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Matt and Trent

Hello!

Hi we’re Matt and Trent! Thank you for taking the time to read our letter and considering us as adoptive parents. We could never truly understand how you may be feeling at this moment, but we want you to know how much we respect and honor your courageous consideration. We hope to make it a bit easier for you by sharing this little window into our lives.

Your gift is the best miracle we could ever hope for and one that will ALWAYS be cherished. We hope you enjoy our story and we look forward to hearing yours soon too!

-Matt & Trent

 

OUR STORY-

Committed and in love for sixteen years, we knew early on in our relationship that we would be together forever and we dreamed of starting a family. In March of 2015 our son, Dallas, was born and through adoption, that dream came true! Adoption has always been the natural choice for us and we are so proud to be adoptive Dads!

We believe family is a fundamental part of life and one of the most precious gifts one can have. We are so grateful to be at that point in our lives where we can bring another child into our home! Dallas is so excited to be a big brother!

 

OUR FAMILY ADVENTURES –

Living in Southern California, we enjoy experiencing all that Los Angeles and its surrounding cities have to offer. Beyond visiting our families in Dallas and Philly, we love to vacation to some of our favorite destinations such as Hawaii, Mexico, and The Caribbean. We look forward to family vacations so our children can see the world and appreciate different cultures.

We also host many dinner parties at home throughout the year with our family and friends. Whether it is a holiday, birthday, or just a regular night throughout the week, we love to get together with those we love most!

OUR HOME –

 Our house sits at the end of a cul-de- sac in a beautiful neighborhood of Los Angeles.  We have a beautiful yard and swimming pool perfect for entertaining family and friends. We own a beautiful vacation home in Palm Springs which we renovated ourselves. We love spending time in the desert where we too have a strong community of friends. Our neighborhood is family friendly and we are close to great schools, parks and several biking and hiking trails.

We host dinner parties at home throughout the year with our family and friends. Whether it is a holiday, birthday or just a regular night throughout the week, we love to get together with those we love the most.

 

ABOUT TRENT-

I truly love life and feel so incredibly blessed! I wake up each day eager to spend my mornings with my partner and best friend, Matt, and our amazing son, Dallas! Then, I am able to go to work with some of the most creative and talented people in the business.  Coming home each night for dinner and just spending quality time together with my family really is the highlight of my day.  In my free time, I love taking Dallas to the beach or to the park. I enjoy sporting events and visiting our vacation home in Palm Springs. I love to read and try to do something active every day!

Matt and Dallas are the loves of my life and I look forward to the day when we will be a family of four!

 

TRENT – By Matt

 I first fell in love with his smile and then his eyes and then his heart all on our first date. I remember coming home and telling my roommates that I met the man I am going to spend the rest of my life with. He had the most magnetic charm about him and still does to this day! You just “feel so good” when you are around Trent! He is sincere, thoughtful, kind and compassionate… a devoted partner, father, son, brother, friend and colleague. He is supportive in every sense of the word and he is reliable and trust-worthy. He is my rock and my best friend! I love sharing my life with Trent! He is such an amazing Dad to Dallas and I fall in love with him a little more each day just by watching them play. They are so cute together!

A true Libra, Trent has always been free spirited yet practical and disciplined in every way. He is a television executive and has a passion for travel and real estate. Also a true “foodie”, Trent loves to watch cooking shows, try new restaurants and prepare home-cooked meals. He is very social and is always planning activities and get-togethers with family and friends. He is smart, fun-loving and beyond charming! Everybody loves Trent, especially me!

ABOUT MATT-

I studied acting and theatre in college and upon graduation I moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.  I appeared in commercials and on some popular TV shows before moving into the hospitality industry. I keep my creative chops sharpened by doing voice-overs for TV, Radio, Internet and Film. I also love photography and own and operate a small home studio.  I love all that I do but being a Dad is by far the greatest gift I’ve ever received. Nothing makes me happier than spending time with my family!

I am beyond grateful and excited to begin the adoption process again! I told Trent over ten years ago that one day we would be a family of four and the journey has been truly magical!

 

MATT – By Trent

The day I met Matt he was the most beautiful man I had ever seen.  After I got to know him it was then that I realized that his inner beauty far surpasses his outer beauty. Matt is one of the most caring people I know. He is empathetic by nature and he has a huge heart so he always sees the good in people. His handsome looks and charming wit is what first attracted me to him and then his huge heart is what made me fall in love with him.

He is also very funny and his child-like spirit inspires me everyday. He loves to sing and play with Dallas! They are so silly together and it warms my heart so much. Matt never ceases to amaze me how he can balance family, work and fun. While his job is demanding, he is able to leave it behind when it comes to spending time together as a family.

One of the best things about Matt is how he loves and supports us unconditionally; not only me and Dallas but also my family and closest friends. He is supportive of anyone in need and will never turn his back in times of struggle.

 

MEET DALLAS

Dallas is a happy social little boy who lights up any room he’s in! He loves pre-school, especially his teacher, Miss Tammy! He loves pizza and dinosaurs and chicken and rice and puzzles and drums and books and bananas and broccoli and Paw Patrol and Lion Guard and PJ Masks and Legos and bubbles and hotdogs and “yellow dip” (mustard) and animals and fire trucks but most of all he loves his Daddy Matt and Daddy Trent.

 

DALLAS’ ADOPTION STORY

 Dallas was born in March of 2015 to an amazing young woman who we instantly fell in love with. Raised by a single Mom herself and about to begin college, she knew adoption was the right path for her unplanned pregnancy. We spent a week together before and after Dallas’ birth and we then headed to our home in Los Angeles. We keep in touch mostly through text and Facebook and we are all open to future visits.

We talk to Dallas often about extending our family and he is so excited to meet his new baby brother or sister. One day he would like a brother and the next day he wants a sister. We can’t keep up but we know deeply that we will be blessed with the right child for our family! We are overjoyed with anticipation and full of such gratitude!

 

OUR FAMILY & FRIENDS

Matt was raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia by his amazing Mom and wonderful Stepfather whom he’s always called “Dad”. He is the youngest of three and extremely close with his brother and sister. Matt grew up in a beautiful neighborhood surrounded by close family and friends and his home was filled with love and lots and lots of laughter! His parents hosted many family gatherings going “all out” for every holiday, birthdays and special occasions. Family always came first and still does to this day!

In between visits to Philadelphia, Matt talks with his family almost daily by phone, text, Facebook and his favorite, FaceTime! Matt is the proud Uncle to three nieces and three nephews whom he adores.

Trent’s family resides in Dallas and he too is very close to his parents and brothers. He is the proud Uncle to one nephew and two nieces.

Trent is the middle child of three boys. was surrounded by much love and laughter throughout his entire childhood and teenage years. Trent’s family resides in Dallas and he too is very close to his parents and brothers. He is the proud Uncle to one nephew and two nieces.

We visit both sides of the family often and celebrate many special occasions together. Our entire family is thrilled we are welcoming another child into the family!

 

OUR FRIENDS –

 Our extended family here in Los Angeles consists of our closest friends. We are both fortunate enough to have many of our best friends from college living in LA so we have a strong support system.

 

OUR PROMISE–

 If you choose us to be the parents of your child, we promise…

  • To provide a home where the values of family, education, community, self worth, confidence, compassion, respect, service and responsibility are taught.
  • To provide and sustain a safe environment that empowers your child to discover and celebrate their identity.
  • To encourage a strong sense of moral, ethical and spiritual understanding.
  • To always surround your child with laughter and lots and lots of love!

THANK YOU–

 Thank you again for taking the time to learn more about us and our family! We wish you comfort and peace in whatever decision you make.

 

If you have any questions for us, or would like for us to adopt your child, please contact your Adopthelp caseworker at 800-637-7999 toll free.