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A Letter from Matt & Jen

We are a happy, fun-loving family of three who enjoys spending time together and making each other laugh. We are extremely blessed to have adopted our son, Henry, 7.5 years ago, and are thrilled to expand our family a second time through adoption! We are looking forward to sharing our love of music, baseball, and family with your child. Your child will be encouraged, supported, and above all… LOVED!

About Us

We met 19 years ago (in a barn!) while still in college, and will celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary this year. We have always known we were meant to be parents, and after struggling with infertility, we realized we were meant to be parents through adoption. We were blessed to adopt our son in 2016 and are excited to grow our family once more through adoption!

We love hanging out with our friends and neighbors, vacationing with family, and relaxing at home together. We both enjoy a wide variety of music, and love to see live concerts and shows. Matt’s love for baseball has rubbed off on Jen (and Henry!) so we try to see a professional game each summer, or start our own game in the backyard! We are most excited to snuggle and share our love with your child, and know Henry will be a wonderful big brother.

About Matt

According to Jen: Matt is very easy-going, and from the first time I met him, I felt I could be my true self with him. He makes me smile, and helps to balance me out. No matter what life throws at us, he is always very calming, supportive and determined. Matt’s job as a territory manager allows him a flexible schedule, which is great for family life. He is a natural athlete, and enjoys golfing and playing baseball in a local summer league. He is a fun, encouraging, and loving father to Henry, and it is really special to watch him coach his baseball team. He looks forward to welcoming our next child into the family (and on to the baseball team!) with open arms and an open heart!

About Jen

According to Matt: Jen is a caring, intelligent and creative person who puts others needs before her own, and is very family orientated. She works as an Interior Designer at an architecture firm, the career she’s wanted since she was a little girl. At home, she likes to take on crafts such as making our Halloween costumes, as well as home improvement projects. Jen also likes to spend time outdoors going on walks and planting flowers around our yard. Jen loves to sit down with our son to create new things with Legos and even set up fun Hot Wheels tracks around the house. She is always very encouraging and patient with him. She is a wonderful mother and I know she is thrilled to welcome your child into the family to love, teach, and help them grow as an individual.

About Our Son, Henry and Family

Our son, Henry, is 7.5 (not 7) and is quite the character! He has such a big personality, funny sense of humor, and the most contagious laugh! He loves going to the park, riding his bike, and creating the most original crafts. He is also a big helper around the house and likes to help clean and organize. He is excited to be a big brother, and already has some special toys and books set aside for his new baby brother or sister.

Jennifer grew up in a small town with a large extended family, while Matt grew up in a big city with a small family. Although we come from opposite family backgrounds, we both come from loving and supportive families. Family is very important to us and we take every opportunity we can to visit, host, or travel with them. Everyone is very excited to welcome your child into the family!

Our Home in Washington

We bought our 4-bedroom home with our growing family in mind! We have turned our guest room into a cozy, sweet nursery. The playroom is located perfectly where it is visible from the kitchen and living room. Our spacious, fully fenced backyard is great for hosting summer BB-Q’s, impromptu baseball games, and a swing-set and trampoline make it feel like our own little park! We live on a quiet, safe street surrounded by families with young kids, who are always eager to ride bikes and play with Henry.

Our Promise

Our promise to you is to love your child unconditionally with all of our hearts. We promise to support them educationally and encourage them in a variety of activities and experiences. Your child will grow up in a loving home, and will always know that they are loved. We are open to staying in touch at your comfort level through letters, pictures, and occasional visits.

If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Matt & Jen

  Matt Jen
Our EducationBachelor DegreeBachelor Degree
Our ProfessionsRegional Sales ManagerInterior Designer
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian/Mexican
Some of Matt & Jen's Favorites
FoodSteakMexican Food
Type of MusicAlternativeBroadway Musicals
Place to visitThe coastAnywhere with sunshine and water
SeasonBaseball SeasonSpring
HobbyPlaying baseball on a summer leagueDesigning & re-designing our home
Childhood MemorySeeing a game at Yankee Stadium with his grandpaFamily camping trips
Activity with Henry (our son)Going for puddle bike rides Building car tracks and ramps
More About Our Family
Our Son's Adoption

We are very blessed to have adopted our son, Henry, at birth. From the first time we met him at just 12 hours old, we fell madly in love with him! Watching him grow into the spunky 7.5-year-old he is has been an absolute joy for us, and we can't wait to watch him become a big brother. We have an open adoption with both of his birth parents, and are open to doing the same with you and your child!

Our Faith

Jennifer was born and raised in the Catholic faith and has received her Sacraments. Although Matt was not raised in a religious family, it has always been our desire to raise our children in the Catholic Church, and attend Mass together as a family. We both appreciate the morals and sense of community and family that the Catholic Church instills. Our son was Baptized in the church as a baby, alongside his cousin... a pretty special day for our family!

Our Musical Interest

We both enjoy a wide variety of music and love to see live concerts, shows, and Broadway plays when we are able. Matt played trumpet in middle school, and Jen played clarinet and took piano lessons for 11 years. We always have music playing in our house and like to encourage Henry to make the next song selection. We hope to get a piano for our home someday and are looking forward to sharing our love of music with our children.

3 Things We Love About Where We Live

1. Our amazing neighbors and our annual 4th of July block party.
2. Our home is located in a great school district, with the school bus stop just right down the street from us.
3. We get to experience all 4 seasons, and are within a short drive to the mountains and snow AND the beach and ocean.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn to 1 Year





In Closing

Thank you for taking the time to learn about our family and for considering us as parents for your child. We are so excited to welcome your child into our family and into our hearts. Your child will grow up in a loving home, and will always know that he or she was adopted out of love. We are open to discussing the amount of future contact that you are hoping for!

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