Matt & Gina
Dear Birth Parent
First, we want to thank you for taking the time to get to know a little bit about us and possibly considering us to be parents of the precious child you are carrying. We admire your strength and courage in making the decision for adoption and wanting the best life possible for your child. It’s truly a testimony of your selfless character. It’s a privilege to share our story with you. We are Matthew and Gina.
This is our story – One evening at a Christian, singles function, I noticed Matt from across the room. I recognized him from somewhere but unsure of where? Later, at a singles outing, we talked and asked each other questions about our past. We got on the subject of high school and quickly learned that Matt and I had friends in common. It was back then that we first met. We lived in the same area for a period, ate at the same restaurants, and went to the same hang outs; all while enduring similar life experiences. We later learned that our growth since high school was Gods way of preparing us for a future together; one built on family values, faith, love, and God. We decided to get married, first and only marriage for each, with hopes of starting a family.
Unfortunately, due to infertility issues, our story is not yet complete. We are hoping that you can complete our story.
I was raised in the Salinas, Monterey area by my loving parents until I was a sophomore in high school. At that time, my parents and five siblings moved to Northern CA for a career opportunity. I enjoyed and finished high school, worked as a chef in various Restaurants and Hotels for a period, and then decided to go to college. I graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a degree in finance. I developed a passion for the financial world and the stock market. I currently work full-time as a state employee. I love spending time with my family and longtime friends. Also, I love taking my two Golden Retrievers, “Miley” and “Noah”, hiking everywhere. These dogs continue to bring us so much joy and laughter. Friends and family have told me I have a calming nature about myself. My wife says I’m a compassionate, kind, and generous husband who places family first. I’ve always known I would have a family of my own one day, but it’s all in Gods timing.
I certainly know the Importance of family and to cherish every moment with them. Unfortunately, I lost my mom at age 21 years old and my father eight years after my mothers passing. I am still very close to my five siblings, their spouses, and my nieces and nephews. My five siblings and their families live in close proximity and have family gatherings or outings often. Gina and I have always envisioned of having a baby to take backpacking, camping, and enjoying the beauty of this world. I look forward to teaching my child how to fish, play baseball, and cook. We both enjoy heading back to Monterey for weekend trips with the dogs to play on the beach. We both enjoy traveling, and want our bundle of joy to be exposed to many cultures and accept differences among them.
I was raised in Northern CA by my parents, in which, I lived in the same house since I was six months of age with my four siblings. I was born a twin girl, despite doctors telling my mother she was having one boy. Our birth was a pleasant surprise for the whole family, especially my older sister. I was born under weight and had to go to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit until I grew bigger, while my twin sister went home without me. I finished high school and went on to receive a degree in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton in hopes of becoming a Child Psychologist. My family always told me I was a natural with kids ever since I became an Aunt at age12 and was inseparable from my nephew. While working on my degree in Psychology, I worked as a preschool teacher, group home counselor and babysat on the weekends to earn extra money.
One day, my parents came down to visit me in Southern CA at work. My father leaned over and put his arm around me and asked me, “So, when are you going to get a real job and stop playing with the kids?” I responded with, “I love my kids.” He wanted to see me in a career that could financially support me. So, that moment talking to my father changed my life forever. I went on to become a Postpartum, Pediatric, and NICU Registered Nurse. I incorporated my education, counseling, and teaching into becoming a nurse who cares for my patients- mind, body, and spirit.
I, also, love and cherish my family and longtime friends. I am blessed to have a close relationship with my parents, twin and older siblings. I enjoy exercising, hiking, my dogs, movies, and having family gatherings at my house, especially for Christmas. According to family and friends, my best quality is my love and compassion for others and their situation. I love my job, and the variety of people I meet every day. I know in my heart and the gifts that God gave me that I was meant to be a mom. One who will love a child unconditionally. Matt and I look forward to raising a child with the same love and encouragement we had as a child.
Where we live:
We live in an upper-middle class neighborhood, in a two-story, four bedroom house with a pool, Jacuzzi, and plenty of yard to play soccer. There are plenty of parks, recreation, malls, theatres, and restaurants in the area. We live in a newer school district that has some of the best schools in walking distance. Being that I’m a Pediatric nurse, I have chosen one of the best Pediatricians to care for my child’s medical needs. I have access to the best resources to meet the needs of this wonderful, bundle of joy.
Matt and I agree to let our little angel know about their birth parents and the loving decision they made to bring this blessing into our lives. We thank you again for the opportunity to tell our story. We know you will make the best decision regardless of which family you choose. Just know you will be blessed for choosing to give this child life. If you are interested in us, please contact Little Angel Adoptions at 1-888-281-8948.
Be blessed and Be a blessing,
Matthew and Gina