WE ARE NICOLE & MATT

HELLO BIRTH PARENTS!

THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO LEARN ABOUT US

We are so excited to grow our family through adoption again! 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 grateful for the opportunity to be parents through adoption. We are adopting because adoption gives us the opportunity to be parents and love your baby unconditionally . We have the means and ability to continue to grow our family. We both grew up with many siblings and love the joy family brings. We find joy in each day and would love to share that joy with you and your baby!

GWENETH’S ADOPTION DAY

FOOTBALL FUN!

NICOLE MATCHED THE FLOWERS AT CHURCH

SUNSET WATCHING IS SO SPECIAL TO US!

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 learned the importance of communication in building a trusting relationship. Fast-forward four years, we are more in love and continue to enjoy many adventures together.

We tried to build our family since the beginning, but infertility prevented us. This helped us realize the gift of being adoptive parents. Adoption gives us the joy of supporting you while loving your baby. Colette and Gweneth bring us a greater love and happiness than we can possibly express in words. We are enjoying a joy filled life in the NYC area by loving Colette and Gweneth, going on weekend adventures and spending time with family and friends.

GETTING READY TO DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY AT OUR FRIEND’S WEDDING!

A MEMORABLE HIKE IN OREGON

FOR FUN

We love to get outside and go on adventures with Colette and Gweneth. We are excited to bring our new 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 taking Colette and Gweneth and her cousins 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 new child!

ANNUAL NYC TREE ADVENTURE!

FRESH AIR & FUN ADVENTURES!

INTRODUCING NICOLE

by Matt

WALKS WITH MY MOMMY

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 WITH CHILDREN. Whether with Colette and Gweneth, 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 love watching her be a joy filled mother.

NICOLE’S CAREER

Nicole is currently a stay at home mom. She just earned her masters in School Counseling through an online program. Nicole enjoys staying home with the girls! Nicole is also a personal trainer and enjoys training clients and friends in our building’s gym!

Nicole plans to stay home with our children! Once our children are in school, she will be able to be a school counselor and work school hours. That way she is there for our children before and after school.

SELFIE!

NICOLE’S BIRTHDAY DINNER WITH ONE WEEK OLD GWENETH

READY FOR AN ADVENTURE WITH COLETTE

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

WE CHERISH OUR FAMILY VACATIONS TO THE WARMTH IN MARCH

COLETTE LOVES TO TAKE WALKS TO WAVE TO THE FERRY BOAT!

THE PARK BRINGS US SO MUCH JOY!

APPLE PICKING

AT THE PUMPKIN PATCH

INTRODUCING MATT

by Nicole

I LOVE PLAYING IN THE PARK WITH MY DADDY!

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 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 a fun dad and uncle who is loving and playful. Even 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.

WOW I’M SO TALL!

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 blessed enough to be able to work from home on Friday’s and home before family dinner time!

ALWAYS LAUGHING WITH DADDY!

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

FAMILY VACATION BRINGS US JOY!

CUDDLE TIME WHEN GWENETH WAS A NEWBORN

SMILING TOGETHER ON MATT’S BIRTHDAY!

FAMILY ADVENTURE WALK AROUND THE LAKE

MEET OUR DAUGHTERS

Colette + Gweneth

THE SPECIAL DAY COLETTE MET GWENETH FOR THE FIRST TIME

COLETTE LOVES TO GO PLAY AT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

COLETTE IS VERY SWEET, HAPPY, & LOVES LIFE.    Colette loves being a big sister! She calls Gweneth “sissy” and loves to play and read to her. She also enjoys going to restaurants and eating pasta, olives and tomatoes! Reading books, bath time, playing with Gweneth and her friends are some of her favorite things to do! It is such a gift to be her parents! We have a loving and open relationship with her birth family and enjoy keeping in touch with them by phone and visits!

ADOPTION DAY!

GWENETH IS SO LOVING & JOYFUL!

She enjoys babbling, meal time, bath time and being read to by her big sissy Colette! We have a beautiful relationship with her birth mom and keep in touch often! It has been a joy to build a beautiful connection and bond with Gweneth’s birthmom.

MY 7 MONTH OLD PHOTO SHOOT!

MY FIRST SUNSET IN THE KEYS!

OUR FAITH

COLETTE HOLDING GWENETH FOR THE FIRST TIME

WE LOVE FAMILY WALKS

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.

ALL ABOARD THE CHOO CHOO TRAIN!

CHRISTMAS MASS CELEBRATION

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.

OUR HOME & COMMUNITY

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

LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREE

We live in a three-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.

COLETTE IS SO EXCITED TO TAKE HER SISSY ON HER FIRST FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD WALK

FAMILY WALKS WHILE MATT IS ON PATERNITY LEAVE

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 growing our family through adoption. 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!

COLETTE & GWENETH WITH THEIR AUNT & UNCLE AND COUSINS AT CHRISTMAS!

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

CHRISTMAS DAY WITH THEIR GRANDPARENTS

HIKING ADVENTURES ARE SO FUN

HIKING WITH MATT’S PARENTS

COUSIN TIME IS THE BEST TIME!

FAMILY VACATION WITH NICOLE’S FAMILY

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!