Matt McGuire is a 2017 Star of Adoption! Adopted as an infant in 1980, Matt McGuire grew up in Rockville, MD, as a transracial adoptee with his parents, two sisters, and brother. He came to know C.A.S.E. in 1998 where he found access to the adoption-competent support that would help to positively and forever shape his lifelong adoption story. Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Mt. St. Mary’s College, and a master’s degree in philosophy from American University, where he completed his graduate thesis on the ethics of transracial adoption. During graduate school, Matt participated in a public service internship program that exposed him to the challenges, rewards and opportunities that come with a career in public service. The experience inspired him to pursue a career with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Matt currently serves as a child welfare program specialist with the Administration for Children, Youth and Families, where he works on improving the lives of children and families through programs that reduce child abuse and neglect, increase the number of adoptions, and strengthen foster care. He lives in Olney, MD, with his beautiful wife Sarah, and is the proud father of two sons Jeremiah and Cole and a daughter Amelia.