dear expectant mother
We will never pretend for a moment to understand what it’s like for you to consider this path, but we believe with all our hearts that you are brave beyond our understanding. There aren’t enough words for the gratitude and humility we feel to be considered to care for and love your child. We know you want the very best life for your baby, and you deserve every assurance we can possibly offer. So long as you are open to it, we believe open adoption is a wonderful path. You will be celebrated in our family as the child’s birth mother, and your child will know how much you love them.
We will give all we have of ourselves to provide a home where your child is loved beyond measure. We want them to know bravery in all of its forms, in strength and in vulnerability, and for their courage to be fueled by love. We also want them to know how to be kind. God willing, we will raise your child to care deeply for those around them. And then we want them to know it’s okay to fall and to fail and that there is an unconditional love that embraces them in every moment of their lives.
Your child will have every opportunity to follow their dreams, and along the way, we will surround them with love, laughter, and joy.
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We are both professional actors, and we met while working on a musical together in 2010. During the next musical we worked on, we started dating, and by the third, we were engaged! We’ve also both worked in arts education with kids; some of our favorite jobs were at a professional children’s theater. Although we are still active in the arts, Bryan now works in sales, and Matt has built a marketing consulting firm that works with businesses across the nation. These jobs allow us to work from home. Most of our shared hobbies center around travel and outdoor adventures. We love exploring the world together, but we are also just as grateful for quiet nights at home. Our home is a joyful one. We love to make each other laugh and to find the fun in every day. We look forward to sharing that joy with a child.
We live in a new neighborhood that was built six years ago. There’s a beautifully diverse community here with lots of young families and kids, and we chose our home with our future children in mind. There are three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and lots of extra space for a child to enjoy. We live close to both the mountains and the sea here in the Pacific Northwest, so there are many adventures nearby. Even though we are close to a major city, we look out over a cattle field and face the sunset every night; we’ve dreamed of sharing that view as a family with our child.
Our Extended Family
Matt’s immediate family lives here in the same town. Our child’s future grandparents are two doors down the street, and Matt’s brother and his wife live within walking distance (with a place to stop for ice cream on the way). They’re all very excited to take turns babysitting.
Bryan grew up a block from the beach on a barrier island in New Jersey. Her mother still lives in her childhood home there, and her brother and his wife and two boys are very close by. We get back there often for extended visits, and summer by the beach is a very special, fun time with mini-golf courses, ice cream parlors, and more within a short walk from Grandma’s house. Bryan’s family also maintains a condominium on a beautiful barrier island on the gulf in Florida, not far from Disney World. We plan to make great use of that as a family.
Back home in Washington State, many of our family traditions for birthdays and even holidays now center around backyard sunset barbecues and firepits. We also enjoy traveling as a family to visit the wonderful mountains, islands, and small towns that surround us.
What Led Us To Adoption
We always imagined a future with children. We never felt we needed children to “complete” our family but knew that when the time was right, it would be a joy to extend the love shared between us with our kids. However, we discovered after years of effort that it would be nearly impossible to have a biological child. Then a close friend of ours began the adoption process, and we realized how many other friends we have who have done the same. We began to feel a new, divine sense of timing that this was our path, to share both our love and our ability to provide a loving home. Everything felt like it had fallen into place, and it was a joyful decision to start our adoption journey.
|Occupation||Professional actress, sales manager|
|Education||BA English with minor in journalism|
|Favorite Hobby||Reading, music, true crime podcasts|
|Favorite Movie||Clue, The Princess Bride|
|Favorite Sport||Running, hiking, kayaking, skiing|
|Favorite TV Show||The Office|
|Favorite Book||Anne of Green Gables|
|Favorite Tradition||New Year’s Eve at home|
|Dream Vacation||Greece and Italy|
|Occupation||Professional actor, marketing consultant|
|Education||BFA Music Theatre|
|Favorite Hobby||Comics, science fiction, studying theology|
|Favorite Movie||The Empire Strikes Back, Superman|
|Favorite Sport||Skiing, hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking|
|Favorite TV Show||The West Wing|
|Favorite Book||The Ragamuffin Gospel|
|Favorite Tradition||4th of July BBQ|
|Dream Vacation||Australia and New Zealand|
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Your Baby With Confidence
As you browse our list of hopeful adoptive parents, you can feel confident in knowing that all of the adoptive families working with Angel Adoption are prepared to offer your baby a safe, stable, and loving environment along with a wealth of opportunities for a happy and fulfilling life.
Each adoptive parent has been thoroughly evaluated through a home study course conducted by a licensed agency. A completed home study means the family is emotionally, physically, and financially ready to adopt a baby.
The home study process includes assessments of each parent’s character, marital stability, financial situation, lifestyle, and medical history. The agency also runs background checks to verify there is no record of criminal activity or child abuse. In addition, a social worker will inspect the family’s home to ensure it is a safe environment for a child.
Furthermore, Angel Adoption requires each family to be educated on adopting and parenting. After a baby has been placed with the adoptive family, a social worker will continue to monitor and supervise the family. We go to great lengths to make sure all the families you have to choose from are going to be excellent parents for your baby!
Not sure how to start? See our How to Choose an Adoptive Family resource page.
If you need more help, you’re always welcome to contact us any time!