Married Since: 2012

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Yes

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

While we will never be able to understand what you have been through, how you are feeling or what you are currently going through, we would like to tell you that you are not alone, we are here for you and we are in complete awe of you.

Max and Megan

from Colorado

Max

Ancestry: Romanian, Norwegian

Religion: Spiritual

Occupation: Senior Video Editor

Education: BFA

Hobbies: Camping, Gardening, Art

Megan

Ancestry: Italian, German

Religion: Spiritual

Occupation: Reseller

Education: Some College

Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Hiking

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Spiritual

Favorites

Max

Animal
Dog
Color
Red
Food
Tacos
Hobby
Cooking
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Leisure Activity
Napping
Thing to Cook
"Secret pasta sauce"
Early Bird or Night Owl
Early Bird
TV Show
Seinfeld
Vacation Spot
Rocky Mountain National Park

Megan

Animal
Wolf
Color
Turquoise
Food
Mexican & Italian
Hobby
Knitting
Holiday
Halloween
Leisure Activity
Reading
Thing to Cook
Pasta
Early Bird or Night Owl
Night Owl
TV Show
The Office
Vacation Spot
Italy
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From Us to You

It seems that we have been waiting for this moment, waiting to meet you for so long, that now that it is here, we feel at a loss for words to accurately describe the overwhelming love, respect and gratitude we have for you. So, perhaps we will start small and simply say it is our greatest honor to meet you.

While we will never be able to understand what you have been through, how you are feeling or what you are currently going through, we would like to tell you that you are not alone, we are here for you and we are in complete awe of you. While so much in this world is uncertain, here are a few things we are certain of these things:
• You are making a brave and beautiful decision for your child.
• We will dedicate our entire lives to loving your baby. Being parents has been our greatest dream and you are helping us make that dream a reality.
• We will raise your child with so much love and passion and to be a vibrant and joyful child.
• We will foster their independence, creativity, joy, and spirit.
• We will raise them to be a strong, thoughtful, independent and respectful human being.

We often dream of bringing a baby with us as we adventure into the mountains for hiking, fishing, kayaking, horseback riding or camping or if we are walking around the city to art festivals, farmers markets, or going to a taco truck. Every day we want your child to experience all life has to offer with joy, curiosity, and excitement.

We are so excited to get to know you, and go on this journey with you, that we thought perhaps we could share a bit about ourselves with you as well.

We currently live in Colorado with our two amazing rescue dogs, but we met 15 years ago in Illinois when we became neighbors. Our balconies were across from one another, so we would get to know each other while chatting between them and over the loud music that was always coming out of Max’s apartment. We would spend hours out there getting to know one another and learning all the things we had in common. After a few months of a budding friendship, we went on our first date and the rest, as they say, is history. We got married a few years later and decided to head out west! We have been here for 6 years and love this neighborhood and area, though it is our dream to get a house with a couple acres of land to expand our garden, have more space for your baby to run around with the dogs and perhaps one day, get a couple alpacas!

We have been through a lot trying to start our family, but we feel blessed to be able to have this opportunity to adopt your baby. We would love to get to know more about you and your journey. We want you to know, that we are here for you. We love you and your baby with all of our hearts already. We are sending all of our love and hugs to you in this moment.

Megan and Max

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Why We're Choosing to Adopt

We have always envisioned ourselves raising and caring for children. After many years of trying to conceive children on our own, and experiencing the pain and devastation of being unsuccessful, our hearts turned toward adoption as a way to grow our family. Our choice to pursue adoption is not only to enrich our lives, but to provide a loving option for an expectant mother, who may be overwhelmed, and of course, to her baby. We feel that our life’s purpose and potential would grow immensely knowing that we have the responsibility to raise a child who comes to us through adoption. We understand it is a different course in life than having a child of our own, and we are prepared for the challenges, commitment and opportunities that come along with it. Ultimately, our hearts are filled with love at the prospect of being paired with a child through adoption, loving this child no differently than if we had conceived him or her ourselves, and the joy we can only imagine would come from it.

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About Max

My husband Max is truly an inspiring and beautiful human in every sense of the word. I could gush on and on about him being the most talented human I’ve ever met in my life, overcoming every hardship and obstacle with grace and kindness, how he has the patience of a saint or about being the best chef around. Max has a soul that will make you have faith in humanity. He is a gentleman through and through, to humans and animals alike and his compassion is unwavering. His ability to see the good in the world and remain positive is truly a gift to me. He has a very calming and positive outlook on life and that inevitably rubs off on the people round him. Max is a natural born artist and maker. Whether he is building furniture, wood burning, cooking, planting and tending our garden or making art in the traditional sense, he channels himself into everything he creates. He is hilarious but also has a laugh so contagious, it brings me great joy to hear it. He is the most supportive partner I could have ever asked for, truly through the good times and the bad, he has given me more strength, love and support than I ever dreamed possible. I can say without a shadow of a doubt, I love him more today than I did the day we got married, and I only see that continuing to be the case in the years to come.

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About Megan

My wife Megan is a true blessing and gift to me, a wonderful partner, and my best friend. I tell her she is my rock because she encourages and supports me to be the best man I can be, in my career, my life and my creative endeavors. And when I am feeling stuck or anxious about anything, she is always there to listen with her loving way, and help me find solutions. I know I can talk honestly with her about anything, and she is there with unconditional love. She has a wonderful sense of humor, and makes me laugh and smile on a daily basis. Megan is an avid reader, she enjoys many subjects, especially mysteries and gardening. She is a wonderful baker of all things, from holiday cookies to her famous zucchini bread. One of her talents that amazes me so much is her knitting. She has the ability to create the most beautiful and functional items like shawls, sweaters, hats, socks and blankets. She has taught knitting classes in the past, and is active in online and in-person fiber communities. Additionally, Megan is a huge lover of all animals – an attribute we both share and bonded over early in our relationship. Megan is patient, strong, and determined by nature. These characteristics shine through when she is overcoming challenges and working to achieve her goals. She is affectionate, giving, and has an abundance of compassion for our family and friends. Simply put, she is an incredibly kind and caring soul to those lucky enough to know her. I have known Megan for 15 years, and we have been married for nine of them. Throughout all of those years, I’ve always believed she would be the most amazing mother in the world.

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Our Home

We live in a ranch-style home with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large living room, and a well-used kitchen. We have a yard and a garden in the back that we love to take care of and spend time in. It is important to us to keep our home neat and tidy and to avoid clutter. We grow a variety of vegetables and flowers in our garden throughout the year. We also participate in a community garden where we have met many wonderful people and grow foods for community food banks. Our neighborhood is diverse, and we enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. We get along very well with our neighbors, joining in karaoke barbecues, checking in on our elderly neighbor to the south, fixing up an old car with our friend across the street, and waving to the smiling faces down the block while walking our dogs. We have several parks, trails, streams and playgrounds in the area where we love to visit on our own, or with our nephew and niece when they visit. In addition to fun outdoor activities, there are many schools, restaurants, and shops close by, which provide us well-rounded options and activities of all sorts. In the winter, we enjoy driving around the neighborhood to look at the impressive Christmas light displays that people around here have a lot of fun designing. As much as we love the summer and fall, there are some very beautiful snowfalls here, and we enjoy putting on our boots and walking the neighborhood on a sunny morning after a fresh snow!

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Our Sweet Pups

We are HUGE animal lovers. We love pretty much all animals, but specifically dogs. Dog rescue is very important to us, and you’ve probably noticed we’ve mentioned our dogs about a dozen times throughout this writing as they are our greatest loves and joys. So let’s share more about them. Jarvis is 11 years old, he has a larger than life personality and, while he is currently enjoying his senior years, he used to be called “mad hops” because he was quite the wild man and escape artist. But these days he is very happy to nap quite a lot, get as many treats as he can and go for weekend hikes. Luna is 5 and was adopted when she was 6 months old. We are quite sure she is the sweetest creature on earth, and her nickname is “joy bomb” because her life mission is to spread joy to everyone and everything she comes in contact with.

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Our Families

We both come from close-knit families where we were each instilled with strong values and solid work ethics from an early age. It was important in both of our families to have respect and compassion towards others, and to approach the world with open hearts and minds. Megan grew up outside of Chicago with her mother, father and younger brother, and was surrounded by close extended family. Megan and her family spent a lot of time with her Sicilian grandmother, Rose, and wonderful Italian traditions, delicious foods, tons of laughter and a warm sense of spirit. Max was born in Colorado and has two brothers, one older, and one younger. His parents moved the family to Illinois when he was 12 years old. A few years after that, they adopted his brother and sister from Vietnam, Joe and Zoe. It has been exciting watching them grow into themselves as a part of our family over the years. We each have many friends from different times and stages of our lives. We find that as time goes by, the friends with whom we connect the most have been in our lives the longest. Whether it’s Megan’s 20-year friendships with best friends Sarah and Christina from high school, or Max’s buddy Matt who he’s known since the second grade. Our life-long friends truly have a special place in our hearts.

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Our Lifestyle

For us, day-to-day life is fairly structured, but we also try to be flexible with whatever life throws our way. We both work during the week, as well as on the occasional weekend. While we are both hard-workers, we also strive for a healthy work/life balance. When we have time, we love to get out for some hiking in the beautiful foothills or mountains with our dogs, bringing a picnic and spending the day up there. We also like to go fishing and kayaking. Every year in September we go camping in the Rocky Mountains and watch the elk and wildlife in the fall. That connection to nature is very important in our lives.

Around the house we share responsibilities and chores. Megan has a softer touch with decorating, and tending to our laundry, while Max is more apt to taking out the trash and other “husband-duties.” We love growing, buying and cooking healthy foods, and try to be as mindful of our environment, and as responsible with resources as possible. In the spring, summer and autumn we are avid gardeners. We enjoy hosting get-togethers with family and friends, and like going out for the occasional movie or concert. We also like exploring new places and activities, whether a new farmer’s market, an antique store we’ve never been to before, or a small town we’ve never visited – we have an adventurous nature, and enjoy learning about and experiencing new things.

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Adoption In our Lives and What it Means to Us

Adoption has been a major part of my life (Max) ever since my parents adopted my brother and sister, Joe and Zoe from Viet Nam in 1998. They were 2 and 8 when they joined our family. I saw the kind ways that my parents helped them become adjusted as they grew, both culturally and as they came to form their own identities. As an older brother to them, I always strived to love and accept them for who they are, and to understand the challenges they might face. In 2004 I had the great privilege of traveling with our family to Viet Nam and meeting my brother and sister’s birth parents. It was so humbling and profound to witness the strength and love from both families knowing that Joe and Zoe had found their way to us, and the great opportunities they were afforded in life through adoption. As for Megan, I have a cousin who just recently adopted two baby boys from China. They all live in Florida now, so I don’t get to spend much time with them but have enjoyed following their journey online.

Trying to start our family, but not having been able to conceive these past few years, has been crushing to us. But life doesn’t always go the way you envisioned it would… and honestly, going through this pain and heartbreak has brought us closer together, bonded us, and made us stronger in our love. We have overcome so much together and truly come to believe we are meant to parent a child we did not conceive. This has been a whirlwind of emotions as you can imagine, but ultimately our hearts have come to feel blessed and that this is truly meant to be. Starting our family through adoption will be the single greatest gift we will ever receive. We know that when we finally hold a baby for the first time, every moment of disappointment, grief, and loss will dissipate.

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Our Relationship with You

We are both very open to exploring and building a relationship with you. We acknowledge that everyone’s situation is going to be different but are open to discussions about what this might look like for all of us involved. Depending on your feelings, we would like to move into this with open hearts and establish a relationship that is healthy, loving and respectful for all of us.

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Family Traditions

We have many meaningful traditions that shape our experiences and memories. While we are not religiously devout, we are spiritual and we celebrate holiday traditions that were passed on to us. We celebrate Christmas, as well as Hanukah – Megan was raised in a Catholic family, and Max was raised in a split Catholic/Jewish family. We also celebrate traditions like Easter, Passover, Rosh Hashanah, and Lent. We have carried on these holiday traditions, as we find great power and love in the stories behind them, but also, just as importantly, bringing family together and sharing good food and stories. But when it comes to holidays, our favorites are Thanksgiving and Halloween. Leading up to every Halloween we make a list of spooky and scary movies and try to watch one every evening in October. We love the autumn, and the joy that comes with these two fun days of celebration. One of our favorite annual traditions is camping in the mountains every autumn. Connecting with nature and with each other for that time revitalizes our spirit, and is something we look forward to all year. We also recognize more day-to-day traditions as special and cherished. We traditionally sit down for dinner together every night, walk our dogs together every morning, go to the farmers’ market every Saturday in the summer and work on a crossword over coffee on Sundays.

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Our Hobbies

We share many of the same hobbies, such as going up to the mountains, collecting rocks and crystals, hiking year round with our dogs, going to antique shops, watching movies, camping, cooking, gardening and preserving the food we grow, such as canning some salsa, drying our herbs or making strawberry jam. We love going to the farmers’ market every week and pursuing the farm stands for delicious things to bring home to cook and preserve. We got a kayak a couple of summers ago and really enjoy taking it to various lakes in the state. We have both enjoyed volunteering in the past with different dog rescues and hope to be able to do that again in the future.

Individually:
Max really enjoys making wood furniture and wood working in general. He is an incredible artist and enjoys painting, drawing, and also making music and videos. Megan is an avid reader and enjoys listening to podcasts and music. She loves to knit as well, and one of her favorite quotes is “if I’m sitting, I’m knitting.”

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Our Careers

Max has been a film editor since leaving college. He has worked on many commercials, TV shows and various film projects. He loves being able to express himself daily in this way, and putting something out into the world that entertains people. Megan was an esthetician for about a decade, but decided to switch career paths when moving to Colorado. She started working with seniors with dementia which, though challenging, was very rewarding for her. More recently she has been starting an online business selling vintage and antiques as a way to create a job which will allow her to be home with a baby when the time comes.

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Racial and Cultural Diversity

Cultural diversity is something we aim to learn and experience in our lives. We have always been and are eager to learn and embrace different cultures of the world through education, art, events, food, music and traditions. Our hearts are open and we would embrace your baby’s background, heritage, and traditions. We would definitely make it a priority to grow with your baby in this and make sure it is an integral part of their lives. It is important to us to raise a child with an appreciation of cultural diversity.

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Our Promise to You

We promise, unconditionally, to raise and love your child with every fiber of our being. We promise to put your child’s needs first, to always ensure he or she is healthy, to provide education and experiences to enrich them and feed their mind, body, and soul. We promise to be open and honest with him or her about who you are, the brave decision you made, and how they came to be a part of our lives. We promise to be good role models as parents to your child and demonstrate good moral values like compassion, empathy, honesty, and how to develop a strong work ethic. We promise to listen to your child and accept them for who they are as they grow and discover their place in the world. We will encourage them in their pursuits, celebrate with them in their achievements and support them in their shortcomings. We promise you that your child will have all of our strength and energy, night and day. We will be there for them unconditionally. Our promise to you and your baby is deeper than the words we can write. We pledge our lives to the well-being of your baby, and as he or she grows, we promise you our life’s purpose will revolve around giving them the best life we possibly can.

Message Max and Megan

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  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!

Contact Max and Megan

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!