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Joanna & Matthew

  • Location:
    Utah
  • Relationship:
    Married
  • Other Children:
    1 Boy
  • Adopted Before:
    Yes

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Introduction

We are Matt and Joanna. We've been married for 10 years and have a son through adoption. Joanna is a 2nd-grade teacher and Matt is a business owner and musician. We get to spend our time doing the things that we love: teaching, writing music, raising our little adventurer. You might also find us hiking, going on walks, reading, singing around the piano, making cookies in the kitchen...or watching Brooklyn 99 or Parks & Recreation after our son's bedtime. website: pacefamilyadopts.com

Adoption Preferences

  • Preferred Gender
    Open to either gender, Open to either gender
  • Preferred Age
    Newborn - 6 Months, 7 Months - 1 year of age, 1 -2 years old
  • Willing to Adopt
    Array, Array, Array
  • Preferred Adoption Type
    Array, Array
  • Child’s Ethnicity
    White/Caucasian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander, Any racial/ethnic background, Other
  • Special Needs
    Yes (on a case by case basis)

Meet the Family

  • Ethnicity:
    White/Caucasian
  • Speaks:
    English
  • Religion:
    Christianity
  • Education:
    College Degree
  • Occupation:
    Elementary School Teacher

Meet Joanna

(Written By Matt) Joanna is an intelligent, kind, and very spunky individual. She is amazing with children of all ages, (her 2nd-graders adore her, as does our little buddy), and she has so much passion for bettering the world around her. She was raised in a big military family (7 children) and spent most of her childhood in Europe. She loves people and talking with people and working with people. She supports me in my musical hopes and dreams, which is REALLY good of her. I don't deserve her at all, but she doesn't seem to know that so... mum's the word.

  • Ethnicity:
    White/Caucasian
  • Speaks:
    English
  • Religion:
    Christianity
  • Education:
    College Degree
  • Occupation:
    Business Owner

Meet Matthew

MEET MATT (BY JOANNA) Matt is an amazing dad, husband, musician, songwriter, friend, and companion. He has also become an unofficial medical assistant through our crazy IVF adventures, or my Crohn's flare-ups. He is usually bearded but shaves on occasion. He is more of an introvert to my extrovert, the patient to my anxious, the calm to my quick, the detail-oriented to my big-picture thinking. We make an amazing team and so much of it is because he teaches me through example every day how to be a better person. I am so grateful to go through life's adventures with him. If he doesn't know something, you will find him reading to learn how it works, or how to master a skill he needs. He is an incredible parent to our son, from make-believe and storytelling to cleaning up accidents. I love seeing his passion and quiet genius in his music and every-day living. There is no one I would rather spend time with. He also grew up in a big family and spent his childhood in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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