Jeffrey & Matthew
Jeffrey & Matthew
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: CT
Religion: Raised Christian/Catholic, Non-Practicing
Dear Expectant Mother,
Our greatest wish is for you to understand how grateful we are that you are taking the time to review our profile and consider us as prospective parents. It is only with the help of thoughtful, selfless people like you that we can hope to have a child, and the possibility of building our family fills us with complete joy.
We understand and appreciate this is not a decision that is made lightly and that you are likely scared and uncertain. It is important to us that you know we are warm, caring people who pride ourselves on our love for one another, our patience and resilience in the face of difficult situations, and our sensitivity to navigating the world around with respect and optimism, which we will surely impart on the child we raise. We promise to raise him or her in love, happiness, and laughter.
We are thrilled that we may soon experience all of the joys of parenthood, and we cannot thank you enough for your role in making that happen for us.
Matthew is a Design Director for a major department store, and Jeffrey is a Business Director for an Antique Gallery. We met through a mutual friend and quickly developed a close friendship, discovering that we both enjoy museums, concerts, theater, and antiquing. Our friendship blossomed into love, and we have been married now for eight wonderful years. Jeffrey keeps busy with home improvement projects such as carpentry, stained glass work, and landscape design. Matthew does charity fundraising and is fond of cooking and baking. We also love entertaining! Throughout the year, we host brunches, barbecues, and parties with our close family and friends.
We live in a wonderful, diverse neighborhood on a quiet street, with friendly and welcoming neighbors. Our home is a charming three-bedroom Tudor with a sun porch, two bathrooms, a spacious backyard, and beautiful gardens. We’re walking distance to the beach and to a large nearby park, which has a playscape, ball field, and tennis and basketball courts. We are only a few minutes away from our charming downtown area. Our town has a rich history and is home to several recreation areas, hiking trails, waterfronts, and a children’s museum. It also hosts several large community events including carnivals, concerts, and an annual multicultural festival. We live in a very family oriented area, which is a fun place to grow up.
Our Extended Family
We have a very strong bond with our family on both sides, as well as our close circle of friends. We make up just about any reason to get together with everyone as often as we can. Every year, we have standing holiday traditions of our Martin Luther King Day Brunch, Easter Dinner, Mother’s Day Brunch, Memorial Day Barbecue, Fourth of July Barbecue, Halloween Party, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve, along with a personalized celebration for everyone’s birthday in our circle.
Jeffrey’s side of the family is significantly larger and filled with aunts, uncles, cousins, and kids, most of whom all reside nearby. Matthew’s side of the family is generally a little bit older, so there is a good balance of youth, vibrancy, age, and wisdom to create a fantastic family dynamic. Jeffrey is particularly good at making up group games for each of our celebrations, which are always a hit and make for gatherings that are always filled with fun and laughter.
What Led Us To Adoption
We determined very early in our relationship that having children is very important to both of us. We both have warm, supportive families who live nearby and an amazing group of friends that create the perfect nurturing environment for children. Most importantly, our home is filled with the tremendous love that we have for each other, and we want so much to share that love as a family. Adoption is the perfect answer for us, because we can provide a loving, safe, stable environment for a child and share in the joys of parenthood together.