and years spent together forming memories and traditions. We are so excited about adoption, and forming our family in this way.
Meet Matt & Amy
We also have a uniquely intimate and unbreakable bond between us, our family, and our close friends.
We had 27 people, run a 5K with us six months post transplant.
Amy in Matt’s Words "Amy is a million things that can’t be summed up in a few sentences or paragraphs. There is no limit to her kindness and compassion, and you will never meet a more loyal and dependable friend. Amy is never afraid to try new things and has a diversity of interests that ranges from crocheting to playing video games to hiking in parks and forests. Amy is as intelligent as anyone I have ever met; both emotionally and intellectually. She is a devoted and loving partner, supporting me in anything that I do and encouraging me to be the best version of myself that I can be. Amy’s strength, determination, and persistence got her through some of the most severe health struggles a person can experience. She emerged from this experience stronger than ever and continues to thrive in all aspects of her life. I can’t wait to see Amy as a mom. The love that she has for her family, her friends, and all that life has to offer will be such an amazing gift to give a child." Matt in Amy’s Words "The first thing you should know is that he is a natural caretaker, and was my rock through some of the most difficult health challenges a person can face. I think it comes from his selfless nature, and strong desire to put the needs of his family ahead of his own. Next, you should know that Matt is one of the smartest people that I have ever met! His intelligence is one of the many reasons that I fell in love with him. The perspective he offers is wise and logical, and it often makes me challenge my own thinking. I have complete faith in his ability to make smart, well thought out decisions and trust that our family will always be well taken care of. One of my absolute favorite things about Matt is how kind he is. He treats all people with respect, and has a compassionate heart for anyone suffering or in need of help. He volunteers for the Special Olympics as a coach for various sports and activities. Every single Monday, he is out there coaching local members of our community. His compassion extends beyond people to animals as well. He is the first person to help any animal in need, even if it includes searching the neighborhood at night with a flashlight because he’s worried about a loose dog he spotted near the road. The way he cares for our little pup Bailey makes me smile, and fall in love with him more every day. I am genuinely so excited to see Matt as a dad. Everyone in our life is too! We have several close friends who have small children, and they all adore him, even as infants. His ability to hold and calm a fussy baby led to the nickname “The baby whisperer”. I think they are drawn to his calming and reassuring nature when they are young, and then his ability to play and have fun as they grow up. He is fondly known as “Uncle Matt” by all of the children in our lives. He is already the most incredible husband, but he is also going to be the absolute best dad as well."
We will teach them to be kind, selfless, and resilient as they go through life.
Thank you for learning a little about us.
Thank you for taking time to read a bit about us and our story. As we imagine what our future family will look like, we truly hope that you will be a part of it. We realize that you must feel overwhelmed and unsure of what the best choice is for yourself and for your child. Regardless of what you decide, we hope that in some small way, reading our story made it easier. Even if it was just a silly picture that made you smile! If you choose us to be the adoptive family for your child, we can promise several things: You will always be a mother; we will make sure that your child knows your story, and how much you love them. We will provide them with a warm, happy and stable home. We will teach them to be kind, selfless, and resilient as they go through life. They will have opportunities to grow up and be anyone they want to be; and we will provide encouragement, love, and support throughout all of life's ups and downs. Above all else, if you choose us, we promise that we will love your child unconditionally and with all of our hearts.