STELLAN for the Birnie family — AZ
Matt and Shilo are a corn-fed, Nebraska-born couple about to celebrate their 6th wedding anniversary and currently calling Phoenix, Arizona “home”. And if that didn’t spark your interest: Matt is a network administrator (that means computers) and Shilo has a high school teaching certificate, though she is currently at home with their three biological children, ages 4, 3 and 2.
Adoption has been on Shilo’s heart since volunteering at a children’s home in Romania in 2004. Deciding it was time, they began paperwork to adopt a boy born in July 2008, the same age as their oldest son, or younger. Connecting with Stellan’s profile caught Shilo offguard, but she knew he was theirs. Matt felt the same. They did not expect to find their child on Reece’s Rainbow, but they cannot wait to get to Stellan and bring him home.
12/30/13—APPOINTMENT IS JANUARY 28
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at