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A Letter from Matt & Ashley

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our family of three. We are passionate about family and being parents. Our hearts are fully equipped and ready to love and cherish your child. We will use all of the tools that we have been given in life, to raise your child so they know they are loved by us, by you, and by our wonderful God above. Our hearts are grateful that you are taking the time to get to know us and we look forward to getting to know you as well.

About Us

We have known from the beginning that we wanted to grow our family through adoption and pour our love onto more children.  We enjoying spending time together with our daughter, Bella, and are usually found outside in nature being active together as a way to connect and have fun together. We also love learning and educating ourselves on healthy living and find it enjoyable to learn new ways to be well-rounded individuals. You will often find us laughing, playing outside, going for bike rides, playing family games, having dance parties, or enjoying time with family and friends. Trying new healthy recipes, reading books and finding places for “day trip adventures” are all things that we value and look forward to sharing with your child.

About Ashley

Ashley is often found smiling and bringing joy to others. She truly loves people and is an amazing mother. Ashley is a physical therapist and with the flexible nature of her job, she is able to prioritize her role as mom above all else. Health and fitness are a high priority to her, and she makes it a fun activity that is also kid-friendly. Education is important and she is passionate about prioritizing learning for our children. She also looks forward to supporting our next child as they grow in their faith to be the exceptional person God created them to be.  She looks forward to teaching them how to play soccer, value education, do gymnastics, cook, dance, and share their kind heart with others.

About Matt

Matt is as easy going, genuine and has a pure and kind heart. He shows compassion to each and every individual he meets and was born to be a dad! He took to the role instantly with Bella. He has a deep love for nature and is often found hiking, camping or tending to the yard and garden. He looks forward to sharing those experiences with another little one. Matt is very intelligent, has a deep knowledge of many things and can often be found researching things of interest to him such as professional growth, home projects, and sports. Matt enjoys connecting with men through the church, reading to Bella, or training for an upcoming running race. He is so excited to become a dad again!

Our Daughter and Family

Ashleys daughter, Bella Grace, is such a light in our lives. Matt took to the role of dad and has loved and accepted her as his with great joy.  She has a heart for others and a deep, intuitive sensitivity that is well beyond her years. Bella can often be found riding her bike, jumping on the trampoline, playing soccer, playing teacher or making memories with her cousins or friends. She has been praying for a sibling for as long as we can remember and is so excited to welcome them home!

All of our extended family is thrilled and excited about our decision to adopt. They are all looking forward to welcoming your child into our supportive and loving family.  Most of Ashley’s family is in Colorado and we enjoy getting together for “family workouts”, BBQ’s, going to church, going camping, to the lake, and having family game nights together.  All of Matt’s immediate family is located in Nebraska and they all are kindhearted, down to earth, Midwesterners who we love to visit and keep family at the center of each of their homes.

Our Home in sunny Colorado

We live in sunny and magnificent Colorado. We live on a cul-de-sac in a safe, family-centered neighborhood surrounded by several parks, hiking and biking trails and many family-friendly activities! Our area also has a community center with a swimming pool, farmers market, fitness center, summer concerts and many more activities that we like taking part in. We have prepared our home for our growing family and already have your child’s room ready!

Our promise to you

We want you to know that we will love your child deeply. We will make sure that they know their story, know that they are special, loved, cherished deeply. We will help them to grow into a well-rounded individual who understands the importance of wholehearted living. We look forward to seeing their heart and mind grow each and every day into the person God created them to be.

If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Matt & Ashley

  Matt Ashley
Our EducationDoctorate of Physical Therapy Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Our ProfessionsPhysical TherapistPhysical Therapist
Stay-At-HomeNo (very flexible schedule)Part-Time (able to stay home more after adopting)
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasian Caucasian
Some of Matt & Ashley's Favorites
What is your favorite movie?GladiatorLove Actually
Whats your favorite dessert?CheesecakeBrownies
Whats your favorite holiday?Christmas Christmas
Whats your favorite vacation?Backpacking through Europe Anywhere in the mountains with a lake
What is your favorite snack food?Ants on a log (celery, raisins, peanut butter)Pumpkin seeds
What is your favorite family tradition?Annual Christmas shows that we go toGoing camping
What is your favorite family activity?Going to an Escape roomGame night
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

Matts special interests include exercising, hiking, camping, home and garden projects, movies and music. He an avid sports fan and already has baby outfits from his favorite teams picked out for our future child.

Ashley enjoys having tea or going for a walk, while connecting with friends. She is self-motivated and productive by nature and often found seeking out the best healthy recipes and natural products for herself and for children.  She also enjoys reading, doing gymnastics, coaching soccer, doing anything active and outside in nature, and helping others.

Our Faith

We are Christians who put God at the center of our hearts, our home and all of our relationships. We lean into God as our protector, provider and power in all areas of our life and let our faith pour out of us to others each day.

Our Musical Interest

We enjoy many different musical interests. Matt had a deep love for all music, including some of the "old school" classics and Ashley loves contemporary christian, country, pop and anything that she can dance to with Bella!

About Our Home

Our home is centrally located to our incredible church, work, and many of the family and friends in our life. We enjoy being surrounded by several parks, hiking and biking trails and many family friendly activities that we love to enjoy. It also has a community center with a swimming pool, farmers market, fitness center, children’s classes, summer concerts and many more community focused activities. There are a few lakes around us which we enjoy stand up paddle boarding and just relaxing by the water to embrace the peaceful nature of being surrounded by Gods beautiful creations. The mountains are visible almost everyday and we are about an hour drive from Denver. There are also mountain towns nearby that offer skiing and snowboarding activities that people travel from all over the world to enjoy.

Ashley has family back in Philadelphia, where she is from, who they visit a few times a year. We also enjoy taking family road trips back to Nebraska to visit Matt’s parents, siblings and all of their children.

Our Family

Bella has been praying every night for her little sister or brother for years now and is looking forward to having a sweet child to share her love of life and family with. She is a light in our life and her personality continues to blossom each day. Bella is a tender and strong little girl, who thrives in settings with younger children who she can care for. She has amazing relationships with her cousins and friends. Bella has been articulate and curious from a young age and embodies joy and love. She has a heart for others and a deep, intuitive sensitivity that is well beyond her years. Bella can often be found building forts, playing soccer, being the teacher for her dolls and stuffed animals, or using her creativity outside playing in the yard.

All of our extended family is thrilled and excited about our decision to adopt and can’t wait to embrace our new little one into the supportive and loving family that we already have.  Ashley’s family enjoys each other immensely and is close knit in nature. Most of Ashley’s immediate family (along with plenty of extended family too) is in Colorado and you can usually find us doing “family workouts”, enjoying BBQ’s, going to church, and having family game nights together.  All of Matts immediate family is located in Nebraska and they all are kindhearted, down to earth, Midwesterners who keep family at the center of each of their homes.

We live in the state of...

We live in sunny and magnificent Colorado Springs, CO. We feel we are in one of God’s most beautiful and well-rounded places to be able to raise our family.

Our Neighborhood

We live on a cul-de-sac in a safe, family centered neighborhood that is connected by trails going to multiple different parks. We have amazing neighbors and lots of kids around us. It also has a community center with a swimming pool, farmers market, fitness center, children’s classes, summer concerts and many more community focused activities.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn to 6 months old

Twins

Yes! We would love twins.

Gender

Either

Sibling Group

Yes, with the oldest under 2 years old.

Ethnicity of ChildCaucasian, African American/Caucasian, Hispanic/Caucasian
Future Contact with Birth Family

We are open to staying in touch through letters, pictures, calls, and visits.

In Closing

Thank you for taking the time to read through our website and getting to know us. We are passionate and so very excited to follow the path God has lead us to in growing our family. Our hearts are bursting with excitement! We look forward to getting to know you.

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