Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
State I live in: IN
I cannot adequately express the emotions I feel as I think about the courage and sacrifice you are making. Your consideration in choosing me to parent your child is humbling. As a teacher, I tell my students how important it is to make the “right” choice even when it is the “harder” choice. That is exactly how I feel about you.
You have not only chosen to give life to your baby, but also a future. A future with hope. That is my wish for your child too. As a mother, I will be able to provide stability, consistency, and safety. I consider it the upmost privilege to be able to defend, encourage, support, and love your child. Should you choose me to parent your child, I would also be humbled to meet you and support you in any way I can throughout the remainder of your pregnancy. Furthermore, I am open to a level of contact that feels most comfortable for you after you give birth.
Again, I thank you for taking the time to read my letter and I pray you for you your baby’s health.
God bless you!
I was born in the South and lived there for the first five years of my life, close to my mother’s family. However, I have spent the rest of my life in the Midwest, close to my father’s family, where I have received my education and training to be an elementary school teacher. I graduated college in 2004, and have been teaching in my hometown for over 12 years now in grades Kindergarten-third grade. I am very active in my church’s Children’s Ministry and have served in many volunteer and paid roles from the 3-year-old Sunday School Teacher to the Children’s Ministry Assistant. I enjoy traveling, spending time with close family and friends, investing in the lives of my friend’s children that I refer to as my “faux” nieces and nephews, shopping, reading, and going to both movies and the theater.
I had the privilege of becoming a home owner about 8 years ago and it is the perfect size and location for me and my two cats, Ashland, a 12-year-old tiger cat, and Princess Anastasia, a 7-year-old fluffy orange cat, nicknamed Stasi. I live only 4-minutes from the school where I teach, 10-minutes from my parents, and 20-minutes from my church. My house is a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom single family home, with an attached garage. My neighborhood is full of children, parks, great schools, and many nearby attractions, arts, and entertainment.
My Extended Family
I am the oldest of three siblings, one sister and one brother. Although my sister and her husband live two hours away and my brother lives 45 minutes away, the three of us are very close and talk via text multiple times a day. They are more than my siblings; they are my best friends! My parents have been married for almost 40 years and live in a big 2-story house on almost an acre of land.
Every other Christmas, my only living grandparent and all my mom’s side of the family drive up from the South and spend a week with us. Having 15 people together in one house for a week, playing cards and board games, baking, playing in the snow, etc. are some of my favorite and anticipated holiday traditions. My family is full of amazing cooks and love to have reasons to get together, eat, play games, and laugh. Birthdays, Thanksgiving, Easter, to name a few, are all reasons to celebrate.
What Led Me To Adoption
As long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be two things- a teacher and a mom. I have worked very hard to become a teacher and I feel blessed to get to spend every day with children. In fact, I spend most of my free time with my friends’ kids and volunteering with children at my church. However, my dream of being a mom has yet to come true. A few years ago, a friend suggested I research adoption and ever since then, I truly believe this is the path that God wants me to follow to become the mom I’ve always wanted to be.