WE ARE NICOLE & MATT

HELLO BIRTH PARENTS!

THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO LEARN ABOUT US

We are so excited to be on this journey to becoming adoptive parents! We can only imagine how difficult this decision is for you and hope to embrace and support you throughout the entire process.

We hope that you will consider being a part of our lives and experience with us the love and joy of your baby. We are open to developing an ongoing relationship with you, in whatever ways you are most comfortable, like sharing pictures and updates, or even having in-person visits and more.

We are adopting because we believe we are called to be adoptive parents. We find joy in each day and would love to share that joy with you and your baby!

FOOTBALL FUN!

NICOLE MATCHED THE FLOWERS AT CHURCH

CHRISTMAS HIKE IN VIRGINIA

WE WILL TEACH OUR CHILD

» About you and how much you love them.

» About your family traditions and how special you are!

» To love, have faith, find joy in every single day, and to be kind to all people.

» That mistakes and failures make you stronger and lead to opportunity to make life better!

OUR LOVE STORY

WE MET THROUGH NICOLE’S BROTHER AT A MILITARY CEREMONY

Prior to the ceremony, her brother mentioned to Nicole that he had an awesome guy to introduce her to who had great morals and values. Nicole replied, “That is great, but is he good looking, too?” Ha-ha, needless to say, Matt made a strong impression on Nicole.

Instead of going on a first date, Matt moved across the country for his next Army assignment. The move did not stop us from dating and we made sure to visit each other as much as possible. We talked every day and learned the importance of communication in building a trusting relationship. We were married the next year! Fast-forward four years, we are more in love and continue to enjoy many adventures together.

We have tried to build our family, but infertility has prevented us. This has not stopped our joy and has helped us realize our calling to be adoptive parents! We are enjoying our best life in the NYC area by spending time with family, friends, and going on weekend adventures.

OUR FIRST PRO SOCCER GAME!

A MEMORABLE HIKE IN OREGON

FOR FUN

We love to get outside and go on adventures. We are excited to bring our child with us as we travel to new places, eat yummy foods, and go to sporting events. We love to get in the car and drive to a beautiful area to walk around and enjoy what that area has to offer. We also like to go on runs and beautiful hikes together. We value spending time with our family and taking our nieces and nephews out to the playground or the park. We love to celebrate all holidays and seasons and cannot wait to make many new memories with our child!

OUR FAITH

We love practicing our faith every single day! Each day we thank God for all the blessings He has given us! Our faith in Jesus teaches us to love and respect all people and to give to those in need. “Faith, hope, and love and the greatest is love,” is a quote we live by! We hope to teach your baby that Jesus loves them and to share how our faith gives us so much joy.

INTRODUCING NICOLE

by Matt

WITH OUR GODDAUGHTER

NICOLE IS THE KINDEST AND MOST GENUINE PERSON I HAVE EVER MET.

Because of her, I have become a better man. She has taught me so much about empathy, patience, and love. I am very lucky to have met her and am even more blessed to be her husband.

NICOLE IS AMAZING   Whether with nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, or in a school setting, Nicole’s approach to all children is the same. She approaches each and every single child with loving gentleness and has a unique ability to understand and connect with them no matter the circumstance. These truly are God-given talents and I could not be more excited to watch her grow into motherhood.

NICOLE’S CAREER

Nicole is currently a personal trainer and a graduate school student. She is earning her Masters in School Counseling through an online program. Nicole really enjoys helping her clients meet their goals!

Nicole will be staying home with our child until he or she reaches kindergarten. Once our child starts school, she will be able to be a school counselor and work school hours. That way she is there for our child before and after school.

FUN AT THE PUMPKIN PATCH

MY FAVS

» ANIMAL Dog

» CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT Family adventures and exercise

» CHILDREN’S BOOK Love is Forever

» HOBBY Personal fitness, cooking, traveling, spending time with family

» HOLIDAY Thanksgiving and Christmas

» PLACE TO TAKE A CHILD Disney World or a kid’s museum

» SPORTS TEAM Yankees and Army football

» SUPERHERO Wonder Woman

INTRODUCING MATT

by Nicole

EXPLORING LAKE MICHIGAN WITH BROWNIE

MATT IS THE MOST JOYFUL AND HAPPY PERSON I HAVE EVER MET!

No matter what the task is or what the day brings, he always finds joy. He is determined every day to give our future children and me the best life and he puts 110% into everything that he does. He always wants to help our family, friends, or anyone who needs help. He is the most honest, caring, and giving man.

MATT IS SO LOVED BY ALL OF OUR NIECES AND NEPHEWS    He is the fun uncle who plays with them during the entire visit. All of our friends’ kids call him Uncle Matt and love playing with him!

My favorite thing about him is that he makes me smile and laugh every day! He also always notices everything that I do and compliments me. Most importantly, Matt focuses on making sure our life is family-filled and all about getting ready for our future children.

ABOUT MATT’S CAREER

Matt served in the U.S. Army for a number of years and has recently transitioned to his first non-military job as an investment banker in NYC. Matt is enjoying his new role and the challenges he faces every day in the workplace. He is lucky enough to be able to work from home two days out of the week. Even when he goes into the office, he is usually home by 6:00 PM.

MY FAVS

» ANIMAL Dog

» CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT Family adventures and exercise

» CHILDREN’S BOOK Berenstain Bears

» HOBBY Exercise, hiking, spending time with family, Notre Dame football, traveling, reading

» HOLIDAY Christmas

» PLACE TO TAKE A CHILD National Parks

» SPORTS TEAM Notre Dame football and Army football

» SUPERHERO Batman

MATT PREFERS DONUTS TO CAKES!

OUR HOME & COMMUNITY

WE LIVE ON THE HUDSON RIVER WATERFRONT IN NEW JERSEY OVERLOOKING MANHATTAN, NYC.

PHOTO OP IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD

We live in a two-bedroom and two-bathroom luxury apartment building that is filled with young families and pets. There is a beautiful park right outside our doorstep and several playgrounds on the apartment grounds. We have weekly kid-friendly community events, weekly food trucks, and ice cream trucks that are big hits with the children! We love that our home is in a very safe area where you can walk to parks, restaurants, and church, and see friends any time of the day. We are a short drive to Nicole’s parents and enjoy seeing them often.

OUR GIRL

Brownie was our 12-year-old rescue pup. She recently passed on to heaven but will live on in our hearts forever. She was an important part of our family and taught us hope, joy, peace and comfort.

ALWAYS TRYING NEW RECIPES TOGETHER

WE LOVE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTINGS WITH OUR GODCHILDREN

BROWNIE LOUNGING AT THE PARK NEAR OUR HOME

FAMILY & FRIENDS

WE ARE VERY CLOSE WITH OUR PARENTS, SIBLINGS, AUNTS AND UNCLES, AND COUSINS!

OUR GODDAUGHTER’S BAPTISM! WE HAVE SEVERAL GODCHILDREN AND THIS IS SUCH A SPECIAL TITLE FOR US!

They are all so excited for us to be adoptive parents! Most of our siblings and cousins have children who are ready to meet their newest cousin! Both of our families are an important part of our lives through phone calls, texts, and visits. We live less than an hour from Nicole’s parents, so we see them frequently. We make a point to see Matt’s parents several times a year by getting on a plane to the West coast! We plan family summer and winter vacations every year and spend the holidays with both sides of our family. Being in the military, we have gained many friends as family across the country. We are very thankful for our loving family and friends who make life exciting!

CHRISTMAS WITH NICOLE’S FAMILY

ENJOYING EASTER WITH MATT’S BROTHER AND NIECES

FAMILY VACATION WITH NICOLE’S FAMILY

NICOLE’S DAD AND BROTHER AT HER BROTHER’S CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY

HIKING WITH MATT’S PARENTS

NICOLE FEEDING OUR NIECE

THANK YOU

WE HOPE YOU KNOW THAT WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR YOU.

We are thankful for you taking the time to read about us and hope that if you feel we are the right fit for you and your baby, that you will contact us.

We know that this is the most important and difficult decision for you. We want to shower you with love, hope. and joy! We promise to have you be a part of our family if you would like. Our child will always know that you are their birth parent and that you chose us to be their adoptive parents with love and hope in your heart. We are committed to giving our child a life filled with love, family, laughter, adventures, and joy!

» We promise to provide unconditional love to you and our child! We would love to share your family traditions, passions, and interests with our child.

» We promise to show our child what happiness and love are all about!

» We promise to always show love and affection to each other to show our child a beautiful example of love.

» We promise to teach our child about you and your selfless love.

» We promise to give our child all that he needs and the opportunity to choose activities that he loves.

» We promise to encourage our child to be the best that she can be and to believe in herself.

» We promise to teach our child that with faith and love in your heart, life is joyful.

» We will teach our child about the exciting adventures life has to offer, such as traveling, new foods, the four seasons, sporting events, family and friend gatherings, and holiday festivities.

» We promise to provide unconditional love to you and our child! We would love to share your family traditions, passions, and interests with our child.

» We promise to show our child what happiness and love are all about!

» We promise to always show love and affection to each other to show our child a beautiful example of love.

» We promise to teach our child about you and your selfless love.

» We promise to give our child all that he needs and the opportunity to choose activities that he loves.

» We promise to encourage our child to be the best that she can be and to believe in herself.

» We promise to teach our child that with faith and love in your heart, life is joyful.

» We will teach our child about the exciting adventures life has to offer, such as traveling, new foods, the four seasons, sporting events, family and friend gatherings, and holiday festivities.