Hello! We are Chris & Megan from Pomona, California. We cannot thank you enough for taking a moment to learn about us! We can only imagine the choice of adoption must have been a difficult one for you and we are honored to be considered. It has been our dream to have children and when we realized we could not have them naturally, we considered all our options. Adoption is the only option that truly felt right. We are very excited to hear from you and to take the next step on this journey.
Dear Birth Mother...
We did not hit it off; in fact, we did not like each other very much in the beginning. It wasn’t until the fall semester, when we both took German II, that we changed our opinions. Chris tutored Megan in German during that semester. We started spending a lot of time together. On Veteran’s Day we had our first date – dinner and a movie. We spent our second date at Disneyland and have been together ever since. In 2014, Chris proposed to Megan in their Disneyland hotel room. We were married a year later in San Dimas, California surrounded by friends and family. Though we have different personalities, we find they bring us closer together.
Things We Love
- We love Disney! The movies, the characters, and Disneyland!
- We have an annual Halloween Party with our friends and family
- We love the boardgame Monopoly! We have over twenty different versions
- We enjoy the outdoors, camping, fishing, and hiking!
- We love movies, old and new! We go to the Turner Classic Movie Festival in Hollywood every year and own over 700 movies of our own.
- We enjoy traveling and have a goal to visit every state. We’ve been to 18 states so far!
- We are collectors. We collect autographs, postcards, hats, and shot glasses
About Megan, by Chris
Megan was born in Crailsheim, Germany when her father was serving in the U.S. Army. Her family moved back to the United States when she was two years old. She spent her early childhood in Colorado and has lived in Southern California since she was eight. Megan loved acting in her high school’s drama program but found her true passion in college. Megan earned her Associate’s Degree in Fine Arts from Mount San Antonio College. She had always been artistic, but fell in love with acrylic paint in her first Painting class. Megan is an accomplished artist and has not only sold several original works, but she has been commissioned to paint numerous pieces. She has also worked as a buyer in the nutraceutical industry for over 10 years, focusing on Health and Wellness products. Megan’s goal is to leave the corporate world, open an art studio where she can teach and sell her art and be a wonderful mother to our future child.
Megan is very passionate & strong, and never allows her fears to get in the way of what needs to get done. She loves her family and friends and is definitely the “social butterfly” in our marriage. She adores classic and contemporary film and can memorize a movie after seeing it once. She is currently on a mission to get me to love classic films as much as she does, and I’ll admit, she’s succeeding. Megan will make an amazing mother and will share her passion and love of the arts with our child.
Fun Fact - Megan has been collecting autographs with her father since she was 12 years old. She has met over 100 movie stars.
- Painting & Drawing
About Chris, by Megan
Chris was born and raised in Southern California. He comes from a loving home with very supportive parents. He was encouraged to join band and Boy Scouts. His parents attended every band performance and his father was a Scout Master. One of my favorite things about Chris is how handy he is to have around. He is very much the Eagle Scout, always prepared to help in any situation. This is something that is reflected in his work as well. Chris worked for Disneyland for several years, beginning with their college program. This allowed many free visits to the park, but he eventually moved on to Quality Assurance at his current company. He has been moving up the ladder and is currently being groomed for another promotion.
Chris is very analytical, loves to read & is the sweetest person you’ll ever meet. He is very quiet and shy to begin with, but once he opens up, he is truly wonderful to spend time with. My family loves him and he fits right in with our quirky ensemble. I cannot wait to watch Chris shine as a loving and thoughtful father to our future child.
Fun Fact - Chris shares a birthday with Mickey Mouse
- Playing Videogames
- Fixing & building things
We live in the hills of Pomona, California. We have a spacious two-bedroom apartment with a balcony full of plants. We live in a nice neighborhood with three pools, parks nearby and a great hiking hill across the street. Pomona also hosts a monthly Art Walk that brings visitors of all ages. We look forward to afternoon walks together as a family to the local Deli and Starbucks. The elementary school is only a five minute drive away and is where our nephew currently attends 1st grade.
Five Things We Will Teach Your Child
- Appreciation for the arts
- To be fair to others
- To embrace their creative side
- To enjoy the little things
- To believe in themselves
Buffy is our seven-year-old rescued tabby “kitten.” She is very affectionate, and loves playing with “mousies,” and tissue paper. We all enjoy our weekend cuddles and are excited to add another into the mix. Buffy loves looking out the window and she’s always there to greet us when we come through the door. Our nephew Lucan is excited to see Buffy every time he visits and she has also been a great companion while working from home.
Our Loved Ones
We both come from vey loving families. We enjoy seeing our parents weekly as we live within 15 minutes of each. Chris has a younger brother named Andrew. He and his fiancé, Caitlin, live a little further away, but close enough to see each other often. Megan’s brother Micah lives about the same distance in the opposite direction, near the family restaurant. Only five minutes away are Megan’s sister Natasha, her husband Bjorn, and their son Lucan.
Our family is excited to welcome another child into the family! We are very close family. We love to eat, watch movies, and play games together. We gather both families together for holidays and BBQs. We also go on trips together! Our last family trip was thirteen of us on a cruise to Alaska, including Megan’s immediate family, Chris’ parents, and two of Megan’s Aunts.
- Easter – We dye Easter eggs the night before and spend Easter Day with family. The Easter Bunny visits ever year and hides baskets for the kids to find.
- Halloween – We watch Halloween movies the entire month of October. We invite friends and family to come and enjoy the marathon with us. We watch a wide verity of films ranging from Hocus Pocus and Casper to classic Horror.
- Christmas – We spend Christmas Eve with Chris’ family, Christmas morning with each other, and Christmas Day with Megan’s family. We go shopping for a real tree in early December and love the smell of pine throughout the season.
We have two couples that are our closest friends: We love to hang out with Rachel and Cameron, and we often invite each other over for dinner, go to amusement parks, and have even traveled together. Ana and Anthony have two beautiful children, Jessabelle and Landon (our Godson). We enjoy playing games together, going out to dinner, and being a part of their family.
Top Things We Look Forward to Doing With Our Future Child
- Reading them stories
- Taking them to Disneyland
- Baking cookies
- Watching movies
- Helping them with homework
- Cheering for them
- Taking them to the beach
- Building Legos
Our Final Thoughts
Thank you for spending the time to get to know us.Your love for your child & wish for their happiness is truly admirable. We are blessed to be surrounded by loving friends and family who support our journey toward adoption, and we cannot wait to be parents! We promise to love your child unconditionally, play with them, teach them, and to always support their dreams.