Finance Manager / Mom
Caucasian / Multi-Ethnic
Travis, Megan & Meara are a happy family of 3 living in sunny Southern California. Travis and Megan have been happily married for six and a half years, and parents to Meara for almost 5 years. We love spending time together and traveling. Some of our favorite activities include going to the beach, going on walks, going to baseball games, having family barbecues, and taking Meara to the park. We are fortunate that we get to spend most of our days together. Travis works for a well known tech company from home, and Megan was able to leave her job in legal recruiting to be a stay at home mom to Meara.
We had discussed possibly adopting before we got married. So many of our friends and family have adopted (or been adopted) that we knew it was something we wanted to explore for ourselves at some point. We hadn’t set a timeline, and then Megan got pregnant with Meara about 10 months into our marriage. Fast forward 3 years (and 1 pandemic) later, we were pregnant with our second child. Unfortunately, the baby passed away in the last couple weeks of Megan’s pregnancy. Although the loss of our baby was difficult, we grew closer and stronger as a family and felt an unexplainable conviction that now is the time to start pursuing the adoption we had discussed all those years ago. So here we are today ready, willing, and eager to open our hearts and our home to another baby.
We live in a single family home in a suburb of Los Angeles. We love our little neighborhood and we are good friends with many of our neighbors. Our next door neighbors are Megan’s longtime family friends. They have 7 children (some of whom are adopted) that Megan used to babysit when they were small. They all love Meara and play with her often. We also have several other close family friends on the street (or nearby) with kids who all play together. Many of them are on the same Little League team with Meara, and they all take swimming lessons together in the summer. We also live one city over from Megan’s mom, and we see her regularly. Travis’s parents and little brother live about 45 minutes away, and we get to see them several weekends a month. We are both very close with our immediate and extended families, and spend as much time with them as we can.
Megan describes Travis as loyal, hardworking, reliable and fun. He is the best husband and dad. I know Meara would agree.
Travis describes Megan as compassionate, creative, and intent on being a great mom and wife.
We met through mutual friends at church shortly after college. We started out as friends, but started dating after getting to know each other better.
Our advice to our future child would be to be yourself! Not everyone’s road in life looks the same, and that’s part of what makes life beautiful. You do not have to fit the specific mold that society has you believe you should. Life is so much more than that! Find what you are interested in or do well and pursue it. Do everything you pursue to the best of your ability. It does not have to be perfect, just as long as you know you’ve done the best you can. Be kind to everyone no matter what.
We are open to the possibility of open adoption. We want our future child to know as much about where they come from as they want, or as much as the birth family is willing to share.