Our Adoption Story: Jeff and Matt
From the very beginning of their relationship, Jeff and Matt were always open to the idea of starting a family together. When the couple first began their adoption journey, they did a lot of research. While Jeff and Matt did have friends and family who had adopted, they didn’t know much about the adoption process. But, with the help of Adoption Choices of Colorado, their son’s adoption was finalized in June 2019.
Jeff and Matt’s Adoption Story
Jeff and Matt’s adoption journey happened quite quickly. The couple completed the necessary paperwork in early August, then finished their home study in October. Two days later – they were notified of a match and began preparing to meet their son, who had already been born.
Jeff and Matt say that one thing their adoption journey has taught them is to expect the unexpected. One unexpected element of their adoption journey was that their son was born three months early and was still in the NICU. When Jeff and Matt first met their son, he was already two months old, and they spent another month visiting him in the hospital. However, the couple notes that hospital nurses gave them the most excellent training on caring for their son. His time in the hospital also gave them more time to prepare the nursery.
While their son initially came home on oxygen, he is now toddling around living life to the fullest.
To help their son better understand his adoption story, Jeff and Matt talk about adoption regularly. They also have two special boxes in their son’s room filled with items from his birth and pictures with his biological family. The family also has an open adoption with his birth mom and communicates with her via a mix of photos and visits.
Jeff and Matt want future birth mothers to know that adoption is not something taken lightly. Whoever you pick to raise your child has gone through a very long and hard process to have the chance to love and care for your baby. Adoptive parents will love your child unconditionally and are invested in his or her future.
Adoption Story Note for Birth Mothers
Everyone’s adoption journey is different. However, we guarantee that somewhere out there, there is a loving family, just like Jeff and Matt, who are ready to welcome your baby with open arms. We hope that this story encourages you and provides a sense of peace as you review prospective adoptive parents for your baby.
If you have any questions or are ready to start your own adoption journey, please don’t hesitate to contact any of our Adoption Choices of Oklahoma staff members.
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is a private adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma and leader in the adoption community. We have been assisting birth parents, children, and adoptive families in Oklahoma for over 19 years. Our staff members are committed to providing an ethical, empowering, and personalized adoption experience to all involved in the adoption process. If you are currently in the process of adopting a baby and have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.
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Meet the Author: Grace Myers is a sophomore digital media major at North Greenville University. She loves writing and hopes to pursue a career in journalism or public relations after graduating.
An adoptee herself, Grace is passionate about writing for adoption. She especially loves hearing adoption stories and getting to know a variety of people.