Matt + Maddie

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About Us

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Our Story

We met in 2019 on New Year's Day. Our best friends had been dating, and they finally decided to set us up! We got engaged the day after Christmas that same year, and we got married in March of 2020.

When the government started shutting down weddings due to COVID-19, our wedding was canceled. BUT, if there is anything to know about us, it's that we are resilient, and together we have fought for our family, and we continue to do so!

Within 48 hours of being notified of the government canceling our wedding, our amazing family, friends, and support system put together a last-minute shot-gun wedding, and Matt and I got married in front of a small group of people.

We started trying to conceive in late 2020, dealing with my PCOS and facing a few miscarriages along the way. In 2022, we unexpectedly suffered from an ectopic pregnancy and emergency surgery, which cost me my left fallopian tube and almost my life. More invasive and painful tests revealed a tubal disease disorder, and at just 30, I had to say goodbye to my other tube and was medically sterilized. It left me questioning a lot - felt like I let myself and Matt down. We jumped into IVF with hope, but our first try left us with empty arms again. I then found out that I can not medically be cleared to carry at this time, and we ended our fertility journey with 6 lost babies.

Through some soul-searching and lots of prayers, we found comfort in the belief that our time to be parents will come. It's been a bumpy ride, but we're holding onto the hope that one day, we'll welcome a little one into our lives.

We are hoping that is where YOU come in! Adoption was never an if, but a when, and that is NOW! Please feel free to reach out to us, we would love to talk to you!

Our Home

photo of adoptive family's home We built our forever home in 2022. This was a goal for us as we wanted to raise our children in the home they will be in forever.

We love our home and location! Our home is 800 feet from a park with a
playground, .4 miles from an elementary school, 1.2 miles from a library, 1.5
miles from a fire station, and 2.4 mile from a world-renowned Children's Hospital.

Maddie (Mom)

adoptive family photo - Maddie (Mom) I grew up in Centerville, UT, surrounded by a close-knit family, including a younger brother and sister who are my best friends. Being an aunt to numerous nieces and nephews brings me immense joy! My parents are truly exceptional people. When our infertility journey began, my mom started preparing for my future children by buying clothes – there's still a closet full at her house!

Despite facing challenges, my childhood was incredibly blessed. At 18, a rollover accident fractured my spine in three places. Though I survived, one fracture is in the critical area for carrying children. Determined not to let the accident define me, I worked hard to recover.

Following recovery, I pursued a college education, majoring in Social Work. I entered the field as a Legal Guardian for OPG, overseeing more than 54 individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. I worked with individuals at USDC, who had been relinquished to the state due to their disabilities. After a few years, I transitioned to a contracted position with DSPD, managing 40+ cases of children and adults with disabilities ranging from 12 months to 75 years old.

Being part of the lives of those perceived as flawed has been an incredible blessing. Their souls are among the most beautiful, and advocating for them stands as one of my greatest accomplishments.

Matt (Dad)

adoptive family photo - Matt (Dad) Matt was raised in Murray, and is the oldest of 4 kids! He has 2 brothers, and one sister who was adopted from a mother who struggled with addiction. We have lots of nieces and nephews on his side, and one sweet niece in heaven who passed away at 5 weeks due to heart disease. We are the only couple without kids on his side and we are so so so grateful to be the fun aunt and uncle!

Matt is the absolute BEST. Maddie calls him an angel on earth, because he is just that....an angel. He is the calm in the home, the gentle giant, and the one everyone leans on. From high school graduation Matt started working at the Spartan Station, which is Murray's early childhood education program. He grew and grew in that program until he was almost running it. He taught high school kids for 14 years on how to care for young children from ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. He taught teenagers how to work with kids, play with them, teach them, and nurture them. He has raised countless children who love him to this day. At school he is "Mr. Matt."

He moved up in management at Murray High School, and now is the Assistant Head over Custodial. He also coaches soccer at Murray High, and has spent 17 years coaching both girl's and boy’s soccer at the club and high school level. It is his passion!

Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile

We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.

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

Sincerely,

Matt + Maddie

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