Race of child interested in adopting: Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic
Gender of child interested in adopting: Girl
Family Type: Single
State I live in: NE
Dear Expectant Mother,
I can only imagine the emotional path that has brought you here to read my letter. My heart goes out to you on the road you are traveling. Adoption truly is a selfless sacrifice, and I feel so fortunate for the many blessings in my life that I can’t wait to share with your baby, from fun holidays—cooking meals as a family, frosting Christmas cookies, singing carols around the fireplace—to an awesome education system and exposure to the arts.
Your baby will be at home with me most of the time at first, because I work just three days a week. When they’re ready, they can take advantage of quality early education right down the street. Your child will have access to any hobby and passion they can dream of: singing, piano, dance, painting, theater, writing...you name it! I love it all and am excited to support their exploration of all things imaginative.
Of course, your baby will be adored by me, their big brother, family, and friends, but also, I will raise them in an atmosphere of love. Here, they will learn kindness to others and themselves through compassionate words, gestures, and contributions to the world. I so appreciate you getting to know me and am honored that you are even considering me as a prospective parent to your baby. Thank you, and I wish you well on your journey.
My name is Alyson, and I am a mental health counselor in a private practice. I love watching the people I work with heal and grow. People close to me describe me as warm, kind, smart, fun, responsible, patient, creative, and caring. I would add that I like to do things well, but I am very flexible and laid back at the same time. I am happiest when connecting with others, especially my close friends and family. Nothing is more important to me than my children feeling loved and secure. I make my major life decisions with this as my top priority. If I could have any wish granted, it would be to end suffering in the world. I know I can’t accomplish this on my own, but I feel it’s my life purpose to express love and kindness wherever I go.
We live in a three bedroom, three bathroom ranch on a cul-de-sac in the friendliest neighborhood I have ever lived in. People wave at you as you drive down the street, whether they know you or not, and our next door neighbors have become good friends. A favorite time on our street is our annual Fourth of July block party, held at the top of the circle, and last summer, we loved being members of the private neighborhood pool. My favorite parts of our house are the screened-in back porch, the huge front porch, and the kids’ playroom downstairs. Our beloved little toy poodles can often be found frolicking through the fenced back yard or lazily lounging on the couch.
My Extended Family
Mother-daughter relationships are very important on my mom’s side of the family. For much of my early life, I was an only child, and my mom was my best friend. The same was true for my aunts and their daughters. I look forward to continuing this tradition with more children of my own someday—setting limits as needed but creating a strong bond so they have support when they need it most. Today, my mom is still one of my closest friends. I also have the bonus of an exceptionally warm and loving step-mom. Other close relatives include my father, step-father, brother, two sisters, cousins, and lots of aunts and uncles. Family is very important to me, so holidays often happen at my house.
My friends are also very important to me and are considered family members, as well. We also have a sweet nanny who cooks homemade meals and bakes yummy cookies! She is like a bonus grandma.
My Adoption Story
I have wanted to be a mom my entire life. After exploring a couple other options, I decided I would try adopting a baby through foster care. I was so fortunate to receive placement of a three-week-old baby boy and ultimately adopt him. Now Caden is four years old, and he is ready to be an awesome big brother! Many of our friends and neighbors have been touched by adoption, as well. It’s been great to have such a strong community to understand and support our family.