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Matt & Rebecca

We feel so lucky to have a life filled with love for each other, our wonderful friends and family and the world around us. The ability to share this life with a child as the newest member of our family makes us the most excited. Thank you so much for viewing our profile to learn about us and the parents we look forward to becoming.

About Us

Matt
Rebecca
Job
Senior Risk Manager
Software Project Manager
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science
Law Degree
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

Music Festival Fun

Leisure time is our favorite! We take our adult responsibilities and professions seriously, but when it's time to unwind we really enjoy creating space to laugh, be silly, and reconnect with friends and each other.

We are very energetic and love to stay busy. Rebecca has been an avid cyclist for years and we enjoy riding bikes together. We are hoping to try more mountain biking soon. Snow skiing is our favorite winter sport; Matt is an expert and taught children to ski for years! In warmer weather, you'll find us white water rafting, dancing at a music festival, or rooting for teams at sporting events, both college and pro. We're also so excited to introduce a child to camping, our favorite way to explore the outdoors, wake up in the woods and relax in a canoe or next to a campfire.

We've traveled from Mexico to Canada to Europe and look forward to kid-friendly travels in our future. In the summer we take beach trips to the Gulf Coast or the Oregon Coast where Matt's family beach house is located.

When not adventuring, we might be hosting friends for a pool party, relaxing and sharing stories from our week, cooking great food or dreaming about building an arts and crafts space to learn woodworking. Our favorite time is time spent together and we are thrilled to find ways to incorporate all of this fun into a life with a child.

Fun Facts About Us:

Rebecca Traveling in Bali

  • Rebecca loves very spicy foods and has entered three different spicy eating contests.
  • Matt is ambidextrous. He writes with his left hand but plays all sports with his right hand.
  • Rebecca really likes to sing and is known as a karaoke queen with her friends. She once had an outdoor karaoke birthday party in her front yard.
  • Matt was in a TV commercial as an adult for Sherries Berries and it was shown nationwide.
  • Catching Snowflakes & Skiing

  • Rebecca loves cycling and has ridden her bike 100 miles in one day from Portland, OR to the Oregon coast on more than one occasion.
  • Matt's entire family grew up snow skiing. Both Matt and his mom were ski racers.
  • Rebecca strongly supports rescue animals and has rescued many feral cats living in rough conditions and found them homes.
  • Matt has climbed volcanoes on three continents.
  • Rebecca volunteers with a non-profit that runs a chimpanzee sanctuary in Africa.
  • Matt is fluent in French and continues to practice his Spanish.
  • Adoption in Our Family

    Our niece was adopted as an infant and we were fortunate enough to watch the entire process of her adoption. We got to witness the love and openness that develops. Rebecca's brother and his wife formed a relationship with her birth mother over the course of many months prior to the birth and adoption. Here we are seven years later and we have seen how that relationship has continued. Our niece has occasional contact with her birth mom and has met her face to face. We have seen this be successful and will respect any level of openness with the birth family that chooses us. We have been so lucky to have our niece as a part of our family and we are so excited to go on this journey ourselves.

    We also have a close friend who chose adoption for her baby. She has been an important resource for us to learn about her experience with an open adoption from a birth mother's point of view.

    Every adoption is unique and while we do not expect our situation to be identical to that of my niece's, we know that families can come about in many ways and we celebrate the uniqueness of each one. We are so supportive of the incredibly difficult decisions the birth mother faces and believe we can provide a loving stable home for a child to thrive and develop in.

    Photos

    Family Fur Baby Photo
    Family Fur Baby Photo
    Rebecca Rocking Karaoke
    Rebecca Rocking Karaoke
    Matt Clamming on the Oregon Coast
    Matt Clamming on the Oregon Coast
    River Time With Kinzie
    River Time With Kinzie
    Exploring Art at Burning Man
    Exploring Art at Burning Man
    Snow Day
    Snow Day
    Enjoying a Sunset Cruise
    Enjoying a Sunset Cruise
    Rebecca Paddleboarding
    Rebecca Paddleboarding
    Matt & His Love of Nature
    Matt & His Love of Nature
    Bonfire on the Beach
    Bonfire on the Beach
    Day Hike in San Francisco
    Day Hike in San Francisco
    Enjoying a Summer Patio
    Enjoying a Summer Patio
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    Family Fur Baby Photo
    Family Fur Baby Photo
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    Rebecca Rocking Karaoke
    Rebecca Rocking Karaoke
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    Matt Clamming on the Oregon Coast
    Matt Clamming on the Oregon Coast
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    River Time With Kinzie
    River Time With Kinzie
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    Exploring Art at Burning Man
    Exploring Art at Burning Man
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    Snow Day
    Snow Day
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    Enjoying a Sunset Cruise
    Enjoying a Sunset Cruise
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    Rebecca Paddleboarding
    Rebecca Paddleboarding
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    Matt & His Love of Nature
    Matt & His Love of Nature
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    Bonfire on the Beach
    Bonfire on the Beach
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    Day Hike in San Francisco
    Day Hike in San Francisco
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    Enjoying a Summer Patio
    Enjoying a Summer Patio

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Our Home

    We live in a wonderful five-bedroom house that is the family home that Rebecca grew up in. It sits on 11 acres and has a lot of land and woods for playing and exploring. There is a big pool in the backyard where we spend time every day when the weather lets us. We love swimming, grilling outdoors, playing basketball, or relaxing and listening to nature and playing with the dog and cats outside. We have a big game room inside with a pool table, karaoke machine, and board games where we love to relax and spend time with each other. There is a big cozy kitchen for lots of family time and prepping and eating meals.

    Our home is in a country setting but just outside of a mid-sized city. We feel very close to everything we need in the city but have a peaceful spot to call our home. Our neighborhood has many families close by with kids of all ages. Any day you can see families walking with strollers or see kids out on their bikes and playing outdoors in a safe environment. There are even horse stables in our neighborhood for kids to take lessons.

    Our community has a farmer's market, an annual trick or treating hayride in the neighborhood and many other family-oriented events. It is a terrific place to raise a child.

    Our Extended Families

    Popsicle Time With Our Niece

    Neither of us have incredibly large families, but we have both been raised in extremely loving and open environments. Rebecca's brother, his wife and 7-year-old daughter live just 10 minutes away and we see them many times a week. To our niece, we are known as Aunt Bec Bec and Uncle Crunch Munch. We adore spending time with her.

    Rebecca's mother lives in the home with us. She is a wonderful grandmother and cannot wait for another grandchild in her life.

    Surprise Wave Family Photo

    Together we love vacations at the beach, which include tons of fun activities like paddle boarding, swimming, making sand castles, riding bikes and cooking fresh seafood. A funny memory from last summer at the beach was a giant wave that snuck up on us while we were trying to take a family photo. We all got so wet and had a lot of fun laughing about it.

    Matt's father, brother, sister and niece and nephew live in different states and we jump on a plane whenever possible for family visits.

    Traditions include celebrating everyone's birthday and milestones, getting together for the holidays, taking family trips and just spending quality time together. We have so much love and support from our family. Everyone is thrilled to meet our new family member and be a part of their life.

    From Us to You

    Wow! We are so honored and happy that you are reading this! We are excited, nervous and ready for this journey with open hearts. You are facing many difficult decisions and we have so much respect for you during this time. Our hope is that our love for each other can shine through in our words and profile and give you a glimpse of our personalities and who we would like to become as parents.

    We are Rebecca and Matt. Seven years ago we met in Portland, Oregon at a small, local venue while enjoying some live music. Little did we know we had been living a mile apart from each other for quite some time. We both remember laughing so much from the moment we met and we've been together ever since. In 2018, we were married in a gorgeous outdoor celebration surrounded by loved ones, music and dancing. We feel so lucky to have found such a strong partnership that we continue to build every day.

    During the time we were planning a family, we experienced the loss of loved ones. After learning we couldn't have a biological child of our own, Matt's mother and Rebecca's father suddenly passed away within a short time of each other. We grieved these losses, but through our hurt our relationship strengthened and the motivation to adopt and build our family grew stronger. In 2021 we relocated from Oregon to Alabama where Rebecca's family lives to surround ourselves and future children with loving relatives and snuggly family kisses (dog and cats included!).

    In our professional life, Rebecca is a project manager for a modern software company and Matt works his people skills in the commercial insurance world. Growing up, we were given strong opportunities for education that allowed us to become successful adults. We want to give all of this to a child for them to establish stability in their own life and pursue their dreams.

    Our life with a child will be built around a fun, supportive and warm home with constant encouragement, family meals together, weekend adventures (our camper has plenty of room for all of us!), bedtime stories, seasonal vacations to the beach and the snowy mountains, and open communication and honesty. We cannot wait to see a child take their first steps or blow out their yearly birthday candles. We dream of introducing them to things we love like paddling a canoe, riding their own bike, building science projects and filling the house with singing and dancing (perhaps TikTok videos are in our future ❤). How exciting to also watch and enable them to explore their own talents and passions and grow into their individual self!

    As you look to us as prospective adoptive parents, we can assure you that our minds, hearts and souls are 100% dedicated to creating a healthy, loving and supportive life for the child. We will always share your child's life story with them and they will know your strength and love forever. We will keep your relationship with your child as open as you are comfortable with either through pictures, emails, phone calls or future in-person visits, if that is your wish. We have wonderful examples of open adoptions in our life with our niece being adopted as an infant and also a close friend and birth mother who placed her child with a loving adoptive family. We've seen first-hand that families come in all shapes and sizes and can prove successful with love and devotion.

    We can't wait to watch a child grow and learn and develop as a member of our family. As parents, we want to teach our child to laugh through life but also give them strength to tackle the tough times. Being a parent will be a huge challenge, but we are ready to provide the love and guidance so that they can become their own absolute "best" version of themselves. We send much love your way as you decide the right next steps for you and your child.

    Matt & Rebecca

    Favorites

    Matt
    Rebecca
    Actor
    Bryan Cranston
    Leonardo DiCaprio
    Actress
    Zoe Kravitz
    Reese Witherspoon
    Animal
    Humpback Whale
    Lion
    Author
    Jon Krakauer
    Anyone who writes a good thriller
    Book
    Books about survival and epic adventure books
    Alice in Wonderland
    Candy Bar
    Kit Kat Mint, Sour Patch Kids
    Twix
    Cartoon
    Rugrats
    The Simpsons
    Childhood Memory
    Going to the zoo and learning to surf
    Exploring outside and building forts in the woods
    Childhood Toy
    Beginners Magic Kit and a slingshot
    My play kitchen
    Children's Book
    The Hungry Caterpillar
    The Cat in the Hat
    City
    Bend, Oregon
    San Francisco, California
    Classic Movie
    The Wizard of Oz
    The Princess Bride
    Color
    Blue
    Forest Green
    Day of Week
    Friday
    Saturday
    Dessert
    Chocolate Cake or Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
    Chocolate Cake
    Disney Movie
    Aladdin
    The Little Mermaid
    Dream Car
    Diesel Truck with electric hybrid option
    Forest Green Range Rover
    Dream Job
    Ship Captain and Spear Fisherman
    Hip Hop Backup Dancer
    Dream Vacation
    Australia
    Traveling through Africa
    Family Activity
    Anything active- a rafting trip, a walk in the park, going to the beach.
    Laughing, cooking, playing games
    Flower / Plant
    Hydrangeas
    Dahlia
    Food
    Lasagna, oysters
    Tacos, anything extra spicy
    Form of Exercise
    Skiing and jogging
    Cycling, tennis
    Fruit
    mangos, pineapples
    Raspberries
    Game
    Spite and Malice (card game)
    Boardgames
    Hobby
    Drawing
    Playing the guitar
    Holiday
    Thanksgiving
    Birthdays
    Holiday Song
    Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
    Frosty the Snowman
    Holiday Tradition
    Touring holiday lights
    Baking yummy goodies!
    Ice Cream
    Chocolate Chip Mint
    Double Chocolate
    Junk Food
    French Fries
    Barbeque Potato Chips
    Leisure Activity
    Gardening
    Reading in a hammock
    Magazine
    Bon Appetite
    New Yorker
    Memory with a Child
    Playing at the beach with my niece.
    When my niece learned the word "moon" and looking up in the sky with her in my arms pointing to the moon and her sweet, little voice saying "mooooon"
    Memory with Spouse
    Traveling to the San Juan Islands
    A trip exploring Washington state islands and realizing on a balcony one night in that moment that I loved him and he was the one for me.
    Movie
    The Goonies
    Stand By Me
    Movie Munchie
    Popcorn with butter
    Hot tamales
    Movie Quote
    It is our time down here. ~The Goonies
    Surely you can't be serious. I am serious. And don't call me Shirley.
    Movie Type
    Cowboy Westerns
    Drama
    Musical
    The Lion King
    Phantom of the Opera
    Musical Group
    Pearl Jam
    Beyonce
    Nursery Rhyme
    Mary Had a Little Lamb
    Itsy Bitsy Spider
    Olympic Event
    Speed Skating and skiing
    Gymnastics
    Personal Hero
    My mother and grandmother
    My mom and dad
    Play
    Peter Pan
    Annie
    Poet
    Maya Angelou
    Shel Silverstein
    Quality about my Spouse
    Love of music and sense of humor
    Huge Heart and Sense of Humor
    Quote
    I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.
    In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.
    Restaurant
    Nuestra Cucina
    Anything Mexican
    Sandwich
    The Reuben
    Turkey, lots of mustard and jalapenos
    Scripture
    Do everything in love. ~ 1 Corinthians 16:14
    Shopping Store
    Patagonia
    Nordstrom Rack
    Song
    Right Down the Line
    Dancing Queen
    Sport to Play
    Soccer and frisbee
    Tennis
    Sport to Watch
    Soccer, Skiing
    College Football
    Sports Star
    Damian Lilliard
    Serena Williams
    Sports Team
    Portland Trailblazers
    University of Alabama, Portland Timbers
    Subject in School
    Science and art
    Math
    Superhero
    Batman
    Wonder Woman
    Thing to Cook
    Thanksgiving and all the different sides and desserts with family
    Chicken Curry
    Time of Day
    Sunset
    Dinner
    Tradition
    Celebrating holidays with family and friends
    Seeing Christmas music
    TV Show
    The Simpsons
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    TV Show Character
    Homer Simpson
    Sweet Dee, Always Sunny
    Type of Music
    Singer Songwriter, EDM
    R&B, classic country
    Vacation Spot
    Hawaii and warm beaches
    The beach or the mountains
    Video Game
    The Walking Dead
    PacMan

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