Nickname: Matt and Becky

Married Since: 2018

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: No

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

As we traverse this together, we’ll ensure your child understands that you’ve put their needs above all else. We’re open for transparent communication with you to share milestones and moments as your child grows and we thank you for the opportunity to be part of this story.

Matthew and Rebecca

from Texas

Matthew

Ancestry: English, Russian, Polish

Religion: Nondenominational

Occupation: Project Manager

Education: AS

Hobbies: Electronics

Rebecca

Ancestry: German, Polish

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Account Manager

Education: BS

Hobbies: Floral design, Working in the yard, Playing with Stella

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Nondenominational

Favorites

Matthew

Animal
Dog
Childhood Memory
Playing in the snow
Family Activities
Outdoor activities
Food
Brisket
Hobby
ELectronics
Holiday
Christmas
Leisure Activity
Camping
Thing to Cook
Smoked salmon bruschetta
TV Show
Science shows
Music
Hard rock

Rebecca

Animal
Dog
Childhood Memory
Spending time with my Grandpa Elmer
Family Activity
Camping and walking the dog
Food
Steak
Hobby
Floral design
Holiday
Christmas
Leisure Activity
Relaxing in our backyard
Thing to Cook
I love to bake anything
TV Show
Friends
Music
80s music
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From Us to You

Hello and welcome!

We appreciate you taking a few moments to learn more about us; we’d love to hear more about you too! We’re Matt and Becky, two dorks at heart who moved from our longstanding home in the Midwest to follow life’s next journey down here in the big ol’ state of Texas.

As we’ve grown, our lives have taken twists and turns like many people, but in the end, it brought us together and here before you today! We can’t fathom all the thoughts pondered within you, but if we could communicate anything, that’s how truly heartwarming it would be to welcome your child into our hearts, home, and family.

Although we’ve been unable to conceive on our own, for us family is more than simply genetics. We’ve always gravitated towards caring people, and sharing our friendship, knowledge, or experiences with those around us is a big part of who we are. Our promise to you is to be the best parents we possibly can and ensure that your child understands, without a doubt, how much we love them. We will encourage your child to explore life, be challenged, have fun and be the best version of themselves!

There is so much that molds our lives, including heritage. We think it’s important that your child knows where they came from, who their family is and what makes them who they are as a person. As we traverse this together, we’ll ensure your child understands that you’ve put their needs above all else. We’re open for transparent communication with you to share milestones and moments as your child grows and we thank you for the opportunity to be part of this story.

Matt & Becky

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Why We're Choosing to Adopt

Our journey to start a family encompasses what many do, with a thought or desire to bring someone else into our life and share all the important parts of ourselves with another. We mentioned that perhaps our lives took some twists and turns over the years and hadn’t found the right person we wanted to share all of this with. Maybe delaying until later in life -when we found each other- made it harder for us to conceive, but we’ll never really know. What we do know is, time together makes us happy, and we’d love the next chapter of our lives to involve the pitter-patter of your child’s tiny little feet as we share all that we are with them.

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About Becky, from Matt

There are endless words that could be used to describe my wife Becky, but above all else I’d say loving is her strongest trait. She truly puts her heart and soul into everything and does so with commitment. The first thing you’ll notice is the way her presence changes the room; there is immediate joy in those who know her (and sometimes even those that don’t!). Becky’s personality and drive are some of the things I noticed about her when we first met, and they continue to affect others in the same way.

We are both originally from the Midwest, where it is a common trait to be hard working above what others might seem necessary. If it’s working around the house, supporting a non-profit or being there for friends and family, she will be the first one there and the last one to leave.

If I had to put into words what I perceive as her most important part of life, I’m confident she would say that’s family. The word family means different things to everyone but to Becky, a family is all the amazing beings that surround you, support you and love you unconditionally which is exactly what she will reciprocate.

Becky is a spunky, funny, and hardworking gal who will sacrifice her own needs to help those she loves. She truly wants nothing more than to share all of herself and life’s experiences with her family which, hopefully one day, will include your little one! I know in my heart that all her days of babysitting, sisterhood, fur-baby care and her inner kid itself will be bursting and beaming with love the day we have the honor of welcoming your child into our lives.

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About Matt, from Becky

Matt and I were co-workers when we first met. I was initially drawn to him by his easy-going spirit, his detailed explanations and willingness to help anyone. As we grew closer and started our relationship, I realized what a rare gem this man really is. He loves his family fiercely. We lost his mom to cancer not long after we started dating. In her honor he started a non-profit and all money raised goes to cancer research. He also does little things daily to remind me how much I am loved. These things may include making coffee, little notes or one of his amazing hugs. I know he will do little things for your child too. He is also a wonderful cook, tossing things together and creating a party for your tastebuds.

Matt is an electrical wizard and proves this every day at work. He never ceases to amaze me with the ideas he has or things he creates. I know as your child dreams things up, Matt will make them come to life. He is also very handy! He has completed more home remodeling, or fix-it projects than I can count. He learned most of these things from his dad. When he was younger, he would spend days with his dad in the garage learning everything he could. Matt loves to share this knowledge with others. I have seen this firsthand watching him work with my nephew on various woodworking or car maintenance projects. Matt also helped my nephew with his questions as he went through lineman school. As the questions popped up my nephew knew he could call Matt anytime for help. I know he will share all this knowledge, and answer all questions with patience and love with your child as well.

Matt is the best dad to our dog Stella. He is very patient with her. They love to play and wrestle together. They are in the backyard all the time playing with toys, training, or chasing around after each other. I can’t wait for your child to join in with them. Matt is going to be the best dad. He will shower your child with support, knowledge and so much love.

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Our Sweet Pup, Stella

Pets (in other words, family) are an integral part of our lives. We’ve always had pets and it’s fun to look back and see how those furry (or feathery) creatures have enriched our lives! We treat pets not just like an animal to feed but truly a part of our family and invest in their quality of life just as we do our own. In our experience, we’ve found so much love and companionship with pets. They truly love unconditionally regardless of what life throws at us and sometimes that’s exactly what we need.

When we bought our house, part of that consideration was our current and future pets. We wanted them to have room to play with a large, fenced yard. Our current pup, “Stella” is a mixed-breed and the biggest marshmallow you’d ever meet. Her personality is the type that will meet you at the front door waiting to give kisses or sit on the couch and watch TV with you. Another part we love about her is the cautious and watchful eye over our family. She loves to tell us every time there are squirrels in the back yard or when those particularly sassy mail delivery people show up. We know she’ll be watchful of your child as well and can’t wait to have someone else throw the ball or frisbee for her in the backyard.

From cats and dogs to ducks and cows we’ve had a wide range of 4-legged family in our lives and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Our Home

When invited into our home, it’s from a place of love, friendship, laughter and support. Although we’re new to Texas, our neighborhood feels like home and somewhere we’ve been for years. As you divert from all the excitement our city has to offer, you’ll find yourself in a quiet and inclusive place. We have friendly neighbors from all walks of life and corners of the globe; who have welcomed us to Texas life!

We’re just 25 minutes from downtown where there’s a melting pot of cultural diversity, endless parks, entertainment and opportunity. Regardless of how close we are to the city, we know the calm of a more rural area. Nearby fields, walking trails and even farm life are just a stone’s throw from our front door.

We spent a lot of effort during the search for our new home and it truly feels like we took a piece of the Midwest with us. There’s a secure feeling of tranquility, we hope your child feels as cozy as we do and know there is so much room for activities! The home is perfectly sized for hide and seek, welcoming dinners, after school homework and plenty of play time in the Texas-sized (fenced in) yard. There are so many great daycares, parks, highly rated schools and fun things to do literally around the corner from our place.

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Our Family and Friends

A large part of our personalities was shaped by family, which is the cornerstone of our values. There is, of course, the more traditional family formed as we were induced into this world by our parents. An equally important part of life for us is close friends. We treat those closest to us very much the same, with mutual respect, adoration, and support.

Although we may not have a large family, we feel it’s the relationships over the years from a loving and genuine place that provide the greatest rewards. We may not see cousins, or aunts and uncles regularly but it’s those quality visits or phone calls where you pick right back up that brings everyone closer.

Our family has supported us through all life has to offer regardless of the outcome. As we’ve talked more about adoption and the opportunity to grow our family, we’ve been greeted with open arms and absolute excitement by those closest to us. Your child will be welcomed with these same open arms, and benefit from the well-rounded Midwestern family we’ve come to know all these years.

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Family Traditions

Traditions are important for us as they not only provide an opportunity to incorporate something meaningful throughout the year but serve as a memory of our blended lives. The best example of traditions for us would be Thanksgiving and the Christmas season. There’s much to be thankful for, so we start this time of thanks acknowledging who we are, the family we’re lucky to be part of and what may lie ahead in our future. As part of this, we try to bring friends or family together to visit, play games then enjoy a family-style Thanksgiving dinner. It’s about the companionship we share together that’s important during this time.

As we extend into Christmas our house turns into an explosion of festive décor. We both grew up celebrating Christmas and continue that tradition today. We enjoy lots of “must watch” movies and shows that come about every year, cookie recipes handed down from generations are always made in the kitchen and for those unable to see us, we ship small cookie tins so they can at least have a small part of the season’s moments.

Although we haven’t found our new favorite spot in Texas yet, another favorite tradition was our annual camping trip in Minnesota. We’d been to the same campsite for years, but always looked forward to a relaxing visit to the woods, a fresh swim in the lake or cooking over the campfire.

We’re excited to start new traditions as our family grows and would love to learn your favorite traditions as well. We hope one day your child will be ecstatic for an Easter egg hunt in our front yard or cooking their favorite family dish for everyone.

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Our Lifestyle

We introduced ourselves as two people from the Midwest and being “dorks” in nature -which is true- but very limiting to encompass all that we are. Both of us are lighthearted, fun-loving and wear emotions on our sleeves. The other side is our midwestern roots driving a hard-work ethic and motivation to live life to the fullest. We truly wish to show your child our inner spirit animal, one of creativity, compassion, ethics and, of course, finding new ways to enjoy life.

As with most adults, we work throughout the week and in our case, most of that work is done from home. We both work in the software industry where we manage people, places and things that interact with our companies to ensure things move smoothly. When we aren’t working, you’ll likely find us on the back porch relaxing, playing with our dog Stella, having a bite to eat at a local food truck, visiting with friends or winding down with a hobby.

A lot of what’s incorporated into our lives is about new experiences, and we hope that your child can join us to enjoy a weekend of camping, local town festivals or an amazing pumpkin patch filled with hands-on activity and giggles. We mentioned hobbies and exploration and feel that those are important aspects of growing up. We’re passionate about the things we love to see or do and can’t wait to share those moments with your child.

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Vacations & Leisure Time

In our free time we look forward to our backyard as it’s a welcome retreat from the busy week. This usually includes playing with our dog, Stella, having a bonfire or grilling dinner with friends. You may also find us walking Stella in the neighborhood or checking out one of the many local festivals but that’s what’s great about this area. There is so much to do the options are only limited by your imagination. If we want to get away, we will grab our tent, gear, and head to a local camping spot. We love the tranquility, cooking over the fire and hiking through the trails. We also enjoy heading to different states to try new cuisine, enjoy culture and see new things. We would love for your child to experience all these things with us and build vacations around their interests as well.

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Racial and Cultural Diversity

We spent a lot of time discussing raising a child of a different race or ethnicity. The main reason we discussed it so much was because it’s very important to us that your child knows and celebrates their heritage and culture. We moved out of the Midwest a few years ago to be able to experience as much culture as possible and this will allow your child to have these same experiences. We currently live in a place where we can immerse your child into many cultures in various aspects. We have friends from all over the world. Our niece and nephew are of Mexican heritage, we’ve loved learning all the different holidays, traditions, and food that is part of their history. We can’t wait to learn more about your heritage to incorporate as much as possible into your child’s life. We promise to allow your child to grow and explore this heritage through groups, camps, or anything else they might be interested in.

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What We will Teach your Child

This world is more than just a sum of the people in it, rather it’s the inherent presence of unconditional love, creativity, and empathy that we wish to share with your child. There are many aspects of our society that are learned from a young age, basic life skills such as being polite, understanding societal rules and cultural backgrounds. Your child will not only feel loved, but will know we’re here to help guide them through the trials and tribulations while engaging them in the skills needed to navigate life.

For us, being successful parents would mean that your child uses their manners and is good to others while still being their unique self. They have fun and enjoy time with friends, understanding each human is unique and different. We want them to accept and appreciate differences. We also want them to know without a bit of a doubt that they can discuss anything without judgement, feeling afraid or thinking we would ever love them any less. We understand it won’t be easy but will lead by example and grow together as a family.

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Our Promise to You

The intent of this profile is to provide a glimpse into a typical day at in our home. We want you to be comfortable with who we are as people, what we stand for and most importantly what your child will experience if they were to become part of our family.

Your child will learn all about the world, but we’d also like to build a special “birth story” together for them. A book of thoughts, pictures, favorite things, and stories of their family history for them to understand just what it means to be them and where they came from.

More than anything, we want you to know we’re here for you, to support your decision regardless of the outcome because only you know what’s best for your child and their future. We truly, within our heart-of-hearts just want to welcome your child into our family, and will share all the weirdness, love and support we can give.

Message Matthew and Rebecca

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  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!

Contact Matthew and Rebecca

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!