Matt and Alice
Dear Birth Parent,
Thank you so much for considering us. We can’t imagine all the things you’re thinking of while deciding to give this incredible gift, and choosing a family for your child. We hope you’ll decide to join our family.
We have always known we wanted to have kids. After trying on our own and with medical help, we learned having biological children wouldn’t be possible. The decision to adopt was easy for us. So many of the people in our lives who are closest to us, our “family of choice,” are people who aren’t biologically related to us – it makes sense our children will be “chosen” too!
We’re interested in adopting a newborn, and we have no preferences about race or ethnicity. We would welcome a long-term relationship with the birth family, if you are interested in an open adoption.
We’re committed to raising our child in a diverse community. We live in a safe, welcoming, kid-friendly neighborhood in the city of Pittsburgh, with great schools and parks nearby. There are often children playing outside in the neighborhood. Our home also includes three spoiled rescue animals: Georgie the dog, and cat sisters Starbuck and Boomer. They are all very friendly; Georgie has discovered that babies drop all sorts of tasty treats.
We met in 2012 in Washington, DC, and got married in 2014. In 2016, we decided to move to Pittsburgh, where we have so much supportive family. Alice’s mom, dad, and step-mom all live within a mile or two, and they are excited to welcome another grandchild. Alice’s sister, brother-in-law, and their 5 kids live across the street from us. They can’t wait to meet their new cousin! Several other aunts, uncles, and cousins (biological and chosen) live within a few miles. Most of Matt’s family lives on a dairy farm in western Virginia, and we visit them several times a year.
Why Matt will be a great dad – By Alice
Matt is patient, thoughtful, and gentle. He wants to be prepared for every possibility. He started reading baby books and researching child development years ago when we started thinking about having kids.
Matt has a great relationship with our nieces and nephews who live across the street. Uncle Matt loves to wrestle with the kids, teach them to play video games, or build with legos. He can’t wait to share his passions and hobbies with our child.
Matt is a software architect, and is incredibly driven, but makes sure to prioritize family over work at every turn. He helped me through midwifery school, taking care of me through periods of intense stress. Plus, he is a great cook.
Why Alice will be a great mom – By Matt
I can’t wait to see Alice become a mom. She is kind and compassionate, intelligent and thoughtful. I know that Alice will be completely dedicated to giving our child care and love, and that she will always support them.
I’ve seen a preview of how Alice will be as a mom as she’s spent time with our young nieces and nephews. She’s always patient, loving, and kind — even when it’s time for “unpleasant” things like bath and bed. I know that our child will be able to come to Alice whenever they need help, or just a shoulder to cry on; she always seems to know just the right thing to say to make people feel loved and cared for.
Alice’s work as a midwife is another way that she shows her love and compassion for her community. Being a midwife is Alice’s professional calling, more than just a job. She’s touched the lives of so many women and families by caring for them during pregnancy and birth. Alice will be a great role model for our child, showing them how to care for others and give back to their community.
One more bonus of being in our family is that our in-laws own and operate three terrific family restaurants. When the chef invites us over for dinner, we always drop everything and go!
We both plan on taking parental leave so we can spend as much time as possible with the baby. Matt works from home and has a flexible schedule, and we have many friends and family members who are eager to help. We’re planning on working with a nanny who has taken care of our 5 nieces and nephews.
Thank you for considering joining our family. We wish you all the best as you make your adoption plan. We’re happy to answer any additional questions you have. You can email us at email@example.com.
Matt and Alice