Race of child interested in adopting: Asian, Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: Single
State I live in: OK
Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you for the gift you are bringing into this world. You are such a strong, strong woman. I often think of my birth mother and how hard it must have been for her to place me for adoption, and now I get to be touched by another expectant mother considering adoption.
I look forward to showing your child what a blessing our family is through love, respect, and companionship. Your child will have a home where they feel loved and safe, and he or she will be encouraged to grow up to be whatever they want. Yes, I am nervous about being a first-time parent, but I know I will be a great one and one you will be proud of choosing. You have taken that leap of faith to know everything will be okay.
I have always loved the Dr. Seuss book Oh, the Places You’ll Go. You never know what adventures await you throughout life, and sometimes everyone must make choices that affect their life drastically. You are an angel that has been sent to me, and I feel truly blessed by you. Thank you for sharing your gift, your child. Rest assured your child will share our love of family along with educational opportunities and holidays full of joy and togetherness. No matter where life takes us on this journey, I will always be ever so grateful for you and the gift you have given me to start a family.
I am outgoing, and many people tell me my smile is infectious. I simply try to be an enjoyable person to be around. Making my family, friends, and students feel loved and special is my passion. I have been teaching for eight years, beginning as a teachers’ assistant at a private school before becoming a teacher and, later, a curriculum coordinator. I finally decided to try the public school system, and now I work in the behavior program at an elementary school for different levels. Seeing the difference in the kids every day makes my job all the better. When not at school, I love running and weight training. I enjoy participating in 5k/10k races and marathons, and additionally, reading and photography help fill my down time. I love to take family and friends along shopping, going to the movies, going to church, and taking adventurous vacations!
My neighborhood is safe and full of kids. There is a park with a playground and pool, and families are always out together, playing and socializing. Because of this, our community is very lively! We have parades, block parties, and art festivals. The school districts here are top-notch, where teachers truly care for their students. We have a terrific zoo, fun museums, movie theaters, amusement parks, shopping malls, and water attractions. My fur babies are two big dogs that are great around kids.
My Extended Family
My family consists of my mom and one sister, the latter of whom is married to the best brother-in-law and who has been gifted with their precious baby girl. I also have two uncles, two aunts, and four cousins. I can always count on my sister to give thoughtful advice, good or bad, and my brother-in-law will do anything to protect not only his wife and daughter, but my mom and I as well. They are all eagerly looking forward to an addition to our family.
Birthdays are a big deal for us. The birthday boy/girl feels special the entire month with all of the attention we give them, and we celebrate with a birthday dinner chosen by the guest of honor. All at the table sing, and let’s face it, some of us sing a little off key.
Christmas is also a big holiday, with Christmas Eve always spent at my uncle’s house. We socialize through dinner, open presents, then eat ice cream and cake. Christmas is the one holiday we all try to get together for because, like all holidays, it’s about togetherness.
What Led Me To Adoption
Adoption has been my lifelong journey, as my sister and I were adopted from a foreign country. My mother, my biggest supporter and encourager, was actually the first single woman in our state to be allowed to adopt, and for this, she has my unlimited respect and love. I want to show that same compassion to a child who will look to me with the same love in his or her heart and call me “mom.” I know there is someone out there waiting for me, just as I am waiting for them.