Trey & Matthew
Trey & Matthew
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: Boy
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: TN
Dear Expectant Mother,
We want you to know how incredibly grateful we are that you are considering us as adoptive parents for your child. We can’t begin to imagine the many emotions you are experiencing. We are excited to share our traditions, both those related to holidays as well as day-to-day activities. We want to help create wonderful memories of family and adventure, whether at home or while seeing the world, while creating an environment of playfulness, learning, laughter, and joy. We want to actively share in your child's hobbies and interests as well as all of their opportunities in life. We are excited to join the PTA and participate in school activities. We plan to be actively supportive through college applications and to be available to help them buy their first home, meet their loving partner, and be gentle grandparents to their children. We are excited about all of it.
We know our home is a warm, supportive, enriching environment for a child to grow up in, and we are incredibly blessed to even have the chance to give all our love and attention to your baby. We want nothing more than to be the very best parents. Thank you so much for considering us.
We are Matt and Trey, a loving couple living in Tennessee with our five-year-old adopted daughter, Harper. Our love story began online, back before dating apps existed. We found each other on Myspace in 2007 by bonding over our shared love of In-N-Out Burgers. We spent the next six years falling in love and becoming best friends. In 2013 we had a beautiful wedding at the United States Botanical Garden. As a couple and family, we love traveling on our yearly vacations to Cabo and Myrtle Beach with some of our closest friends and their adopted son. We love binge-watching television shows and being around our family, friends, and neighbors. Matthew was born and raised in California, and he is now a registered nurse and clinical leader at a Level I trauma center. Trey was born and raised in Tennessee and is now a retired airline captain and stay-at-home dad.
Our historic home is beautiful, as is the neighborhood. We chose our community for the active cultural life and excellent public schools within walking distance. The neighborhood’s mature trees draw squirrels, chipmunks, deer, and even two groundhogs that share our back yard with many bunnies, which Harper loves. She is also adamant about being a mama to our two cats, Barbara and Beezer, as well as her three goldfish. We can't wait to bring a new baby into our home and with us on our family outings.
Our Extended Family
Our quirky, loving extended family is actively involved in Harper's life and over the moon about a new baby. Trey's mother, “Memaw,” lives fifteen minutes away, and Matthew's mother, stepfather, and sister all live in our same neighborhood, which means we get to see them often.
Family traditions include getting doughnuts every Sunday, giving out Halloween candy, carving pumpkins, eating Chinese food on New Year's Eve, Easter egg hunts with Memaw, monkey bread on Christmas mornings, and our annual end-of-summer trip to South Carolina. Matthew also regularly reads the illustrated Harry Potter series to Harper. His infectious laugh keeps her smiling.
Growing up an only child, Trey missed having younger siblings and that, in part, inspired his passion for being a stay-at-home parent. Trey lives for Thanksgivings and looks forward to having those with his adult kids and eventually their young families. In addition to our joyful excitement for adopting a new baby, we want Harper to enjoy that special sibling relationship, which means having her around children close to her own age.
Our Adoption Story
When we decided to start our second adoption journey, it was for the same reason we chose to adopt for the first time: our love for each other and the love we wanted to share with a child. We had just moved into our first home together and had a room that was immediately called the nursery. We wanted to grow our family, and we knew we wanted to grow our family through adoption. From the time Harper entered our lives, we knew that we wanted to adopt again. Caring for Harper gave our lives a more profound meaning and brought us closer together. We cannot wait to continue adding to our family and sharing our love and experiences with another child.