We adopted our son Matteo from Fuyang in February 2015 when he was 28 months old.
My husband and I initially couldn’t agree on a name, but when we learned his Love Without Boundaries advocacy name was “Matt,” we found our inspiration. Since there are already two Matthews in the family, we chose Matteo and planned to call him Matt for short. However, the only nicknames that have stuck have been “Teo” and his Chinese nickname, Tao Tao. And that’s how our Chinese-born son adopted by Polish-American and German-American parents got an Italian name. Read more.