LUCK MUST HAVE BEEN ON OUR SIDE WHEN THE TWO OF US MET, as we clicked with one another right away; in 3 days, we went from a text conversation to a phone conversation, and then to a first date! Right off the bat, we learned about each other’s interests and quickly took an interest in the things that brought each other joy.
Matt’s interest in public service and Barry’s passion for religious traditions. Early on in our relationship, we knew that this was something special, sharing each other with our extended families after only a few weeks! Three years after we met, we got married, and then about 3 years after that we began the adoption process in earnest. Both of us adore children, especially our niece and nephew, and we look forward to raising a family of our own—one that is full of love, laughter, joy, and celebration.
Nothing would give us a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment than helping someone discover the world and realize their place in it. And of course, our future child’s grandparents are looking forward to their arrival!
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I AM AN EXTREMELY ACTIVE PERSON
I AM NOT THE TYPE TO SIT AROUND AND DO NOTHING. I like to spend time with friends and family. I am also a very socially involved individual. I belong to many community and civic organizations. One of my passions is to help make a difference in this world. I enjoy traveling, cooking, and going to the movies and Broadway musicals. I also love to just get in my car and drive. Family is super important to me. I grew up in a close family that always did things together. Even to this day, we see our families often.
A FEW OF MATTHEW’S FAVORITE THINGS
ANIMAL- Cats & Monkeys
ATHLETE- Michael Jordan
AUTHOR- JK Rowling
CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT- Macaroni and Cheese
CHILDHOOD ACTIVITY -Playing outside with friends
CHILDREN’S BOOK- The Rainbow Fish
CHILDREN’S TV SHOW- Peppa Pig
DREAM JOB- Walt Disney World Imagineer
I HAVE A ZEST AND PASSION FOR LIFE!
I STRONGLY BELIEVE IN TRYING TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF LIFE, whether that means traveling, sitting on the couch and watching a movie, or participating in a community event. I care deeply about the welfare of others and love to participate in social justice work to affect positive change in the world. Giving 1000% to everything that I do is a fact that I pride myself on, and friends comment to me on how much they appreciate all that thought and effort! I love to laugh, but my sense of humor can definitely use some work; my “dad jokes” often result in lots of eye rolling and shaking of heads. Still, the levity that I bring to a room is often appreciated by all who are there—even if they say otherwise.
A FEW OF BARRY’S FAVORITE THINGS
ANIMAL- Dogs & Cats
ATHLETE- David Ortiz
AUTHOR- Yossi Klein HaLevi
CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT- TV
CHILDHOOD ACTIVITY- Video games
CHILDREN’S BOOK -Sammy Spider series
CHILDREN’S TV SHOW- Bubble Guppies
DREAM JOB- Walt Disney World frontline cast member