A Letter from Matt & Danielle
Greetings from the beaches of Florida! We are Matt and Danielle. We are a laid-back couple founded in Christ who enjoy the simple things in life. We love to kick back and have fun, enjoying life’s everyday little moments. We greatly cherish our friends and family and love to cheer for our favorite sports teams! We look forward to meeting you, getting to know you, and providing your child with a home full of love and laughter. We are open to communicating with you by letters, email, pictures, and yearly visits.
Our story can be summed up with the song “God Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts. Danielle’s brother, who was one of Matt’s best friends, passed away in 2017. It was through him that we met. We officially started dating in 2018, and, just over a year later, we were married!
Danielle has two amazing adult children and, while she can no longer have kids, God placed the desire to adopt in our hearts.
We spend our weekdays working, but on the weekends, we like to enjoy meals together discussing everyday life, and catching up on our favorite sports teams. We love trying new pizza places and attend church every Sunday.
We look forward to introducing your child to our favorite teams and can’t wait to make many memories, taking trips as a family for many years to come!
About Danielle (by Matt)
Danielle is just a wonderful, kind, caring person. She has one of the biggest hearts for kids I have ever seen. Her entire career has been devoted to caring for children and teenagers, from newborns to high schoolers. She currently works as a high school teacher at a small private Christian school in our city.
Danielle is a wonderful mother to her two children, and our family dinners are the highlight of her week! She is also an amazing cook. I have yet to eat a Danielle-cooked meal that I haven’t loved! Danielle enjoys playing 90’s music and loves to cheer for her favorite team, the Green Bay Packers.
Danielle loves being a mother and is excited to share her heart and love with your child. She looks forward to seeing what his or her interests are, cultivating those interests, and attending as many of those events as possible!
About Matt (by Danielle)
Matt is an all-around great guy who loves living life’s slow and joyful moments. Matt enjoys playing the tuba each week in our church’s orchestra and can often be found practicing in our music room. He loves learning ways to fix things on our vehicles and works hard daily as a mortgage processor.
Matt has a knack for trivia, and you definitely want him on your team! Matt loves to cook a good steak on a cast iron skillet, work on his record collection and cheer for his favorite team, the Atlanta Braves.
Matt is one of the kindest, more honest, generous, fun, and loving guys I know, and he will be an amazing dad. He looks forward to introducing your child to his love of music, teaching him or her how to make homemade pizza, and sharing his love of reading with them daily.
Danielle has two wonderful adult children: Kailey and Matthew. Both are excited about our adoption and look forward to welcoming your child into the family!
Kailey is 20 years old and lives at home while she finishes college, earning her business degree. Kailey has been dancing from age 2 through high school and still enjoys it in her free time. She has a very bubbly personality and loves working with kids. She will be a great big sister.
Matthew is 18 years old and recently moved in with his biological dad as he works full time and plans to attend college in the fall and get his Pastoral degree. Matthew is a hard worker and owns his own lawn care business and equipment. He spends his days finishing high school and playing baseball and soccer- we cheer at every game!
Our Home in Florida
We live in a spacious 3-bedroom house just 25 minutes from the beach. Our neighborhood is quiet, yet full of life and wonderful people. It has sidewalks throughout the neighborhood perfect for walking or riding bikes, and has several parks close by. We have a decently sized front and our backyard includes a spacious patio and gazebo. We love spending time in our music room, hosting family dinners, spending time with our nieces and nephews, taking our 2 dogs for walks, and enjoying the safe haven that is our home.
We can’t wait to have hours of play at the many parks with your child and taking them to the beach for play dates.
We promise to:
• Raise your child in a fun-loving, safe home.
• Protect them, cherish and love them no matter what.
• Encourage them to do their best in whatever they pursue and to be their biggest cheerleaders.
• Provide them with every opportunity to become wise and successful in life.
• We are dedicated to building a stable faith-based foundation to help your child grow and be all that God calls them to be.
We look forward to getting to know you and sharing with you pictures, letters, and visits at your comfort level.
If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.
Learn More About Matt & Danielle
|Our Education||Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (minor in English); Master of Arts in Christian Education (concentration in Administration)||High School, many childcare classes and many hours of Teacher training.|
|Our Professions||Mortgage Processor||Teacher|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Matt & Danielle's Favorites|
|Food||Pizza||My homemade spaghetti|
|Sports Team||Atlanta Braves||Green Bay Packers|
|Music Genre||80's New Wave Rock, Jazz||80's Rock, Country, Contemporary Christian|
|TV Show||The Office, JAG, Forensic Files||NCIS, NCIS LA, Law and Order SVU, Forensic Files|
|Bible Verse||Matthew 6:34 - So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own||Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding, but in all your ways trust Him and He will direct your paths.|
|Hobbies/Interests||Collecting Vinyl Records, Playing Tuba, Cooking a Good Steak, True Crime and Space Buff||Listening to Music, Attending my sons Sporting events, Girl time with my daughter, Cooking and having family meals together|
|Holiday||Thanksgiving because...Family and Food||Christmas because...Family time and Celebrate Jesus|
|More About Our Family|
We attend weekly services at a local Baptist church.
Our faith is at the core of who we are and how we live our lives. We believe that God has placed the desire in our hearts to adopt, and we are thrilled to walk His path for our family.
|Our Extended Family|
We both have family that lives nearby. Together we have 12 nieces and nephews who we love dearly. We regularly eat lunch with family after church on Sundays once or twice a month. Many times throughout the year, we have get togethers with Danielle's family, where all of the cousins usually hang out. Whether it's Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, birthday parties, or just catching up, laughter and food is always involved:-)
Matt's parents live about 5 hours from our home, and we see each other several times a year. Danielle's stepdad lives in town and occasionally enjoys dinner with us. Danielle's stepdad and aunt were both adopted when they were young. Fun fact: The dresser that Danielle's stepdad first used when he was adopted is the same one your child will also use!
Our family are all excited for us during this adoption process. There is no doubt they will love and cherish your child as much as we will.
|More About What We Look Forward To!|
We look forward to sharing our favorite traditions. We love going to see the Atlanta Braves every couple of years. We always gather together with our extended family at Thanksgiving. Having all the cousins play together is a highlight of the day. We love celebrating Christmas by attending the Christmas Eve Service at church. Christmas morning we love celebrating with our family by reading the Christmas story and having a scrumptious breakfast.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 3 months.
Either will be a blessing!
Thank you for taking the time to learn about who we are and for considering us for your child. We promise to provide your child with a loving and safe home. We can't wait to share our love of reading, playing games, and cheering with them for the Atlanta Braves and Green Bay Packers! We look forward to watching your child grow and learn so many things. We also look forward to getting to know you and are open to texts, emails, phone calls, and visits to your level of communication. We are so blessed and thankful for you and are praying for you both.