Megan

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Megan

Dear Birth Parents,

Hello! My name is Megan and for the last ten years I have thought about motherhood and envisioned how I would create a family. There has never been a doubt in my mind that adoption is the path for me. If you decide to place your child for adoption, and choose me, I promise to nurture his or her relationship with God, provide unconditional love, surround him or her with a large circle of family and friends, support his or her dreams and ambitions, and to honor you and share your story.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out!

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Who I Am

I grew up in a small town in Central Illinois that was so small we only had 1 stoplight! One of my favorite childhood memories was going to Friday night football games and attending the after parties. In my opinion, there is nothing better than cooking hot dogs over a bonfire.

After high school I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I earned my psychology degree. I was not used to living in a ‘big’ town and couldn’t believe one of my classes had more students than my entire high school. I was a die-hard Illini men’s basketball fan and attended every game. After I earned my psychology degree, I went to graduate school and earned a master’s degree in sport management and a master’s degree in accounting. If being a professional student was a way to make a living, I would be the first to sign up! I chose a career in accounting and am manager at Aon. A huge perk is that I work from home full time.

Over the years I have lived in many great cities: St. Louis, Salt Lake City, Dallas, and most recently Chicago. Chicago is my favorite and will always hold a special place in my heart. There were endless things to do: concerts, sporting events, city tours, the Lincoln Park Zoo, and some of the best restaurants I have ever been to.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, cheering on the Illini, going to movies, reading, and trying the newest restaurants in my area. I love finding new ways to be eco-friendly and am researching how to create a compost in my backyard.

As a mother, I cannot wait to give a child a wide range of experiences such as growing a garden, reading books at the library, playing in youth sport leagues, taking art or music classes, going to Illini basketball games, and traveling (Disney World here we come!).

Children have always been an integral part of my life. I am one of the oldest of 23 grandchildren and as a kid I used my cousins as my real-life baby dolls. My first job was as a babysitter and in high school I coached youth basketball. My most important role to date is being an aunt to my 3 nieces and 2 nephews.

My family is very excited to add a new member to our crew. One of my nieces prays for the baby every night because she cannot wait to be a big cousin! He or she will grow up near their grandparents and cousins; something I did as well. I loved cousin sleepovers and family parties!!

Thank you for taking the time to learn about meet. I look forward to learning more about you and your journey.

Adoption Diary

Hello 2022

The past month has flown by (a little too fast for me). I was able to make a trip to Chicago mid-December to see my co-workers and friends that I have not seen since March 2020. I also got to squeeze in my annual trip to the Lincoln Park Zoo lights.  My Christmas traditions include Christmas Eve with my mom’s side of the family, Christmas Day with my dad’s side of the family, and watching my dad’s basketball team in their holiday tournament. 

My mom’s side of the family celebrates on Christmas Eve. It is always chaos because there are so many of us there (up to 50) but I love it and wouldn’t want it any other way.  My favorite part of the night was playing Catch Phrase with all of my cousins.  It is so fun because we are all competitive and in the end the girls team won!

I celebrated Christmas day with my parents, 2 sisters, brother-in-law, niece and 2 nephews.  Before opening presents we lit the advent candles and each told what we are thankful for.  As a kid it was hard to not open presents first, but as an adult I really like that we celebrate Jesus and thank him for our blessings.  Last but not least was present time. While I am still a kid at heart and LOVE opening presents, I now find greater joy watching my niece and nephews.

In the afternoon my dad’s sister and her family came for dessert.  We reminisced about our Gram and they told us stories about their childhood.

My dad has been coaching basketball since I was a kid.  It doesn’t feel like Christmas if I don’t go see his team in the holiday tournament.  Even though they lost it was great to see him coach.

The last week of December I was able to take a week off of work and continue to spend time with my family and friends. 

It was a great way to close 2021 and I look forward to what 2022 has in store for me.

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,

Megan

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