Get To Know Us

Who We Are

We met in 2010 at a friends birthday party in Charlotte, NC. We hit it off pretty quickly and knew this was something special. We both ended up in Charleston, SC where we attended the College of Charleston – Chris graduating with his Bachelor of Science degree and Matt with his Master of Public Administration. We bought a home in Summerville, SC close to family and loved living there but we knew something was stirring within us and that God had a big plan for us! In 2015 Matt received a vocational calling to attend Boston University School of Theology and off we went to Boston! We got married in 2016 in Charleston, SC at Circular Congregation Church. After Matt graduated from BU we moved to Minneapolis in 2018 to put down roots. We loved Minneapolis right away and knew that this would be the place we wanted to raise a family.

We purchased our home in 2019 in South Minneapolis near Lake Harriett. We knew our cozy, yellow home would make the perfect place for our family to grow. We love to have friends and family over for the holidays, game nights, to watch sports, and for doggie play dates. Since we live so close to Lake Harriett and multiple Minneapolis Parks we enjoy going for walks, going to the bandstand on Lake Harriett for concerts and movies, or grabbing a nice cold ice cream cone on a warm day.

We love traveling and exploring! There is plenty to see and do in Minnesota but we also like to visit other parts of the US and world. Our love of travel is something we want to share with our child – we feel it is very important to have an understanding of other cultures. With Matt being a Director of Youth Ministries at Westminster Presbyterian Church our summers are pretty flexible and we are able to take trips and enjoy the beautiful Minneapolis summers. Some of our favorite destinations are Ireland (we rented a car and drove around the entire country), London, Edinburgh, Isle of Iona, and Hawaii. We also are lucky enough to visit Charleston, SC every year because that is where most of Matt’s family lives. We are super excited and can’t wait to take trips with our future child as a family.

We have always wanted to have a family and decided there is no better time than now. We both work at amazing companies that support us and allow us to take time off when we are lucky enough to be placed with a child. We have partnered with Children’s Home & LSS Adoption & Foster Care for our adoption journey because we want to have an open adoption. We are very excited to have started the process of growing our family and can’t wait to be Dads because we have so much love to give!

If you or someone you know is considering making an adoption plan and think we would be a good fit, please reach out to us at

Some Of Our Favorites

Chris’ Favorites:

  • Occupation: Software Engineer
  • Sport: American Football
  • Holiday: Christmas
  • Hobby: Playing flag football
  • Book: The Hunger Games trilogy
  • Movie: Devil Wears Prada
  • Cartoon Character: Scooby-Doo
  • Place to visit: Ireland
  • Season: Spring
  • Harry Potter House: Ravenclaw

Matt’s Favorites:

  • Occupation: Director of Youth Ministries
  • Sport: Yoga
  • Holiday: Christmas
  • Hobby: Reading and Yoga
  • Book: Everything I Never Told You
  • Movie: Mean Girls
  • Cartoon Character: Winnie the Pooh
  • Place to visit: Anywhere with Chris!
  • Season: Summer
  • Harry Potter House: Hufflepuff
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