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Hello there!

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Hello! 

we're matt & ann

+Willow & Naomi+

We want you to know that we admire your bravery, strength, and selflessness in this decision. We want you to know, should you choose us to be part of your story, we will honor you – you will become part of our family through conversations and stories. 

We count it an honor that you would even consider our family to become part of yours. 

We are thankful that you are taking the time to get to know us!

with love, 

Matt + Ann

Adoption in our family

how willow joined our family

We are so thankful that adoption is part of our family’s story. We know that adoption is both beautiful and messy, and we are continually learning and growing in our understanding of the complexity of it all.We are so grateful for the relationship that we have with Willow’s birth mother. It give us joy to share with Willow her birth story, which is full of pictures and words that help explain her story.

Adoption is a very common and open conversation we have around our home and one we speak of in a positive way; we seek to honor Willow’s birth momma in everything we do and promise to do that with you, too!

our life together-

Most days you will find us enjoying our fun and simple life together as a family! We love the routine that we have established in a city that we love with an amazing community that we get to do life with every day. Throughout the week after the girls come home from school, you can catch us most often at our neighborhood park or in the backyard if we aren’t enjoying gymnastics class or swim lessons. On the weekends, we enjoy “Friday Night Movie Night” complete with our favorite pizza and popcorn, and you’ll always find us in church on Sunday as we focus on growing our faith as a family!

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We love spending quality time with one another–going to the zoo, our amazing aquarium, finding a new park, and taking golf cart rides around the neighborhood are some of our favorite everyday activities as a family! We also love to travel and place a high value on this as we raise our girls to explore the amazing world that God created!

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While we love to travel to new places, we always come back to our favorite travel spot: the beach. Both Ann’s family & Matt’s family have annual vacation spots at different beaches which allow us to create new memories year after year with our amazing families!

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We are extremely close to both sides of our families, but because we don’t live in the same city as any of our extended family, we have learned the value that our community of friends has in our lives. We love opening up our home and want it to be a fun, safe, and welcoming place for everyone.

our promise to you-

& commitment to You

We promise to love, honor, and respect you in our home and we will do everything we can to build a strong foundation of trust.

We promise to love this child unconditionally. We will provide a safe, fun, and nurturing home for all of our children.

We want you to know that if you choose us to be a part of your story, we will honor you from the very first day we bring your child home. You will become part of our family through conversations and stories, and we will honor qualities we see in your child that are there because of you.

we’re better together

our family values

Our family values quality time with one another, being deeply rooted in community, spending time with our extended family, and traveling. When it comes to how we filter decisions in our home, our family has 5 family values.

Start the Party: Bring the joy wherever you go! It’s our job to set the temperature of the room we are in.

Extravagant Generosity: Live a life that is extravengelty generous, whether that is with our time, energy, finances, or our home.

Open Door Policy: Create a home where people know they are always welcome, just as they are.

Everybody, Always: Show love to everybody, always.

Life on Mission: We filter our decisions to make sure we are living on mission to love like Jesus calls us to in everything we do.

hugs + laughter

our hearts 

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Our Family & Friends

share their love & support

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say hi!

thank you

for getting to know us!

We are excited to grow our family again through adoption. We want you to know that we commit to raising our child to know and trust Jesus, love others well, and live a life that is full of adventure. 

We cannot wait to make you part of our family’s story through conversations, pictures, and the extent of openness that you feel comfortable with as our child grows up. 

We are hopeful that you will feel peace as you take your best next steps; we will continue to pray for you and know that we are grateful for you!

Matt &Ann

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