To potential expectant parents who are considering adoption:
Hello! We’re Todd, Meghan and Connor. Thanks for taking the time to visit our profile! We also made a website where you can check out our profile book and a video about our family (www.journeytoadoption.com). We truly hope that you have peace and clarity along this journey of deciding what is best for you and your baby.
For us, our journey to adoption is a little different than some. Connor is our biological child and we haven’t struggled with infertility. Over the years we’ve seen many friends and family grow their family through adoption, which over time grew a deep desire in us to do the same. So as we were praying about expanding our family, we both felt very strongly that through adoption our next child would join our family. So thus the adoption journey began. It has been hard at times with all the unknowns during the process, but we trust God has a plan that He is leading us on, and through it all we are so excited to have another baby join our family and for Connor to have a sibling!
In our home study we were asked how we will love our children with a blend of biological and adopted children, and we can truly say that in our hearts there will be no difference. We won’t see them through the lens of “biological” or “adopted”, but rather we’ll love them for who they are intrinsically, and embrace the beautiful story God has for their lives.
Who we are as a family:
Family is really important to us, and we knew we always wanted kids. So when Connor was born we were so excited to become a family of three. Now he is three years old, and being able to see Connor grow over these past few years has been so wonderful. It’s so fun seeing his fun, quirky, and caring personality develop and also see him learning so much.
We enjoy spending time with family and friends, but we also make it a priority to have family-time with just the three of us. We desire to be there for one another, sharing in the joys of life but also in the challenges.
Regardless of the season, you can always find us outside. We enjoy the beach when it’s hot, sledding down the hills when they’re covered in snow, and everything else in between. We like going on adventures, big and small. From exploring various parks, to soaking up the fun at waterparks, to relaxing at a cabin. We try to plan something fun to do every weekend, being sure to bring plenty of snacks.
Todd is a wonderful husband and father. He is easy going, a great listener and really funny. Todd’s faith is strong and steadfast, and as an overflow of his deep relationship with God he leads our family with an outpouring of love and gentleness. Todd is also very creative and works as a video editor at a local health care company. He also uses his editing skills to help a local organization make video profiles of children in foster care waiting to be adopted. Todd is so kind and loving towards Connor, and Connor loves spending time with him!
Honestly, Meghan is a rockstar mom and wonderful wife. It makes sense because if you met her you’d quickly realize how kind she is, that she listens really well, and genuinely cares for others. She consistently loves Connor and I in big and small ways every day, so much so that it can easily slip into commonplace how much she loves us. Above all, her love for God is genuine, and her relationship with Him is easy to see in who she is. Before Connor was born, Meghan worked as an accountant but now is a stay-at-home mom, which she is so thankful for. She has so much fun being able to spend as much time with Connor as she does, and is so rewarding being able to watch him develop and grow. They also enjoy getting to spend time with other stay-at-home moms and their kids through classes, a local moms group in our city, and also playing with neighbors.
Connor cracks us up. He has such a fun personality and he likes making us laugh. At the same time, he is a quiet observer and takes everything in around him. His attention to detail is amazing and his memory consistently surprises us. He loves to read (a lot) and absolutely loves trains and trucks. He says that when he gets older he wants to be “a garbage man that eats snacks” while he is working, and also to be a daddy.
Our views on openness in adoption:
We are open to the level of openness that you are comfortable with. For us, we would enjoy having an open adoption, whether that entailed visits, phone calls, exchange photos and/or texts. In an open adoption, we know as in any relationship it takes time to grow, so we would like to navigate with you what would work best for our unique situation. However, we want to respect your preference, and if you would prefer not to have an open adoption we would honor your decision.