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FC: OUR | FAMILY | Meghan, John and Joseph
1: Thank you for viewing our family profile. This profile shares our family story and illustrates our commitment to family. The photos reveal the joy, love and meaning of family in our life. We respect the courage it takes to give your baby the gift of life and the selflessness in pursuing adoption. We know that your decision to consider adoption has to be very difficult. We understand that you love this child and have the best wishes for a stable, secure and fulfilling life for this child - one that is part of a loving family. We honor your decision, appreciate your sacrifice and hope that we make you proud of the way we raise your child. Our extended family includes a history of adoption so please rest assured that this child will be raised in a nurturing family. Our unconditional love has prepared us to welcome a new child into our family. Our family is prepared and committed to providing your child with lots of love and a strong family environment to support them as they grow. Respectfully, John, Meghan and Joseph
2: This is our family. John, Meghan and Joseph | We love doing outdoor activities together! | Meghan is an elementary school principal and John owns a real estate property management company. Joseph attends Pre-K at a local school.
3: Special times. Special places. Creating family memories that last a lifetime.
4: in our family | WE LAUGH LOUDLY | WE MAKE MISTAKES | WE SAY I'M SORRY | WE ARE | WE CHERISH FRIENDS | WE HONOR | WE SHARE | WE LOVE | PATIENT | family | WE ARE GRATEFUL
6: We were married on October 6th, 2006. "We met at a party my brother was hosting. I was immediately attracted to Meghan's engaging personality, confidence and how genuine she was. I felt a comfort level with her after a few hours that I'd never felt with anyone before. I knew the night I met Meghan she was the woman I wanted to spend the rest of my life with." - John "There are many qualities that I love about John. He is caring, confident and engaging. As a couple, we balance each other out. More than anything, John is committed to his family. He values family and is a wonderful father. John is passionate about his family and works hard to make us proud of him. I love this about John." - Meghan | Meghan & John
7: We love to explore and learn about the world. We visited Santiago, Chile on our honeymoon. | Everyday we both consider ourselves the luckier one to have the other. We value and respect each other and find ways in our daily life to take the time and effort to show how much we care about the other. | We went to Iguazu Falls in Brazil on our honeymoon.
8: Joseph Donald (Named after both of his grandfathers) | 5 | Age | WORKING ON PROJECTS
9: SPORTS | LOVES THE OUTDOORS | Joseph is an active 5 year old. He loves to swim, fish, explore, do puzzles, read books, build things, help in the kitchen, ride his bike and play almost any sport. He is full of love, curious about the world around him and is going to be a great brother.
10: O u r H o m e | This is our home and back yard located in Northeast Ohio. We spend lots of time playing outside on the swing set, in the sandbox and exploring nature. This is also Meghan's childhood home. The neighborhood is full of young families and within walking distance to an elementary school. | ,
11: Our home is warm and inviting. We love to entertain family and friends. It's common for us to have both of our families get together to celebrate holidays and special events. For us, nothing is more rewarding than creating memories with family and friends that last a lifetime.
12: We love to spend time with family. In 2011 we took a cruise with John's brother and his family and Meghan's parents to the Bahamas and the Caribbean. It was so much fun visiting different islands and enjoying the beaches. | Cruising the caribbean
13: St Pete Beach, Florida | Chicago, Illinois | Kiawah Island, South Carolina | At the beach we enjoy playing in the sand and swimming. | We went to Chicago for the Holiday Festival of Lights Parade in 2013. We went to the zoo, the aquarium and to the parade. Joseph loved the big city attractions. | We went to Kiawah Island with Meghan's parents and Meghan's sister and her family. We spent the week at the beach and riding bikes around the island.
14: Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone, we find it with another. - Thomas Merton | Meghan is a devoted and loving mother. One of the joys of parenthood for us is getting the privilege to discover the world around us all over again through discoveries made by a fascinated child.
15: Joseph with his grandfather | Joseph with some of his cousins. | Celebrating Joe's 3rd birthday
16: "We embrace education, lifetime learning and adventures big and small. We are at a great point in our life to welcome a new child into our family because we are dedicated parents and we work hard to be great role models. Family is the foundation for building strong lifetime bonds." John and Meghan | John earned his Masters Degree. His family is so proud of him.
17: To show a child what has once delighted you, to find the child's delights added to your own, so that there is now a double delight seen in the glow of trust and affection. This is happiness. J.B. Priestley
18: We are both from families with 4 children so we cherish the memories that come from being in a large family. Just as our parents did, we put family first in our life by creating a healthy and positive environment for raising a family. We are led by our convictions to help make our community a better place to live and raise a family. We lead by example through our generosity, volunteering and service to others. | Meghan's Mom and Dad have been married 50 years and have 9 grandchildren. They are thrilled to have the opportunity to add another grandchild to the family.
19: Joseph with his godparents, Uncle Tony and Aunt Theresa. They adore him! | John's Mom and Dad were married 47 years. They are both deceased. | Live Much. Laugh Often. Love Always. Family.
20: OUR FAMILY | HIGHLIGHTS | 1 | WE ARE A LOVING COUPLE WHO ARE COMMITTED TO EACH OTHER AND OUR FAMILY. | JOHN IS KIND, COMPASIONATE AND VALUES FAMILY. | 2 | 3 | MEGHAN IS A LOVING MOM WHO WANTS TO SHARE THE JOY AND LOVE OF OUR FAMILY. | VERY PROUD
21: 4 | JOSEPH IS INQUISITIVE AND KIND. HE WILL BE A GREAT BROTHER. | WE VALUE EDUCATION AND EXPLORATION. (JOSEPH IN FRONT OF HIS PRESCHOOL.) | 5 | 6 | WE HAVE A WONDERFULLY SUPPORTIVE EXTENDED FAMILY WHO IS READY TO WELCOME A NEW CHILD.