Hi Birth Mama! We are Melissa and Matthew Koch and we are 29 and 28 years old. We both have great jobs, own our home and we are so eager to start our family through adoption. We have an empty home with so much love to give. Please contact me if you want to chat or if you have any questions.
Hi I’m Melissa! I am 29 years old and work full time as an Administrative Assistant. I have two younger sisters who are my best friends and have a close relationship with my parents (family means everything to me). I love to be outside whether it’s laying by the pool, going on a hike, or taking my dogs on an adventure. I have dreamed about adoption since I was a teenager. I knew it was always something I wanted to do. I cannot wait to be a mom. My sister has a 1.5 year old and one on the way, and they are going to need some cousins! I’m an open book, please ask anything and everything. I promise to love your baby with every ounce of me.
Hi everyone, I’m Matthew! I am 28 years old and work for a construction company as a Project Manager. On my free time I enjoy doing out door activities such as golfing, fishing, going to the lake, and taking my dogs on hikes. I also enjoy building different things. My brother is one of my best friends and I have a great relationship with my parents; family is a big deal to me. Once my wife brought up the idea of adoption to me, I knew it was a journey we were going to take. Our home was built to fill with our children. I promise to love your baby as much as I would my own.
First off, I wanted to say thank you. Thank you for considering my husband and I to raise your baby. Thank you for being so brave and selfless to allow another couple to start their family. I have dreamt about being a mother for as long as I can remember. We built our home around the idea of having a nursery and a child’s bedroom. We have so much love to give. A friend once asked me, “How will you love a child that isn’t yours”. My immediate response was “Any child placed in my arms is mine and will receive all my love. Instead of the journey of being pregnant, adoption is my journey. They both are different and beautiful and challenging, but they both result in a baby to love and watch grow.” Our baby will grow up with two sets of grandparents, two aunts, an uncle, and so many cousins (not including any of the extended family, that list would go on forever). We will guide them, teach them, help them, and make sure they know every day how much we love them. We will be open with them about the adoption journey we took to finally have them in our arms and always be available for any questions. We will remind them that their birth parents did the most amazing and selfless thing an individual could do, to help them join our family. We will push them to have a great education, love animals, and respect themselves and others. Matthew and I cannot wait to start our family, it feels like we have been waiting forever.
Boy or Girl
Any Ethnic Background
Newborn to 1 year
Willing to Adopt One Child
Preferred Adoption Type
Open / Semi-Open / Closed
Yes (on a case by case basis)
Our Parenting Style
As first-time parents I can only describe the type of parents Matthew and I hope to be once our family is started. We hope to always have an open line of communication with our children, make sure they know we are always there for them, and to help guide them through the challenges of life. We will push and encourage them to do well in school and help them understand the importance of an education and college. We will be strict but fair; we will make it clear we are the parents. We will keep them safe and teach them right from wrong. We will teach them to respect and to be kind to others. We will show them how to stand up for themselves and love themselves. Our children will know that there is always a consequence to their actions, but we will always be there to help them through it. If we were to label our parenting style, we would hope it to be authoritative parenting. We will be reasonable, nurturing, and set high and clear expectations. We want to teach out children to make decision on their own and learn to be independent. The final thing we want our children to learn growing up, is how much we love them.