Meghan & Dave

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About Us

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Our Story

Our greatest desire is to raise well-rounded children who will have a world of opportunity open to them. We have skills, talents and interests that complement each other in ways that will make us great parents and expose our kids to many different interests and influences.

Meghan is one smart cookie with a PhD who teaches at one of the most prestigious universities in the country. Dave is a photographer with a great creative spirit who loves sports. We have been lucky to be able to do what we love and we hope to give our children unlimited opportunities to explore and follow their passions in life.

We met in the Summer of 2012 and married in 2014. We entered our relationship with a shared love for family and hopes of raising children together. It’s been five years of happy memories, family trips, and fun. We’ve loved building a life together and finding and moving into our new home. We’ve faced fertility struggles but this journey has shown us how much we want to be parents.

We hope for more than one child eventually and want our children to have the love and support of siblings. Our children are still waiting for us and that is so inspiring to us!

Our amazing family is excited to welcome and love our children. We have a diverse, open, warm, and loving family and we are more than ready to raise children from diverse backgrounds.

We are lucky to have such a big loving family. Our children’s lives will be filled with many cousins to grow up with. We’ve had five babies born into the family in the last couple of years! Most of the best moments of our lives are spent with our families and we can’t wait for our children to create memories with all of their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins

It is important to us that our children learn to be kind, compassionate and empathetic towards others. We will do everything we can to make sure our children always feel loved, nurtured, and comforted.

One of our favorite quotes that we’ve read recently come from Paulo Coelho in The Alchemist: “So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”

Our Home

photo of adoptive family's home We live in a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood just outside the great city of Richmond, VA. We call our house the big treehouse because we’re surrounded by so many gorgeous trees. We have a view of the little neighborhood lake from our back deck and it always feels peaceful and serene here. We have a big fenced-in backyard that is the perfect place for a swingset and throwing a ball around.

Our street is at the back of a big family-friendly neighborhood so we don't have a lot of traffic and walking around is safe. When the weather is nice there are families walking and riding bikes all over the neighborhood. Gatherings in front of our house at the end of the cul-de-sac are a tradition on nice nights.

We have access to a big neighborhood field with a gazebo where we have neighborhood picnics and outdoor movies. There is also a community pool that is within walking distance from our house. We chose this neighborhood partially because of its highly-rated elementary school, which is also a short walk from the house. There are several parks and playgrounds and libraries close by.

Our house has 3 bedrooms, an office, and two full baths upstairs. On the first floor we have a family room that leads to our big back deck, a great kitchen with huge windows and a small eating nook, a dining room with a small living room, and a half bath. We also have an attic, a full basement that leads to the backyard, and an attached two-car garage.

About Meghan

adoptive family photo - Meghan I’m a psychology professor and I teach courses on child and adolescent development and family health. I love to read, work out with my bootcamp buddies, play with our cats, and bake. I can’t wait to bake with our children!

Most importantly I love spending time with our family and especially my brother’s two little girls. The oldest is 4 years old and they just had another little girl a few weeks ago. So fun!

Some of my favorite memories in the past few years have been with my niece. She brings me so much joy and I love spending time playing games with her, singing songs and reading her books. Taking her for her first soft serve ice cream on vacation was a highlight from the last couple of years, and seeing her go from infancy to preschool has been so special. She is my joy and time with her has made me even more excited to become a mom. I know now more deeply what the love of a child means to me.

I also truly love working with my students. Teaching college students is a special job and I love mentoring students and encouraging their passions. I look forward to raising a child and seeing how I can bring my love for teaching and mentoring into our child’s life. I'm also excited to see how our child will lead me to become a better teacher and mentor!

I am lucky to have a job that is family-friendly. My job is flexible and I can work from home several days a week. I have time off around the holidays and over the summer, and my colleagues are supportive of our adoption plans.

The journey to parenthood has been hard but it has allowed me to really understand how much I want to be a mom. I have a lot of love to give and I have faith that our journey was meant to show us how much we love each other and how committed we are to being parents.

About Dave

adoptive family photo - Dave I’m a photographer and I’ve had a full-time job in photography for more than 10 years and I love my work. I was born and raised in a small town in Southwest Virginia and I come from a large family. I have a brother and three sisters and whole bunch of nieces and nephews.

I was 10 when my first niece was born, so I've spent a lot of time around kids and spending time with my nieces and nephews is one of the great joys of my life. Meghan and I love getting together with our families and can’t wait for our children to play with all of their cousins on both sides of the family. Family gatherings are always so full of energy and fun and we feel so blessed to have such great families that will help us care for and love our children.

I was very active as a kid and played lots of sports and was also always drawn to the arts. I love reading and writing and I have always loved music and I started playing guitar around age 12. I studied journalism and graduated from Virginia Tech before I ended up with a career as a photographer. I really look forward to exposing our children to athletics and encouraging them to explore their creativity.

Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile

We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.

We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Meghan & Dave

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