Hello from Matt and Kristen,

Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us through this profile! As you look over our profile, we hope that you will see our love for each other and our family, our commitment to our faith and our genuine desire to give to those who are in need.

Family is so important to us! We both come from close knit families and love spending time together. Our brother and sister in law live just a few minutes away and we love seeing them throughout the week. Both sets of grandparents are also in town and we enjoy seeing as much as possible. We have enjoyed being a family of three and look forward to becoming a family of four through adoption.

Matt (by Kristen) The first thing that people notice about Matt when they meet him is his ability to make people feel comfortable and valued. He loves adventures and being outside whether it is hiking, camping, biking, or simply taking a walk. Matt loves to figure out how things are made and enjoys making things from scratch at home such as: bagels, pretzels, roasting his own coffee, and laundry soap. And with all of that he loves to have fun along the way! Matt is an amazing father! You often find him waking up just a little early to get as much play time in with Emma as he can before going to work. The two of them wrestle and chase each other filling the house with laughter. He loves taking Emma on Daddy dates to the grocery store where they come home with a special baked treat. You can tell that he truly loves the role of father.

Kristen (by Matt) Kristen’s desire to love and serve pours over into her life as mother. Even before we were together Kristen had lived at various times overseas (Nicaragua, Honduras, Mexico) by herself; helping, loving and serve those in need in the communities around the hospital that she worked in. It is that same passion to help and love that makes her such a great wife and mother. You can see her selflessness in the ways she cares for our family, especially Emma. Kristen loves to run and be outdoors. As a stay at home mom she fills the days with play dates, trips to the park or zoo, and other adventures for her and Emma. She loves being able to work a few hours a week on Friday evenings as a respite nurse to keep up her nursing license. Both grandmas’ love taking turns watching Emma for these few hours and often argue who gets to watch her next.

We were blessed with Emma Grace over a year and a half ago and she fills our home with so much joy and laughter. She is our little social butterfly; taking to everyone she passes in the store and chatting up a storm when she is at home. She loves playing with her cousins and other kids. We know she will be thrilled to be a big sister.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us through our profile! We would love the opportunity to get to know you and would be comfortable with an open adoption if that is your desire. It is so important to us that you have peace of mind knowing that your child is healthy, happy and loving home and that you had all the resources you needed when making this decision. Know that we are here to support you and are praying for you during this time in your life.

Sincerely,

Matt & Kristen

Adoptive Family at a Glance

Father’s Name: Matt Mother’s Name: Kristen
Occupation: Sales Specialist Occupation: RN
Education: BA Film studies Education: BSN-RN
Religion: Christian Religion: Christian
Date of Birth: 2-1-83 Date of Birth: 7-27-80
Ethnicity: Caucasian Ethnicity: Caucasian
Hair Color: Brown Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue Eye Color: Brown
Height: 6’5″ Height: 5’6″
General Health: Excellent General Health: Excellent

Date of marriage: 7/19/09

Children: Emma Grace 4-13-12

Interest and Hobbies: Running, biking, camping, roasting coffee, volunteering. We love to travel and explore new places. We have both been able to live overseas and volunteer and have enjoyed learning about new cultures. We hope to be able to teach our children about different cultures and places.

Home: Own, 3 bed, 2 bath, 1.5 story.
We live close to parks and most importantly family! Our brother and sister in law live just a few minutes away and we frequently spend time together. The cousins love to play together.

Pets: none

Why are you interested in building a family though adoption: We both came into our marriage with a heart for adoption and have always hoped it would be a part of our family story. With the struggle of having our own children, adoption seems to be a perfect fit. We have been so blessed to have our niece and nephew come into our extended family through adoption. Our family is very supportive and excited to see our family grow through adoption. We feel like we have extra love to share and are excited to add another member to our family through adoption.

Openness to Birth parents: Yes. We are very open to whatever you are comfortable with!

Childcare Plans: Kristen stays at home.

Statement of Faith: We believe in the One true God-Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We trust Jesus for our salvation and strive to live in such a way that others come to know Him as their personal Savior also.

We are represented by Nightlight Christian Adoptions. If you need more information about us, or would like to meet us, please contact Nightlight toll-free at 888.933.2237.