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Matt & Marissa

Thank you for taking the time to read our profile. We believe the gift of life is truly a miracle from God. To say we have an incredible amount of love, support, and joy to offer a little one is an understatement. We are very excited at the possibility of becoming parents. To choose us would be the greatest blessing of our life. We invite you on becoming a part of our journey.

About Us

Matt
Marissa
Job
Health Professional
Accounting Supervisor
Education
Currently Pursuing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (Graduate May 2020)
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Promise to You

We Can't Wait to Become Parents!

We made a vow to each other in July of 2013, to always love and take care of each other. We also vowed that any child we raise will be nourished, loved, and supported in the ways of our faith. We made this vow in front of hundreds of our family members and closest friends. In our family, we take any promise (or vow) seriously. This is what we vow to you. We vow to you that any child we bring into our household will not only be loved unconditionally, but with a love that puts their happiness and well-being before ours. We believe the only life worth living in this world is a life lived for another. We show this in our marriage, and now we wish to show our child this same type of love and commitment. We cannot vow to you that we will be perfect. However, we can vow a perfect effort and a relentless pursuit to being the best parents we possibly can be for this child if you should choose us.

Our Family Traditions

Sunday Swim With Family

Traditions in our families make for the greatest memories that we cherish, laugh about, and look forward to every year.

One of our biggest traditions is Christmas. We start the Christmas season with decorating the inside of our house and hanging lights on the outside. Each year we shop for ten local kids in need so that they wake up with gifts to open on Christmas morning. On Christmas Eve we start the day with family, baking goodies, and last minute gift wrapping. We gather in late afternoon for our Christmas meal before going to evening Mass. Afterwards, we change into comfy clothes to go look at Christmas lights throughout the city. We end the day with opening gifts and playing family games.

However, our traditions do not end there. During the summer, we spend Sunday afternoons swimming with the family. Every Memorial and Labor day weekend is spent at the campgrounds having fun on the lake, grilling, playing games, and eating s'mores around a campfire.

The 4th of July is one of our favorite traditions. We spend time with family barbecuing, swimming, and shooting off fireworks to celebrate our nation's birthday and our freedom.

One of our newer traditions has been going to Colorado for a relaxing vacation or Wisconsin for a Packer's game.

Fun Facts About Us

About Matt:

  • Matt and his brothers were all born on the 18th (June, October, December).
  • Matt will be the first in his family to receive a Doctoral degree.
  • Matt's favorite season is winter. He loves the cold and is one of those people that wears shorts even in single digit temperatures.
  • Matt received his Boy Scout's Eagle Scout Rank. Only 10% of all Boy Scouts ever reach this highest rank.
  • Matt's favorite sports team is the Green Bay Packers, so much so that he likes to live by the motto, "God, family, country, and the Green Bay Packers ... in that order."
  • About Marissa:

  • Marissa and her oldest sister share a birthday exactly two years apart. She likes to think she was the best birthday present ever.
  • Marissa's favorite place to eat is Freddy's Frozen Custards, mainly because of the fries.
  • Marissa LOVES Dr. Pepper slushies.
  • Marissa loves to spend time making goodies in the kitchen, especially with the girls.
  • Marissa's family enjoyed traveling growing up; she has been to over half the states.
  • Video

    Photos

    Packer Pride
    Packer Pride
    Enjoying a Laugh
    Enjoying a Laugh
    Marissa in the Garden
    Marissa in the Garden
    Fun With Uncle Matt
    Fun With Uncle Matt
    Enjoying the Holiday Lights
    Enjoying the Holiday Lights
    You Caught Us!
    You Caught Us!
    Baking Fun With Aunt Marissa
    Baking Fun With Aunt Marissa
    Hiking
    Hiking
    Cancun!
    Cancun!
    Catching the Parachutes From Fireworks
    Catching the Parachutes From Fireworks
    It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
    It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
    Fun With Uncle Matt at the Park
    Fun With Uncle Matt at the Park
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    Packer Pride
    Packer Pride
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    Enjoying a Laugh
    Enjoying a Laugh
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    Marissa in the Garden
    Marissa in the Garden
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    Fun With Uncle Matt
    Fun With Uncle Matt
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    Enjoying the Holiday Lights
    Enjoying the Holiday Lights
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    You Caught Us!
    You Caught Us!
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    Baking Fun With Aunt Marissa
    Baking Fun With Aunt Marissa
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    Hiking
    Hiking
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    Cancun!
    Cancun!
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    Catching the Parachutes From Fireworks
    Catching the Parachutes From Fireworks
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    It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
    It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
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    Fun With Uncle Matt at the Park
    Fun With Uncle Matt at the Park

    Our House and Neighborhood

    We Love Our Home!

    We reside in the Sunflower State known as Kansas. We love living in Kansas where we get to enjoy all four seasons of the year. We live in a neighborhood that is not only peaceful and safe, but also has numerous parks, ponds, and other families with kids to play with. There are plenty of places nearby for family fun, eating out, shopping, and playing. Our city is always attracting big time concerts, circuses, Disney performances, air shows, and much more. We also live by numerous outdoor water parks, zoos, gyms, churches, colleges and universities, and sporting facilities.

    Our home sits on a corner lot with a large fenced in backyard for kids to run around and play. Our upstairs has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. We really enjoy our open floor plan in our main living space because it allows us to still see what is going on in the living room while cooking in the kitchen. Our basement is currently not finished, but has the space for another family room, bathroom, and two bed rooms. We are excited to finished our basement over the years as we continue to grow our family.

    Our Extended Families

    Marissa's Family

    Marissa's Family: Marissa's parents have been married for around 30 years. She comes from a family of five children, with Marissa being the second oldest. We currently have a niece and a nephew on Marissa's side of the family with more to come over the years we're sure. All of Marissa's family lives near by, so it is typical for us to spend time with her family at least once a week. When we are all together we love to camp, play card games, eat, and watch our favorite teams compete in person or on TV. In the summer, we have family swim night and supper on Sundays. Marissa's family is very excited and supportive of our adoption journey and cannot wait for us to add a member to the family.

    Matt's Family

    Matthew's Family: Matt is the youngest of three boys and an uncle to five nieces and nephews. His brothers both serve in the military which takes them all around the country. Matt's parents have moved out of state due to work. Although distance separates us from his family, our love and care for one another only continues to grow. We get to see his family around holidays, planned trips, and occasional surprise visits. When family is around, it is endless talks, adventures, and memories. Matt's family cannot wait to see us become parents. They see how we are with his nieces and nephews and they can only imagine how we will be with our own child.

    From Us to You

    Thank you so much for taking the time to review our profile and getting to know some about us. We do not think there are any words to express our admiration of the strength, courage, and love it must take to consider this decision in your baby's future. Just know that you are in our prayers now and always.

    The greatest struggle we as a couple have had to face is accepting the fact we may never conceive a child of our own. At first we thought God gave us this cross to bear as a result of something we had done wrong. However, after a lot of prayer, reflection, and emotional hardship we believe that God is leading us to our child through adoption, and we know adoption will be an amazing journey for us. We cannot wait to give a child all the love and happiness we have built inside us for the last six years.

    We know that the decisions ahead of you are not only difficult, but in many ways emotionally overwhelming. We want to be parents, however the words to express this desire are not enough. We believe actions speak louder than words. If you are interested and it is possible, we would love to meet you and not only learn about who you are, but also let you see through our actions and emotions how much we are ready to be parents.

    Your child, or any child for that matter, that enters our family will be accepted with loving arms from us and our extended family. They will be taught character, work ethic, Christian beliefs and values, and the value of family. Every child has some sort of gift. We are committed to helping them find that gift, developing their talents, and reaching the full potential of their desires, hopes, and dreams.

    We are very anxious and excited for this next chapter of our life. When we got married six years ago, we thought we would be parents by now. However, through the years, we have remained each other's biggest supporters. We take advantage of the times we have with each other, family, and friends. Our families are 100% behind us in our adoption journey, and they are also praying for you every day.

    We are open to whatever role you want to play in this journey of ours. Your significance to us does not have an ending. You will ALWAYS be a part of our lives. We welcome your continued investment in your child's life. We are happy to send email updates, to share pictures and stories, as well as write letter with keepsakes that mark milestone in your child's life. When times are appropriate, we could make arrangements for a visit(s). We want your child to know how their journey was an outcome of this display of your amazing courage and selfless love.

    We know our past and present. Marissa is an Accounting Supervisor and has worked for the same company for seven years. After many years of hard work and dedication, Matt will be graduating with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy soon and then will begin his career in an outpatient clinic. We love our peaceful neighborhood and home and what the surrounding area has to offer. We enjoy spending time with our family and friends and cannot wait to grow our family. However, what the future holds for us is a mystery. We can only pray that being parents is in the near future. We have found comfort, peace, and hope in this journey so far and we hope the same for you. Just know we pray every day that God gives you comfort and the blessings you need. Thank you again for taking the time to learn about us.

    Sincerely,

    Matt & Marissa

    Favorites

    Matt
    Marissa
    Actor
    Robin Williams
    Tom Hanks
    Actress
    Betty White or Sandra Bullock
    Reese Witherspoon
    Animal
    Siberian Husky - Dog
    Dolphins
    Author
    Nicholas Sparks
    Book
    The Love She Most Desires and the Respect He Desperately Needs
    Candy Bar
    Hershey's Cookies and Cream
    Three Musketeers
    Cartoon
    Looney Tunes
    Dragon Tales
    Childhood Memory
    Trips to Wisconsin to see family
    Our annual summer family vacations to new places
    Childhood Toy
    Riding Wooden Firetruck
    Baby dolls
    Children's Book
    Blues Clues
    I Love You Stinky Face
    Classic Movie
    Grumpy Old Men
    Footloose
    Color
    Blue or Green
    Pink
    Day of Week
    Friday
    Saturday
    Dessert
    Ice Cream Oreo Shake
    Brownies, or anything with cholcolate
    Disney Movie
    Emperor's New Groove
    Cinderella
    Dream Job
    Head Physical Therapist for Green Bay Packers
    Stay at home mom
    Dream Vacation
    Tour through Europe (including Rome, Berlin Wall, and Skiing in Switzerland)
    Bora Bora
    Family Activity
    Playing Cards or Watching Movies
    Camping
    Flower / Plant
    Lilies
    Food
    Too many
    Cheesesticks from our local pizza place
    Form of Exercise
    Lifting Weights
    Jogging
    Fruit
    Grapes (Green)
    Strawberries
    Game
    I love playing games with friends and family, and I am always opening to learning new ones.
    Hobby
    Working Out/Exercise
    Spending time with my family
    Holiday
    CHRISTMAS
    Christmas
    Holiday Song
    Carol of the Bells
    The Christmas Shoes
    Holiday Tradition
    Tran-Siberian Orchestra Concert and watching Christmas Vacation
    Christmas Eve: it starts with family dinner, then Christmas eve Mass, afterwards we all go look at Christmas lights before opening gifts.
    Ice Cream
    Oreo Shake
    Cookie dough
    Junk Food
    Ice Cream
    Chocolate
    Leisure Activity
    Snow Skiing
    Pedicures
    Memory with a Child
    Babysitting my Nieces/Nephews
    I love taking my niece to do fun activities that are held in our city, my favorite was probably the air show which she still talks about!
    Memory with Spouse
    Too many -- Taking my wife to her first game ever at Lambeau Field for Packers game
    Taking our trip to Jamaica where we got to climb a waterfall, swim with dolphins, and so much more.
    Movie
    Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall, Only The Brave, Bourne Series
    The Intern
    Movie Munchie
    Buttered Popcorn
    Dr Pepper Slushy
    Movie Quote
    "You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain" - Dark Knight
    Movie Type
    Comedy or True Story
    Romance
    Musical
    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
    Annie
    Musical Group
    Disturbed, Skillet, From Ashes To New
    George Strait
    Nursery Rhyme
    Five Little Monkeys
    This Little Piggy
    Olympic Event
    Downhill Skiing
    Swimming
    Personal Hero
    Those in the Armed Services
    My friend Brian who was becoming a priest when he gave up his life to save another.
    Quality about my Spouse
    Supportive
    His Dedication, he always give his best in everything that he does and never gives up.
    Quote
    Amat Victoria Curam, translated to Victory Loves Preparation
    Blessings: Having a place to go is home, having a someone to love is a family, and having both is a true blessing.
    Restaurant
    Kobe's Japanese Steakhouse
    Freddy's
    Sandwich
    Philly Cheese Steak
    Grilled Cheese
    Scripture
    Luke 1:37 "For with God nothing is impossible"
    I can do all things through him who strengths me. Philippians 4:13
    Shopping Store
    Ross
    Song
    Feel Invincible - Skillet
    Love Like Crazy by Lee Brice
    Sport to Play
    Soccer or American Football
    Volleyball
    Sport to Watch
    Football
    College Basketball
    Sports Star
    Bart Starr
    Fred VanVleet
    Sports Team
    Green Bay Packers
    Wichita State Shockers
    Subject in School
    Anatomy
    Math
    Superhero
    Batman
    Thing to Cook
    Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
    Spaghetti or baking cookies
    Time of Day
    Morning
    Evening
    Tradition
    Shooting Fireworks off for July 4th
    Angel Tree shopping (shopping for Christmas gifts for local children in need)
    TV Show
    The Big Bang Theory
    This Is Us or the Bachelor/Bachelorette
    TV Show Character
    Sheldon Cooper
    Type of Music
    Rock
    Country
    Vacation Spot
    Mountains
    The mountains in Colorado
    Video Game
    NFL Madden

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