Matt and Meredith
Hello from Matt, Meredith, and our joyful Cameron! We are very excited to embark on our next journey of open adoption and look forward to continuing our family adventure.
In March of 2016, we adopted Cameron through open adoption when he was three weeks old and feel so blessed that he’s our son. We enjoy being parents and will unconditionally love our children. Since we are both in our thirties, we can give them plenty of fun energy, a nurturing environment, and stability as they grow up. In particular, we look forward to memorable family vacations and celebrating special milestones. We will share our values of being respectful to others and appreciating all cultures.
We love to travel and be around friends and family. Our caring families live close by and will excitedly welcome our next child into their lives, as they did with Cameron. In the summer, you can find us playing at the playground, splashing in Cam’s water table, vacationing at Lake Chelan, and picking berries from nearby farms. In the winter, we play boardgames with friends, sing and dance along to music, go to a children’s playgroup, and visit the aquarium.
We met in the fall of 2006 at Seattle University in an outdoor leadership class and felt an immediate connection. Our first date took place in December 2006 at a piano lounge. As a couple, we love to laugh, have fun, and enjoy life together. We’re also adventurous and like to try new foods and restaurants from many different cultures.
We got married in the summer of 2012; our family and friends said they could feel the unmistakable sense of love between us. The two of us share a strong bond and approach life’s joys and challenges as a team. In 2013, we bought our first house. Our home is warm and welcoming. It is located in a suburban neighborhood near Seattle with beautiful natural surroundings. We’re in a great school district and live near several playgrounds and pools.
Meredith describes Matt as a very involved father, who is easy going, funny, and hard-working. He is happiest when playing with our son Cameron and also enjoys being around animals, working out at the gym, going to movies, watching comedy shows and sports…go Hawks! Matt works as a project manager at an aerospace company. He is originally from New York and moved to Washington as a teenager. He still misses his extended family in New York, as well as the famous New York bagels, pizza, and the Yankees.
Matt describes Meredith as a loving mom who is kind, determined, and giving. She’s worked as an accountant at several large companies and is currently a stay-at-home mom to make parenting her top priority. Meredith delights in teaching Cameron new things. He is a smart, active, playful little boy and will make a great big brother due to his helpful nature. Cameron loves his grandparents, swimming lessons, playdough, toy cars and trucks, counting coins, and building with Legos. Our house is often filled with Cameron’s laughter, pretend play, and general silliness.
Meredith has lived in Washington her whole life. She finds joy in singing along to music, volunteering at children’s charities, watching romantic comedies and musicals, and decorating for the holidays. She also likes trying out new recipes, which Matt and Cameron are always excited to taste. At her family gatherings, everyone brings a dish to share and one of Meredith’s recent experiments was an artichoke dip with peppers, which turned out to be a favorite!
Open adoption appeals to us because honesty is essential to the trusting relationship we hope to build with our children and their birth parents. Considering that family is a key part of a person’s identity, we hope our children will have the opportunity to be truly connected with their birth families as they grow up, and we look forward to fostering a loving relationship together. Ultimately, we would be honored to be chosen as adoptive parents and our children’s birth families will be warmly welcomed into our home and always considered important members of our extended family.
Matt and Meredith