Nickname: Matt and Kelly

Married Since: 2015

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Yes

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: Yes

It has taken incredible strength, courage, and love to get you where you are today. Just know that in our eyes, we will always see the most amazing woman who showed an immense amount of bravery, courage and selfless decision.

Matthew and Kelly

from Nevada

Matthew

Ancestry: Russian, German

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Law Enforcement

Education: B.S.

Hobbies: Family, Exercise, Cooking

Kelly

Ancestry: Polish, Irish

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Business Owner

Education: High School

Hobbies: Running, Crafting

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: African American / Caucasian, Caucasian / Asian, Caucasian, Caucasian / Hispanic, Caucasian / Indian, Caucasian / Middle Eastern, Caucasian / Native American, Caucasian / Pacific Islander

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

Favorites

Matthew

Animal
Dog
Color
Red
Holiday
Halloween
Hobby
Mountain biking
Music
Country and Oldies
Family Activity
Game night
Early Bird or Night Owl
Early bird
Vacation Spot
Anywhere green

Kelly

Animal
Lion
Color
Green
Holiday
Christmas
Hobby
Crafting
Music
Country
Family Actiity
Swimming
Early Bird or Night Owl
Earlier bird
Vacation Spot
Anywhere with sand
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From Us to You

There is no way that we could ever even begin to understand what you are going through. What we do know is that it has taken incredible strength, courage, and love to get you where you are today. Just know that in our eyes, we will always see the most amazing woman who showed an immense amount of bravery, courage and selfless decision, one who gave us such an amazing gift that we will be eternally grateful. You will always hold a special place in all our hearts because you will have blessed us with something that no one else could have. After years of failed attempts, struggles and tears with not being able to conceive, we are so honored and proud that you are considering us for this opportunity to expand our family with your beautiful gift. We want you to know that your baby will be loved unconditionally, open-heartedly and in a nurturing home filled with kindness, laughter and respect. We will protect your baby with all that we have. Thank you for considering sharing your beautiful gift with us and providing a piece of our life that we so desperately have been waiting for. We are eternally grateful to you!

We have made this decision in our life to adopt due to us having four years of failed attempts at conceiving. Kelly has blessed me with two amazing step-sons, Collin and Bentley, who have been truly nothing short of a miracle. I don’t see them as my step-sons but only as my own. I came into their lives in 2012 and have been honored to watch them grow.

We have always known that we wanted a child of our own, whether that be from our own conception or another way. We knew that the odds were slim, but we didn’t let that stop us. Ultimately, in October of 2018, Kelly needed a hysterectomy which ended our path of conceiving. This was a very trying time in our marriage, yet we still knew that we were not done! We cannot see our future without having a baby of our own to raise.

Each summer, we take a family vacation. We are always looking for new adventures and are all about making memories. Whether we are vacationing in California across the street from the ocean, or traveling to the East coast for Fourth of July, we love our family vacations. Kelly is looking forward to taking care of all of the motherly nurturing things that she is so amazing at. She can’t wait for the endless outfits for all seasons of the year. We both look forward to the holidays, as we all dress up for funny Santa photos. From dressing up for Halloween as the Flintstones, Toy Story, The Incredibles, etc, we can’t wait to add our new addition into the family traditions. Matt’s looking forward to have father/child park time, jogging expeditions, cooking lessons and bedtime stories. Matt gives Bentley a piggy-back ride each night to his bed. He tells him bedtime stories, kisses him every night, and tells him how amazing he is. We look forward to going to indoor playgrounds and watching him or her interact with others their age. We look forward to watching them spend time with their grandparents, crawling on their hands and knees when Grammy and Grandpa call their name.

As we mentioned before, we can’t even begin to understand what you are experiencing. We can only attempt to put ourselves in your shoes and imagine what it must be like to be doing what you are doing. Your courageous and selfless act will always be a reminder to us that your child will always be loved unconditionally. Your child will be raised with loving hands, gentle kisses and inspirational words to help them grow and succeed in their life. We will explain to them how they arrived in our family. We will be honest and caring when talking about how we could not have a child of our own, and how grateful we are to raise them. Your child is truly a gift and we will forever be grateful for how you blessed us with this miracle.

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Why We are Choosing to Adopt

Watching our children grow has been one of the biggest privileges of parenting. The idea of expanding our family brings us so much joy and hope when starting this adventure of adopting. We knew, even after learning that we could not physically have another child, that our journey didn’t stop there. We both knew that we have so much more love to give and being able to love another child will give us both pride and purpose. Both Collin and Bentley are excited to be big brothers and watch their newest sibling grow. We have never viewed it as choosing adoption but rather, adoption has chosen us. It is a gift and we are so honored to be a part of this journey with you.

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About Kelly

Kelly is truly my better half. Her happy, spirited personality is contagious and is filled with joy. She fills my heart with so much love in such a way that makes me feel loved beyond what any words can say. Her perseverance throughout her life and ours has shown me that she is truly unbelievable. Her love for our boys is undoubtedly unconditional. In my eyes, she is what a wife and mother is all about. She is patient and willing to adapt with whatever we are facing. Her ability to motivate others with her words is life-changing. She is what makes our family so special and beautiful. Kelly is my motivation to keep pushing on and moving forward and never giving up. She inspires me to be the best person I can be. She is always smiling, which brightens my day each time I see her. I look forward to coming home every day just to hear her voice and tell me about her day. Kelly is not just my wife, she is my best friend. She supports me without judgement and lifts me up when I am down. I am truly blessed to have found her and honored to call her my wife.

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About Matt

Matt is unlike any other human being I’ve ever met. He is truly one of a kind, and to know him is to love him. He is the gentlest giant with the biggest heart you’ll ever meet. His love and commitment to his family is astounding and makes me so proud to be his wife. He is the hardest worker I know and always puts everyone else’s needs before his without even mentioning a word. In his eyes, that is his job and he does whatever he has to to take care of his family. One thing I can always count on is that he will always protect us. He is like our very own Superman! But even through that tough exterior, he has the kindest soul. Whenever he is doing something with our two boys, his laughter and joy is so pure and so genuine and my heart just melts listening to him! I think that’s what I admire most about him. Love needs no words when it comes to Matt and his family because you can see it in his eyes. Just being in his presence you feel the immense amount of love he has for you. He has a special gift like that when it comes to everyone he meets. He has the best sense of humor and loves to laugh, and be silly and people just love being around him because they know they are safe, they are loved, and most of all he’s going to leave them with a smile on their face!

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Our Sweet Pups

We have two German Shepherds who actually adopted US! We rescued them from a nearby park where they were abandoned and immediately knew they were meant to be a part of our family. They are brother and sister and named them Duke and Daisy. They have such personalities that keep us entertained all day long. They are such loving and loyal companions and we are so blessed that they came into our family.

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Our Home

Our home is a two-story house on a fairly quiet street with lots of kids riding bikes and families barbecuing. Our neighborhood is a small little loop with about 20 homes, which is nice because you really get to know your neighbors. We all love to decorate for the holidays and try to make it really fun for the kids. We even hang decorations across the street from roof to roof, such as ghosts for Halloween and lights for Christmas. Trick-or-treating is always like a big block party so the kids have a blast. We have a lot of mountains and biking and hiking trails within walking distance from our house as well as 3 different parks. In the summer we have a water park 10 minutes away plus a few indoor and outdoor pools that we spend most of our time at.

Our neighborhood is very friendly but quiet, and our home is simple, comfortable and welcoming. We love decorating for the holidays along with most of the neighborhood and even string lights and decorations for Halloween and Christmas from house to house with a few of our neighbors. Summertime includes lots of bbq’s while watching the kids ride bikes and play and fire pits and s’mores!

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Our Families

We have a lot of family that all live within 20 minutes of us. Kelly’s mom and dad are both retired and enjoy spending time at home with their family. Matt’s mom is a retired P.E teacher and is very active with her grandkids. She likes to swim and golf. Matt’s dad is a very talented contractor who builds a lot of hospitals and his step-mom runs a home improvement business. They both share a house flipping business together. There are also 3 uncles, 2 aunts, 2 cousins and a lot of great aunts and uncles and second cousins who also live in the same city and are about 20-30 minutes away, so your new baby will be loved by so many!

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Family Traditions

We value traditions in our family to help create memories. Christmas has always been a cherished holiday in our home. We love to decorate our home as a family and love spreading the spirit of Christmas joy. From the 10ft candy canes that line our driveway to Santa’s Workshop with a dozen Christmas trees inside of our home, we are always trying to create new ideas that will bring unforgettable memories for our family. This past year, we decided to create a real-life Santa mailbox in our front yard. We wanted to allow children in our neighborhood to write to Santa, and in return, they would receive a letter back from him. Before we knew it, we had received dozens of hand written letters filled with such sweet innocence. Our oldest son, Collin wanted to take this one step further, and decided to secret Santa all those who had left a letter in the mailbox. This act of kindness that our son decided to do on his own, spread quickly throughout our neighborhood. As a family, we were able to bless over 60 local families with letters and gifts from Santa. What started as a small idea of helping others, has now turned into a gratifying family tradition that has brought us more joy than we could have ever imagined for many years to come.

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About Us

Our relationship has always stood on a solid foundation which is friendship first! From the day we met, we became best friends and because of that, the rest just comes natural. We both love to dance, which is how we met, and even though we don’t get out too much, we make our own dance floor wherever we go. Life is too short not to slow dance in the kitchen and have some fun. It’s the little things that make the best memories. We both enjoy exercising together with a lot of running and hiking and getting out in nature. We also love crafting, decorating and building things together. This goes to show that our house around the holidays is always a sight to see! We both love to cook and just be in the kitchen together creating new recipes. Our weekends mostly consist of cooking and enjoying dinner by the fire-pit in the backyard where we can catch up with each other, relax and enjoy each other’s company.

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How We Met

We met in a country dance hall back in 2012. If clichés do hold true, then it was love at first sight. We both love to dance and still find ourselves dancing in the kitchen while cooking dinner. We immediately knew that our lives were meant to be spent together and were almost inseparable from day one. We are each other’s best friend and being together makes us both want to be a better person. We share so many laughs and quirky moments together and couldn’t imagine life being any other way.

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Our Lifestyle

We are a family of six (we recently rescued two German Sheppard puppies… or maybe they rescued us!) who enjoy spending time together and making memories. Bentley, our younger son, loves watching his big brother Collin race dirt bikes. Bentley enjoys playing golf and playing with his puppies, Daisy and Duke. Our home sits on 1/3 of an acre which is gives us the opportunity to spend a lot of our time outdoors playing in the yard as a family. We enjoy having BBQ’s and fire pits and making s’mores. One of our favorite things to do as a family during the summer is to camp outside in the backyard and watch movies on the grass. We live within walking distance of the mountain trails and a ten minute drive to the lake. We love to spend our weekends outside exploring nature, enjoying each other’s company, and making new memories.

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What We will Teach our Children

We will raise your child to be kind and loving. We will raise them with the understanding of working hard, respecting others and being true to themselves. Life will always present challenges, but it is how you persevere and learn from those challenges that makes you a stronger person.

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Our Promise to You

Our promise to you is to love your child unconditionally. This decision, which we know is so difficult for you, takes bravery, an immense amount of love and sacrifice that we can only begin to comprehend. When you decide to walk this road with us, we promise to respect you, honor you and hold you closest to our hearts when raising your child. We both know that without you, this would not be possible. Your child will always know where they came from and the amount of love that it took for you to choose this path. You will have given them their roots, and we will nurture them to never forget where they came from.

Message Matthew and Kelly

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!

Contact Matthew and Kelly

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!