Joanna & Matt

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Joanna & Matt

Teacher + Musician with adoption experience, hoping to grow again soon!

We hope you have support and love as you figure out this part of your journey. All options take courage and unimaginable sacrifice, and we respect whatever you decide for yourself and your little one. We are honored that you are taking the time to get to know us.

We are Matt and Joanna. We've been married for 10 years and have a magnificent 4-year-old son (through an amazing open adoption). Joanna is a 2nd-grade teacher and Matt is a business owner and musician, plus he can grow a beard like no one's business. We have a YouTube channel that we run together called Hopscotch Songs (check us out on YouTube if you are curious). Depending on the weather, you might find us hiking, going on walks, reading, singing around the piano, eating cookies in the kitchen...or watching a show together after our son's bedtime. We live in Utah at the moment but we are planning on moving out of state this summer. We wish you the best on your journey, whatever it may be!

Please reach out with questions anytime!
Check out our website to hear from those who know us best, including our son's birth mother:

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Who We Are

Matt and I met when we were going to college at BYU 11 years ago. What stood out to me is how he only said kind things about people. I loved that about him. We became friends and eventually started dating. We were clueless about a lot of things, but I loved that we could talk about anything together and feel totally safe being ourselves. Even though we were young and had very few things set in stone, we knew we wanted to be together, so we got married at age 20 and 22.

About a year after we got married, my Crohn's disease started acting up. I was in a lot of pain and Matt was so supportive and loving as we worked through doctor's offices and surgeries. Even with everything going on, we felt so lucky to have each other. We grew closer through that hard time. When I got better, we traveled around Europe and started planning our careers. I started teaching Kindergarten and LOVED it, I have continued to love being a teacher.

After a few years of hoping for kids, we started seeing doctors for infertility. We got a surprise miracle in the form of adoption in 2016. Our life was forever changed as we became parents and grew our hearts to include our son and his birth family. We love our open adoption and the opportunity to be parents.

In the last few years, Matt started our business (Hopscotch Songs) and we've loved that as an additional hobby and job.

Through all of the adventures, we are grateful to have each other and can't wait to see what is next for our family.

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We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.


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