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.
We adopted Cameron through open adoption in March of 2016 and feel so blessed that he’s our son. If Cameron were to give us a parenting review, we think he would say that he loves going to children’s activities and doing art projects during the day with Mommy and playing cars and outdoor sports with Daddy. We like to share our values of supporting our community by volunteering and donating food, being environmentally conscious, and appreciating other cultures.
We love to travel and be around friends and family. We often spend time with our caring families who live close by and they will cherish our next child, as they do with Cameron. In the summer, you can find us playing at playgrounds and parks, building sandcastles at the beach, and picking berries at a local farm. In the winter, we play boardgames with friends, sing and dance along to music, and visit the aquarium. Recently, we went to a public farm to see farm animals. The chickens kept on sneaking out by shimmying underneath the fence and Cameron thought it was so funny.
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. 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, which is warm and welcoming. It is located in the suburbs of Seattle with beautiful ¬natural surroundings. We’re in a great school district and live near several playgrounds and pools.
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 and reading books as a family. He is a smart, playful little boy and will make a great big brother due to his helpful nature. Cameron loves playdough, toy cars and trucks, and building with Legos. Recently, we got him a bag with toy medical tools, he carries it with him everywhere and performs check-ups on his stuffed animals and family members. 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!
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.
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