Stephen and Meron

Hi, we are Stephen & Meron. Thank you for considering us!

We have been married for almost 7 years and we are tremendously excited to start our family. Although adoption was always part of our family plan, we did not know when we made those plans, that it would be the only way for us to build our family. We do still feel extremely blessed and grateful for the possibility of starting our family through adoption!



We met in 2009 while we both worked at Yahoo. We instantly hit it off, became great friends and roommates for about a year before we started dating. Surrounded by all of our close friends and family, we got married on Saturday, June 28th, 2014 in the beautiful Clontarf Castle in Dublin, Ireland exactly 5 years after we first met.


We live in Burlingame, California where we have built a happy and comfortable life, with our dog Loki who has been a part of our family since August 2017. We live in a 3 bed, 2 bath house and a big backyard with lots of room for kids to run around and play in. Our neighborhood is in one of the best school districts in the Bay Area and it is surrounded by plenty of parks within walking distance.



Occupation:Director of Sales at

Personal Strengths: Always sees the good in people, Persistent, Reliable

Personal goals in life:The desire to be a great father is something even as a young man that I looked forward to.



Stephen is the most loving, caring, emotionally available and supportive person I know. He is the type of person that would do anything to provide a happy and comfortable life for his family. He always tries to make everyone around him feel at ease and keep them smiling.

Stephen is not afraid to show his vulnerable side and as a result, he is someone that can make it easy for anyone (not just me) to share their feelings, thoughts and experiences without ever feeling life they will be judged or misunderstood. Stephen and I were friends before we ever got romantically involved, and even as friends, he was the person that I felt most comfortable to share all of my thoughts and feelings with. He always makes sure that I am aware of the fact that he’s there for me when I need him, not just with words but with actions. He is proactive about making sure he is supporting me with whatever I’m pursuing in life. Even if it’s something as trivial as me going on a diet



Occupation:Senior Manager of Recruiting at Facebook

Personal Strengths:Emotional intelligence, Patience and Resilience

Personal goals in life:Simply being happy, content and grateful for what I have already been blessed with and not spending time worrying about what I do not have.



Meron is an amazingly strong woman, people love her and gravitate to her. She is hugely popular wherever she goes. Fun to be around and people naturally trust her. She has lived in 4 countries and each time she builds a strong network of friends who are like family. She is kind and patient; I have never once felt alone since the day Meron came into my life. We were very close friends before we started dating so we truly know each other and what we are like outside of a relationship that has built a great level of trust.

Meron has always been there for me in my professional and personal life. When faced with challenges in work she is always the first person I look to for advice. She has such a strong moral compass, she makes me a better man, simply by being the person she expects me to be. She encourages my passions and always keeps me motivated and never makes me feel like I am in something by myself.

Although a lot of people do not think she is, Meron is an introvert who is more comfortable around smaller groups of people instead of large groups. She is naturally optimistic and positive about life, and always tries to find a silver lining when things don’t go as planned.

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