We want to know your story if you would like to share it with us. If you would rather maintain your privacy, we will respect that as well. We meet you in this moment with nothing but love and compassion. Maybe you have dreams for your child. We would love to hear them. We have dreams for your child as well. We have promises to you as well and goals for ourselves as parents.
We promise to be the loudest cheerleaders and strongest advocates in your child’s corner, celebrating every achievement and picking them up when they fall. We promise to provide him or her with a home filled with unconditional love and laughter, a life filled with amazing experiences, and the security that allows them to reach for the stars. Most importantly, we promise to always speak of you with the respect and honor you deserve for sharing with us this most precious gift. You will always be the one person we cannot be and the one person we will forever be indebted to. Know that you will be the source of one of our life’s greatest joys.
We like to joke that our daughter chose Matt as a father before Kim chose him as a husband, but there is a lot of truth in that. In 2013, Kim began the process of finding land and starting construction on a new home for her daughter and herself. Toward the end of the build, Matt took over as the contractor while his father was out of the country. Kim still remembers Matt sitting on the ground at the job site, coloring with her then two-year old little girl, while she spoke with a subcontractor. It turned out that Matt also lived across the street. Over the next few months, Norelle waved to Matt every time she saw him outside and would ask if we could talk to him and play with his dog, Gunner. Kim thought it was a little strange that she was so interested in talking to this grown man, but she couldn’t deny that they shared an immediate connection. Over the next year, with some encouragement from our neighbors, Matt and Kim began dating and at the end of 2014, we were married on a beach in Mexico surrounded by our families.
We are now a family of three (and three dogs) with the great desire to have another child. Matt is still building new homes and Kim is now a stay at home mom, who loves volunteering at Norelle’s school and helping with interior design selections for Matt’s projects.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a small subdivision that Matt and his dad developed in a rural part of Illinois, full of families with children. Matt built our four-bedroom, 4,300 square foot home himself. Our dogs include a Chocolate Lab named Gunner, a Yorki named Samson, and a Pomeranian named Kieley. There are always children playing outside and we love having our neighbors over for dinners and marshmallow roasts in the evenings.
Our schools are consistently recognized as some of the highest performing in the state and offer an exemplary education with many extracurricular activities. Our town is surrounded by an apple orchard, pumpkin patches, golf courses, and beautiful forest preserves that offer hiking, running, and biking trails. We feel blessed to live in such a family friendly community.
Our Extended Family
We are blessed to have both sides of our families nearby. Matt has one brother who lives 15 minutes away and his parents live, literally, three minutes from our home. Kim has two sisters and one brother and they live very close as well. Our daughter is the only grandchild on Matt’s side and one of four grandchildren on Kim’s. We have never had to hire a babysitter, as there are grandparents nearby who love having special time with her and cannot wait for another grandchild to spoil. We adore doing group activities with our families, celebrating special occasions, and sharing our holidays together. In addition to our local activities, we love traveling together to Mexico for beach vacations or to New York to see Broadway shows. This fall we are all going on a Disney Cruise together!
What Led Us To Adoption
We both love being parents. We always hoped and prayed for more children, but after multiple losses, we both knew we would not be growing our family in the “traditional” way. Then again, this family and life we love so much never began in the “traditional” way. This is part of OUR story. The moment we began talking about adoption as a possibility we were filled with hope. We wholeheartedly believe that this is the path God intended for our family and are so excited for the future. We have been touched by beautiful stories of adoption through our friends and family. Matt and Kim have friends who have become parents through adoption. Everyone is so supportive and excited to welcome a new family member.
|Education||BA - Business|
|Favorite Food||Lou Malnati’s Pizza|
|Favorite Subject in School||Math|
|Favorite Tradition||Picking out a Christmas tree|
|Dream Vacation||Bora Bora|
|Education||BS - Family & Human Development/Pre Med|
|Favorite Food||Anything with carbs!|
|Favorite Subject in School||Music|
|Favorite Tradition||Christmas Eve service singing carols with the whole family|
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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!Return to Waiting Families