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 thanks for stopping to learn a little more about us. We’re Becky and Matt, living in the big ole state of Texas and we’d love to hear more about you too! Below are a few things we feel describe us, and our lifestyle.

• Lighthearted, easy-going Midwesterners
• Love to experience local festivals, parades and live music
• Grilling and enjoying time in the backyard with our friends and family
• Playing and lounging with our dog Stella
• Remembering to take a moment and appreciate what we have

For us family is more than simply genetics, we’ve always gravitated towards caring, loving people. 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 your child understands without a doubt how much we love them. We want your child to explore life, have fun, be challenged and the best version of themselves!

There is so much that molds our lives, including heritage. We think it’s important your child knows where they came from, who their family is and what makes them who they are as a person. Although we couldn’t conceive a child on our own, we’ll ensure your child understands that you’ve put their needs above all else and we’re here for them every step of the way. We’re open for transparent communication with you to share milestones and moments as your child grows and we thank you for for the opportunity to be part of this story.

Matt & Becky

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Why We're Choosing to Adopt

The journey to expand our family together started in the way it does for many, with a desire to bring another life into this world to share ours with!

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’s an endless array of 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 the utmost 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 to this day.

My wife and I are originally from the Midwest, a trait common in that region is to be hard working above what others might seem necessary. Regardless 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 describe what I feel she values most in life, I’m confident she’d 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.

This spunky, funny, and hardworking gal truly wants nothing more than to share all of herself, with her family which hopefully one day will include a little one! I know in my heart that all her days of babysitting, sisterhood, aunt-duty and fur-baby care will be bursting 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.

He 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. Matt is also very handy! He has completed more home remodeling, or fix-it projects than I can count. Matt 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, answer all questions with patience and more 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 had pets for as long as we can remember, 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 you unconditionally regardless of what life throws at you and sometimes that’s exactly what you 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, a mixed breed “Stella” is 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’s squirrels in the back yard or those particularly interesting mail delivery people. 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 animals 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 Austin 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; those of which have welcomed our association to Texas life!

We’re just 25 minutes from downtown Austin, TX where there’s a melting pot of cultural diversity, endless parks, entertainment and opportunity. Regardless of how close we are to the city of music, 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’s a plethora of 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. Family tree or yard games under a tree, we treat those closest to us the same, with mutual respect, adoration, and support.

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 no doubt be welcomed with these same open arms, and benefit from the well-rounded Midwestern family we’ve loved all these years.

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Family Traditions

Our Traditions

Easter: Tossing confetti filled eggs at each other, lamb cake, ham dinner
Thanksgiving: Cook a traditional dinner and spend time with friends or family
Christmas: Most active holiday, lots of décor and lights, baking, family and our favorite Christmas movies, holiday light display enjoyment and new 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 during this time of thanks as we acknowledge 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 amongst each other that’s important during this time.
As we extend into Christmas our house turns into an flurry of festive décor. We both grew up celebrating Christmas and continue that tradition today. 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’re from the Midwest and “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 sleeve, 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’d 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 too one day can join us for a weekend of camping, local town festivals or an amazing pumpkin patch filled with hands-on activity and giggles. We mentioned hobbies or exploration and feel that’s an important aspect of growing up. We’re passionate about the things we love to see or do and can’t wait to share those moments with them.

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Vacations & Leisure Time

In our free time we look forward to our back yard 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 is there is so much to do the options are only limited by your imagination.

A few common activities for us:
Hiking
Museum or tours
Water sports
New adventures outside your comfort zone

If we want to get away, we’ll 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. Sometimes getting out of your comfort zone to experience life through others

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Racial and Cultural Diversity

We spent a lot of time discussing raising a child that was 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’s part of their history. We can’t wait to learn more about your heritage in order 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

Unconditional love
• Value of creativity and empathy
Skills important to navigate life
Cultural diversity

There are many aspects of our society cultured from a young age, basic life skills like being polite, understanding societal rules and cultural backgrounds. We want your child not only to feel loved but know we’re here to help guide them while embracing the skills needed to navigate life. Baking a cake, fixing your car and writing an essay are all important in their own right and have their place. Exposure to as many of these experiences as possible we feel is important in their personal development.

For us, being a successful parent would mean 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 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 plan to lead by example and grow together as a family.

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Our Promise to You

We’re here writing to you so you’ll get a glimpse into a typical day in our household. 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 be learning 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 -as the birth mother- 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 share all the weirdness, love and support we can give.

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  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering Adoption Network! Mary, or one of our other adoption specialists 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!