Matt and Janell



Thank you for taking the time to learn about our family. We are Matt and Janell, along with our dog, Lucky.

Janell was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Matt is originally from New York with roots in New York City and upstate New York. We met in Washington DC over a decade ago through mutual friends and have been together ever since, getting married in 2012. Our dog, Lucky is a half lab/half golden retriever and was born on an organic farm outside Charlotte, North Carolina.

We love spending time together whether it is going out to dinner, going for a walk, or travelling to Mexico. We enjoy listening to and going to see live music, including punk rock, grunge, and reggae. We relax by eating popcorn and watching movies at home. We also love to take Lucky to the dog park and we enjoy travelling to new places.

Matt works at a law firm in downtown Seattle where he assists individuals who were harmed by toxic chemicals and he looks to hold corporations responsible for their misdeeds. Janell is a community association manager for a diverse community in Seattle. The community she manages includes residents from different income levels, and cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

We live in a suburb south of Seattle. Our home is within walking distance to schools. We also live across the street from a trail that leads to a forested area with Frisbee golf, and a small lake. We also live three blocks from a skate park and from a city park with a playground, tennis courts, basketball court, field, and view of Mt. Rainier.

Our home is loving, stable, and healthy. We are ready to have a child who will thrive in the world. Our dreams are to raise a child who will be confident, happy and successful. We want our child to know they are loved and accepted just as they are and that they are special and valued. We want our child to enjoy life, get a good education, and have strong bonds with family, friends and their community. We picture a fun and active lifestyle for our child. We also would like our child to be respectful and responsible, and to have compassion for others.

Our family and community are ready to support our child, their birth family, and us as we grow together as a family. We are grateful to be part of such a loving and supportive circle, and look forward to expanding it even further through open adoption.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about our family, we truly wish you the best.

Matt and Janell

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