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Greg & Megan
We are so excited to grow our family though adoption again! We want you to know how grateful and honored we are that you are looking through our profile. We have built a home of love, laughter and adventure and it would be a blessing to welcome your child into our home. We hope to connect with you and bring comfort and peace during this time.
Most Memorable Moment
Almost two years ago, we received the phone call that we longed for, a birth mother had chosen us. We can remember that day so vividly. We had no idea that when we walked into one of our favorite stores, we would walk out forever changed. We were lucky to have five months to get to know her through many emails and texts. Fast forward to the moment we got the other phone call we had longed for, the moment that our birth mother was in labor at the hospital. It was the middle of the night, we jumped out of bed and into our car and made the 6-hour drive to meet our son.
The moment we entered the hospital room, we were greeted with such love and compassion. It felt surreal to meet this person that we had been in touch with and gotten to know so well over the past five months and who was now giving us our little miracle. She is one of the most inspiring, strong, and courageous people we have ever met, and she is always on our hearts and minds. Holding our son for the first time was by far one of the best moments of our lives and we cannot wait to adopt another child into our family.
Education We will Provide
As teachers, education plays a very important part in our lives. We both value education in the classroom and at home. Greg is a professor of graphic design and Megan is a first-grade teacher in one of the top school districts in the state. Megan’s district allows teachers to bring their children to the district for school. This benefit will allow us to provide your child a wonderful education and a unique experience where we will be able to be fully involved in their education.
Additionally, we both know the importance of starting education during the early years to build their love of literacy. Bedtime stories is one of our favorite things to do with Will. We also know a lot of learning happens outside the classroom and we are committed to taking advantage of every opportunity to teach those lessons.
The greatest benefit of our careers is the ability to have summers and holidays off of work. This gives us the opportunity to get outside and absorb the world around us. We can’t wait to carry on all of our traditions with your child during the holidays and taking family vacations every summer.
How We Met
The story of us is a unique one to say the least. Greg's first marriage was to Amy. A few years into their marriage, Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer and unfortunately lost her courageous battle against it. Greg remained close to Amy's family as a brother, son and uncle. A couple years later; Amy's older sister, Jenn married Megan's brother, Tom. While waiting for the birth of Tom and Jenn's first baby at the hospital, we got to know each other more. Other family members at the hospital said they saw a spark between us. From there, we began spending more time together during the summer and eventually Greg summoned up the courage to ask Megan out on the Fourth of July. From that moment, we have built a relationship and life we both love. We are sure that God played a role in bringing us together.
Our Extended Families
We are so lucky to have all of our family live nearby and to have close relationships with everyone. Megan is one of 5 children, who are all married with kids. We hang out with family a lot, whether it be for birthdays, family dinners, or enjoying the outdoors at the family lake house or camping Missouri’s state parks. Megan and her family love having game nights. We can often be seen playing washers, Wiffle Ball, board games, or one of the kids' favorites: Pie Face.
Greg has one brother who lives right down the street with his wife and two kids. It’s great to have them close and be able to pop in and have the kids hang out with each other. Greg’s parents immigrated here, so Greg and his brother are first generation. The Greek heritage are very important to them and are all involved within the Greek Church. When we hang out with Greg’s family, it is the typical fun-loving, loud, traditional Greek Family, with a ton of food!
Both of our parents split their time to watch Will during the school year. They absolutely love it and can’t wait to add another grandchild to love on and spoil.
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in a suburb of a midwestern city in a quiet neighborhood, and we are just a short drive to many parks, an amazing zoo, children’s museums and so much more. Since we both have the summers off, we take advantage of our time and love to take the family on new places to walk and going on adventures in this great city of ours. One of our favorite places we love to visit is this little gem near our house that not only has a playground, but is also a working farm with a beautiful lake and hiking path that surrounds it. Another place we often visit is the library right down the street from us. There is an amazing children’s area for kids to explore and once a month we bring our son for toddler play time.
Although we love going on adventures, we also love family time at our house. We built our house four years ago. It has 4 bedrooms and 2 and a half bathrooms. Greg is pretty handy around the house and is currently finishing the basement for a big playroom for Will and his future brother or sister. We have a fenced backyard with a patio, which is our favorite place to be. But one of the best things about our house is the neighborhood. We are so lucky to have so many young families nearby with young kids that we can call friends.
From Us to You
We want to first thank you for learning more about us and considering us to be adoptive parents. We can’t even begin to imagine the amount of stress, worry, confusion, and fear you must have. Whatever reason you have chosen adoption, we hope that you can find comfort in your decision knowing that couples like us view your decision as the most selfless decision a person can make. And we will be forever grateful for you.
When we got married, we knew we couldn’t have children of our own, but we’ve always dreamed of having kids and wanted to make a difference in someone else’s life. Adoption seemed like the perfect opportunity! We adopted our son Will almost two years ago and every day since has been simply amazing. We thought we had an idea of what it would be like to be parents, but I don’t think either of us knew how much pure joy it would bring us. Every day we find ourselves looking at one another in amazement that we are blessed to be his parents. But this is all due to his incredible birth mother. She is always in our hearts and minds. She is one of the most inspiring, strong, and courageous people we have ever met. We had such a beautiful adoption experience and cannot wait to adopt another child into our family.
Living in the suburbs in a major city allows us to have a pretty active lifestyle, whether it be cheering on our favorite hockey team, the St. Louis Blues, going to see musicals, visiting museums in Forest Park, or finding new places for family walks. There are always fun family activities to enjoy and we look forward to sharing them all with another little one.
All of our family and friends are so supportive and excited for our journey. Your child will be welcomed with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins and a big brother to grow up with. With both of us being so close to our families, we have the support and guidance necessary to help guide us through parenthood. Parenthood is the most challenging roll, but also the most rewarding gift and we look forward to that time to come again.
If you choose us to be parents we promise to shower your child with love every day. We promise to give them a life you dream of, from beach vacations in the summer, to camp outs in the fall, to dog kisses and hugs from us every day. We promise to help them dream big, to be a caring and compassionate person. We promise to provide them with the best education and life lessons from us. We promise to make them smile every day. Their happiness will be the center of our lives.
If you choose us, we plan on telling your child about you from the very beginning. We want them to know who you are and not be afraid to ask questions. Their adoption story will be something unique and special. And you are someone to be proud of. We promise to keep in touch through emails, phone calls and letters with pictures. You will always be part of our lives.
Thank you for considering us and we wish you serenity, peace, and comfort in this difficult decision.
Greg & Megan