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Francis & Matthew

Family Type: Gay
State we live in: California

dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mother,

We can only imagine the challenge it is to consider adoption, but we are beyond grateful you are considering us for the role of parents for your child. We love each other very much, and we look forward to sharing that love with a child. Our extended family is also very excited for the prospect of a little one in the family again. They are already making plans to visit and help with the process as we will be new parents.

We are excited to love and nurture a child and to help guide them on their path through to adulthood. We are looking forward to sharing with them the things we love to do while giving them the freedom to explore and find their own passions in life. We are excited to be there for their first steps, first words, and first date and to support them along the way.

Thank you for considering us, and we wish you the very best in all of your endeavors.

We are excited to love and nurture a child and to help guide them on their path through to adulthood. We are looking forward to sharing with them the things we love to do while giving them the freedom to explore and find their own passions in life.

-Francis & Matthew

About Us

Francis is from the Philippines and Matt is from Indiana. Francis and Matt both moved to California as adults. We started our journey together through an on-line dating app and our first date was at Coronado Beach. Francis was currently working in LA and Matt was working in San Diego, but as fate would have it, we decided to move-in together in LA. Matt romantically proposed to Francis over New Year’s at a Malibu beach resort with a custom-made book for our engagement. A year later, Francis creatively proposed to Matt during the pandemic, so he can have his own engagement experience. We both love to travel and have been all over the world exploring different cultures and enjoying the local food and scenery. We love exploring LA on hikes, being adventurous at amusement parks and enjoying the sights and sounds of broadway musicals and live concerts.

Our Home & Pets

We recently purchased a three-bedroom, and two-bath home and are excited to continue growing our family and making new memories. The great thing about where we live is that we are so close to so many attractions (Universal Studios, beaches, Disneyland, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and tons of nature trails/preserves) while still living in a quiet and family-friendly neighborhood. We have two adorable dogs named Aubrey (dachshund) and Gracie (chihuahua) and are looking forward to our next step in expanding our family and becoming Tatay (Filipino for dad) and Daddy to a wonderful child.

Our Extended Family

Matt grew up in Indiana with his mom, dad, and younger sister. Matt and his sister have an amazing bond and consider each other best friends. Matt talks on the phone regularly with both his parents and sister, brother-in-law, niece, and nephew.

Francis grew up in the Philippines with his mom, dad, older sister, and younger brother. As a child, Francis and his siblings would spend the summer at his grandparents’ house in the province and go to town fiestas to celebrate religious occasions. Francis’s family loves to travel and go to the beach. Christmas is a big gathering with Francis’s family and is always full of food, gifts, and love.

Matt’s family has a ton of fun traditions, including their family vacations every summer to Disney World as well as a ton of holiday traditions between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Matt loves to decorate for Christmas and bake all sorts of fun treats to enjoy during this time of year. In addition to the traditions from our extended families, we look forward to making new traditions and memories with our child as we delve into this next phase of our lives.

What Led Us To Adoption

We both grew up in loving families with siblings and parents, and that inspired us to start our own family to continue the legacy. As we grew deeper in our relationship, we knew we wanted to share our love with a child. As a same-sex couple, we understood the limitations and challenges and began to explore our options. One summer, we began watching a TV series that revolved around adoption, and we realized that would be a great way to share our love with a child. We are excited to learn and grow as parents as we raise our child to love first, enjoy the journey, and respect everyone’s beliefs, experiences, and paths

more about Francis

more about Francis

Occupation:
HR Manager (Recruitment)
Religion:
Christian - Catholic
Race:
Asian
Education:
MA International Business
Food:
Pizza, seafood, cheese, boba tea, ice cream
Hobby:
Hiking, Broadway shows, running, singing, shopping, zumba
Movie:
The Greatest Showman, Frozen, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid
Favorite Tradition:
Christmas, birthday, New Year’s
Sport:
Volleyball, table tennis, swimming, running
Holiday:
Christmas, Thanksgiving
Music Group:
Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Filpino songs, Gay Men’s Chorus Los Angeles
TV Show:
Ru Paul’s Drag Race, The Bridgerton, American Ninja Warriors
Book:
The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity
Subject in School:
Math, arts, music
Dream Vacation:
Maldives, Carribean, Greece

more about Matthew

more about Matthew

Occupation:
QA Associate Director
Religion:
Christian - Non-denominational
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
BS Biology
Food:
Pizza, nachos, gyros, fruit
Hobby:
Cooking, Hiking, Broadway Shows
Movie:
Inception, The Greatest Showman, The Lion King, Inside Out
Favorite Tradition:
Christmastime (everything)
Sport:
Board/card games
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift
TV Show:
The Fosters, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Succession, The Mandalorian
Book:
The Gifts of Imperfection, Running with Scissors, The Da Vinci Code
Subject in School:
Biology, math, history
Dream Vacation:
Fiji, Maldives, Japan, Brazil

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