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Bailey and Matthew
Bailey and Matthew

Bailey and Matthew
Oregon

Basic Info

Bailey

Age: 33
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian, Native American
Religion:

Matthew

Age: 35
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian
Religion:

Child Preferences

Age: Infant to 5 years old
Sex: Either
Max Number of Children: 2
Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian, African American, Asian, Native American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Mixed, Bi-Racial


Special Needs the Family is Open To: Mild Physical/Medical Disability, Animal Allergies, Asthma, Drug Allergies, Environmental Allergies, Food Allergies, Defiant, Difficulty Making Friends, Lying, Manipulative, Poor Social Skills, Stealing, Wets the Bed, Drug Addicted at Birth, Low Birth Weight or Premature, Prenatal Drug Exposure, Physical Therapy, Hearing Impaired, Speech Delays - Mild, Vision Impaired, Academically behind due to poor attendance, Cognitive Delay - Mild, Has Behavior Problems in School, Mild Learning Disabilities, Speech or Language Impairment, Suspension(s), One/Both Parents Diagnosed with Depression, One/Both Parents Have Alcohol Addiction, One/Both Parents Have Drug Addiction, Exposed to Domestic Violence, One/Both Parents Have Had a Mental Diagnosis, Child has had a disrupted adoption, Multiple Placements, Residential Treatment History, ADHD, Diabetes, Hemophilia, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Requires Counseling/Therapy, Willing to Maintain Contact via Mail with Bio Family, Willing to Maintain Contact with Past Foster Parents, Willing to Maintain Contact with Bio Grandparents & Other Relatives, Willing to Maintain Contact with Bio Siblings, Child Identifies as LGBT, Sexually Abused in the Past

Environment

State: Oregon
Neighborhood: Suburban
Residency: Single Family Home
Years Together: 10
Children in the Home: 0
Pet(s): Dog(s)

Work

Bailey

Occupation: Daycare provider

Matthew

Occupation: Insulation

Adoption Agency

Agency: A Family For Every Child
Worker: Jammie Trimble
City: Eugene
State: Oregon
Zip: 97402

Family Description

Hello, we are a young, active, and stable couple eager to adopt. We would like to be placed with a child 5 years or younger and we are open to a sibling group up to two. We do not have a preference of gender or race. We are prepared to embrace our child's interests in their culture, history and any healthy relationships from their past. Ideally our child would be able to live an active life with us and enjoy many adventures. We love the outdoors and we're really looking forward to being able to share that with our child(ren) some day. Hopefully soon! Our names are Bailey and Matthew Perkins. I am 30 years old. My husband, Matt is 32 years old. We do not have any children yet. I really enjoy going to the beach, making crafts and refinishing antique furniture. Matt enjoys snowboarding, working on cars and riding his bike. Together we enjoy going to car shows, hiking, camping, and spending time with family and friends. I work full-time as a self employed in home daycare provider with a flexible work schedule. I'm able to be at home with our child(ren) during the day. Our daily activities include; working on our current studies, making crafts, going on field trips to the zoo and park etc.. We also enjoy an abundance of playful music and games. I have had all the same children in care for several years. We are all very close and have become a second family. My daycare kids are all really looking forward to meeting our child. I don't worry at all about them being anything less than excepting and excited to welcome our child home. My husband works full-time for Local 36 as a Insulator. We both have evenings and weekends off. Which we plan to designate as family time. We will eat dinner together as a family and share about our day. On the weekends we will do age appropriate activities. We have 2 dogs, Gunnar and Lucy. Matt and I enjoy walking together while taking the dogs to the park to play catch daily. Both dogs are mellow temperd and great with kids. Gunnar is our golden retriever. He is especially great with the kids and has a very high tolerance for their playfulness. We believe in the power of energy and that what we put out into the world is what we will receive in return. I enjoy meditation and believe that it helps me be at peace and more calm in my daily routine. We are respectful as well as open to other religions. We will be happy to bring our child(ren) to church if they desire that. We will also be supportive of them if they chose to explore their own spirituality and or religion. We don't usually watch sports but when we do we always root for the home team. We both enjoy watching movies. Although we don't have the same taste in them. Matt enjoys action, suspense, and comedy. While I enjoy comedy, drama and romance. We both enjoy a large variety of music from classic rock to country and R&B. We also enjoy going to live concerts. Recently we saw Van Halen, Garth Brooks, and Black Label Society. We love to work on our house and in our yard. In the nice weather seasons, we enjoy having our friends and family over for barbecues, going to the beach, and hiking to waterfalls. We live in the State of Oregon. Our home is a single family home, in a Suburban neighborhood. We are friendly with our neighbors and have several family members in the neighborhood. As a family we plan to be active and enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. Spending quality time together camping, going to the mountain and the coast. We are both really excited to participate in learning activities and to teach our child(ren) as much as we can about the world and acedemics. We will embrace our child's interests and allow them to explore those. Eventually we would love to be able to have a healthy blend of all of our interest as we plan hobbies or adventures as a family. Beyond that we do plan on having more of a daily routine for family time; dinners at the table as a family every night, talking about our day, and reading bedtime stories. Things of that nature. Our community is very geared towards children. There are a number of programs for them to choose from. Some being: 4H, gymnastics, martial arts, music lessons and more. We also have a county fair every year that the kids really enjoy. There is a public swimming pool open year round and the city parks will host seasonal events for the kids including but not limited to an Easter egg hunt, live music at the river front, and a corn maze. There are several elementry schools to choose from. Two of them are private schools. Both are very focused on acedemics and known for their students high test scores. The other two elementary schools as well as the middle school and high school, are public schools that offer a variety elective classes and team sports. Being that there is only one of each middle school and high school, the children all grow up together and are usually able to form life long friendships. We feel lucky to raise our family in this small community with close relationships and bonds. It is likely that our child(ren) will go to school with their cousin's. We don't have any children of our own yet but we always have a house full of kids! I run a small, full time, in-home daycare Mon-Fri. And our nieces and nephews all live very close by. So we are able to spend a lot of time with them. Last year I was able to coach my nephews soccer team and have been doing swim lessons with our niece for 2 years. Those have both been such a neat and rewarding experience for me. We feel that we have utilized the time we've spent waiting to have children of our own, by spending so much quality time with the other children in our lives and their parents. Which we have been able to learn so much from all of them and their differences. We don't know it all about parenting but we are excited to learn and grow. Our family and close friends are almost as excited about us adopting as we are. We have a huge support group through them. We have spoke very openly about what our expectations are from them as it pertains to our child i.e. accepting them as nothing less than our child and their family, being respectful and supportive of their ethnicity and culture. All of them have been understanding and we believe it will continue that way. We have spoke very openly with our community, aquantances, and everyone else about our plans for adoption. By doing so, as well as our fundraising efforts for the foster children in our community, we have made many networking connections with people from all walks of life. As well as many people that work with foster children directly. Through them as well as the services available, we feel that we will be fully sourounded by support! We have wanted to grow our family for many years. Everything we have worked for was to lead us to this point. I started working from home as soon as we made the decision to start trying to have children. I did this with intentions of one day being able to stay at home with my child and give them the attention they need. Now having this opportunity and getting this far in the process, we couldn't feel more blessed. Foster children have always had a special place in my heart. I've always wanted to be able to provide them with the life they deserve. To shield and protect them from the sadness and trauma they have endured. Once I started volunteering as an advocate for our local foster children, my husband Matt, became more aware of my passion and that's when he began to share that passion with me. We finally decided it was time for us to explore becoming foster parents ourselves. Although after just one meeting with DHS we knew that we couldn't be only a temporary home. Not yet anyway. We want a family of our own so badly, that we knew once having a child in our home and caring for them, building a relationship and a special bond, we wouldn't be able to give them back. So right away we decided we wanted to adopt and we've been working towards it ever since. We just bought a big new house to provide more room for our growing family. We also chose this house because it backs up to a public park. Where our children will have a safe place to play. We know that every family has challenges and though we might have more than most, we are prepared for them and we are committed to giving our child the best possible life that we can. Since we are both now in our early thirties, and we've been together for 10 years, we feel that we have had plenty of time to get to know each other and share adventures. We are ready to slow down and experience life as a family and with more meaning. Often people will say things to us like, "it's amazing what you two are doing." Or "you are doing such a good thing for these children." Well maybe so. But we honestly don't feel like it's a selfless deed. We aren't looking to be seen as some sort of hero's. This child or children, will be giving us so much more than we could ever dream of. A life with more meaning, and purpose that only with this special kind of love, could it ever be achieved.

Preference Description

We would like to adopt a child that would be able to live an active lifestyle with us. As well as a child that will feel comfortable being around other children.

The Perkins Family Profile

Hello, we are a young, active, and stable couple eager to adopt. We would like to be placed with a child 5 years or younger and we are open to a sibling group up to two. We do not have a preference of gender or race. We are prepared to embrace our child's interests in their culture, history and any healthy relationships from their past. Ideally our child would be able to live an active life with us and enjoy many adventures. We love the outdoors and we're really looking forward to being able to share that with our child(ren) some day. Hopefully soon!

Introduction

Our names are Bailey and Matthew Perkins. I am 31 years old. My husband, Matt is 33 years old. We do not have any children yet. I really enjoy going to the beach, making crafts and refinishing antique furniture. Matt enjoys snowboarding, working on cars and riding his bike. Together we enjoy going to car shows, hiking, camping, and spending time with family and friends. I work full-time as a self employed in home daycare provider with a flexible work schedule. I'm able to be at home with our child(ren) during the day. Our daily activities include; working on our current studies, making crafts, going on field trips to the zoo and park etc.. We also enjoy an abundance of playful music and games. I have had all the same children in care for several years. We are all very close and have become a second family. My daycare kids are all really looking forward to meeting our child. I don't worry at all about them being anything less than acceepting and excited to welcome our child home. My husband works full-time for Local 36 as a Insulator. We both have evenings and weekends off. Which we plan to designate as family time. We will eat dinner together as a family and share about our day. On the weekends we will do age appropriate activities. We have 2 dogs, Gunnar and Lucy. Matt and I enjoy walking together while taking the dogs to the park to play catch daily. Both dogs are mellow temperd and great with kids. Gunnar is our golden retriever. He is especially great with the kids and has a very high tolerance for their playfulness. We believe in the power of energy and that what we put out into the world is what we will receive in return. I enjoy meditation and believe that it helps me be at peace and more calm in my daily routine. We are respectful as well as open to other religions. We will be happy to bring our child(ren) to church if they desire that. We will also be supportive of them if they chose to explore their own spirituality and or religion. We don't usually watch sports but when we do we always root for the home team. We both enjoy watching movies. Although we don't have the same taste in them. Matt enjoys action, suspense, and comedy. While I enjoy comedy, drama and romance. We both enjoy a large variety of music from classic rock to country and R&B. We also enjoy going to live concerts. Recently we saw Van Halen, Garth Brooks, and Black Label Society. We love to work on our house and in our yard. In the nice weather seasons, we enjoy having our friends and family over for barbecues, going to the beach, and hiking to waterfalls.

Home and Community

We live in the State of Oregon. Our home is a single family home, in a Suburban neighborhood. We are friendly with our neighbors and have several family members in the neighborhood. As a family we plan to be active and enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. Spending quality time together camping, going to the mountain and the coast. We are both really excited to participate in learning activities and to teach our child(ren) as much as we can about the world and acedemics. We will embrace our child's interests and allow them to explore those. Eventually we would love to be able to have a healthy blend of all of our interests as we plan hobbies or adventures as a family. Beyond that we do plan on having more of a daily routine for family time; dinners at the table as a family every night, talking about our day, and reading bedtime stories. Things of that nature. Our community is very geared towards children. There are a number of programs for them to choose from. Some being: 4H, gymnastics, martial arts, music lessons and more. We also have a county fair every year that the kids really enjoy. There is a public swimming pool open year round and the city parks will host seasonal events for the kids including but not limited to an Easter egg hunt, live music at the river front, and a corn maze. There are several elementry schools to choose from. Two of them are private schools. Both are very focused on academics and known for their students high test scores. The other two elementary schools as well as the middle school and high school, are public schools that offer a variety elective classes and team sports. Being that there is only one of each middle school and high school, the children all grow up together and are usually able to form life long friendships. We feel lucky to raise our family in this small community with close relationships and bonds. It is likely that our child(ren) will go to school with their cousin's.

Parenting Experience

We don't have any children of our own yet but we always have a house full of kids! I run a small, full time, in-home daycare Mon-Fri. And our nieces and nephews all live very close by. So we are able to spend a lot of time with them. Last year I was able to coach my nephews soccer team and have been doing swim lessons with our niece for 2 years. Those have both been such a neat and rewarding experience for me. We feel that we have utilized the time we've spent waiting to have children of our own, by spending so much quality time with the other children in our lives and their parents. Which we have been able to learn so much from all of them and their differences. We don't know it all about parenting but we are excited to learn and grow.

Support

Our family and close friends are almost as excited about us adopting as we are. We have a huge support group through them. We have spoke very openly about what our expectations are from them as it pertains to our child i.e. accepting them as nothing less than our child and their family, being respectful and supportive of their ethnicity and culture. All of them have been understanding and we believe it will continue that way. We have spoke very openly with our community, aquantances, and everyone else about our plans for adoption. By doing so, as well as our fundraising efforts for the foster children in our community, we have made many networking connections with people from all walks of life. As well as many people that work with foster children directly. Through them as well as the services available, we feel that we will be fully sourounded by support!

Motivation to Adopt

We have wanted to grow our family for many years. Everything we have worked for was to lead us to this point. I started working from home as soon as we made the decision to start trying to have children. I did this with intentions of one day being able to stay at home with my child and give them the attention they need. Now having this opportunity and getting this far in the process, we couldn't feel more blessed. Foster children have always had a special place in my heart. I've always wanted to be able to provide them with the life they deserve. To shield and protect them from the sadness and trauma they have endured. Once I started volunteering as an advocate for our local foster children, my husband Matt, became more aware of my passion and that's when he began to share that passion with me. We finally decided it was time for us to explore becoming foster parents ourselves. Although after just one meeting with DHS we knew that we couldn't be only a temporary home. Not yet anyway. We want a family of our own so badly, that we knew once having a child in our home and caring for them, building a relationship and a special bond, we wouldn't be able to give them back. So right away we decided we wanted to adopt and we've been working towards it ever since. We just bought a big new house to provide more room for our growing family. We also chose this house because it backs up to a public park. Where our children will have a safe place to play. We know that every family has challenges and though we might have more than most, we are prepared for them and we are committed to giving our child the best possible life that we can. Since we are both now in our early thirties, and we've been together for 10 years, we feel that we have had plenty of time to get to know each other and share adventures. We are ready to slow down and experience life as a family and with more meaning. Often people will say things to us like, "it's amazing what you two are doing." Or "you are doing such a good thing for these children." Well maybe so. But we honestly don't feel like it's a selfless deed. We aren't looking to be seen as some sort of heroes. This child or children, will be giving us so much more than we could ever dream of. A life with more meaning, and purpose that only with this special kind of love, could it ever be achieved.