David & Matthew
David & Matthew
Race of child interested in adopting: Caucasian, Caucasian/Hispanic
Gender of child interested in adopting: Boy
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: CA
Dear Expectant Mother,
We are ready to welcome your child into our home and give them the love and care they deserve from the bottom of our beings. We will raise them to be honest, compassionate, caring, hardworking, appreciative, and, most importantly, happy.
We will expose your child to many cultures and ethnicities, both locally and through foreign travel to experience things first hand. We want our children to grow up to be aware of the world around them and to know that anything is possible. We will encourage your child to try new things and not be scared of failure. We will be supportive, cheer them on at sporting events or after-school activities, help them with their education, and always be someone who will listen and help them make decisions.
We want to be able to pass along our family memories and traditions as well as create our own. We would like to thank you for taking the time to read about us. We know this process of finding the right home for your child is very important to you. The strength and courage to make this decision is to be admired, and we will forever cherish your consideration.
We met over 15 years ago and are fortunate to be in a stable and committed relationship that continues to grow and evolve each and every day. We are an opposites-attract couple: David is the athletic and outgoing one, whereas Matthew is the quiet and reserved one. We love each other’s sense of humor. David loves to play basketball and cook. Matthew loves being outdoors and photography. We love to travel the world and experience many different cultures and food. David works in the sensors and electronic components industry (for over 20 years). He manages a worldwide team that sells electronic components to the medical, industrial, consumer, aerospace, and defense markets. Matthew works in the biotech industry and wears several hats, including handling everything from HR and IT to facilities and PR.
We live in a historic home in Northern California. We open up our home to our family and friends for holidays and celebrations, and we spend many days and nights in our backyard. Our home is conveniently located within a short driving distance of many great attractions, including the ocean, several major cities, the mountains, and the countryside. We are in walking distance of downtown, a library, and restaurants. During the week, we take walks around the neighborhood and university campus and go to play in the parks. Sebastian, our adopted son, loves the swings. On Saturday mornings, we walk over to the farmers market and get our fruit, vegetables, and flowers.
Our Extended Family
Family is very important to us. David’s family lives close by, so we see them the most, especially his mom and dad. He has two sisters and a brother, two nieces, three nephews, and a great-nephew and niece. We enjoy going to a variety of events, restaurants, wineries, BBQs, and celebrations with them. We also travel to see David's family in France.
Matthew’s immediate family is located in Iowa. We stay in touch through lots of phone calls, emails, and Facebook. His dad, while retired, remains very active in his community and enjoys spending time with his friends. His mother recently passed away, but her memory, love, and spirit remain, and he talks about her with Sebastian so her memory lives on. He has one sister, who has five children. Matthew also has five aunts and twelve cousins.
Our families are very supportive of and excited about our decision to adopt again. We want our future child to be able to get to know everyone in our families, the same way Sebastian has. Matthew’s grandmother and Aunt Nancy give the best hugs around, and we want our children to be able to remember those.
Our Adoption Story
We are a happily married couple with our adopted son, Sebastian. Going through the adoption process once and being chosen and entrusted by the birthparents to raise their child helped us to realize that we wanted to adopt again. Our adoption experience with Sebastian was great; we met amazing people, created so many memories, and experienced the joy of new life first hand as we were able to meet Sebastian just a few hours after he was born. We remain in contact with his birth mother and share photos and stories. We have family and friends who have adopted children as well. We want to continue growing our family and to provide another child with a loving home.