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About Us/Me

Creating Our Match
Our story is one that is part fate and part “Type A” personalities - the leave nothing to chance, super detailed personality of both Mike & Matt.  What started as two Match.com profiles quickly became two people who merged into one family.  

Our thoroughly calculated meeting started one night nearly 10 years ago when both Mike and Matt decided to simultaneously take advantage of a three-day free trial on Match.com.

“MiamiMath” was cute, athletic, nerdy but most importantly, genuine.  After studying math and math education at Miami University, Matt got a job teaching Calculus in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.  In addition to his love for math, Matt noted that he was involved in his community, was very close with his loving and supportive family, was a collegiate swimmer, and was training for his first half marathon. 

“GMR500” was born when Mike, in his true personality, created a profile that would match perfectly with Matt’s. (Some might say it was border line stalking, but Mike just likes to say that he was doing his research and setting himself for success.)  Mike noted in his profile that he was active on the alumni board of his alma mater, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and graduated with a civil engineering degree.  He was passionate about serving the community including cleaning the Great Miami River and Habitat for Humanity builds. And like Matt, he was also an avid runner.  Surprisingly enough, the two profiles were a perfect match.  Two days later we both cancelled our Match.com profiles and that began our story together.

Our Match
Our first date and first half marathon together quickly followed our Match.com meeting.  Soon we met friends and families, shared and created life experiences and over time, and grew closer in love.  After two years of long distance, Mike moved to Columbus from Cincinnati.  An engagement and wedding soon followed.  Our love of travel and exercise created an unconventional wedding with our wedding party consisting of family and friends running a 200-mile relay from Canada to Seattle and culminating with a wedding in Seattle, Washington.  

Putting down roots in Columbus near Matt’s parents and three siblings began with a “new” home.  The renovation of a nearly 100-year old home became a joint labor of love for Matt & Mike.  Injecting some unyielding energy and love to the home, we added a Lab/Great Dane puppy; Chauncey.  Together we have built a “Match” surrounded with love and a close group of family, friends and neighbors.

Building on Our Match
What started as a chance coincidence of timing (and some thoughtful profile manipulation) turned into a perfect match.  Now, you will find Mike & Matt running on a local trail while coaching a marathon training group and helping those in the community train to complete their first marathon.  If not on the trail, we can be found spending time with our family, friends and neighbors on our large front porch.  We’ve also been known to host a party or two; like our Fourth of July Block Party for our neighbors and the many kids on the street.  Building on our love of travel, we use breaks from Matt’s school schedule to visit, hike and camp in the nation’s beautiful national parks.  A little closer to home, we love to spend time with our two high-energy nephews, ages 4 and 7, in Indianapolis. 

Surrounded by a loving, active, and close-knit group of family and friends, we hope that there is one more match out there for us.

 

About You

One More Match

While we have much to celebrate in our lives, we hope that there is one more match out there waiting for us - and that is a match with you.  

We admire your courage as you consider placing your child in the arms of another.  You are brave to pursue this journey and look for the match that will have a lifelong impact for you, your child and for an adoptive family.  We hope that you will find that our personalities, sense of adventure and commitment to our family and friends will be the right match for your child.  Our love for each other is genuine and we hope you see that our love for you and your child will be genuine as well.  

We are committed to honoring your choice for an open adoption and committed to providing a home for your child to grow.  We promise to love and support our family and to provide every opportunity for your child to experience joy and be poised for success.  We hope that together, we are the right match for you and can be tremendous, loving and caring dads for your child.  

 

About Us/Me

Creating Our Match
Our story is one that is part fate and part “Type A” personalities - the leave nothing to chance, super detailed personality of both Mike & Matt.  What started as two Match.com profiles quickly became two people who merged into one family.  

Our thoroughly calculated meeting started one night nearly 10 years ago when both Mike and Matt decided to simultaneously take advantage of a three-day free trial on Match.com.

“MiamiMath” was cute, athletic, nerdy but most importantly, genuine.  After studying math and math education at Miami University, Matt got a job teaching Calculus in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.  In addition to his love for math, Matt noted that he was involved in his community, was very close with his loving and supportive family, was a collegiate swimmer, and was training for his first half marathon. 

“GMR500” was born when Mike, in his true personality, created a profile that would match perfectly with Matt’s. (Some might say it was border line stalking, but Mike just likes to say that he was doing his research and setting himself for success.)  Mike noted in his profile that he was active on the alumni board of his alma mater, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and graduated with a civil engineering degree.  He was passionate about serving the community including cleaning the Great Miami River and Habitat for Humanity builds. And like Matt, he was also an avid runner.  Surprisingly enough, the two profiles were a perfect match.  Two days later we both cancelled our Match.com profiles and that began our story together.

Our Match
Our first date and first half marathon together quickly followed our Match.com meeting.  Soon we met friends and families, shared and created life experiences and over time, and grew closer in love.  After two years of long distance, Mike moved to Columbus from Cincinnati.  An engagement and wedding soon followed.  Our love of travel and exercise created an unconventional wedding with our wedding party consisting of family and friends running a 200-mile relay from Canada to Seattle and culminating with a wedding in Seattle, Washington.  

Putting down roots in Columbus near Matt’s parents and three siblings began with a “new” home.  The renovation of a nearly 100-year old home became a joint labor of love for Matt & Mike.  Injecting some unyielding energy and love to the home, we added a Lab/Great Dane puppy; Chauncey.  Together we have built a “Match” surrounded with love and a close group of family, friends and neighbors.

Building on Our Match
What started as a chance coincidence of timing (and some thoughtful profile manipulation) turned into a perfect match.  Now, you will find Mike & Matt running on a local trail while coaching a marathon training group and helping those in the community train to complete their first marathon.  If not on the trail, we can be found spending time with our family, friends and neighbors on our large front porch.  We’ve also been known to host a party or two; like our Fourth of July Block Party for our neighbors and the many kids on the street.  Building on our love of travel, we use breaks from Matt’s school schedule to visit, hike and camp in the nation’s beautiful national parks.  A little closer to home, we love to spend time with our two high-energy nephews, ages 4 and 7, in Indianapolis. 

Surrounded by a loving, active, and close-knit group of family and friends, we hope that there is one more match out there for us.

About you

One More Match

While we have much to celebrate in our lives, we hope that there is one more match out there waiting for us - and that is a match with you.  

We admire your courage as you consider placing your child in the arms of another.  You are brave to pursue this journey and look for the match that will have a lifelong impact for you, your child and for an adoptive family.  We hope that you will find that our personalities, sense of adventure and commitment to our family and friends will be the right match for your child.  Our love for each other is genuine and we hope you see that our love for you and your child will be genuine as well.  

We are committed to honoring your choice for an open adoption and committed to providing a home for your child to grow.  We promise to love and support our family and to provide every opportunity for your child to experience joy and be poised for success.  We hope that together, we are the right match for you and can be tremendous, loving and caring dads for your child.