If you’re looking for a good cook, look no further; Matthew loves cooking and sharing a meal with others! He is a talented artist who enjoys expressing himself through art, whether it be painting or cooking. Michael favors Mexican food and says his favorite dessert is pecan pie. A sports junkie, he loves watching and playing sports, especially football, baseball, and swimming. Matthew is a helpful, kind and respectful teen who has fun assisting the staff in his group home with maintenance projects and painting. He is very thoughtful and is interested in starting a part-time job so he can take the important people in his life out to lunch.

As a ninth-grader, Matthew has positive interactions with teachers, staff, and peers, and likes helping his teachers with classroom tasks. He has good attendance and enjoys attending school. Matthew is very proud of the As and Bs he earns and looks forward to showing off his grade card each quarter. In the future, he would like to become a policeman and eventually join the SWAT team.

A two-parent family with children and pets is preferred; however, his caseworker will consider all family types. Matthew would like to maintain contact with this brothers and aunt following placement. Financial assistance may be provided for adoption-related services.


For Missouri children, both homestudied and non-homestudied Missouri families are encouraged to inquire; only homestudied families from other states should do so.

For more information on becoming an adoptive family, please email moheartgallery@adoptex.org