Hi! We are Matt and Rikki. Thank you for taking the time to read our letter. We imagine that this must be a difficult and frightening process but we appreciate your courage to explore adoption. If you select our family we will provide a happy, loving and secure home for your child.
We live in Bernal Heights, a neighborhood in the southern part of San Francisco. We live in a beautiful old victorian house that we share with our dog, Jake. We love living in San Francisco because of the openness and acceptance of the people that live here. There is so much to do in the city whether it be going to the museums and the theater or hiking in Golden Gate park and feeling like you are a hundred miles from the city. Our neighborhood is very close knit and there are many young families and newborn babies around. There are two parks within a few blocks and many schools close by.
We have been married three years and together for eight. We met very soon after Matt moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. We instantly connected over our love of food and travel. Though we were both very busy with our jobs, we found time for each other and very soon after moved in together. Our relationship is based on us both being very giving and nurturing individuals. Nothing makes either of us happier than seeing joy in others and it is because of this we knew that adopting a child would be the path for us.
Rikki is a pastry chef for three restaurants in San Francisco. Her favorite part of her job is teaching and nurturing her employees. Nothing makes her happier than seeing her old employees go on to become successful. She is a loving and caring sister and aunt and was a home school teacher for two years in college. She loves painting and yoga and can’t wait to be a mom so she can do art projects and have random dance parties in the living room.
Matt is a chef at a top restaurant in San Francisco. He is a great brother and loves being an uncle to his four nieces and nephews. Matt has a great sense of humor and loves to make people laugh. He is very easy going and has always had the ability to make people feel comfortable around him. He loves taking Jake for hikes in the park and can’t wait to have a baby to take on his dog walks everyday. Matt is very excited to share his family’s recipes and food with his child.
We are both very close to our family. Rikki’s family is from the East Bay, only about one hour from San Francisco. Her parents and grandparents both still live there and are very excited about our possible addition to our family. Matt’s family is from Los Angeles. His brother and sister both have children and we visit them often. His parents still live in the same home he grew up in and visit San Francisco multiple times a year. The chef community in San Francisco is very close and because of this we have many close friends who support us and will be part of our lives.
Our family loves to travel, from far flung location like Columbia and Peru to local road trips to Lake Tahoe and Big Sur. We like to discover things in the city like new parks and restaurant. We like to watch movies and listen to music. Matt loves sports and has turned Rikki into a Lakers fan. We always try to go to at least one NBA game every year. We can’t wait to enjoy these activities as a family.
We want you to know that we are committed to being open. We thank you for taking the time to learn about us and considering us as parents for your child . Please call us anytime if you have any questions or would like to learn more about us at 1-800-734-1369. Or you can call our adoption counselor Lisa Clark at 1-800-969-6665.
Good luck in you process.