Matthew Etter and Jennifer KingDurham, NC
Hello! We are Matthew, Jennifer, and Erik from Durham, NC. We admire your courage in considering open adoption and can’t imagine what this time is like for you. We would be honored to learn about you and your wishes for your child. We promise to always respect your wishes and will make sure your child always knows how loved he or she is by us all.
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Thank you for reading our profile! We admire your courage in considering open adoption and can’t imagine what this time is like for you. We would be honored to learn about you and your wishes for your child. Being parents is the best thing we have ever done, and we are very excited about expanding our family. We promise to always respect your wishes and will make sure your child always knows how loved he or she is by us all. We are committed to providing a loving and nurturing household for both of our children. We promise to love and respect you throughout this journey of open adoption and look forward to building an ongoing relationship with you. With open hearts and minds, we invite you to call us anytime.
About Matthew by Jennifer
I love Matthew because he’s funny, smart, and easy-going. Matt cheered me on as I started my business, and he gladly cares for Erik while I go to my writers’ group. Since we’ve been married, Matt has become a scuba dive master and earned his pilot’s license. He loves to learn about new places, both under the sea and above the clouds! He also loves introducing Erik to new things and looks forward to taking both our children to new places, such as the ski slopes or a camping site. Matt is a wonderful father, and Erik adores him. Every afternoon I hear, “When is Daddy coming home?” When Matt walks in, Erik has a huge smile on his face. I can’t wait to see two little faces smiling at their Daddy.
About Jennifer by Matthew
I love Jennifer because she is fun, creative, and lovely. Every day I am thankful to be her husband. Jennifer is good at many things, and uses her talents to make our lives special. She once took a cake decorating class and made Erik a legendary R2-D2 birthday cake! She always asks Erik what he wants his birthday cake to be, and I know she will do the same for our next child. Jennifer is passionate about writing and books, and she is writing a novel. She makes up stories for Erik and would love to have another child join in the fun. Jennifer is truly happiest when planning activities for our family. She arranges play dates for our son and his friends, often going to nearby museums, parks, or indoor play gyms. Every Christmas she plans a cookie decorating party, and our kitchen is full of little hands squirting colored frosting. We’re looking forward to having another pair of sticky hands at our table.
We met in college and immediately became best friends. We have a shared sense of humor and are always able to laugh together. In the 15 years we’ve been married, our greatest joy has been parenting our son, Erik, who was born in 2005. To see him grow and explore makes all of our days special. We know adding another child to our family will only increase the love and laughter in our home. Matthew is a software designer and is happy to come home after work and play catch with Erik or a game of Uno with the family. Jennifer is a self-employed medical writer and works in the mornings so she can spend afternoons with Erik. She loves having the flexibility to go on school field trips and is excited to take time off when our next child arrives. Born on Valentine’s Day, Erik is a lively and loving boy. He is into skateboarding and performing improv comedy. Basically, he’s a daredevil who loves the glory. He also likes to play Monopoly and chess, and recently has taken up crocheting. Erik cannot wait to have a younger sibling and says that a baby brother or sister would be the best Christmas or birthday gift ever! He is eager to take on big brother duties, such as reading at bedtime. One of the things we enjoy as a family is spending time at the lake. In the summer we swim, waterski, kneeboard, wakeboard, and tube with our friends and family. We are excited to have a new swim buddy to splash around with!
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