Mitch & Megan
are hopeful adoptive parents from South Carolina waiting to adopt a baby.
If you are pregnant and considering placing your child for adoption, please read the following Dear Birthmother Letter.
About 13 years ago I (Megan) went to my first holiday dinner with Mitch’s family. As the soon-to-be newest member of the family, I was concerned with making a good first impression. I piled my plate with some delicious southern cooking and took my place next to Mitch at the table. I was one of the last to sit down - and when I did the chair collapsed out from under me and I found myself on the floor. Mitch caught me enough to ease my fall and saved my plate of food. His family was very gracious and we all had a good laugh (still do).
I should have realized then to hang on tight - my life was about to get interesting, full of good laughs, and fun. Since then we have both been there to support and “catch one another” over the years, smiling and enjoying life as it came to us. Our family, our faith, serving others, and enjoying our journey is what we are all about.
Megan's thoughts about Mitch:
I went out of town for a few days recently to throw a good friend a baby shower. I came home to find the dishes done, all dirty laundry washed/folded, bed made, and rooms picked up. I love that my husband and I are equal partners in our home. I love that he knows me so well - that coming home to a clean house after hours of driving would mean so much to me.
The other day Meredith and I were walking through the grocery store and she saw a picture of Guy Fieri (from Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
). She pointed to the sign and said, “Look, it’s that guy Daddy likes to watch on TV.” Mitch loves to cook and enjoys getting new ideas from the cooking channel and we love to eat his yummy meals.
Meredith woke up the other night upset by the sound of rain outside her window. Mitch went in and sat with her, explaining what the noise was and the process of how the rain hits the house and then runs in the gutters and onto the grass helping things to grow. She was happy after hearing the details of the process and went to sleep. I overhear these conversations all the time and think how great he is at explaining things at her level. He is very sensitive to other’s needs, and he is wonderful at expressing himself through words. This makes receiving a handwritten card from him a favorite among family.
When I married Mitch I gained a huge collection of music - It took me a long time to realize that just because he wasn’t dancing, didn’t mean he wasn’t enjoying himself. His subtle head bop is the equivalent of me dancing my heart out on the dance floor. We love having dance parties in the living room, and he loves to be the DJ. He has a great sense of humor; when he smiles, I can't help but smile too, since he has the cutest dimples!
I often feel blessed to be with a guy that is perfect for me. I love and admire his dedication to his beliefs and faith in God. He has this amazing ability to keep a good eternal perspective on life no matter the circumstances. He works hard for our family and he shows us we are his first priority every day.
Mitch's thoughts about Megan:
Megan is a sweet person with a natural disposition to do good. She enjoys making others feel good about themselves. She has a tender heart and when most people are concerned with themselves, she is usually thinking about someone else and their happiness and comfort. She is so gifted at explaining honesty and concern for others to Meredith. Megan's closest friends say they feel most comfortable talking with her about really important things because they trust her loyalty and perspective.
She has a great sense of humor and is quick-witted, though she isn't the loud, in your face type. She is not the one at the party that drops a 100 jokes. She's quiet and listens and then drops one of the funniest lines of the night.
She can't sit still if there is music playing. She has always loved to dance and she just feels the rhythm and beats. It is funny to watch her try to sit still if she hears music in a setting where she shouldn't start dancing- it's torture for her. I came downstairs the other afternoon to find her and Meredith having a dance party in the living room (complete with yarn for streamers and 80's music).
She really enjoys art, especially the impressionists like Monet. A typical evening at our house finds Megan reading a book. She loves good literature and fine art. It's always fun to see the light in her eyes when she comes home from visiting a new place and excitedly describes how they had some "incredibly beautiful" piece of impressionist artwork.
One of my favorite things is watching her read with Meredith. It's so cool seeing her pass down her love of books. Meredith went through a long "spooky" stage where all she wanted to read were Halloween books. It was pretty funny to listen to them read about pumpkins and trick or treating all the way through Christmas time. Meredith gets so excited, and she can tell how important books are to Mommy.
Her goodness, humor and grace make me feel like the luckiest guy in
Our thoughts about Meredith:
Meredith is so smart, spunky, silly, and cute. She lives and loves with all her being, full steam ahead. Every night as we put her to bed she asks, “Where are we going tomorrow?” The usual answer might include: the park, music makers, the library, grandma’s house, or to play with cousins. When we are home she likes to be outside in her sandbox, have craft time, and play with her toys. She loves to dance and practice her ballerina skills.
She loves everything pink and princess as well as bugs of every kind. She will spend hours outside looking for lizards, rollie pollies, butterflies, caterpillars, and frogs.
The other day she told me if we have a baby in our family she would teach him/her how to “Go to the bathroom, eat right, and ride a pony”. I love that having a sibling is on her mind; she will be a great big sister.
Her most recent accomplishment is doing a fantastic job singing with the other children in church, it was her first time and she did great. She loves going to church and her little prayers have developed into such thoughtful words.
She has grandparents, aunts/uncles, and many cousins who adore her, and they are anxiously waiting for another little one to join the fun and to love. We are excited for Meredith to be a big sister and have that special bond with a sibling.
Meredith’s adoption is open. We love that Meredith will grow up knowing her story. We are also grateful Meredith will grow up knowing how much we love her birth mother.
Thank you for taking time to read about our family. We would love to answer any questions and get to know you, if you would like. Please email us at Send us a message
We would also love to talk on the phone and/or meet in person.
Mitch, Megan and Meredith