Married Since: 2008

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: No

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

We were both raised with loving and caring families who were full of encouragement and opportunity, and we can promise, without hesitation, that these are the traits that will shape our household as your baby grows with us. We will support you throughout your pregnancy and beyond and are open to making you as big or small a part of your child’s life as you desire. Your child will always know the love you have for them.

Matthew and Casey

from Pennsylvania

Matthew

Ancestry: Irish, Italian, German, Welsh

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Insurance Agency Owner

Education: AS

Hobbies: Running, Concerts

Casey

Ancestry: Irish, Scottish

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Market Research Associate Director

Education: MBA

Hobbies: Reading, Exercising, Playing with the dog

Baby

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

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Catholic

Favorites

Matthew

Book
"Game of Thrones"
Color
Light blue
Family Activity
Vacations down at the shore
Food
Mexican
Holiday
Christmas
Leisure Activity
Watching new TV shows
Sport
Baseball
TV Show
"The Sopranos"
Music
Pearl Jam and Radiohead
Vacation Spot
San Diego or Aruba

Casey

Book
"Harry Potter" series
Color
Purple
Family Activity
Summers at our pool or my parents' pool
Food
French fries
Holiday
Christmas
Leisure Activity
Reading
Sport
Swimming
TV Show
"Friday Night Lights"
Music
Anything Billy Joel
Vacation Spot
Disney World or San Diego
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From Us to You

Dear Expectant Mother,

We cannot imagine the thoughts and feelings in your mind and heart as you proceed on such a courageous journey. We have hoped, prayed, and wished for a precious child for so long now and we are reaching out to you today to share our appreciation of the gift that you are considering placing with us to make our family complete.

Your baby will be cared for and well provided for, always. We were both raised with loving and caring families who were full of encouragement and opportunity, and we can promise, without hesitation, that these are the traits that will shape our household as your baby grows with us. Our families are full of traditions, especially around the holidays and on summer vacations, as we gather to eat, play games, and laugh together. We are hard-working and loyal people because of the examples our parents have set for us. We have many close relatives and friends who share in our positive experiences, so your baby will always be surrounded with love, support, and generosity. Overall, we cannot say enough about your brave actions that will fill the space in our hearts. We thank you endlessly and think of you fondly for the sacrifice you are making.

With love and appreciation,
Matthew and Casey

Sometimes the littlest things take up the most room in your heart.” -Winnie the Pooh

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Why We Are Choosing to Adopt

We have been trying to start a family for over ten years now.  We have five nieces and one nephew and have dreamed of a family of our own for what feels like forever. We attempted various assisted reproductive solutions which all failed.  Casey had surgery last year which confirmed that becoming pregnant and carrying a child full term will be almost impossible.  We turned to adoption as we truly feel we are meant to be parents and adoption has always been in our hearts…Casey’s great aunt adopted all four of her children.  We have so much love to give, and we can assure you that any child we adopt will be surrounded by love and support, and an amazing extended family.

We are currently foster parents to a two-year-old boy and support his parents as they work towards reunification.  We love having him, and it has given us a great introduction to being parents.  We are enjoying our time with him so much and can’t wait to welcome our forever child.  We are very active and spend time doing many activities with him, whether it is spending time outside in our pool, playing sports in the yard, going to the beach in the spring and summer, visiting local parks, attending holiday events and light shows at nearby farms, and even going to the zoo and Sesame Place.  We also spend quite a bit of time with our extended family, providing him with an extended family and a sense of belonging.  We can’t wait to experience all these things with your child someday.

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How We Met

We met while we both were in college. Matt tended bar for weddings and events, while Casey waitressed at weddings and events on weekends.  We dated for about five years and have been married for thirteen years.  We enjoy spending time together whether it is working on the house, watching TV and relaxing in the winter, visiting local parks and farms, swimming in our pool and being outside in the summers, or playing with our dog.  We laugh a lot and like to be silly and fun.  We are looking forward to a time when we can play in the leaves, build snow forts, have dance parties, and just enjoy life with your child.

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About Casey, by Matthew

Casey is smart, funny, and is always the voice of reason (which I need from time to time).  She is extremely hard working and excels at everything she does.  I met Casey when she was right out of college and since then she’s received numerous promotions and awards at her places of business. Her work ethic motivated me to open my own business, and it was the best professional move I’ve ever made.  She is also kind and values family, and I knew right away that she would fit in well with my own family.  She treats my parents like they’re her own and my nieces and nephew love their Aunt Casey.  Casey is fun and likes to be silly and laugh, but levelheaded as well.  She seems to always have the right answer to any life issues that pop up, and always knows what to do in any situation.  She’s a wonderful wife and I know she is going to be a tremendous mom.  I’m so happy that we get to spend our lives together.

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About Matthew, by Casey

Matt is a funny, caring, and kind-hearted person. He is constantly making me laugh and reminding me not to take life too seriously.  We tend to balance each other out well.  We have five nieces and one nephew, and Matt is everyone’s favorite uncle. He is the first one to jump in the leaves, play in the dirt, build snow forts, etc.  He is a big kid at heart.  What first attracted me to Matt was his sense of humor, but as I got to know him better, I really appreciated how kind he was to others, whether it was family, friends, and even strangers. Matt is very social and is always trying to make others feel comfortable. He is also hard-working. These qualities have aided him well in successfully owning his own insurance agency. He also loves being outside, whether it is yard work, being in the pool, or playing sports. He plans to be very involved with our future children’s activities, including organized sports or even just playing outside. Together, we both enjoy sports, music, swimming, the beach, and travel and can’t wait to share these loves with your child.

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Lifestyle

We live a fun, active, and family focused lifestyle.  Our house is filled with laughter, music, and silliness.  We spend a lot of time with our family all year round.  In the summers, we spend a lot of time outdoors in our pool or at Casey’s parents’ house which also has a pool. We also like to go to the beach whenever possible, and fun places like the zoo.  In the winter, we spend a lot of time in our community.  During the holidays, we like to tour the local light shows and tree lightings and tour the neighborhood looking at the lights and decorations.  We also live in a tight knit neighborhood with lots of neighbors and children, with whom we spend quite a bit of time.  We can’t wait for the day when we can include your child in all these activities.

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Our Careers and Callings

Casey graduated high school from an all-girls catholic high school and went on to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Marketing and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).  She is very smart and driven academically.

I, Casey, work in market research, and my day-to-day is centered on listening to physicians’ and patients’ needs and ensuring medications are developed with the end customer in mind.  I am passionate about bringing therapies to market to meet the needs of patients, reducing unwanted side effects of medications, and maintaining reasonable costs so that more patients can afford to be treated.  I am also passionate about helping people be healthier by supporting better access and care to medical treatment in more places around the world.

Matt graduated high school from an all-boys Catholic high school and went on to pursue an associate degree.  He is driven to succeed, which led him to become a successful insurance agent and open his own business.

I, Matt, own my own insurance agency and am committed to making sure the people in the community are financially protected in the event of an accident or natural disaster. I believe that patience, kindness, and taking time to make sure that each one of my customers understands all their options and chooses the best coverage to meet their needs.  I also believe in giving back and am an active member of our community whether it be by sponsoring local charities or sports teams.

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Our Dog, Bailey

We both love animals and would have a million if we could.  Currently, we have a pug named Bailey who just celebrated her 15th birthday.  She is funny and snuggly, and we love her to pieces. We take her everywhere and treat her as a member of the family.  In fact, we don’t think she even realizes she is a dog.

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Home & Neighborhood

We live in the suburbs of Pennsylvania.  Our nearby city is home to so much history and museums which we like to visit often.  We also live close to two parks, two family run farms, and a children’s theme park, all of which we spend quite a bit of time exploring with friends and family.

Our home and neighborhood are both beautiful. We moved just over four years ago and know that this will be our forever home. We specifically chose this house and neighborhood with the intention of raising children. Our house is spacious and bright with lots of room to play. The backyard is fully fenced in and has an in-ground pool where we spent most of our time in the summer. There is also quite a bit of yard to run around and play. Inside, we have plenty of room with a finished basement, family room, living room, and sunroom which we recently turned into a playroom, as well as four bedrooms. We have already converted one of the bedrooms into a nursery, with beautiful furnishings and lots of books and toys. We have kept a lot of toys from our childhood with the hopes of one day passing that along to a child.

We live in a development with wide streets, minimal traffic, and sidewalks. There are always people out running, children riding their bikes and playing basketball, and people walking their dogs. Our close neighbors all have children, and we love seeing the kids outside playing with other children and even their parents. The community is very accepting we felt welcomed the minute we moved in with people reaching out to introduce themselves and get to know us better. We now call those people our friends.

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Racial & Cultural Diversity

We believe that racial and cultural diversity is what makes the world more interesting; however, also understand that racism and injustice are a public crisis. We want you to know that we understand the responsibility needed in raising a child in a multi-racial family.

We both work in places that allow us the privilege to work with many different people and experience many different cultures.  Casey works for a company whose mission is to change the trajectory of health for humanity and holds its employees accountable for respecting the dignity and diversity of all.  Furthermore, she also works on a global team where her colleagues come from all over the world and have many different backgrounds, all of which have taught her to celebrate and learn from people’s differences.

Matt’s work is focused on helping people.  Through his insurance business, he spends his days helping people from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.  Through listening to his diverse client base, he has heard personal stories that highlight not only the cultural differences, holidays, and traditions, but also have helped him to understand the challenges others may face. He continues to grow from hearing and learning from others and their stories.

Our personal lives also reflect our experience with diversity as our friends and neighbors come from many different cultures.  Our street is very culturally diverse, and we love to hear stories and experience new traditions with our neighbors. We are committed to learning and helping drive change while doing our best to protect your child from those who do not share the same beliefs.  To raise a child in a multi-racial family, we understand that we must first learn and really understand different cultures to help us also understand the racism and social injustices that your child may face.

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Our Families & Friends

We both are extremely close to our parents and speak to them or even see them daily.  Quite honestly, we love and respect them more than anyone else in the world.  We are hard-working and loyal people because of the examples our parents have set for us.  Neither of us would change our childhood or upbringing for anything and wouldn’t be the people we are today without them.  We can’t wait to be the same kind of parents to your child one day.

The rest of Casey’s family is also very close and all live locally to one another. She has a younger brother who is married with no children yet with three dogs. She also grew up extremely close to her aunt and uncle and three cousins.  Her cousins are considered her brothers and sisters and live locally as well.  They all have kids who we consider our nieces and nephews.  We all spend holidays together and enjoy spending time together at summer BBQs.

Matt has two brothers, who live a bit further away. One of them lives in Pennsylvania, about an hour away, and the other lives in Maryland. Each has three children so in total we have five nieces and one nephew.  We love being Uncle Matt and Aunt Casey and spend a lot of time either visiting in person or catching up on the phone via facetime.  We attend all their birthday parties, school plays, dance recitals, and sporting events.  We also spend a week together at the beach in New Jersey every summer, and they come to our house often for BBQs and to spend time in the pool.  In addition to family, Matt has had the same group of close friends since the first grade.  At this point, we consider them family, and they all either have children or are in the process of having children.  We spend time with them often and enjoy being Uncle Matt and Aunt Casey to their children too.  Your child will have many cousins to play with, in addition to excited grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Everyone is so excited for us!

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Our Relationship with You

We will forever be grateful for your sacrifice and the gift of your child that you will be blessing us with.  We will support you throughout your pregnancy and beyond and are open to making you as big or small a part of your child’s life as you desire.  Your child will always know the love you have for them.

We will tell your child that your strength and selflessness turned into the answer to our prayers and that you gave us a gift that made our family complete.  We will tell him or her that your bravery filled a space in our hearts that we have been looking to fill for what feels like forever.  We will tell him or her that your selfless act was to ensure that they had an amazing life.

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Family Traditions

Our families are full of traditions, especially around the holidays and on summer vacations, as we gather to eat, play games, and laugh together.  We spend the summers around our pool with family, BBQing, and playing games.  We also spend a week or two at the Jersey shore every summer with both Matt’s family and Casey’s family.

From October through February, we gather for hayrides, pumpkin carving, Christmas tree lightings, and most importantly celebrating birthdays as we have quite a few from October through December.  Christmas is especially special in our families as Matt’s brother is born on Christmas day and Casey’s dad is a few days later.  We always decorate the house the weekend after Thanksgiving and go pick out our Christmas tree with Casey’s family a week or two later.  We also spend the entire week between Christmas and New Year’s hanging with family, laughing, eating, playing games, and celebrating together.

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Our Promise to You

Our promise to you is that your baby will be cared for and well provided for, always.  We will laugh a lot- and be silly and fun. We promise to get messy with them, build sandcastles and snow forts, jump in the leaves, play in the pool, and enjoy life.  We will be patient, kind, and nurturing. They will always have comforting arms and a shoulder to cry on and will never have a doubt that we will be there for them in times of celebration and heartbreak.  His or her life will be filled with love and support, and ultimately family.  We promise that he or she will be the center of our world and will be provided with every opportunity possible.

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