Megan & Calen

Hoping to Adopt (Texas)

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Hi, There. It's So Nice To Meet You.


We wish you the peace and confidence to come to whatever decision is right for you and your child.


Enjoying the outdoors on a recent trip together.
We're Megan and Calen, a fun-loving, world-traveling couple with a lot of love and enthusiasm for life to share. We hope this profile shows you our hearts, our intentions and what a child's life could be like as a beloved part of our little family.

While we cannot fully understand what you are going through, we wish you the peace and confidence to come to whatever decision is right for you and your child.

Whatever you choose, it will be the right choice. If that decision is choosing us, that's beautiful. And we'll look forward to getting to know you and your story.
Why Adoption?

There are many ways to make a family, but adoption has always been the path that feels right for us.


We've talked about adoption as a path to growing our family since the early days of our relationship.
There are many ways to make a family, but adoption has always been the path that feels right for us. We talked about it for years, and now the time is right because we feel emotionally and financially ready to provide the best home that we possibly can.

We know people from all parts of the adoption triangle — adoptees, birth parents and adoptive parents — and listening to their experiences reinforced our decision to adopt. It seems fitting to us that the symbol for adoption is a heart woven with a triangle, because love connects every side, forever, and every side is important.

We understand adoption is not a perfect system and that it can be wonderful and hard at the same time. But we feel confident we can navigate this journey — together.
Our Hobbies & Interests

We enjoy just being together, whether it’s grocery shopping or going on a big adventure to someplace new.


Snuggling with sloths (Megan's favorite animal) in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru.
It sounds cliché, but we really are each other's best friend. We enjoy just being together, whether it’s grocery shopping or going on a big adventure to someplace new.

A Few of Our Favorite Things to Do Together: – Get outdoors. We love visiting national parks and exploring the local trail systems.

– Play board games with friends and family (some regulars include Ticket to Ride and Settlers of Catan).

– Learn. We both work in higher ed and we're curious people, so we enjoy diving into new subjects. Megan likes history podcasts and Calen is learning Spanish on Duolingo.

– Laugh! We watch comedy specials, listen to podcasts and go to stand-up shows (John Mulaney is a favorite).

– Travel. We’ve been fortunate to travel many places together, and we have a lot more dream trips planned for the future. We strongly believe in the value of experiencing other cultures and stepping outside our comfort zones, and we look forward showing a child the world. We even plan to make the nursery travel-themed to instill a love for adventure early on!
As Parents, We Will...

We can't promise to be perfect, but we can promise to love your child every day. And to do these things to the best of our ability.


With our tuxedo cat, Katniss, in the sunroom of our house. (It'll make a great playroom one day!)
– Unconditionally love and accept your child for exactly who they are and who they grow to be

– Cheer your child on as they discover their passions and talents

– Take your child on our travels to show them this big, amazing world in which we live

– Ensure your child has opportunities to connect with their culture and ethnicity if it's different from our own

– Give your child every educational opportunity we can provide

– Teach your child to listen to and learn from others who are different from them

– Make time for laughter, silliness and fun daily

– Not shy away from the hard conversations and always be honest with them — and with you

– Honor your role as birth mother and ensure your child knows adoption is part of their story.

We appreciate you learning about our lives and our dreams when you have so much going on in your own.

Hopefully now you have a better understanding of who we are as people and who we want to be as parents. We come into adoption with an open heart and open mind so that, together, we can build a supportive relationship that feels right for everyone.
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