Hello there! Thank you so much for taking the time to read through our profile as you are considering the plans you have for your child’s future.
Our names are Meghan and Jeff and we are looking forward to building our family through adoption. We hope that our profile can give you insight into our life together, and give you an idea about what life might be like for your child if you were to choose us to parent.
We have been together as a couple for just over 10 years now, and have been happily married for nearly 7 of them. We met at University – in a Psychology class to be exact.
There is truth to the saying that opposites attract, because that was certainly the case for us! Jeff was a very loud, larger-than-life guy. I actually found him to be very intimidating – especially since I was so quiet and studious. However, we soon hit it off, and in November 2005 we were an official item!
We are a couple who loves to travel, spending time with family and friends, and being involved in sporting events. We are always looking for a new adventure, and we feel like becoming parents would be the greatest adventure there ever was.
Meghan was raised in a small farming community in south western Manitoba. She was brought up by wonderful parents, who taught her to be hard-working, honest, and giving to others. She has one younger brother who lives with his common-law wife. They are expecting their first child in May 2016!
Meghan currently works as an elementary school teacher. She thinks she has the best job in the world and looks forward to interacting with her students every day!
She also has a huge love of animals! Meghan volunteers for a Winnipeg dog rescue by updating adoptable dog profiles on Pet Finder, and is the Secretary for the local Humane Society Board.
When she is not working or volunteering, Meghan enjoys reading, watching movies, swimming, going for walks with the dog, and relaxing in the backyard hammock!
She is very excited at the idea of becoming a mother and having a little one to read bedtime stories to at night.
Jeff was raised in a small village, where the closest town was about 10 minutes away. He grew up in a home where academics were encouraged.
Even though he spent a lot of time outside playing with friends, Jeff preferred to learn how to cook from his mom. He has one older sister.
Jeff works at a gas station. He’s been at this particular job since October and is really enjoying learning about this specific position. He hopes that this will lead to him to working at a gas station closer to home.
He loves sports, baseball in particular. Jeff runs a slo-pitch team in the summer and is on a men’s bowling team in the winter. He also likes to squeeze in a round or two of golf when he’s able to.
Jeff is nervous but excited about becoming a parent and having his own little slugger.
We have a white Chihuahua named Chloe. She is our fur-child and is completely spoiled!
She was a stray that had been brought in to animal services and was set to be euthanized until she was rescued by some amazing animal rescuers who thought she deserved a second chance.
We were asked to foster her for a few weeks after she came into rescue. She came to us emaciated and was quite sick.
Her liver disease had gone untreated for so long that she had developed neurological damage. This sickness caused her to spin in circles whenever she walked. She was also missing bits of fur and was terrified of human touch.
With a lot of patience and love, Chloe flourished in our home, and we became ‘foster fails’. She now LOVES to be by her people, enjoys cuddling, playing fetch (though she’s not that great at bringing her toy back), and being outside.
She is a small dog with a big personality! We truly consider her to be a member of our family.
We live in a very small city that has the feel of a small town. Our house is located on a bay that houses some young families and some retired couples. Everyone knows everyone on our bay, and in that way, we are like a family.
We have a backyard where we look forward to hosting birthday parties for our future little one, or maybe even teach them to play catch with a baseball and glove.
A short walk away from our home is a playground, baseball diamonds and a splash park. We enjoy walking here, as it is located in a large park with many beautiful trees and walking paths.
Just outside of town there is a beach. It is common for people to fish there, as well as take swimming lessons. It is also a place that is nice to go on a sunny day just to go play in the water!
Building our family through adoption has always been something that we have looked at doing.
Meghan was adopted as an infant, and connected with her birth family when she was in her early 20’s. Having been through this process, she has an appreciation for the importance of an open adoption.
As we were trying to build our family naturally, it became more and more obvious that our initial thoughts about wanting to adopt was to be our life’s path.
It is our hope and prayer that if chosen, we will be able to build a strong, solid relationship with you if that is what you choose to pursue.
We can’t even begin to imagine how hard this decision has been for you. We want to let you know how selfless and courageous this decision is that you are making for this child. That alone tells us that you love your baby and want what is only in their best interest.
We can’t promise to give this child everything they want in life, but we can promise to give them everything they need.
We promise to love them unconditionally, accept them for who they are, and educate them to live with an open mind. Above all, we promise to teach them how to be kind, hard-working and honest individuals.
We also want you to know that we promise to make sure that our child knows who you are. They will grow up knowing your name and the selfless decision you made for them.
If you are comfortable with it, we also promise to keep in contact with you. Or, if you prefer not to stay in touch, that’s ok too.
We want you to be happy with your decision, and we will work hard at maintaining an open line of communication to make sure that you are comfortable with the amount of contact between us.
This is probably the most important decision that you will ever have to make. We want you to know that you need to make this decision based on what you feel is best for you and your child.
There is so much more we would like you to know about us, but feel that no profile could capture the perfect portrait of our life.
If you feel like we are the family you want for your child, we would be more than happy to talk to you and answer any questions you might have.
We sincerely wish you the best of luck with your search for that perfect family.
Meghan and Jeff