We are Matt and Lisa. We are excited to have the opportunity to share our lives with you through this letter. We understand that you are facing one of the most important decisions of your life in choosing what is best for your child and can only imagine the challenges you are going through in this journey. We are honored to have you read about our journey and hope this letter gives you a snapshot into our family life. As a couple, we have struggled to conceive a child. We have gone to numerous doctors, most giving us slim to little hope for a biological family. We have prayed to be parents and feel as though the door to biological children has been closed, and adoption is the plan for our family. Adoption is near and dear to our hearts. Lisa’s sister and husband also struggled with infertility. They have been blessed with two adopted daughters. We would love to be able to be parents through adoption so we can love, cherish, and parent a child. We are also open to having an on-going relationship with the birth parent(s) of our future child.
We just celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary in May. Matt is a Civil Engineer. Lisa is an elementary school teacher, she has taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. We are really involved at our church with small groups and have volunteered in the nursery and service ministries. We have made some great friends at church that all have young children. We are both close with our families and have a lot of get-togethers for holidays and parties. We have six nieces and two nephews and we love being an aunt and an uncle. Both sides of our families are open and supportive of our plan for adoption. Lisa’s sister and cousin both adopted their children, and Matt’s aunt is a birthmother.
We look forward to getting to take our future children to church, the park, aquariums, zoos, family vacations, and many more places. We plan to start a college fund for our future children. We will be using a Christian Day Care during school months, as Lisa is a teacher, but our ultimate goal is to hopefully transition into Lisa being able to be a stay-at-home mom.
We consider you a blessing in our lives and appreciate you considering us as a possible option for your child. We are committed to offering this child a life of unconditional love, nurture, and care. We believe he or she should always know and feel your love and we will do everything we can to make sure of that. We are open to whatever form of relationship is best. We believe that God has a purpose and a great plan for all of our lives and He works for the good of those that love Him and are called according to His purpose. We pray that you will have strength, wisdom, and peace as you are continuing in your journey and decision making.
Thank you for taking the time to read about and consider us!
Matt and Lisa