Meredith and Brian Portoni
About Meredith by Brian
Meredith is a caring, sensitive and loving person who is always there for others. She will lead by example in teaching our child to be truthful and respectful to everyone. She always has time for our loved ones, whether attending our niece or nephew's sporting events or just spending time with friends.
Meredith works as an Administrative Assistant for an insurance company. Once our bundle of joy arrives, she will make the switch to part time and work from home. This will allow her to spend quality time with our child. She has been wanting and waiting for the opportunity to be a wonderful mother for a very special child!
Going to the gym, bike riding, swimming
Parenthood, Days of Our LIves, The Amazing Race, Hawaii Five O
3 Words Describing Me:
Thoughtful, kind, responsible
Cruises to Mexico or the Caribbean
We live in California's capitol city, Sacramento, with our friendly and playful cat, Jasper. We met in February 2003 through a dating service and quickly realized we belonged together. We were married in November 2004 in a beautiful and romantic ceremony surrounded by our closest friends and family. We have always dreamed of raising children together and we realized we were meant to expand our family through adoption.
We both come from loving families who are excited and supportive about our decision to adopt. Our parents are thrilled and cannot wait to have another grandchild to spoil. Meredith's parents and sister's family live nearby in the Sacramento area and Brian's parents live within a two-hour drive. Since we're lucky to have our families so close, we love to get together to celebrate holidays and birthdays. Brian's older brother and two nephews live in Arkansas. They visit California one a year, which is always a fun time. We are excited about introducing our child to his or her Uncle Tony and two cousins on one of their next visits.
We chose to live in our safe and quiet neighborhood, filled with families and children, because we think it will be a great place for our little one to grow up. With great schools and a big, beautiful park within walking distance, we're already imagining evening walks pushing a stroller. We can't wait for the day we start taking our son or daughter to play on the jungle gym and give pushes on the swings. Inside our comfortable home, we've picked out a special room for the future nursery and can't wait for it to be filled with our child's laughter and playfulness.
Sacramento has so much to offer...museums, libraries and the zoo are all within a short drive from our home. The Sleep Train Arena where the Sacramento Kings play is just down the street and we can't wait to take our child to his or her first Kings basketball game!
Our Favorite Things
We love travel and adventure - especially by cruise ship. It always allows us the opportunity to experience a variety of cultures, which we really enjoy. We've cruised to Mexico and the Caribbean and are looking forward to helping our little one get his or her "sea legs" on one of our next trips. We have a fun annual vacation with Meredith's family and can't wait to include our child and watch him or her play and laugh with all the cousins.
At home we love snuggling on the couch watching movies or sporting events. In the evening we like to eat dinner together while discussing our day's activities and can't wait to make family dinnertime an important part of our child's life. We love to ride bikes, go for walks around our neighborhood and swim with our niece and nephews. We frequently have friends or family over and Brian mans the barbeque. Meredith enjoys treating everyone to her famous M&M cookies and can't wait to have her own little helper in the kitchen.
About Brian by Meredith
Brian is a wonderful husband and my best friend. He is loving, caring, hard working, intelligent and would do anything for me. Whether I'm vacuuming or cooking dinner, he always offers to help.
Brian works as a microbiologist for the State of California. He has a flexible schedule with plenty of time off for our child's all important school field trips, plays and sporting events. I can't wait to watch him play catch or kick around the soccer ball with our child. I know he's looking forward to sharing his collection of Looney Toons DVD's with our son or daughter. I know he will be a wonderful daddy.
Pizza, Chinese, Pasta
Rock and Roll