Matt & Kate

“We have loved every moment of being parents and we hope to grow our family through adoption again.”

Location: North Dakota

Ages: 39 and 36

Religion: Catholic

Professions: Restaurant and Property Owner/Enablement Director, Healthcare Company

Other Kids: 1 daughter

Preferences: Any Race, Either Gender, Newborn

How We Met: We were both raised in small towns, not far from one another and met in our twenties at one of Matt’s restaurants. For our first date, Matt closed the restaurant for the evening and taught Kate how to make pizza. After a few years of dating, Matt proposed on vacation in Italy and we celebrated our engagement over a glass wine and pizza. We were married on the lawn of Matt’s parents’ lake home, surrounded by family and friends, near the same restaurant we had met years earlier. We love each other deeply and show it in a variety of ways, including our family tradition of Friday pizza nights. 

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other: Matt is dedicated, caring, thoughtful and has a huge heart. He loves the outdoors, is always up for adventure and makes life fun. He is outgoing, quick to help others and volunteers his time to make our community a better place. Kate is patient, strong, nurturing, kind and never afraid to try new things. Kate loves being creative and is an amazing cook, often bringing surprise treats to our friends and neighbors. Kate is deeply committed to our family and will always love, protect and sacrifice for her children. We are both very committed to our marriage and can’t wait to grow our family together.

Our Hobbies and Interests: We are a very active family and love to be outdoors. We enjoy traveling together as a family and spending the summer months and holidays at our lake home. In the summer we love taking walks, riding our bikes, dancing at outdoor concerts, hiking, swimming, boating, gardening and eating our way through farmer’s markets. In the winter we sled on the hill behind our home, ski, ice-skate and build forts in our living room. We have family dinner every night, enjoy playing board games and solving puzzles, sing and dance in our pajamas and have a weekly movie night with lots of popcorn. 

Why We Want to Adopt: We have always dreamed of having a big family and a few years after we were married, we learned that it would be a struggle for us to get pregnant. We turned our hearts toward adoption and our daughter’s birth parents chose us to raise Genevieve a year later. The blessings we have been given from their selfless love are immeasurable. We have loved every moment of being parents and we hope to grow our family through adoption again. We will raise our children to know every day that they are loved, cherished, adored and celebrated by God, by you and by us.