|Our Education||Bachelor's in Marketing Management||Bachelor's in Elementary Education and Masters in Curriculum and Instruction|
|Our Professions||Senior Producer (Project Manager) at a Software Company||Elementary School Reading Teacher |
|Stay-At-Home||No ||During school breaks and over the summer|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian ||Caucasian|
|Some of Matt & Shannon's Favorites
|Ice Cream Flavor||Mint Chocolate Chip||Cookies and Cream|
|Board game||Settlers of Catan||Settlers of Catan|
|Birthday||My 12th birthday at a skating rink with all my friends!||My 10th birthday. I got to have my first sleepover party with a few of my friends! We stayed up all night playing games and dress up!|
|Childhood Memory||When my family would take vacations, we would go to the grocery store and everyone could pick out their own cereal box and ice cream carton! ||Making Saturday morning trips to the grocery store with my dad to get donuts for everyone and playing make believe games with my younger brother and sister like creating an arcade out of cardboard boxes!|
|Thing to treat yourself with||Thick sliced maple sugar bacon||Friday morning coffee from the coffee shop! |
|Thing about my spouse||Her loving, playful spirit brightens my day and picks me up when I’m down.||His loving and caring nature. He always makes me feel supported and loved. |
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
Trying new restaurants and coffee shops
Doing projects around our home
Grilling and enjoying time outdoors
Hosting dinners, barbecues, and game nights for our friends and family
Traveling to new places and taking trips with our families
Our faith is extremely important to us. It is the foundation for our marriage and life. We both make time to read our bibles daily and we host a bible study group in our home. We attend a large non-denominational church just a few minutes from our home that has wonderful children’s programs. Our hope is to share and model our love for Jesus with our child and help him or her to grow in their own faith.
Our neighborhood has multiple parks throughout and is in walking distance to a public library. We are also located in a highly rated public school district and our elementary school is only a few minute drive from our house! Not only do we have so many wonderful things right outside our doorstep, but we are also a short drive from downtown Washington D.C. where we can visit historical monuments and museums. We are excited to share all these fun local places with your child!
Matt works as a project manager for a video game company. He has been with the company for 11 years and worked on several high-profile games. He works with diverse, multi-discipline teams throughout the world which has given him an appreciation for different cultures and points of view. While most of his time is spent in meetings, spreadsheets, and emails, he does get to play games before they come out!
Shannon has spent her career working as a teacher in an elementary school. She has taught Kindergarten and second grade and now works as a reading teacher in her school. She gets to work in lots of classrooms around her school helping teachers and students develop a love for reading. She already has boxes full of favorite books ready to be shared with your child!
|We live in the state of...|
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 3 months
Yes! We would love twins!!
|Ethnicity of Child||Caucasian, Asian, Hispanic, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/Hispanic|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We are open to letters, pictures, and visits!
We are so excited to grow our family through adoption! We are so grateful that you are considering us to parent your child! Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us! Love, Matt and Shannon