Matthew and Nicole

Married Since: 2016

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Part-Time

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: Yes

It would be a dream come true to open our hearts and our home to another child.

Matthew and Nicole

from Louisiana

Matthew

Ancestry: European

Religion: Protestant

Occupation: Military Officer

Education: B.A.

Hobbies: Fitness, Rock climbing, Travel

Nicole

Ancestry: Chinese

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Realtor

Education: B.S.

Hobbies: Cooking, Baking, Fitness, Travel

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

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From Us to You

First and foremost, we want to express our gratitude and admiration for you. We can’t imagine what all must be going through your mind throughout this process, or what led you to this decision. We want you to know that we admire your courage. Like you, we want what is best for your baby and we want to assure you that our love for him or her will be no different than the love we have for our biological son. We promise you that he or she will be a cherished member of our family from day one.

Our names are Matt and Nicole. We have a four year old son, Owen, and three wonderful dogs. Matt is active duty Air Force and we are currently stationed in Louisiana. We met online through a free dating app while Nicole was living in Colorado and Matt was in the process of moving there. After talking online for a few months, Nicole decided to fly out to meet Matt and road trip across the country with him. Maybe not the safest decision she’s ever made, but also the best decision she ever made. We’ve been together ever since.

Nicole was originally adopted from China; left on the doorstep of an orphanage. She was adopted around 15 months old, but that is a guess, along with her actual birthday and any medical or family history, because she was left with no information. As adults, her older sister adopted a baby girl into their family. Needless to say, Nicole has had some personal experience with adoption in her own life and may have some understanding of the complicated emotions your child might have about being adopted as he or she gets older.

We have always been open to adoption. Nicole has endometriosis and we wondered if we would have trouble getting pregnant. The endometriosis caused her a lot of discomfort over the years and she’s had several surgeries for it. Fortunately, we were able to get pregnant, but her pregnancy was very rough. After our son was born, we found out that the endometriosis had moved to her uterus. We decided that rather than her continue to suffer, it was best for our family if she got a hysterectomy and we pursue adoption once our son was a little older.

It would be a dream come true to open our hearts and our home to another child. Our son wants to be a big brother so badly. We can’t wait to guide your child as they learn, to comfort them when they’re down, and to love them with every fiber of our being. We look forward to watching our children grow into adults, go on to pursue their dreams, and start their own lives with the lessons they’ve learned.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and we look forward to meeting you.

Sincerely,
Matt and Nicole

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About Matt

When I first met Matt, it felt like I had known him for years not weeks. Everything just felt right in a way I had never experienced before. Matt is a fun-loving, caring person with a heart of gold. He is my best friend and Owen’s hero. We call Matt “the fun one” and yet he is also our fiercest protector. He would do anything for the people he cares about and will keep us safe at all costs.

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About Nicole

Nicole is our rock. She’s a loving mother, an exceptionally considerate person, and my best friend. She takes it upon herself to do so much to take care of our family. She’s smart, dedicated, and passionate, but my favorite thing about her has to be how incredibly supportive she is.

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Our Home

Our home is a place of comfort and relaxation for our family and our dogs. We bought this home with the intention of growing our family so we have a bedroom ready and waiting for when that time comes. We live on a quiet street with friendly neighbors, including a few other young couples who have had babies within the last year.

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Our Family and Friends

We are very close with Nicole’s family. We talk with them on a regular basis and even visit cousins in Dallas as much as we can, including a cousin who’s only 6 months older than Owen and one of his best friends. Nicole’s mother is one seven kids, so the family get-togethers are generally big parties and everyone is super close, even though we are all geographically separated. We even have a Facebook group with all 50+ members of the family where we share important events and what we’ve been up to.

Matt’s parents are divorced. His dad’s side and his siblings are very easy-going, fun, warm, and welcoming.

Our friends are scattered all over the world. An occupational hazard of being a military family, but also a blessing. Most of us are geographically separated from our families so our friends are supportive like a family.

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Why We are Choosing to Adopt

We always envisioned our family as a family of four. Shortly after having Owen we made the difficult decision for Nicole to have a hysterectomy. That decision was made easier because we knew adoption is in our future.

Adoption in Our Lives

Nicole was adopted from China when she was a toddler. Her family was always open about her adoption and made sure to incorporate her Chinese heritage in her life as she grew up. They told her about her brave birth mother that loved her so much. Nicole also has an adopted niece, Heather. While Nicole has very little information about her birth family, her niece was adopted domestically and would share a more similar experience to the one we are going through. Her sister and brother-in-law were fortunate enough to meet Heather’s birth mother and still communicate at a level that both are comfortable with.

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Our Lifestyle

We love to travel and explore the world (and food) around us. Health and fitness are an important part of our lives. We are also quite content spending a weekend at home cuddled up on the couch and watching movies.

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Our Sweet Pups

We currently have three dogs – Stella, Toby, and Harley. Harley, a goofy boxer mix, is the youngest but the biggest, weighing almost 80 lbs. Toby is a dachshund, small but fearless, and we joke that he’s like Scrappy Doo. Stella is what we like to call a purebred mutt. She’s the old lady of the bunch and keeps the others in line. The dogs are a very important part of our family, almost like furry little kids. Owen loves them very much and says that they are his best friends.

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Our Family Traditions

Before COVID we would go to the gym every Saturday morning, where we would get to workout and our son would play on the indoor playground. Then afterward, we would go to lunch at Chick-Fil-A. We typically spend the holidays with family. We enjoy family-oriented activities around the holidays such as carving pumpkins at Halloween, attending Christmas tree lighting ceremonies, and hiding the Elf-on-a-Shelf around the house during December. During the summer we like to trips to new places and experience new things. Each year we try to go back and visit Colorado because it’s where our family began and it’s where we plan to go after Matt retires from the military.

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About Us

Our marriage is built on communication, trust, and love. Every day we push each other to become the best version of ourselves. We have enough trust in our relationship that we are comfortable sharing our honest, unfiltered thoughts with each other. We know that communication is the key to the continued growth of our marriage and have made it a priority to keep open communication.  We encourage and support each other to pursue opportunities in our careers as well as personal interests.

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Our Promise to You

We promise to love your child fiercely and unconditionally. He or she will never be made to feel any less loved or less important than our biological child.

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Cultural Diversity

Nicole was adopted by a Caucasian family so she grew up in a unique environment. Being adopted made her special. Being Chinese was something to be proud of. Her family always had an open dialogue about where she came from and treated her Chinese heritage as something to celebrate and cherish. Nicole grew up influenced by Chinese, Dutch, German, and Catholic traditions. Nicole also moved a lot as a child and an adult. She has never lived in a house more than 4 years. All the moving exposed her to so many different cultures and people from all walks of life.

I (Matt) grew up in a small Midwestern town that was primarily Caucasian. However, in the military, he works in a very diverse environment that cares about cultural diversity and inclusion and he has taken active steps to recognize and acknowledge his own privilege and biases. I may not be able to personally understand the experiences my children may go through, but I will do everything in my power to try to understand and make them feel heard.

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