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Ryan & Megan
Thank you very much for taking the time to read our profile. We are flattered you are considering us for the privilege of being your baby's parents. As you move forward with this personal decision, we hope this glimpse into our lives will help you get to know us better. We are so excited to be on this journey and we can't wait to welcome a wonderful baby into our home!
Education I/We will Provide
In our humble opinion, education is the key that unlocks most doors in the world. Aside from offering a safe environment full of unconditional love, we believe that providing a high-quality education is the next greatest thing we can provide for a child. Ryan has a bachelor's degree and Megan is a board certified emergency medicine physician. Our education has allowed us both to experience a lot of great things in our lives. We have always had an eye towards our family's future and a child's education has always been included in those plans.
In our opinion, it's not our job as parents to tell a child which profession they should enter into once they become an adult. But rather, help them become prepared by providing them the best education available in order to help them achieve their goals. Thanks in large part to our educational backgrounds, we are in a position that allows us to provide the financial means necessary for a child to attend college.
In addition to a high-quality traditional education, we hope to supplement that education by exposing a child to cultural events, music, sporting events and traveling across the country and abroad. We believe those experiences will help make the child a more well-rounded person.
Fun Facts About Us
10. Megan was in band and a cheerleader in high school.
9. We have seen Pearl Jam play in six different cities across America.
8. Ryan was the male lead in three different musicals in high school.
7. Our goal is to watch a baseball game in every Major League stadium.
6. Ryan considers himself to be a wonderful cook.
5. We have snorkeled in the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
4. Megan has participated in multiple 5K and 10K races.
3. We created a nonprofit organization called the Charlie and Emma Foundation in 2017 to honor our twin daughters who we lost in utero.
2. Megan graduated from the same medical school as her father and brother.
1. We have the same birthday (Although Megan would like to remind everyone that she's younger than Ryan)
The most significant belief we hold as a family is that a child's race has nothing to do with how much they will be loved or the bond that will be created. Open and honest communication with a child about their race is of the utmost importance for us. As a caucasian couple, we will never know what it's like to be a minority in this country, but we do have a niece who is a mixed-race child.
Megan's sister has a 4-yr old daughter named Evelyn who we've loved since the day she was born. Evelyn spends about 50% of her time with us in our home and we love her beyond words. As a mixed-race child, she will be someone a child can use as a confidant. Someone who knows what they're thinking and feeling when it comes to their race. For our family, race is a non-issue. We will never ignore the subject of race because the child will naturally have questions as they get older. Communicating with the child about racial issues, physical differences and the history of all races are important topics we would address. At the end of the day, we will do everything it takes for a child to feel loved unconditionally.
Our Extended Families
We both come from larger, close-knit families and we feel extremely fortunate to have a number of our extended family members who live close to us. Megan has six siblings and Ryan has a total of six siblings and step-siblings, the majority of whom live in our area.
With such an extended family, we have been blessed with 17 nieces and nephews over the years. Our happiest times are spent at family gatherings, getting to watch our nieces and nephews grow and we cherish those experiences.
Megan's mother lives less than five miles away and loves spending time with her children and grandchildren. Ryan's mother and step-father live 25 miles away. Both of our mothers love hosting family gatherings for holidays, cookouts, or just getting together to watch baseball and football games.
Both of us grew up in small towns surrounded by family. It helped give us an appreciation for the lifelong bond and unconditional love we've experienced. From the moment we welcome your child into our home, they will be loved and cared for by so many people.
Our House and Neighborhood
We have lived in a quiet Kansas neighborhood in the suburb of a major metropolitan area for over seven years. Our community is extremely family-oriented with many events designed to help encourage community togetherness. Over the years, our community has been named by many organizations as the safest city in Kansas.
Within walking distance of our home, there are two neighborhood parks, a public swimming pool, a golf course, a movie theater and an entertainment area which includes local boutiques for shopping, a grocery store and numerous restaurants. "The Shops" host numerous events throughout the year including Trick-or-Treating for kids, sidewalk sales, holiday open houses and an annual art fair. Also within walking distance of our home are numerous schools and churches.
We live in a 4-bedroom, 2-bath home with a two car garage and a large backyard enclosed with a 6-ft tall privacy fence that is perfect for playing outside. All throughout our neighborhood there are numerous families raising children of all ages.
With the combination of safety, ample community activities, top-rated schools, and proximity to our family and friends, we feel this is a wonderful community in which to raise a child.
From Us to You
First off, we both want to say thank you for taking the time to view our profile and we hope we've given you a good look into the kind of people we are. As potential adoptive parents, we have embraced our journey that's led us to this point. We also appreciate and admire the road that led you to choosing adoption for you and your baby.
We both believe it would be a privilege to be parents to your baby. We are flattered that you've taken the time to learn more about us. Being allowed to adopt a child is something we both consider to be a lifetime commitment and we are honored to even be considered as potential parents for your baby.
We have been married for almost eight years and adoption was always a possibility for us as a way to grow our family. Like many other adoptive parents, we also have our stories of loss and infertility. But sometimes, God has plans in store for us that we never imagined.
If you were to choose us to be your baby's parents, we would love to keep in touch and share your baby's adoption story with you. We both have a tendency to take lots of pictures, so we would send lots of photos, emails and letters if that's something you would like.
Megan is an emergency room doctor. The qualities that make her such a great doctor are some of the same qualities that come through in her personal life. Her desire, compassion, and thoughtfulness help make her a wonderful daughter, wife, sister and aunt. Ryan runs the day-to-day business of the nonprofit foundation we started up in honor of our two daughters who passed away in 2015.
We both have large families with lots of siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Your baby would be immediately adored by grandparents who can't wait to spoil them, 17 cousins who can't wait to play with them and over 20 aunts and uncles who are already in love with them! Family is the most important thing in both our lives and we would be so excited to include your baby in ours.
As far as promises for your child's future are concerned, we have just a few. Should we be lucky enough to be chosen as your child's parents... We promise to give your child a life of love. Your child will never go a day in their life without knowing they are loved unconditionally. We also promise to do everything in our power as parents to raise them to be a kind, thoughtful and giving person. And lastly, we promise to give them every possible opportunity to accomplish their goals in life, whatever they may be.
We would be so incredibly happy if we were chosen to be the parents of your baby. But at the end of the day, we realize everyone has their own decisions to make and you need to do what's best for you. We wish you nothing but the best with your decision.
With love and respect,
Ryan & Megan
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