My adoption profile


Family Type: Single
State I live in: Montana

dear expectant mother

A giant leap of faith lies before you and me, a leap that two complete strangers could put enough faith, trust, and love into each other and this baby to provide the best life possible for your child.

I will love this child with all of my being. With the steadfastness of a mother bear, I will protect and provide a secure environment for your child. I will guide your child to be as brave as you, to make life’s difficult decisions as you, to be resilient and compassionate as you. I will do my best to provide every opportunity possible for your child to feel loved, safe and cherished. I promise a life filled with love and wonder. I will tell the child every day that the child is loved.

Your child is already special, and your child will know how very special he or she is and how you want the very best for your baby. I would be honored to be entrusted with your baby, and I thank you for considering me as an adoptive parent, for considering me in making this leap of faith together. I am ready to make the leap. Please do not hesitate to contact me to know more about me and my promise to you.

I’ve thought a lot about the direction I most want to go in life, and it’s to be a mom, to care for and provide a safe and loving place for a baby to grow up in the world.


About Me

“Go out light and come back heavy.” It’s a Kyrgyz proverb wished upon travelers as they set foot from home – not to bring back suitcases of souvenirs, but rather to return with fuller hearts. Like the Kyrgyz, I travel for my soul. I thrive by immersing in new cultures, speaking new languages, trying new foods, and dancing to new music. It’s the spontaneous, unplanned moments of connecting with people many miles and customs from home that make my heart full. My career has enabled me to live and travel abroad. Self-employed, I consult for international development organizations helping people increase their income and conserve natural resources. Amidst my travels, America is always home, where I love to be outside – hiking, mountain biking, skiing, camping, and floating the river. Being here keeps me close to family and a tremendous community of friends helping me in my pursuit of motherhood. This combination of international travel and home life allows me to pursue my dreams while being adaptive and flexible with the needs of my family. I dream of one day adventuring through life with a child – setting out light and coming back heavy.

My Home

While I love traveling the world, I recently bought my first home and laid roots. Since I can work from anywhere, I returned to Montana to be near my community of family and friends. It’s an incredible place – Big Sky Country, with mountains, rivers and lakes to play in. My home is a newer house (4 bed/3 bath) in an old neighborhood with sidewalks, trees, front porch, and fenced yard. It has many of the charms of an old home, with the comforts of a new one. It’s a few blocks from the historic downtown with shops, ice cream parlor, museums, and music in the park. My parents live on a lake outside of town, which is like a second home to me. Their “Lake House” is a vacation haven for friends and family gatherings throughout the year. Reestablishing roots in Montana, I feel like I can provide my future family with wide open spaces and a loving community, just as I experienced in my childhood.

My Extended Family

I am one of a very large global community of friends and family who are extremely supportive and are making life’s journey alongside me. Most immediately are my parents, married for 44 years. They have three kids, of which I am the oldest, one daughter-in-law, and three grandkids so far – 10, 8, and 2. Between both sides of the family, I have 16 first cousins, who have 21 kids among them, and many second cousins, aunts and uncles. We gather for annual reunions, have a family Christmas gift exchange, and go all out to celebrate milestone birthdays. Just this year, 12 of us did a five-day river rafting trip to celebrate my sister’s birthday.

My parents taught us to value family, education, and experiences. A childhood of traveling gave me the travel bug which led me to a make many friends across continents. I ended up meeting my best friend while both studying abroad. Twenty years later, we talk almost daily and make time to meet at least once a year, usually on a get-out-of-our-comfort-zone adventure. I also have a cherished second family – my Senegalese family, strangers who took me in and welcomed me into their lives. I talk to them regularly and visit them in Senegal every couple of years. Years of travel and adventures have graced me with a tremendous group of friends by my side including my Godparents, roommates, classmates, colleagues, and fellow travelers. My global community is extremely supportive of my pursuit to be a parent and ready to welcome a child into the family.

What Led Me To Adoption

Years ago, a news article brought to my attention that the average American leads his/her life more by the clock than by the compass. Managed by deadlines, scheduled meetings and calendar invites, we rarely step back and ask ourselves long enough to find an answer – are we going the direction we want to be going? I’ve thought a lot about the direction I most want to go in life, and it’s to be a mom, to care for and provide a safe and loving place for a baby to grow up in the world. I’ve set my compass to become a parent, and I expect it to completely change my life. It does not matter how a child lands in my arms, just that someday and forevermore a child will be.

more about Jill

more about Jill

International Development Consultant
Bachelor of Business Administration – University of Michigan, and Masters of Science in Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management – Colorado State University
Pizza, Sushi, Quesadillas, Steak
Travel, Photography, Volunteering
Mary Poppins
Yoga, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Climbing
Music Group:
Adele, Mumford & Sons, The Eagles, Tom Petty
TV Show:
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Atlas Shrugged
Subject in School:
Dream Vacation:
Camping and Hiking through New Zealand

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