Lance and Megan

Hello! We are Megan, Lance & John Wayne. We want to begin with thanking you. Thank you for making the difficult decisions that went into the adoption plan for you and your child. Thank you for having the strength and courage to choose this journey. And thank you for taking the time to consider our family to love your child.

HELLO!

WE ARE

ASHLEY,

GREG

& JOHN WAYNE

from TEXAS

WE WANT TO BEGIN WITH
THANKING YOU.

 

Thank you for making the difficult decisions that went into the adoption plan for you and your child.

DEAR BIRTH PARENTS,

W e are a loving family of three that includes our son, who is 8-years-old. Even though John Wayne is not Lance’s biological child he is 100% his son in every way. Because of the deep and abiding love Lance has for John Wayne we know adoption is the perfect way to grow our family.

We also have several fur babies (2 dogs, a cat, a horse, and chickens). We have been praying to expand our family. While we have been unsuccessful in sustaining a pregnancy through birth, our hearts are overjoyed at the thought of adoption. Our extended family has experienced so many beautiful examples of adoption journeys, and we are excited to begin our journey.

Thank you for having the STRENGTH and COURAGE to choose this journey. And thank you for taking the time to consider our family to LOVE your child.

ABOUT

US

Living in a college town is it any wonder that we met online? After months of messaging and phone conversations, we decided to take a leap of faith and meet in person. Would Megan really be as pretty as her picture or would she be toothless and drool? Would Lance end up being five foot two and an arrogant goon? Taking no chances, Megan setup their meeting at the home of her best friends.
Lance earned double-bonus-points when he wasn’t scared away by the police car in the driveway or the state trooper wearing a gun answering the door! After a while Megan was confident that Lance was not crazy and Lance was thrilled that Megan shared many of his interests, had a great sense of humor, that she had all her teeth! So after a few years of dating, it was official and we tied the knot.
Aggie football game
Our tradition of Christmas PJs
Our tradition of Christmas PJs
Baseball is fun, too!

OUR

LIFE

We love going out for dinner and movies, both as a couple and family. We also love all things animals and outdoors. We love going to the beach, camping, hiking, exploring caves, and attending sporting events. Exploring other parts of the country/world is also something we enjoy. Exploring other parts of the country/world is also something we enjoy. Our son, John Wayne, especially loved our cruise to Alaska and is always asking when we will go back. We frequently attend local festivals, music concerts, theatre, rodeos, and zoos/aquariums. When we are not outside, playing with our animals, or on one of our adventures, we love to relax at home playing games or watching movies. Did we mention Legos… lots and lots of Legos.

ABOUT

MEGAN

by MEGAN

FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE MY BIGGEST JOYS IN LIFE.

I HAVE A CLOSE FAMILY AND A FEW FRIENDS WHOM I CONSIDER FAMILY. I have a close family and a few friends whom I consider family. We enjoy playing board/card games, watching sports, watching the kids play, and mom’s night out for crafting and sushi. We also enjoy going on dates and family outings to rodeos and concerts. I was always surrounded by music, so you will often find me singing and dancing around the house or while driving down the street.

Being a mom is my greatest accomplishment. I love teaching John Wayne anything and everything, while also watching him problem solve and learn on his own. I love reading with him and watching him read to his younger cousins. He has a kind heart and I know he will be a loving big brother. I look forward to reading and playing with our future child, and watching them learn and grow.

Megan at the Renaissance Festival
Megan at the Renaissance Festival
Megan and her office partners
Megan and her office partners

DO WHAT YOU LOVE LOVE WHAT YOU DO

Megan has spent her adult life in education. Starting her career as a music teacher, she quickly found that children with special needs was her calling. She began teaching special education. She is now an Educational Diagnostician. She assists in creating plans to help students succeed to the best of their abilities. When John Wayne was born Megan stayed at home for a few years and she plans to do the same when their family is blessed with a child in the future.

ABOUT

LANCE

by LANCE

I GREW UP IN A SMALL TOWN AND HAVE A LARGE FAMILY.

Most of my childhood was spent on a ranch and exploring the woods and state parks. As an adult, I carry on my family traditions of going camping and socializing in outdoor activities with the extended family. When I’m not in the woods, I enjoy going on date nights with Megan and our friends, volunteering with Boy Scouts of America, and spending time with family. I went from a 30-year-old bachelor with hardly any experience with children to a 30-year-old with a 5-year-old son. It has been a learning experience for me the past four years, but worth every second of it. I couldn’t imagine my life without John Wayne and Megan. I look forward to having another child or children added to our family.
Camping with John Wayne
Camping with John Wayne

DO WHAT YOU LOVE LOVE WHAT YOU DO

Lance has worked in information technology for 15 years. Currently, he works in information security as a data governance analyst. Although the job requires him to travel around the state to inspect servers, buildings, and information security for several companies onsite, this does not occur often. When it does occur, the family can travel with him and explore different areas. One of the massive perks of the job is that most of the work can be accomplished remotely.
Fall festival at church
Fall festival at church

OUR

HOME &

COMMUNITY

OUR TEXAS HOME HAS 4 BEDROOMS AND A PLAYROOM. Our favorite part of our home is our open kitchen, dining room, and living room area. We love being able to cook and be together in the same area. We also love our open backyard, with no backdoor neighbors. Our subdivision has a pool, two fishing ponds, and a park all within biking distance. We love that our neighborhood is family friendly and always thinking of fun things to do for children, including back to school parties, 4th of July celebrations, and even birthday and Easter Bunny drive-bys during COVID quarantine.
Home is where your family is
Home is where your family is
Riding bikes in our neighborhood
Riding bikes in our neighborhood
Our crazy life with loving dogs
Our crazy life with loving dogs

MEET

JOHN WAYNE

JOHN WAYNE
JOHN WAYNE IS A LOVING, FREE SPIRIT. He is a brilliant 8-year-old with a heart of gold. He loves all animals, music, reading, puzzles and solving challenges. His teachers have described him as never having anything mean to say about anyone and will stand up for others. In addition, he is kind but firm in pointing out when others are not making the best of choices. He is always willing to help others in need.
Halloween is his favorite holiday
Halloween is his favorite holiday
John Wayne with his cousin
John Wayne with his cousin

OUR FAVORITES

HOLIDAY -

MEGAN: Christmas
LANCE: Thanksgiving
JOHN WAYNE: Halloween

HOBBY -

MEGAN: Baking
LANCE: Board games
JOHN WAYNE: Playing with animals

VACATION SPOT -

MEGAN: Alaska
LANCE: Somewhere in the woods
JOHN WAYNE: Alaska

ANIMAL -

MEGAN: Dog
LANCE: Cat
JOHN WAYNE: Penguin

SUPER HERO -

MEGAN: Black Panther
LANCE: Darth Vader
JOHN WAYNE: Green Arrow

GAME -

MEGAN: Skip-Bo
LANCE: Yahtzee
JOHN WAYNE: Wakanda Forever

POKÉMON -

MEGAN: Eevee
LANCE: Gengar
JOHN WAYNE: Torchic

ICE CREAM FLAVOR -

MEGAN: Rainbow Sherbet
LANCE: Key Lime Pie
JOHN WAYNE: Cookie Dough

Basketball game with family
Basketball game with family
On the Polar Express
On the Polar Express

HOBBIES

& INTERESTS

John Wayne is an active 8-year-old, participating in horse riding, 4-H, cub scouts, swim team, archery, and robotics. In addition to all his activities, he loves reading, science experiments, bike riding, exploring nature, Lego competitions, the guitar and piano, and going on cruises (when there are animal adventures, of course).

ANIMALS ARE A PART OF OUR FAMILY. We have 2 loving goldendoodles, a relaxed cat, a gentle giant of a horse, and 5 chickens. John Wayne is always asking when we can get our next animal, whether it’s a goat, cow, lizard, or another dog.

John Wayne riding Red
John Wayne riding Red
Mama Winnie and baby Cookie
Mama Winnie and baby Cookie

MEET

OUR ENTIRE

FAMILY

John Wayne with his cousins
John Wayne with his cousins
Megan with her sister, mom and brother
Megan with her sister, mom and brother
Basketball game with Nana
Basketball game with Nana

As a young child, Megan’s childhood consisted of a close-knit bond with her single mother and younger sister and brother. Once her mother met her stepfather, their family was complete. Megan’s mom and siblings are close emotionally and geographically. Megan’s family has experienced adoption from multiple sides. She has two uncles who were adopted in the 1950s. Her aunt and uncle adopted two children internationally in the 1990s. Another aunt in early 1980 was pregnant as a young teen. She had a semi-open adoption. After her son turned 18, he contacted her and he has had a relationship with the entire extended family ever since.

Lance has a very close relationship with his parents and two brothers. Most of his family resides in East Texas, with one brother living within 5 miles. Since both Megan and Lance’s family live nearby, John Wayne also has a close relationship with all his cousins.

MORE ON OUR FAMILY

WHILE BOTH FAMILIES ARE CLOSE, THERE ARE MANY OTHERS WHO MAKE UP THE FAMILY’S TRIBE. John Wayne has several “aunts, uncles, and cousins” who play important roles in his life. We love spending holidays together, going to local festivals, and exploring on weekend adventures with our “extra” family.
Lance’s family
Lance’s family
John Wayne on stage with his Uncle at Texas Reds Steak and Grape Festival
John Wayne on stage with his Uncle at Texas Reds Steak and Grape Festival

OUR

THOUGHTS

ON

ADOPTION

Helen Keller once said “All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” Although we don’t know your circumstances, the fact that you are considering adoption means you love your child very much. We know your child will always be a part of you. In the same way, our family will love your child completely and they will become a part of us. The love that you have, and we will have for this child will be a bond that we will all share for eternity. We promise your child will know how much you love them.

OUR

FINAL

THOUGHTS

T hank you for taking the time to get a small glimpse of our family.Whether you choose us or another family, we hope you have peace in your decision. We know you love your child and we promise they will be surrounded by loving grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We would love to share photos and updates with you as your child grows. They will experience education not only through books, but by experiencing nature, history, and culture.

They will play in the mud, walk in the woods, and swim in the sunshine. They will watch sports on TV and in the stadium. They will be given every opportunity to dream dreams and reach for their highest potential. Both of us are on an adoption journey. We would love to explore whether we can walk this journey together.

WITH PRAYER AND LOVE,

– Megan, Lance, and John Wayne

WE WOULD LOVE TO

HEAR FROM YOU!

If you have additional questions for us or would like to speak to us, please contact The Adoption Alliance by calling 1-800-626-4324.