Meet Ashley & Matt!
This can't be an easy decision for you to make, and we recognize how the sacrifices you are making for your child come from a place of complete love, selflessness, and hope for a wonderful future for your baby.
We are very excited that you have chosen to view our profile and get to know a little more about us. This can't be an easy decision for you to make, and we recognize how the sacrifices you are making for your child come from a place of complete love, selflessness, and hope for a wonderful future for your baby. Regardless of which path or family you select, we hope that you will be filled with peace and certainty that you have made the right choice.
Ashley & Matt with Macy!
Why We Chose Adoption
We have always known that we would adopt & are excited to reach the point in our lives where we can begin the journey to adoption!
We have always known that we would adopt, as Ashley has a genetic disorder which makes carrying a child dangerous to both her and the baby. We have been excited to reach the point in our lives, after Matt completed his medical training, where we could begin the journey to adoption! Because we always knew that we would grow our family in this way, we have been fortunate not to suffer the losses of infertility or miscarriage and, instead, to eagerly anticipate adoption. We also loved watching our family expand when our nephew was adopted by Ashley's sister and brother-in-law. We have been close with our nephew from the moment we first laid eyes on him, nine Christmases ago! And now, we feel absolutely thrilled to expand our own immediate family in the same way!
Our wedding, 10 years ago
We have now been married over 10 years, and we have learned so much about ourselves and each other during that time.
When we were both 18 years old, we met through our brother-in-law Kevin, who was Matt's boss at the time. He set us up on a blind date that kind of fizzled out. By chance, we happened to meet again 5 years later when Matt was recruited to a new city by Kevin, and Ashley was in from out of state for a visit with family. We immediately hit it off at that time, bonding over our love of medical studies and music. We maintained a long-distance relationship while Ashley completed Speech Language Pathology studies 15 hours away and then moved to be closer to family and Matt. We continued dating for 2 years, after which we were married in a small, relaxed wedding, packed with friends, family, and joyous memories! We have now been married over 10 years, and we have learned so much about ourselves and each other during that time. We grew closer and more patient with each other as Matt, who is now a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist, underwent medical school, residency, and fellowship, each involving a move to a new city. We explored these new cities and made our own beloved memories with new friends! Our relationship is very stable and filled with many shared interests, friends, and traditions. We always put each other first and are excited to see where the next 10 years will lead us as we become parents!
If you believe we are the right choice, we look forward to beginning this journey with you!
Before You Go
We will be unwavering advocates for this child.
We want to thank you for taking the time to read our profile. You may have questions that were not covered here, and we encourage you to ask! We are always happy to give you further details and information so that you can make the best decision for you and for your baby. We will be unwavering advocates for this child so that he or she may have a home filled with love, stability, compassion, family gatherings, new and old traditions, and joyful memories. If you believe we are the right choice, we look forward to beginning this journey with you!