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Matthew & Tess

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Matthew

Caregiver

Gender Male
Status

Religion Christianity

Education Ph.D. or higher

Profession College Administrator

Zodiac Sign Taurus

Political Affiliation Lean Left

Tess

Hero

Gender Female
Status

Religion Christianity

Education Ph.D. or higher

Profession College Professor

Zodiac Sign Leo

Political Affiliation Lean Left

Exploring Maquoketa Caves State Park.

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Visiting the Grand Canyon.

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Favorite season and why?

I love summer! It reminds me of my home - the Dominican Republic. The green of the trees, the flowers, and the ability to be outdoors are all exciting, and make me happy.

Tess

Hiking with Ruby Mae and Paco.

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Snowy day in Istambul.

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We are the best choice because…

we are patient, loving, and educators.

Matthew

Tess visiting Split Rock lighthouse with Carolyn her mother-n-law.

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My favorite place in the World is...

my home. I've been privileged to travel many parts of the world. I always look forward to returning to our home on the lake.

Matthew

If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Rice and beans! I'm from the Dominican Republic. Rice and beans are from my childhood and remind me of so many wonderful things about the DR.

Tess

Matthew is kayaking in Lake Superior.

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Out to find the perfect Christmas tree.

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Amanda (sister-in-law) and nephews are with us at the top of the Cordova Tower.

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Favorite season and why?

I love both fall and spring equally. The cool weather along with the change of colors energizes me.

Matthew

If I could change one thing about the World, it would be...

more peace, dialogue, and hope.

Matthew

In five years, our relationship with you will...

Our relationship will be what is best for the child. Every biological mother is in an unique situation. We believe the biological mother has the wisdom to determine what is best.

Tess

My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

our neighbors are our best friends. Our small community of a couple dozen families is protective and supportive of each other.

Matthew

Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

coffee in the morning!

Matthew

Dogs or cats?

We have both. I've always been a dog guy, but since a stray turned up at our house a few years ago, I am into cats now.

Matthew

We are the best choice because…

Matthew and I believe your child deserves a home and parents that will love unconditionally and give them the opportunity to become who they want to be. We are best friends with a privileged life.

Tess

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