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Drew & Megan
Hello! Our names are Megan and Drew, and we are truly excited to expand our family through adoption. We have been married since 2013 and have a five-year-old biological daughter named Grace. After the birth of our daughter, we painfully learned that we would not be able to have more children naturally. We know in our hearts that adoption is the way our family is meant to grow. We are a humble yet very fun, active, young family who loves to laugh together and has a tremendous capacity to love and raise another child. We would love to talk with you!
What It Means to Be Parents
To us, being parents means opening our hearts to this loveable, tiny baby who we will totally fall in love with. It also means being prepared, yet adaptable, to predict and meet that precious baby's needs and be the most loving family possible for that child. We are so eager and curious to get to know this child's personality, the sound of his or her cry, the touch of their tiny hand, and the music of his or her laugh.
Since the birth of our daughter, we have experienced the many joys and challenges of being parents. Some of the joys include that feeling of utter comfort when holding a sleeping infant, the look of relief on a toddler's face when you respond to their call in the middle of the night, and the simple joys of things like bathtime, a story at bedtime, and family meals. Some of the challenges we are accustomed to are the sleepless nights, the fussy days, and the tears that come with teething. Although these are everyday things, as a parent, they add up to more than that. Having a child rely and depend on us for their wellbeing and happiness is as much a source of joy to us as parents as it is for the child. More than anything, being parents means loving this child unconditionally and forever.
We are open to adopting a child of any race and will wholeheartedly ensure that this child has many ways to be involved in cultural experiences important to their heritage. Also, we want you to know that both of us have cousins who have multicultural transracial families, and their children are preschool age. This child will grow up in our family with relatives who likely resemble them. It will be fun to see these cousins play together and become friends! Furthermore, we've already found a knowledgeable hair stylist whom we are excited to have work with this child.
Also, we live near a much larger city, which offers diverse cultural events and opportunities. Festivals, restaurants, and simply places where people of many races gather will be places we visit regularly (when COVID appropriate). This is something we as a family are very excited about! Though we love our rural life, we love what bigger cities offer!
Our Leisure Time
We both have many interests and hobbies we are excited to share with this child! We both love the outdoors and enjoy growing flowers and vegetables in our garden. Our fresh vegetables in summer are hard to beat! Drew enjoys fishing and spending time in the woods near our home. He has become a long-distance bicycler and even finished a 100-mile race. Drew also likes going to sporting events (when COVID appropriate). Drew's passion for the outdoors and active lifestyle will be shared lovingly with this child throughout his or her life. Megan looks forward to going on nature walks with this child and pointing out all kinds of interesting insects and plants along the way. Her other interests include cooking, finding new playgrounds with Grace, and kid-friendly crafting. She has sewn baby items already, like bibs and snuggly blankets. Megan also likes to play the piano and ukulele once in awhile. She will definitely encourage this child to pursue their creative side. As a family, we like to take road trips that turn into fun adventures. We also love getting together with extended family (when COVID appropriate). It will be so rewarding to see what kinds of interests that this child will have as they grow up, and what kinds of activities we will be able to enjoy together as a family!
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in a rural area of Wisconsin on a quiet road, surrounded by forests and farmland that is a peaceful, beautiful, and safe place for a child to grow up. A brand new swing set is in our backyard, near our vegetable garden. We also grow many types of flowers and a trellis of grape vines. Besides our sweet dog Archie, we have chickens and ducks (which kids especially love!). A small pond at the back of our property attracts birds, deer, and other wildlife. Our home is a farmhouse that has been updated throughout the years. It has 3-plus bedrooms and plenty of space to expand our family. Our extra-large kitchen is the heart of our home, with lots of room to cook, do projects, and just hang out.
Our community has many annual kid-centered events (when COVID appropriate). One yearly event is the kids community Halloween party that the local high school hosts. Our daughter loves to attend this fun event, and will love helping her younger sibling play all the games and trick-or-treat. Our town also hosts a Memorial Day parade, county fair, Fourth of July fireworks, and Winter Wonderland Christmas lights display. We have many friends with young children in our area who we are able to enjoy these events with. The local library has a terrific children's section, and Grace is able to check out fun books, movies, and activities to do at home. We can't wait to enjoy these kinds of things with this child as well!
Our Extended Families
Drew's parents, Kate and Larry, live about two hours away but are frequently able to visit for long weekends. We visit them as often as we can as well. They have tons of fun with Grace and can hardly wait to spoil their new grandchild!
Drew's brother and his wife live near Drew's parents. This side of the family enjoys having big holiday gatherings (only when COVID appropriate) with the rest of the extended family for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, with lots of delicious food. Megan's parents, Jan and Al, live only about ten minutes away from us, and we see them very often. They are so loving and helpful to our family, especially when it comes to spending time with Grace. We often get together either at our house or theirs to share a weekend meal. Megan's brother lives several states away, but we talk with him weekly. He loves to send Grace postcards from his travels, and he is super excited about his new niece or nephew! Some of the fun things that Megan's side of the family likes to do include playing softball, going to the lake, and having cookouts.
Excited doesn't even begin to describe how our extended families feel about our family growing through adoption. Words that are more accurate are ecstatic, overjoyed, and elated! Every one of them is thrilled to welcome this child into our family!
From Us to You
We have been together for twelve years, married since 2013. One thing we feel important that you know about us is that we love to laugh! We hope we have the chance to share a laugh or smile with you soon!
Please consider us a couple who is 100% ready to talk with you! Our adoption journey has taken priority in our lives; therefore, you have priority in our lives. In the months we have been waiting for the call to say that we have been matched with an expectant mother, our decisions as a family have been highly focused on our upcoming adoption. When we painfully learned we would not be able to add to our family naturally after our daughter was born, we prayerfully decided on adoption and haven't looked back. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions for us. You can count on us to be approachable, and we will always be respectful of your concerns.
Both of us have close friends throughout our lives who were adopted. Some of Megan's earliest childhood friends were the adopted children in a transracial family in her neighborhood. One of Drew's college friends (now also Megan's friend) was adopted into a transracial family. We promise to unconditionally love a child of any race and provide them with every opportunity to be happy and secure in our family.
Becoming parents truly changed our lives and brings out each of our best traits. For example, Megan loves nothing more than being a mom. She will absolutely cherish bonding with this newborn and making sure every possible detail is all set. Drew is the ultimate protector and provider for our family, while also loving baby snuggles! He loves to be a silly dad and can't wait to nurture this child. Since we are not first-time parents, we are fully prepared to parent a newborn and are so excited about it!
Our responsibility is to make sure this child is worry-free and loved beyond compare. We are ready to talk to this child about their unique adoption story. Our daughter Grace will proudly be a big sister to this child, and their bond will be lifelong. Our families and friends will embrace this child with open hearts and open arms along with us. You can trust us to be the ultimate advocates for this child throughout his or her life.
We try to be a humble couple who makes the best of a situation. We both know first-hand that life is not always easy and certainly not always fair, but our reactions to those challenges make all the difference. Adoption may be one of life's greatest tests for everyone involved. You are incredibly strong for considering making an adoption plan - we are humbled by your strength.
We are a family who works hard together but also plays hard together. Our kind of fun is uncomplicated and often found close to home. We are a family who puts in the effort to fix the things we have instead of buying new ones, if at all possible. As parents, we promise to set excellent examples to this child so he or she can grow up as a caring, respectful, and responsible individual.
As this child grows up in our family, he or she will be encouraged and supported to explore their interests. We will be parents who are actively involved in this child's activities and education, and treasure every single moment of it. We encourage continued contact with you by text, email, phone, letters, photos, or visits. We hope that you find us accessible, and we will be as responsive as possible.
We say prayers with our daughter every night at her bedtime. We always pray "God bless all the people we know and even the people we don't know." We have prayed that together since before we pursued adoption, but those words are especially meaningful now. As someone we haven't met yet, you are the one we pray for every night. Regardless of your decision for your child, you and your child will be in our prayers every night.
Drew & Megan