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Nick & Megan
Thank you for wanting to learn more about us! We are so excited to share a bit about our family with you. We have waited so long to grow our family through adoption, and we hope that we will soon be able to add a child to our fun, loving home!
Our Leisure Time
We have many hobbies and leisure activities we enjoy, some together and some separately. Together, we love to watch and play sports. From football to softball to lacrosse and basketball, we enjoy being active and watching our favorite teams play on the weekends. We hope to share our love of sports and activity with our kids! We also love spending time with friends and family. We try to make it a priority to be in community with those around us frequently. Whether that's dinner, camping, playing catch, or watching movie. People are a big part of our lives, and they’re all ready to help us welcome a child.
Separately, Nick loves woodworking. He loves to design, scale, measure, and craft amazing pieces to use in our home or to gift to others. It's a great creative outlet for him that is also calculated and precise, to match his personality. Megan loves to cook and play the piano. The unstructured nature of both activities provides her freedom to express herself freely and experiment with new sounds and flavors. She looks forward to having someone to share these hobbies with.
Addressing Cultural Diversity
We are both of European decent, ranging from Scotland to Sweden to England to Russia. Megan's sister-in-law is from Japan, and it has been a wonderful experience introducing new cultures into our family. We also live in a very diverse area of America, Nick works with people from India, China, Russia, Mexico, and many more places. We love getting to know them, their backgrounds, heritage, and priorities.
Megan lived in Nepal for a year, and experienced many differences of cultures while traveling through that area of the world. We love and celebrate culture and diversity, and believe that God's creativity is shown through culture. We strongly believe that culture should be upheld and honored, learned about and celebrated. And we believe it is vital for any child to know where they came from, their cultural heritage and history, and the foundations that built the world they are entering into. We have already begun to research other cultures and learn how to integrate them into our lives in order to show our children the power of their heritage, and to not be ashamed of where they came from. We know it is not easy to be a minority, but we want to empower our child in their cultural identity of self.
We have always wanted a bigger family. We have dreams of a house filled with love, laughter, and sibling banter. We want our children to always have the built-in friendship of siblings to love and grow alongside. We desire for our home to be a safe place for our children, and for their friends.
We pray that our children are firmly rooted in their identity - that they do not shy away from their convictions, that they are not embarrassed of their preferences, and that they never feel unwanted or unwelcomed. We want to provide them with opportunities for knowledge, to learn not only life skills, but skills they are passionate about. We want them to have freedom to explore hobbies that provide them joy. We want for them to make a difference in this world, whether through ground-breaking work or simply through compassion to those around them. More than anything, we want them to know that we are always on their side, we always have their back. We pray that they find security in our love for them.
Our Extended Families
Megan's dad's family are local to our area, and her mom’s side of the family is mostly in Montana. We love spending time with the family that is local. From celebrating holidays & birthdays, to watching Seattle Seahawks football games, to going to Hawaii for family vacation. There is always a game being played full of friendly banter when they are together. While we don’t get to see the family in Montana as often as we’d like, we make a point to spend every other Christmas in Montana with them. It’s such a fun tradition full of laughter and smiles.
Nick grew up in Pennsylvania and most of his family is still there. Nick has a huge extended family – 22 first cousins and 30+ second cousins on his mom’s side alone! Some of our favorite traditions with them include spending a week at the lake (a tradition that has gone on for over 50 years) and celebrating Christmas on December 26th. Nick’s family loves sports. They grew up on playing football, baseball, and basketball being coached by dad. There is a lot of love in our families, and we look forward to that love being shown to a new little one.
Our House and Neighborhood
Our home is just north of a large city. We bought our house in 2019 and spent some time remodeling it, to make it feel cozy and welcoming. We have a big yard that our dog loves to run in, and we spend most evenings in the spring and summer sitting on our porch watching the sunset behind the trees at the end of our quiet little street.
Our surrounding area is very family friendly! Lots of parks, baseball & soccer fields, off-leash dog parks, and beautiful walking trails. We love to be outside meeting neighbors and being a part of the community. We so look forward to being able to bring a baby along with us on walks and to the dog park! We love being outside in nature and want to share that with your child.
Many of our friends we met through our church, and most of them have kids! We love to spend time with other young families, and eagerly await getting to add a child to our growing group of friends.
From Us to You
We cannot wait to meet you! We are amazed at the courage you have to choose adoption for your child, and we hope to be a part of that journey with you.
We both have always wanted children. We never dreamed of the journey that we have walked to get to the point of starting our family through adoption. Even before we knew that Megan could not have biological children, adoption was so important to us.
We love to spend time with our families ?" they are some of our best friends! And we know that both of our families will love this little one, and they are eagerly waiting with us to meet them. Our family is so full of laughter, there is never a dull moment! We love to play games, share old memories, and build new ones through fun experiences together. We cannot wait to see this baby being added to a family overflowing with love and laughter.
We love to be active, whether that is working out, playing catch, taking our dog for a walk, or going for a hike. We have dreamed for so long of how we can include a child in those activities and share our love of sport and outdoors with them. Nick cannot wait to teach them to play catch! That is one of his favorite memories with his dad. And Megan can't wait to teach them how to play the piano and cook new, fun foods. And we are so excited to see what things this baby will enjoy doing, and be able to encourage them to grow in their passions and interests.
Our hope for this child is that they would be firmly rooted in their own identity. We want to raise them to be compassionate and understanding by modeling how to love others well and be a good friend. We want them to have a good work ethic and perseverance, and will show them through our jobs both inside and outside the home how to never give up and work hard at whatever they do. We want them to love knowledge and learning, and we cannot wait to read to them from day 1! We are dreaming of who they will be and what they will be like, and how we can help them achieve their dreams.
We also desire to model a solid marriage to them. We want them to see how we love and serve one another, and that our love is deep and genuine and lasting. We want them to trust our love for one another and for them, and to never doubt the stability of their home. And we want you to be a part of that as well. Through pictures, letters, phone calls, even visits, we want them to know you. We want them to know where they came from and how that helped make them who they are. We hope you will join us in that!
Nick & Megan