- Arizona -
Our names are Blake and Matthew. We are two married men who live in the beautiful suburb of Marana, Arizona, just northwest of the sunny, vibrant, and multicultural community of Tucson. The two of us are best friends and the time we spend together is precious to us. There is no one we laugh more with than each other. Adding little baby giggles to our family is something we've dreamed of for a long time and we can't wait for that day to come!
"Blake is the most dependable person I have ever known. Aside from his incredible ability to create and maintain healthy, long-lasting relationships, he never fails to show up for his friends and family in all the ways that matter most. I am consistently impressed by and in awe of his natural ability to provide emotional support, sound guidance or advice in difficult situations, or simply to show up for anyone who needs an ear to listen. I know these qualities will make him the best dad. There is no one person I would choose to spend the rest of my life with, let alone raise children or start a family with." - Blake, in Matthew's words.
"Matt is the most caring and thoughtful person I have ever met. He is constantly thinking of others and how he can make their life easier or put a smile on their face. Whether it's someone he has just met or someone he has known his entire life, he will always go out of his way to do something special for another person. Matt is artistic, creative, passionate, imaginative, loyal, talented, driven, funny, loving, sensitive, and so many other things that make him an amazing partner, friend, son, brother, and hopefully soon... dad." - Matthew in Blake's words.
Dear expectant mother,
We want to thank you so much for taking the time to view our page, read our story, and learn a little bit about us. It means the world that you might think of us as worthy of raising your baby. We know that no part of this process is easy for anyone involved, and we admire the love and strength it has taken you to consider this path. We hope that reviewing our website will show you how excited we are to be parents!
Our names are Blake and Matthew. We are two married men who live in the sunny, vibrant, and multi-cultural community of Tucson, Arizona. Blake grew up here while Matt was born and raised in Orange County, California. Both musicians, we met in 2016 while both working in the music industry through Instagram and began dating after attending an Ariana Grande concert together. We got married in 2019, bought our first house in 2020, a second one in 2021 that has become an investment property, and finally our forever home – the perfect house to bring a baby home to! – in Summer 2022.
We have three dogs – two 13-year-old Chihuahua mixes and a 5-year-old Beagle/Lab mix – named Chandler, Monica, and Joey. Blake still works in the music industry as a Senior Licensing Manager for a non-profit organization called ASCAP that represents and protects songwriters’ copyrights while Matt is the Marketing Manager for Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, a wellness destination that focuses on mindfulness, meditation, and unplugging from technology and connecting with nature and yourself.
We are best friends. We love spending time together. We laugh more with each other than with anyone else. We can’t wait to grow our family and add little baby giggles to the mix.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about us, our decision to adopt, and how we see us raising our children and building our life! Just send us a a message!
Blake and Matthew Coelho
In 2022 we purchased our “forever home” in Marana, Arizona – a suburb northwest of Tucson. Marana is the perfect place to raise a family – lots of parks, hiking trails, great schools, shopping, food, and more… plus it’s just a quick drive to Downtown Tucson to experience all of the culture and excitement of the city! Our home is a single-story, 2300 square foot home with 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. It is open concept with lots of space in the main area, plus a great bonus room in between the two back bedrooms that will make a perfect playroom! Our primary bedroom is near the other bedrooms. The backyard is completely fenced in and landscaped with turf.
Blake’s parents live just 25 minutes away in the neighboring community of Oro Valley, and most of our friends – many of whom have young kids themselves – live within 10 minutes of us. Marana has an above average school district with the closest K-8 school – located within 5 minutes of our house – receiving an A rating from the state.
Our neighborhood has multiple parks & playgrounds, walking paths, a clubhouse, splash pad and pool with events for kids like swim-up movie nights during the summer and “Food Truck Fridays” year-round. The streets are constantly filled with kids playing, riding their bikes, and selling lemonade or other homemade treats on the corner. During Halloween and Christmas, the entire neighborhood is aglow and neighbors compete in holiday decorating contests. On most weekends, hot air balloons fly directly overhead, making our gorgeous neighborhood surrounded by mountains feel even more picturesque. It truly is a little slice of suburban paradise just outside of Tucson.
We have our nursery all ready. We have a crib, a changing table, a gliding chair, a dresser full of onesies, and a bookshelf full of picture books and board books. We have swaddles and pacifiers and baby bottles. We have a stroller and a carseat in a box in the garage. We have everything we need except for a baby!
We LOVE our pets. Like, we’re THOSE pet parents that dress them up in costumes and give them their own stockings at Christmas time. They are spoiled, for sure, but they are very well behaved and total sweethearts. Chandler and Monica have been with Blake since he was in college. Now 13 years old each, they are slower and enjoy doing a whole lot of laying around. Blake and Matt adopted Joey together in 2017 while living in Nashville. He is a ball of energy & joy and absolutely loves every person and animal he meets.
We both have seen firsthand how non-traditional families are no different from the cookie-cutter versions in terms of how much love is shared, and both of us have also seen the benefits and joys of adoption with close members of our families. Both of us have various cultural backgrounds within our families and have watched as those ideals and traditions have evolved into the beautiful, diverse, and unique blended family that we share today.
These family dynamics have shown us both from an early age that family is the most important thing and that families can be formed in many different ways. This notion was solidified with the amount of love and support we felt by our families when we decided to get married.