Meet Matt and Stephen...
Hello! We are Matt and Stephen. We met six years ago and live just outside of Boston. Matt is a doctor at a nearby hospital and Stephen is an elementary school teacher at a local school. We have a dog named Fritz who loves people big and small!
Matt grew up in Pennsylvania, and Stephen grew up in Massachusetts. We met each other in Boston on a cold winter night in 2016 and hit it off immediately! We were engaged in 2019 and got married a year later.
We love to spend time in the kitchen; Matt cooks, and Stephen bakes. Matt is an avid reader, while Stephen is more of a movie buff. We like to stay active too and enjoy running and cycling. We spend time with family and friends whenever we can!
What We See in Each Other:
Matt: Stephen makes everything more joyous and fun. I am in awe of how dedicated he is to his family, his friends, and his students. He is thoughtful about the little things and has a way of making people feel memorable and special. He is great at making me break out of my shell and think about things in a new and different way.
Stephen: Matt is extremely caring and compassionate. He takes his time with decisions and thinks things through. When Matt sets goals, he works hard to achieve them! He makes me a better person inside and out.
Our Extended Family:
Matt’s family is large, loud, and lovely! Most are a few hours away out-of-state, so when we visit, it’s usually for an extended stay. Stephen’s family is relatively small and close-knit. We live about an hour away from each other and try to connect whenever we can. Together, we have 5 nieces and nephews.
Our Adoption Story:
We talked about starting a family early in our relationship. While there are multiple options for gay men to start a family, we both felt like adoption was the right path for us. We can’t wait to be dads!
Special Activities we Look Forward to Doing with our Child:
We can’t wait to explore with our child and nurture their creativity. We are looking forward to taking trips up and down the east coast; cooking and baking together; and sharing family dinners. The sky’s the limit!
Holidays are all about spending time with friends and family. We don’t shy away from a July 4th cookout or a Christmas potluck. We usually split holidays between Matt’s family and Stephen’s. Last year we hosted Stephen’s family for Thanksgiving!
We live in a town just outside of Boston, MA. Our home has a big, bright living room with a big cozy couch, four bedrooms, and a perfectly sized backyard. We live on a quiet street with lots of families and friendly pups. An added bonus – we can walk to three different playgrounds and an ice cream shop!
There’s lots more to learn about this family!
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