Megan & Aniq
Megan & Aniq
Race of child interested in adopting: African American/Hispanic, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: Traditional Couple
State we live in: MN
Dear Expectant Mother,
As we sit here trying to articulate our thoughts about the adoption process, it is surreal to think that you have the power to change our lives in the most meaningful way possible. We are so excited you’re considering us to go on this journey with you, and we are committed to supporting you and raising a child you will be proud of. We look forward to providing a loving household for your child to grow up in.
Making the decision to consider adoption is personal, courageous, selfless, and admirable. Please know that we do not take the responsibility placed upon us lightly. Having gone through the adoption process before, we know how scary the process can be for all involved. We cannot pretend to understand the emotions, concerns, and challenges you are going through, and we cannot emphasize enough that we want to get to know you, and for you to know us, if that is your choice. It is the only way we may both achieve peace of mind. We are supportive of a variety of options regarding continuing communications or visits with your child throughout their upbringing. Your child will always be safe and taken care of in our household; that is our promise to you.
We met the same way every modern love story starts: online. Despite our varied interests and backgrounds, we knew we had found our partner for life. We were married amongst family and friends in Minneapolis in October 2013. In February 2017, our dreams came true and we were lucky to adopt our wonderful son, Micah, who amazes us and keeps us on our toes every day! Aniq is an avid and competitive fisherman who loves to raise fish in his aquarium, and Megan likes to take walks, cook, and golf. We hope to offer our children a life full of fun and unique opportunities and travel. We consider ourselves very lucky to have rewarding and flexible careers. Aniq works from home as a business analyst at a software company, and Megan is a Regulatory Manager at a medical device company.
We own a charming four-bedroom home in a suburb of Minneapolis that we share with our dog, cat, and tropical fish. We have over a half-acre, a fenced-in yard with a sandbox, swings, a large fish tank, and plenty of room for children to run around. Our home is located on a dead-end street in a quiet and safe neighborhood, just a few miles from all the fun offerings of downtown. We moved to this house not long after our son was born in order to be in one of the best school districts in our state and have a large yard for playing in. Aniq even wants to build a treehouse in one of the many mature trees!
Our Extended Family
We are a proudly diverse household. Megan is from Wisconsin and Aniq is from Bangladesh, a small country in Asia. Our son is half African American/half Caucasian and was born in Arkansas. Aniq moved to the U.S. 18 years ago but remains close to his parents in Bangladesh, as well as his sister in Maryland. Our son, Micah, took his first plane ride recently to meet his cousins in Maryland and had a blast! Micah, his aunt, grandparents, and cousins talk via Skype regularly, and Aniq’s parents visit annually and enjoy cooking for us while they are here.
Because Megan’s family is much closer to our home, we often travel to Wisconsin to celebrate holidays with her family. Megan has an older brother who is married, with three children who love playing with their only cousin. Megan’s parents come to visit multiple times a year and love playing the role of the spoiling grandparents.
Micah has an older sister who lives in Arkansas, and we hope that he will have a relationship with his sister when he is older. If we adopt another child with biological siblings, we would similarly be supportive of maintaining relationships with biological family.
What Led Us To Adoption
Before we got married, we agreed we wanted to create a family both biologically and through adoption. Aniq has adopted relatives, so this is particularly important to him. When we struggled to get pregnant, we turned to adoption sooner than expected, and we were so fortunate when our son’s birth mother put her faith in us to raise her son and give him the life she wanted for him. We are honored by this responsibility, but do not feel our family is complete yet. We feel we have a lot to offer another child, and we cannot wait for new memories.