Meet Matt & Katie...
Thanks for taking the time to learn about us. We are Matt & Katie. We met 8 years ago through a popular online dating site. We were engaged after a year and married a year after that. Everything seemed to fall perfectly into place and we started on our lifelong journey together. Katie works as Senior Operations Manager at a pharmaceutical company and Matt works in sales at a wholesale distribution company in the construction industry. Three years ago, we adopted our dog, Toro. He is quite the character and great around children. He cannot wait to have a new friend to play with!
Matt is a “jack of all trades” and likes to work on projects around the house and yard. He is also an excellent cook and loves to grill and smoke food all year round. His other favorite hobby is saltwater fishing.
Katie is a talented singer/song writer and has been in a band for over 15 years. She also loves animals, arts and crafts, baking, shopping and enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Qualities We See in Each Other
From Matt, of Katie: Katie’s qualities can’t be summed up in a few sentences. She is the kindest, selfless and most caring person that I know. She is very determined and excels at everything she does. She loves unconditionally and is quick to forgive. Katie has a very calm and collective nature about her and I have no doubt in my mind that all of her qualities are going to make her a fantastic mother.
From Katie, of Matt: I never believed in love at first sight or understood how easy a relationship could be until I met Matt. After just two dates, I knew in my heart that he was the one I had been waiting my whole life for. He is the most genuine, hard working, caring and honest person I know. He puts his family and friends before anything else but also goes out of his way to help anyone in need without the expectation of getting anything in return. He laughs with me during the good times and wipes my tears when I’m sad. He is also really funny and always makes me smile. He is truly one in a million. I am so blessed to have found my soulmate and know that he will be an amazing dad to a very lucky kid.
Our Extended Family and Holidays
Our parents are overjoyed at the thought of welcoming their very first grandchild into the family! Many of our family members including our parents, several of our siblings, aunts/uncles and cousins live within a 20-mile radius. We have a very tight knit family so having everyone close by gives us a great support system when we have a child. Along with all major holidays, we host a number of family dinners and get togethers through out the year. Thanksgiving is one of our favorites because everyone comes over; parents, siblings, aunts/uncles and cousins.
Our Adoption Story
Ever since we met, we have talked about starting a family. Due to medical reasons we have come to the decision that adoption is the best path for us to take. We are very excited to welcome a child into our home and start the next chapter of our life that we have been waiting so patiently for.
Special Activities We Look Forward to Doing with Our Child
We want our child to be able to experience all that life has to offer. Some activities that have a strong meaning for us that we want to share with our child include fishing, playing music, going on trips and spending time with family and friends.
Our Home & Neighborhood
We live on a quiet cul-de-sac in a suburban town surrounded by friends and close to family. We custom built our dream home together right after we got married. We built our house with children in mind and included extra bedrooms, bathrooms and an extra-large room over the garage to be used as a child’s play room. We have an inground pool, fully fence in yard and a nice big area for kids to play. We are close with all of our neighbors and throw a big block party each year with activities for both kids and adults. We could not have picked a better neighborhood to raise our family.
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