dear expectant mother
Our hearts are with you in respect, compassion, and gratitude as you consider the best option for you and your precious baby. We are honored you are taking the time to get to know us a little better, and we greatly admire your courage and determination. We are committed to making you as comfortable as possible as we go through this journey together and to provide the best home for your child should you choose us.
Please know our home will be filled with laughter, opportunity, and adventure for any child to thrive, grow, and reach his or her potential. We are so excited to share our home and community, where family activities abound: nature walks, an incredible aquarium and science center, and many festivals and events. During the spring and summer, we have a farmer’s market just blocks away from our house, and every Thursday, the neighborhood comes together. In the fall, we relish Saturdays, when we root on our favorite college football team. In the winter, we are moments away from mugs of hot cocoa and the snowy slopes for inner tubing, skiing, and snowshoeing.
A child will flourish in our home and will be surrounded by joy, love, hope, and encouragement. We grew up with our parents reading to us every night and helping out with science experiments or math homework, and we will be deeply involved in supporting our future child reach his or her dreams. We cannot wait to be parents and are so very appreciative that you would consider us.
We met in 2008 on a date set up by a mutual friend. We quickly discovered we had many things in common, such as a love of travel, sports, running and hiking, and food. We had mutual respect for our chosen professions: Matt in business development and Myla as a physician. As we continued to get to know each other, we realized our relationship was meant to be. We were married in 2011 in Hawaii in a quiet ceremony. We truly believe we are a team, and we are always looking to bring out the best in one another and support each other in our goals and aspirations. We share core values of compassion, empathy, hard work, perseverance, respect, kindness, honesty, and humility. We will remain true to these values as our family grows and look forward to instilling them in a child.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a quiet neighborhood in Washington State with our airedale terrier, Maisie. Our home is perched on top of a hill with inspiring views of fireworks on the Fourth of July, mountain ranges, and many types of flowers and trees blooming throughout the year. We have an open kitchen and family room, perfect for large gatherings with family and friends for holidays, Super Bowl parties (Matt is famous for his once-a-year nachos!), and summer barbeques. We cannot wait to share our neighborhood with its many outdoor spaces for play, a library, a community swimming pool, and special events for children. We live one block away from a newly renovated park and just down the street from a wonderful elementary school.
Our Extended Family
We are so grateful for our kind and giving family. We are both only children, so we feel lucky to be so connected to our families. Myla’s father and stepmother live in Texas. We often enjoy Thanksgiving with them, a blow-out affair with several days of cooking in preparation. We make everything from scratch, from the pie crust to the stuffing and everything in between.
Myla’s mother and aunt live in Seattle, where we welcome in the Christmas season enjoying A Christmas Carol at a local theater company and weekends spent baking cookies, candies, and our traditional coconut cake (passed down from Myla’s great-grandmother) swirled with pink for extra holiday flare. Matt’s father lives a few miles away from our house, and we look forward to having him over for Sunday dinner. We also have extended family in Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, and Texas.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have always wanted children, and as we considered growing our family, we embraced adoption. We have had several friends pursue adoption in expanding their families and have been inspired by their journeys. Adoption is something we are both firmly committed to, and we view it as an honor to care for a child who has been placed for adoption by a loving parent. We are incredibly grateful for the life we have, and we believe it is our responsibility to make the world a better place. Providing a nurturing environment for a child to thrive in is one of the most significant things we can do.
|Favorite Food||Thai, Italian, comfort|
|Favorite Hobby||Running, learning Spanish, hiking|
|Favorite Movie||Star Wars|
|Favorite Sport||Tennis, basketball, football|
|Favorite Music Group||BTS, New Edition, Death Cab for Cutie|
|Favorite Book||The Giving Tree|
|Favorite Tradition||Homemade pizza on Friday night|
|Favorite Food||Pizza, Mexican, pasta|
|Favorite Hobby||Running, cooking, hiking|
|Favorite Sport||Basketball, football|
|Favorite Music Group||Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band|
|Favorite Book||The Great Gatsby|
|Favorite Tradition||Homemade pizza on Friday night|
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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!Return to Waiting Families