Megan & John
Race of child interested in adopting:Asian, Caucasian, Caucasian/African American, Hispanic or South/Central American
Gender of child interested in adopting:No Preference
What a strange way to start a letter, but since we don’t know your name, we’ll have to begin this way. First, let us introduce ourselves. We are John, Megan and Jack (Jack is our 4-year-old son) and we are so grateful you have taken the time to read our profile. We know you are looking for a wonderful home and future for your child, and we’re looking to grow our family and share our love and lives with another child. Perhaps we are looking for each other? As current parents, we understand this is a very difficult time, and we totally understand the wide range of emotions the adoption process makes all families feel; however, we aren’t going to pretend we know exactly how you are feeling. The story of how we, as a couple, came together and brought Jack into this word gives us a unique understanding of your situation, and we want to share our story with you. We met in law school in 2008 and started talking socially after we both attended a mutual friend’s party. Honestly, we didn’t hit it off at first. In fact our story is pretty much the classic, romantic-comedy-like, narrative of boy and girl get together, break up, get back together, break up, and the cycle continues until they all live happily ever after. We’ve all seen the movie; however, our story then has a bit of a twist. We had just gotten back together when we discovered we were pregnant. Just like you, we were faced with the most difficult decisions of our lives at that time. Do we keep the baby? Is our relationship strong enough to stay together and raise him or her? One of us had just graduated, was studying for the bar exam, and didn’t have a job yet, and the other was still in school. There was a lot to consider and emotions ran wild. In the end, we knew our love for each other was strong enough to keep us together and we are stronger for the times we went through together. We hope that the fact that we can empathize with some of the emotions you are experiencing can guide us all and assist us in getting to know each other. We believe once we connect and get to know each other, it will get easier and the process will become more real and less scary. Raising our son has been one of the most fulfilling aspects of our lives and we desire the blessing and gift expanding our family.
John is a public defender and provides criminal defense for the indigent in Oklahoma City. Additionally, he is both a JAG Officer in the Oklahoma National Guard and a volunteer at the legal clinic for his church whenever he has the opportunity. John played football in college and is an avid college football fan. He likes to work with his hands and does carpentry work when he has time. He loves to read and always has at least two books he is reading at a time. He was raised in a Christian home and participates in a church small group regularly. Megan is a Financial Analyst for the aircraft industry and teaches 4 and 5-year-old Sunday school at her church on the weekends. She enjoys reading series of all kinds and sitcom television. She also enjoys traveling and has visited 49 of the 50 states and 6 countries.
We live in a suburb of Oklahoma City and have a beautiful three-bedroom home in a new neighborhood. We purchased the home from the builder and chose all the finishing touches ourselves. Two of the bedrooms share a bathroom, and one of those rooms is waiting to be turned into a nursery for our next child. We have an open floor plan in the kitchen and living room, which is where we spend most of our time at home. There is a fireplace in the living room, which we love to turn on and warm up next to on cold nights. We have a formal dining room that we use quite often to have dinner with friends and family. Next to our living room is a media/play room with a projector and a 106-inch viewing screen. Other than Jack using this room as his playroom, we use it to watch movies as a family and host viewing parties for football and basketball. We have a spacious backyard with a swing set and a playhouse that John built for our son. Our home is close to schools, a park, a mall, and a large toy store. Our neighborhood is very diverse and filled with people of many different professions. There are 2 ponds in our neighborhood that we have taken Jack to fish and lots of green space for kids to play. At the end of our block in the neighborhood is a relatively new school with a walkway to their private playground. We often go on walks in the evening to the school to play on the softball fields and playground. It is also very common in our neighborhood to see families out jogging, walking, and playing in the streets. We are just north of Oklahoma City and 20 minutes from downtown where we both work. The city has everything ranging from NBA basketball to a symphony hall. We are members of the zoo where our son loves to go see all the animals and we attend many plays and musicals throughout the year. We also live less than an hour from the University of Oklahoma and go to all the home football games we can.
Our Extended Family
John’s family lives in Oklahoma and Megan’s family lives in Texas, only a few hours away. We split Thanksgiving and Christmas between the two families and get together for birthdays and Easter. Our number one family tradition is spending as much time together as our schedules allow. Thanksgiving is dedicated to cooking, eating, family time and football. We celebrate the weeks leading up to Christmas, Advent, with couples from our church. We love putting up our tree and our son likes to put the ornaments on himself. We wrap small presents for our son and Santa brings his big presents, which he finds in the morning. We go with John’s dad to Midnight service on Christmas Eve and sing carols to candlelight. We cherish the relationship with our family and close friends. We have had a thanksgiving meal and Christmas party with the same group of friends and their children for years and will continue for years to come. Family is a very important activity in our lives. We cherish the bond we share with each other, children, parents, and our extended family. Family comes first in our home. We live in a suburb of Oklahoma City and only 15 minutes away from John’s parents. Megan’s parents live in Dallas, Texas and we drive there regularly to spend time with them and enjoy Dallas. We have family dinners as often as possible and get together for family vacations, including a trip to Disney World we have planned in the spring. John is an only child and Megan has a brother who has three children. We both treasure our family and have always wanted multiple children. Our son Jack loves playing with his cousins and the babies of our friends. He will be a great big brother and will teach, play with, and care for his sibling.
Our Family Traditions
We try to take at least two family vacations every year. Our son Jack loves adventure and we try to encourage him by exploring new things and new places. We recently celebrated Jack’s fifth birthday by going on a big family vacation to Disney World with all the grandparents and a cousin of Jack’s. We are already talking about the next trip and plan to go on a big fishing trip on the White River in Arkansas. We both love holidays and try to instill the same passion in our son Jack. We celebrate holidays by spending time with our close friends and family. One of our humble traditions is sitting down to dinner most nights as a family. We use this time to connect and discuss the things going on in each of our lives. Our son Jack enjoys telling us about the current events at his school, such as this week’s most popular super hero.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have been trying to have another child for over two years now, but have been unsuccessful. Raising our son Jack has been the most rewarding and fulfilling experience of our lives and we desperately want to expand our family and give Jack a sibling. We have the love, patience, stability, and now, experience, to bring another child into our family and adoption seems to be the path we are being led down.