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Meet Julie C. and Matthew R.

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We are Julie and Matthew, and we are ready to adopt. Thanks for taking this time to learn a bit about us

Matt grew up in Marion, Ohio and Julie grew up on the shores of Lake Erie in Sandusky, Ohio. We met through mutual friends at our office at Ohio State University and were married in September of 2019. Matt is a 9-1-1 communications supervisor and Julie works in event production at OSU.

We have made Columbus our home and love all the things this city has to offer. Columbus has wonderful resources that we use often. We love spending time at the metro parks, Franklin Park Conservatory, or discovering new restaurants and coffee shops in its neighborhoods.

We love to explore and travel to new places. Seeing the world and experiencing different cultures is very important to us. We have worked hard in our lives to ensure we can see the world from multiple perspectives. Traveling to new locations as always taught us something new and widened our view

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Outdoor living is very important to us. Hiking and kayaking are central parts of our lives and we are excited to share this love of nature with our child. Our perfect day is out in a park either on the trail or the river. We have an expansive backyard and we love to garden. If we are able to sneak away for the weekends, we head up to Lake Erie as much as possible to enjoy the lake shore and the islands

Our home is located in a wonderful quiet and diverse neighborhood. We are close to all the life the city has to offer and we take full advantage. Our home is comfortable, full of light and laughter, and two adorable felines. We take pride in our beautiful house inside and out and strive to make our home a welcoming and safe space for our friends and family.

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Thank you again for taking this time. You are pretty incredible. We can tell, because you have chosen this path for you and your child. We are grateful for your courageous decision and for learning more about us. We realized quickly that our love was too big for just two people and we needed to share it! We are unbelievably excited that our dream of being parents is coming true. This world needs more goodness in it and creating a loving family through adoption will be our contribution.

Our child will know how your profound love and bravery made us a family.

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What Matt loves about Julie
Intelligence, humor, kindness, steadfastness — these are just some of the things that I love about Julie. What made me fall in love with her most is her devotion to others. When I saw the depth of her commitment to her family and friends I was forever changed. It was that moment that I decided to spend the rest of my life loving her. Having the opportunity to love her as a mother to our child would bring the ultimate joy.

What Julie loves about Matt
I immediately fell in love with Matt’s spirit when I met him. He is kind, light hearted, adventurous, dependable and truly cares about others. I’m proud to have Matt as my life partner. He is always the first to volunteer to help, he truly cares about the world around him and he feels deeply. Being with Matt, I have discovered the best version of myself. He has something about him that just lights up a room.

With love,
Julie and Matthew

Our Family At a Glance

We live in Columbus, Ohio.
We’ve been married since 2019.
Matt is a Communications Supervisor at a 911 center and Julie works in Event Production at OSU.
Our hobbies include kayaking, travel, hiking, baking, gardening, movies, books and spending time with our friends and family.
We believe that kindness is everything.

For more information about our family, please contact Adoption Link at 1-800-643-3356.