April 22nd, 2018
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Megan and Nevin

Fun Facts

  • 1. Hiking in the redwoods
  • 2. Singing to my favorite music
  • 3. Taking a fun yoga class
  • 4. Playing games with my niece
  • 5. Reading a good book
  • 1. Playing hockey
  • 2. Barbecues with friends
  • 3. Traveling the world
  • 4. Photographing landscapes
  • 5. Tinkering with electronics

Dear Birthmother

Hello! We’re Megan and Nevin from Northern California.

First, we want to thank you for your strength, selflessness, and love in considering adoption for your child. We admire your incredible courage in making this decision. It would be an honor and a dream come true to bring your child into our family, and into our hearts. Thank you for considering us as the parents of your child.

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How We Met & Life Today

It all started fifteen years ago when we were introduced at a party of a mutual friend from the University of California at Berkeley, and bonded over a love of 80s music. Turns out, we had many friends in common and we’d almost met each other on multiple occasions, so we seemed destined to find one another when the time was right. Before long, we found ourselves laughing and spending lots of time together. We knew we each had found our best friend in the other person. We got married in 2006 and it just keeps getting better.

Together we enjoy traveling and discovering new places, but also have a great time simply enjoying each other’s company. You can find us snapping a photo or catching a hike in one of the many beautiful spots the San Francisco bay area has to offer. One of our greatest joys is spending time with family and friends. We love entertaining, whether it’s hosting a costume party or having friends over for a do-it-yourself pizza night or hosting sleepovers for the children of close friends so their parents can have a night out.

Our shared love of travel has taken us to places like New Zealand, France, Italy, and Costa Rica. We can’t wait to share our love and the amazing wonders the world has to offer with our child.


Some of Our Favorite Things to Do Together

  • Traveling…and then planning our next trip!
  • Hiking out in nature with camera in hand
  • Managing local group volunteer events at places such as food banks, soup kitchens, and schools
  • Listening to music (sometimes with goofy dancing and singing along)

We are looking forward to sharing these joys with our child!

About Megan by Nevin

Megan is my best friend, and everyone who knows her would agree that she’s one of the sweetest people around with a big heart. She is definitely a go-getter, where no task is too big, and things just magically get done. Not only does she excel in her job in the nonprofit industry, she also teaches yoga to some of the people who need it most. She has clients who are battling cancer or other injuries and customizes her classes to their needs.

She has a special talent around children. Megan is a magnet for kids, big and small, and they naturally become at-ease around her. At gatherings, you’ll find her surrounded by kids eager to have Auntie Megan play outside or read stories. She honed her skills by being the eldest child in her family, and then through lots of babysitting for all the children in her life.

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About Nevin by Megan

Nevin is one of those people who can start up a conversation with anyone. Whether he’s sharing a funny story or offering advice, his genuine enthusiasm and helpful nature come shining through. I love how his face lights up with a big dimpled smile when he’s laughing at one of my corny jokes or at our favorite funny movies.

I really admire how Nevin has a knack for figuring out how things work. He’s very handy around the house, whether he’s fixing a computer or oiling a squeaky door. Nevin is also incredibly reliable and someone I can always depend on and trust implicitly. It warms my heart to see his tender side come out when we visit with our niece and babysit the children of close friends. I love seeing how thoughtful he is with them, cooking up a pancake breakfast or patiently maneuvering car seats into place. I know he is going to make a wonderful dad!

The People We Love

Nevin was born in Canada. Nevin and his younger sister had the unique experience of growing up in in 3 different countries: ¬¬Hong Kong, Canada, and the United States. This gave him the unique opportunity to experience different cultures, as well as the challenge of making friends in different schools. Nevin still has many aunts, uncles, and cousins throughout all three countries, which he’s taken Megan to visit. It’s a joy to have his parents living close by and his sister, brother-in-law, and niece just a short trip away.

Megan comes from a family of six and both of her parents are from large families, so she has a very big extended family, mostly all in the local San Francisco area. She has fond memories of growing up taking family camping trips, playing with cousins, and putting on plays with her younger brother and sisters. As the oldest of four kids, Megan did a lot of babysitting growing up, starting with her own younger siblings and then regularly taking care of other neighborhood children. Family is extremely important to her, and she treasures the close relationship she has with all of her relatives. Getting to share her family with Nevin makes it even better. She can’t wait to give her child the same wonderful experience of growing up surrounded by family.


Our Home

We own and live in a spacious townhouse on a hill in a small town south of San Francisco. One of our favorite parts of the house is the big open kitchen, living and dining room area, perfect for friends and friends to gather. Our neighborhood has a quiet, family-friendly feel, with a playground and clubhouse right down our street. At the nearby community center, there are lots of activities for kids and families, from soccer to dance to arts and crafts. Our home is ten minutes from San Francisco and just up the hill from the local elementary school. We’re also blessed to have most of our immediate and extended family members – parents, siblings, cousins, and close friends – living no more than an hour away.

Meet the Kitties

Susie and Wasco have been our owners for over 10 years. Susie’s a timid, but gentle cat who isn’t shy about purring when she wants a belly rub. Wasco has extra toes on his front paws, which makes him an excellent jumper, and also give you great feeling when he snuggles a paw up to your arm.

Susie’s Favorites

  • Curling up on a warm lap
  • Eating food out of Wasco’s bowl
  • Napping under the bed

Wasco’s Favorites

  • Anything tuna
  • Chewing plastic bags
  • Trying to “work” on Megan’s laptop


A Special Message to You

We can’t imagine how difficult the decision you face must be, and we are honored that you are considering us as a family that can support and love your child forever. This is a journey we are ready for and it makes us excited just thinking about it! Our family and friends are eager to welcome a new member of our family. We can’t wait to surround your child with our love and support. We also know that this is an extremely difficult decision to make. Whatever decision you chose, we thank you for considering us and we wish you the very best.

Our Promise

We think raising kids is one of the toughest jobs out there, but one full of rewards. The children in our lives bring us tremendous joy. It would be an honor for us to bring up a child of our own, and help guide their way to a healthy, happy, and fulfilling life. From the moment your child is placed in our arms, we promise we will:

  • Provide your child with a compassionate, loving, nurturing, and safe place to call home.
  • Fill their lives with an abundance of loving family and friends
  • Encourage curiosity and interest in learning about the world, both in and out of the classroom
  • Share lots of laughs and hugs
  • Travel together and explore new places
  • Try out new activities and enjoy favorite traditions
  • Instill the values of trust, honesty, and compassion towards others
  • Give your child our unconditional love and support

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If you have any questions for us or would like to speak to us about becoming adoptive parents to your child, please contact your adoption advisor at AdoptHelp toll-free at 1-800-637-7999.