Hello! We are Kristin & Matt from Los Angeles, California. We are so excited that you are considering us as loving parents for your child. Thank you for taking the time to read our story and learn more about us. Even though we do not know you yet, we have a great amount of respect and admiration for you. We know you are making a plan for your child out of love, courage and selflessness. We hope you find comfort in knowing that we are ready to open our hearts and provide unconditional love to your child.
Fun Facts About Us:
- We love to be outdoors. Our favorite trips include camping and hiking.
- We love animals! We have two dogs and a cat.
- We love to cook and experiment with different cuisines.
- We love music and attending concerts at the Hollywood Bowl
- We live in Lake Balboa, California, a suburb of Los Angeles.
- We are high school sweethearts! We met when Kristin was 17 and Matt was 16.
I grew up in Simi Valley, a suburb outside of Los Angeles. I am a licensed Architect in California where I mainly work on single family residential homes around the Los Angeles area. I have some flexibility on the hours I can be at work, so if I need to come in a little later when we start to raise our future child or leave a little earlier, it isn’t a problem.
I have many hobbies which include snowboarding, playing sports, going to concerts, camping, going to the gym, and pretty much anything else that gets me outdoors and active. I look forward to sharing the outdoors with our future child! I can’t wait to go on camping trips like we did when I was younger or take them to Mammoth to learn how to ski.
Why I Love Matt, by Kristin
Matt is kind, generous, devoted, and loving to me and our little family of pets. He is energetic and passionate about his hobbies. He is smart and hardworking and he challenges me to keep up with him. He is a kid at heart and has a great sense of humor. I can’t wait to see him coach our future child at little league, teach them to build Legos, listen to his favorite classic rock albums, play our favorite card games, and teach them to love animals as much as we do. Matt is my best friend. If I have good news he is the first person I want to tell. I enjoy our day-to-day rituals, such as watching our favorite shows, or playing with the kitty. He makes me coffee every morning and I always make sure he has lunch to take to work. Matt will be the best father and I am looking forward to becoming a parent with Matt by my side!
I also grew up in Simi Valley, about 3 miles away from Matt. I’m a Certified Public Accountant and I work for a small Accounting firm a short drive from our home. It’s nice to live and work in the same city, so I am close by if I need to take the pets to the veterinarian or run other errands on lunch breaks. I work with clients via email and phone, so my job is pretty flexible and allows me to work from home if needed.
I love staying active, whether it’s cycling, yoga, or walking the dogs. I love to discover new music and go to live concerts, try out new cookbooks, and travel to new cities whenever we can. I love to read and I can’t wait to read all of my favorite books to our future child.
Why I Love Kristin, by Matt
Kristin is very supportive of me, whether it be when I was going through the challenging architecture program in college, or coming to every rec-league basketball and softball game. Kristin is one of the hardest working people I’ve ever known. She is so talented at what she does, and it inspires me to work hard and be the best at what I do as well. One of the most important things in Kristin’s life is her family, which is one of the reasons our values aligned so well from the beginning. We love having both of our families over for BBQ’s or a family game night. Kristin is going to be a wonderful mother and I can’t wait to experience parenthood with her!
Our family is everything to us. Matt’s parents and Kristin’s parents live about 3 miles from each other in Simi Valley, which is about 20 minutes away from us in Lake Balboa. We visit for family dinners with both sides of the family, and we get together for birthdays, holidays, and weekend BBQs. Kristin’s sister, Kendra, lives in Sherman Oaks with her husband Chris and new baby Kayla. Sherman Oaks is about a 10 minute drive from our house and we are so happy to be close by. Matt’s sister Sarah also lives close by in Simi Valley with her husband James and their two children. His other sister, Samantha, visits often from Washington state.
Our pets are a part of our daily life and always bring a smile to our faces. The dogs are Stella (bull dog mix) and Gordon (shepherd mix). They are always excited to see us when we come home for the day and love to go on walks and play in the yard. They are very friendly and social with new friends and family that come over to the house. Sierra, the kitty, is a big cuddler and loves everyone she meets. We can’t wait for our future child to learn to love animals as much as we do.
Our Home & Community
We live in Lake Balboa, CA, a suburb of Los Angeles. We have 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a family room, dining room, and kitchen. We have a backyard with a large grass area for the dogs and kids to run, and a covered patio for barbeques. Our neighborhood is right next to a high school and middle school. We live on a block with many young families and kids ride their bikes up and down the street. Lake Balboa park is a short walk away. The lake has paddle boats and surrey bikes for rent. We often take the dogs on walks around the lake. There is a farmers market a couple of blocks away on Sundays and many shops and restaurants a short drive away on Ventura Blvd. We are close to the beaches and the mountains and of course Universal Studios and Disneyland!
We are so excited to expand our family and have so much love to share. It would be an incredible privilege to adopt your child and we would be so thankful for the opportunity. We will love and cherish your child and bring them up in a happy and grateful home. We will raise them to appreciate the sacrifices you have made out of love and to give them the best life possible. We wish you all the best and respect your decision to follow your heart. Thank you for taking the time to read our story!