Hello. We are Christy (Chris) Zapata Mattison and Matthew Mattison.
Chris is 43 years old.
Matthew is currently 47 years old.
We don't have any children but we do have a big black cat named St. Francis who loves to take naps. He's quite cuddly.
Chris works full-time for Nike as a Sr. Administrative Assistant.
Matthew works full-time as an artist / motorcycle builder.
Both of us are into being outdoors whether it's hiking, motorcycle riding or doing crossfit. We are avid travelers and England is practically our second home.
We met in Hawaii and have been together for 24 years. After loads of traveling we settled in Portland, and we've been here for 20 years now. It's where we call home.
We have a beautiful ranch style home in NE Portland. We've lived in our neighborhood for less than a year. So its still pretty new to us. But so far the neighborhood is fantastic. Extremely welcoming and friendly. Lots of kids and families running around. A proper neighborhood.
We're excited to explore this neighborhood and other fun places with our kiddos.
We specifically purchased our home because of the fantastic family layout that it has. It's perfect for running around kids.
Although we currently don't have any kids of our own, we are blessed with lots of kids in our lives.
We've got tons of nieces and nephews that we are very close to. We also have our goddaughter named Sophia who we get to see quite regularly. We also have a wonderful godson named Marley who lives in England. Who we try to visit often.
Holidays and birthdays are always a wonderful time with lots of friends and family. Kids everywhere.
We can't wait to share our wonderful life with our kids.
We are lucky to have family and friends so close by. They are over the moon happy for us to grow our home. We have Chris's cousins, who are like sisters , in Kirkland Washington. ROAD TRIP. Our family is scattered in Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and the United Kingdom. We are fortunate to live in a neighbor that has two daycares and our next-door neighbor became foster certified the same time we did. We provide back up care for her and she will do the same for us. We have several friends that have fostered to adopt and have offered support.
We are looking into different school options based on the needs of our kids.
We have identified other resources to help our kids transition into our home. Kinship House, whom will partner with, addresses the missing piece in services provided to most children touched by foster care and adoption. In addition, their work helps minimize transitions and increases the chances of children settling into a stable, healthy and permanent home. We plan to participate in therapy, support groups or any additional services that will benefit our