Mark & Megan

“We are just so excited to be parents and we have so much love to give to any child that we are able to welcome into our home.”

Location: Illinois

Ages: 35 and 30

Religion: Catholic/Christian

Professions: Medical Device Sales/Hopeful stay at home mom

Other Kids: None

Preferences: Any Race, Either Gender, Newborn up to 9 months

How We Met: We met through an online dating app while living in the same neighborhood in Chicago, though Mark likes to be silly and say we met reaching for the same mango at Trader Joe’s! We fell in love quickly and have truly never been happier to have found each other. We both almost instantly knew we wanted to spend the rest of our loves together. We had an immediate bond where we both knew we found our “person”.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other: Mark is my rock and whole world. He is generous, funny and truly the most positive and optimistic person I know. Whatever task is put in front of him, he does with a smile on his face (even if it’s shoveling a foot of snow!). He is a total rock star at work, ambitious and motivated. I can always count on him to engage in my weekend antics with a pep in his step whether its repainting a room or going on a 20-mile bike ride adventure! He’s my best friend and I can’t imagine doing life without him, he is truly a shining light. Above all, he is going to be the best dad. I don’t ever see him turning down a game of football or tea party.

Megan is a caring, thoughtful, loving person in everything she does. Whether it’s cooking up a delicious meal or making our home loving and comfortable, she always adds just the right amount of spice. Her eye for design is unmatched, she should have her own HGTV show! Continuously active, she’s ready for most any adventure or project we dream up! My love for her grows each year as we continue to build our lives together. I draw from her strength and determination often; you won’t find anyone more resilient than her.

Our Hobbies and Interests: Both of us could swim before we could walk, we love being around and in the water. Whether it’s on the beach in Florida or at Megan’s family lake home, on the water is our happy place. We also love doing DIY projects around the house, attempting new recipes in the kitchen, and going on long hikes, walks and bike rides. Above all, our favorite nights include making memories with our family and friends at weekend gatherings! 

Why We Want to Adopt: We have always agreed that we wanted to have a big family, the more kids the better! Unfortunately, in trying to conceive we were faced with many miscarriages, several years of IVF and infertility treatments. We are just so excited to be parents and we have so much love to give to any child that we are able to welcome into our home. Nothing would make us happier than to live in a constant state of child-centered chaos with sticky fingerprints everywhere!