Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
State I live in: MO
Writing this letter to you seemed like a dream for a very long time, so to be writing it is a dream come true for me. I’m so honored that you are reading this and considering me as a potential match for you. I have an amazing village behind me. The people in my circle are so very excited for all of this to be happening. My career is a bit different to some but it provides me a lot flexibility as well.
I met my birth mother about 6 years ago. She is a young, amazing and strong woman. She told me that she did her best by me that she could. My sister is 3 years older and she knew she couldn’t provide properly for both of us, she knew that giving me up for adoption would give both of us girls the best life possible. She gave us the best gift she could, and that was her sacrifice. That gift of love and sacrifice was celebrated in my home. We talked openly about her, and my parents and I prayed for her regularly. I can’t say I know how difficult this must be for you but I can say I understand, so thank you for your gift of love. I can tell you that in my home your gift of love will also be celebrated.
If there is one thing I can promise you it’s this, any child in my home will be raised with compassion, kindness, integrity and honesty as the most important lessons they can learn very much like I was. I promise to encourage them to be true to themselves always. I can also promise that when they struggle to understand their adoption I will whole heartedly understand them. Since I have been there I feel like I bring something unique to the table. I know this is all very difficult for you right now, and I know there aren’t words to ease any of that. But remember this “ You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem”
My name is Jessica. I’m a funeral director and future owner of the business. I have been a licensed director for 10 years now. I truly love my job and the service of honoring someone’s life. I also love volunteering. I have served as President of our local Jaycees Chapter, Optimist Club and Women of Today. I also served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for my county.
I love books, live music, photography, hiking, and spending time with my family and friends. I also attend as many of my niece’s softball games as possible!
I am an only child who is blessed with friends I am lucky to consider family. I have several “nieces” and “nephews” who make life interesting and definitely keep me on my toes.
I have 2 Maltese. Mia is 6 and Tilly is a rescue guessed to be around 7. They’re major snuggle bugs and shadows. They are really wonderful little critters.
I bought my house a little over 3 years ago. I love my neighborhood and live on a quiet cul de sac and all of the neighbors are friendly and we all keep an eye on each other.
I am very proud to call my small mid-western town, home. We are a community in every sense of the word. Every fundraiser and event is packed in support of constantly growing and making our community better and stronger.
My Extended Family
My family is very small but we are very close. My parents and grandparents raised me to be a little piece of each of them. We all lived next door to my grandparents my entire childhood. My grandfather is a quiet man who taught me the value of actions. My grandmother is a woman who powered through a career where women were not always welcomed, she was a pioneer. She taught me to bake and stand my ground. My mother is one of my best friends, she taught me that prayer is powerful. She taught me how to do cartwheels and how to pick the good honey suckle bushes. She instilled in me a love of reading. My father is a man of integrity and compassion. He has taught me that being a woman did not mean I was lesser but more powerful. He taught me that there are many types of strength and to always put others first in service of the greater good.
We have an old German tradition of hiding the pickle in the Christmas tree. Whoever finds the pickle gets an extra present or surprise. I can tell you there has been a lot of laughs over this one.
Another tradition is with my friends. One of my dearest friends lost her mother a few years ago and since then has “Friendsgiving” at her house every November. She invites all of her friends and family. She and her sister make their family recipes and invite us to do the same. The food is always amazing, but the memories and friendship are better. There is so much laughter and love, and way too much turkey.
What Led Me To Adoption
I have always been drawn to adoption. I was adopted at 4 months of age. My parents were always very open with me about my adoption. The love and respect I have for my birth mother and my parents has always been a driving force in who I am. I told myself one day I would love to adopt and become a family. I guess its easiest to say that day has come. I think adoption is a beautiful gift, one I’m forever grateful for in more ways than one.