Amanda & Matt
Hi there! We are Amanda and Matt. We’ve been happily married for 6 years and are looking forward to growing our family through adoption. Thanks for reading our profile!
Our family consists of Matt (age 35), Amanda (age 33), and our two dogs: a Shih Tzu named Flash and a mystery dog named Illy. We live in San Marcos, a suburb in North San Diego County on a cul-de-sac with a playground. We’re minutes away from the beach and the San Diego Safari Park. We chose our house with plenty of bedrooms for a growing family and in an area with excellent schools. Matt works from home as an accountant for a local tech company and Amanda works about 10 minutes from home as an Audiologist in a private practice.
Our Life Together
We try to make the most of every day to make life fun. We love going on camping adventures in our trailer, skiing, going to concerts, playing tennis and pickleball, spending time with our toddler nephew Max, getting together with friends, and playing with our dogs. Matt loves playing basketball and working on projects around our house. He planted fruit trees in the backyard and can basically repair anything that needs fixing. Amanda loves to sing, play the ukulele, try new recipes in the kitchen, and do art projects. On long road trips, we seamlessly trade off who drives and who feeds the driver French fries. We love to spend time outdoors, and we also love to curl up on the couch and watch Netflix.
Matt’s Grandpa reminds us that “family is the most important thing” and we follow his advice. Matt’s parents, brother, and sister live 10 minutes away in Carlsbad. We get together for family dinners several times per month. Amanda’s family lives about an hour away in Palos Verdes where Amanda grew up. We visit usually at least once per month and love to go on trips together. Matt has extended family in Michigan and we try to visit there as much as possible.
We were both fortunate to have been raised by wonderful, loving parents and will follow their example as our family grows. We plan to treat our children with empathy, compassion, and respect while maintaining important boundaries to keep them safe. We plan to give them all of the opportunities we had to follow our passions growing up, and encourage them to always put forth their best effort, without demanding perfection.
We have crafted our life together to include children and are ready to grow our family. We cannot wait to take our future child camping, to introduce them to their fur-siblings, to set up playdates with cousins, and to share the joys of celebrating holidays together with family and friends!
We are so grateful for you taking the time to get to know us. We really hope to get to know you too.
Wishing you the very best,
Amanda and Matt