Justin + Meredith
Thank you so much for taking time to look at our profile! We admire and respect you so much for considering an adoption plan for your child - what a courageous, loving, and selfless act. We are very humbled that you would consider us as adoptive parents. We know you have a huge decision in front of you, and we hope this will give you a glimpse into our life. We are overjoyed to grow our family and feel that we have so much love to give.
The Story of Us
We are both native Texans, born and raised. We met on a blind date right at the beginning of 2012. It did not take either of us long before we knew we wanted to get married and have a life together! We were both working and living in the same city, so we got to know each other's families too. In April of 2013, we were married. We got to travel and move around to different places before settling back down in Texas a few years ago. We make a good team - Meredith is a stay-at-home mom, involved in the community, and keeps the family and house running, and Justin works hard to provide for us and also does a lot of the cooking, which he loves to do. We all love to laugh, eat, try new things, travel, be outdoors, spend time in our cozy home, go to the park, play with our 2 dogs, be involved at church, try all the ice cream places in town, and be with our family, friends, and neighbors. Our faith in Jesus Christ is the most important thing in our lives, and we desire to raise our children in a Christian home full of truth and love. We are also very involved in our church and community!
Our Sweet Family
We have both dreamt of being parents and having a family together. After we were married, we quickly decided we were ready to grow our family, but we learned we are not able to have biological children. We soon started the adoption process at Gladney, having firsthand seen the blessings and joys as we have family members who have joined our family through adoption. We were so excited to grow our family, and in November of 2016, we welcomed home Zoe Ann. In August of 2018, we welcomed Baker Jude. We adopted them both through Gladney, and we cannot express how much we love being parents!
Justin (in Meredith's words)
Justin is my very best friend. We have so much fun together, and he takes such good care of us. One of the first things I noticed about Justin is what a loyal person he is, and he has the biggest servant's heart of anyone I have ever met. Justin loves being a dad...and Zoe and Baker love him so much. He can make them laugh at any time, and we love meeting Daddy at the door when he gets home from work - both of their faces light up and they squeal with joy. Justin is very smart and an amazing leader.
Meredith (in Justin's words)
Meredith is the love of my life! She is the most compassionate person I have ever known. She LOVES being a mom and staying at home to take care of Zoe and Baker, doing all sorts of activities with them. She cannot wait to grow our family more! The thing I love most about Meredith is her passion and how much joy is in her heart. Meredith's greatest hidden talent is baking! Meredith loves to bake bread, muffins, cookies, cakes, and anything else that tastes amazing out of an oven.
Zoe (in Justin and Meredith’s words)
Zoe is a sweet, amazing little toddler! She loves people and loves other kids...and she does love dogs! She's an adventurer, a learner, and is happy 98% of the time. She will be such a great big sister. We love her to pieces and love being parents - it is our absolute favorite thing!
We love going on road trips to visit new places. We also love to go on little trips and just explore our area like visiting our local zoo and gardens, and going to different restaurants! We saw the Grand Canyon when we lived in Arizona, traveled overseas to Great Britain, hiked in New Mexico, visited family in Arkansas and Pennsylvania, gone to the beaches in California and Florida, and played in the snow in Colorado! Most of all, we love doing our fun adventures as a family!
Baker is a precious, awesome little guy! He loves mommy and daddy and Zoe. He tries new things, has so much energy, and is so smart. And he is so sweet with babies - he will be such a great big brother. Any time we see a baby, he points the baby out and says, "aww"!
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