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Mathew & Lisa

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We are honored and thrilled to be able to share our lives with you. We understand this is an extremely difficult decision and respect you so much for choosing adoption. We will provide a safe, happy and fun home for your child, where they can learn, laugh, and be themselves. We look forward to getting to know you and sharing this journey with you.

About Us

Vice President
Yoga Studio Owner
Master's Degree in International Business
Bachelor's Degree in Business - Finance
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives

Fun Times

We both have been fortunate enough to be positively impacted by adoption - each in different ways. Lisa's aunt and uncle adopted their beautiful daughter from Vietnam. She has grown up to be a smart, kind, and artistic young woman. We have loved being part of her life, watching her grow, and seeing the beautiful love she shares with our entire family.

Yoga With Mom

Mathew was informally adopted into a family during high school - after circumstances with his divorced parents prevented him from continuing to live with either of them. One of his teachers learned of his situation and introduced Mathew to her family. The family lovingly welcomed him into their life and has been a part of their family ever since. We both feel so very blessed that Mathew was welcomed into this family at such a critical time in his life. The love of this family truly shaped the person Mathew is today and we both can't wait to do the same for our adopted child.

Our Lifestyle

Bike Ride With Dad

We enjoy spending time together! Our marriage is successful because of this and the fact that we can be completely ourselves around each other. Being authentic and genuine is something we value as a family and will continue to encourage throughout our lives in our children. We love to travel and see the world. We have learned so much about life and other cultures by traveling and we look forward to being able to share that gift with this child. We both work hard in our professional jobs, but always make time to be with each other as a family and have fun! We enjoy finding new restaurants to dine at and going to festivals around town. We frequent the parks in our community to play on the playground, kick a soccer ball around, or go for a walk. We are passionate about being active and healthy so that we can live a long quality life together. We make healthy fun by finding activities that we love to do together, like going for a hike or bike ride. Yoga is a big part of our lives and something that is a regular activity for the whole family. Lisa practices yoga daily and also owns a yoga studio. Mathew enjoys taking classes a couple times a week and we do family yoga with Jaxyn regularly. Lisa has gained a lot of knowledge about living a healthy lifestyle and loves to share this knowledge both personally and professionally.

Fun Facts About Us:

  • Lisa practices Ashtanga Yoga and has for 10 years
  • Mathew spent a summer during college backpacking through Europe
  • Lisa was an accomplished gymnast growing up and competed through high school
  • Mathew spent a semester during graduate school in Helsinki, Finland
  • Lisa loves Mexican food and could probably eat it every day
  • Mathew is "mentally allergic" to onions and avoids them at all costs
  • Lisa loves romantic comedy movies
  • Mathew is an avid college sports fan
  • Lisa is currently studying to become a Certified Health Coach
  • Mathew loves to ski and snowboard - but prefers skiing
  • Video


    Listening to Live Music in Nashville
    Listening to Live Music in Nashville
    Coloring With Daddy
    Coloring With Daddy
    Lisa Doing Yoga
    Lisa Doing Yoga
    Watching the Sunset on the Beach
    Watching the Sunset on the Beach
    Nebraska Football Game
    Nebraska Football Game
    Safari in South Africa
    Safari in South Africa
    Enjoying Life
    Enjoying Life
    Beach Day
    Beach Day
    Building a Gingerbread House
    Building a Gingerbread House
    Family Dinner Date
    Family Dinner Date
    Pony Rides
    Pony Rides
    Victoria Falls
    Victoria Falls
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    Listening to Live Music in Nashville
    Listening to Live Music in Nashville
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    Coloring With Daddy
    Coloring With Daddy
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    Lisa Doing Yoga
    Lisa Doing Yoga
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    Watching the Sunset on the Beach
    Watching the Sunset on the Beach
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    Nebraska Football Game
    Nebraska Football Game
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    Safari in South Africa
    Safari in South Africa
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    Enjoying Life
    Enjoying Life
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    Beach Day
    Beach Day
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    Building a Gingerbread House
    Building a Gingerbread House
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    Family Dinner Date
    Family Dinner Date
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    Pony Rides
    Pony Rides
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    Victoria Falls
    Victoria Falls

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Our Home

    Our family lives in a neighborhood that is ideal for a child to grow up in! It is not only safe and family friendly, but filled with plenty of things to do for all ages. We chose our home due to its location in a safe area and located to top rated schools.

    Our community is filled with many parks and recreational areas. We visit these parks often to play on the playground or run around the baseball fields. We have a community pool and tennis area right at the front of our neighborhood that we take frequent trips to during the summer months.

    We have monthly events in our downtown area which is always kid friendly with trolley rides, bounce houses, and usually some sweet treats. It is a great place to meet up with friends and let the kids run around together.

    Our home is located at the end of a cul-de-sac, which makes it a perfect place for all the neighborhood kids to gather and play basketball, run around, and ride their bikes in. We live in a two story, four-bedroom home that sits on one and a half acres of wooded land. Our yard is large and kid friendly with plenty of room to play with the dogs, play hide-and-seek or build a fort. We have both young families and older couples throughout the neighborhood, all of which are so kind and helpful to each other.

    Our Extended Families

    Family Vacation to Colorado

    We love spending time with our family! Both our families reside in the same city so it makes it easy to come together for holidays, breaks, and celebrations. Mathew has two sisters and they are so much fun to be around. Watching their two boys grow up to be smart, kind and adventurous young men has been such a wonderful experience. We love doing everything with them from watching movies to playing football.

    Grateful for Family

    Lisa comes from a family of six so it is always a lot of fun when everyone comes together. We love playing games like card games, sequence and dominoes. We also enjoy spending time outside at a park with the kids, taking a hike, or skiing down the snowing mountains. Jaxyn, our 3 year old daughter, loves spending time with her grandparents, aunts, uncles, and her many cousins ranging from age 11 months to 19 years old, who are all having fun growing up together.

    Holidays and family vacations are always the best time to be all together. Meeting in the mountains of Colorado or enjoying the vast things to do around Lake Tahoe. We love taking turns making dinners for everyone to enjoy together. Our entire family is so excited to welcome another child into our home and lives.

    From Us to You

    Our names are Mathew and Lisa and we have been married for almost 9 years, together for 11 and friends before that. We have a 3-year-old daughter, Jaxyn. We first want to thank you for taking the time to read our profile and get to know us better. We are extremely grateful for you and thank you for considering us to be parents to your child. We have so much love to give and are ready to welcome another child into our lives to complete our family.

    We do not know your circumstances, but we understand that this is a difficult decision for you and we wish you peace and love through this process. We believe that it takes incredible strength, selflessness, and love for you to consider adoption for this child. We promise that we will provide a safe, loving and supportive home with the best big sister. Our home is one where they will be able to be themselves and come to us with anything. We value each other as individuals and know that we all have our own gifts to bring to this world in our own way. We will provide every opportunity within our reach for this child to succeed. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible when making this decision. Here is a glimpse into our future life with this child.

    Imagine a two-story, four-bedroom home, sitting on 1.5 acres of wooded land. Plenty of space to run around, imagine, and play with the other children in the neighborhood and our two playful dogs. The inside of our home is a place for friends and family to gather, for laughter and games, for snuggles and joy. Our neighborhood and community is the perfect spot to go for a daily walk, take a bike ride or hike. We love taking frequent trips to the community pool during the summer months where we can meet up with the other families from our neighborhood. We can picture all the neighborhood kids growing up together, playing in our circle, and waiting for the school bus each morning.

    Our days our filled with laughter, playing, and having fun. We hope to instill a passion for education, health and continuous learning in a fun and creative way. We love to snuggle up as a family to read books and sing songs before bed. We love to play games and put together puzzles and look forward to continuing these traditions with another little one.

    Our close-knit family is beyond excited for the addition of another little one. Jaxyn adores her grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, who are all eager to share our family traditions, love and laughter with another child. Jaxyn will be the best big sister and will protect and teach this child as they grow up together. We look forward to our family vacations and trips, learning to ski, and hiking in the mountains. Traveling is such an important part of our lives that allows us to experience different people, places, and cultures.

    We believe that adoption is a wonderful gift of love and compassion and this child will know their birth story from the beginning. We will share with them openly how much they are loved and how everyone wants them to have the very best life. We would like the opportunity to stay in contact with you. It is important for us that you know your child is loved and well cared for and that you feel comfortable in knowing that you made the right decision. We would be happy to send pictures and letters and have visitations so that you can share in their joy and milestones throughout the years.

    Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and for considering us to be parents to your child. We hope that you can see how truly excited we are to grow our family. We admire you for your courage and strength in considering adoption and wish you much peace and love in the days ahead.

    Mathew & Lisa


    Bradley Cooper
    Ryan Reynolds
    Emma Stone
    Jennifer Garner
    Jack London
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    Girl Wash Your Face
    Candy Bar
    3 Musketeers
    Justins Cashew Butter Cups
    The Simpsons
    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
    Childhood Memory
    College Football Games on the Weekends
    Being a Gymnast
    Childhood Toy
    Sit and Spin
    Children's Book
    Berenstein Bears
    Good Night Moon
    Cape Town, South Africa
    San Diego
    Classic Movie
    Top Gun
    Pretty In Pink
    Day of Week
    Creme Brulee
    Chocolate Cake
    Disney Movie
    Dream Car
    BMW X7
    Dream Job
    Dream Vacation
    Family Activity
    Going to the Park
    Playing outside
    Flower / Plant
    Gerber Daisy
    Form of Exercise
    Holiday Song
    Holiday by Madonna
    Silent Night
    Holiday Tradition
    Looking at Christmas Lights
    Looking at Christmas Lights
    Ice Cream
    Dairy Free
    Junk Food
    Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Cinnamon and Sugar Puffs
    Leisure Activity
    Business Week
    Memory with a Child
    Hiking with Jaxyn for the 1st Time
    Snuggle Time
    Memory with Spouse
    Getting Engaged
    Traveling around Italy
    Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl
    The Greatest Showman
    Movie Munchie
    Movie Quote
    "The more you know who you are and what you want - the less you let things updset you" - Lost in Translation
    You had me at hello
    Movie Type
    Romantic Comedies
    Miss Saigon
    Musical Group
    The Head and The Heart
    Nursery Rhyme
    Hop on Pop
    Olympic Event
    Personal Hero
    My Mom
    Dalai Lama
    Shell Silverstein
    Edgar Allen Poe
    Quality about my Spouse
    I got a mind full of questions and a teacher in my it goes.
    In your heart you know, things will work out for the best
    The Canoe
    French Dip
    Peanut Butter and Jelly
    1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
    Shopping Store
    Hey Ho
    Sport to Play
    Sport to Watch
    Sports Star
    Tony Gwynn
    Tom Brady
    Sports Team
    Kansas Jayhawks
    Nebraska Football
    Subject in School
    Wonder Woman
    Thing to Cook
    Time of Day
    Going home to see family
    Gratitude Practice
    TV Show
    New Amsterdam
    This is Us
    TV Show Character
    Randall in This is Us
    Dad on This is Us
    Type of Music
    Vacation Spot
    Video Game
    Angry Birds

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