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
State I live in: IL
Thank you from my whole heart for reviewing my profile! I admire your strength as you consider whether adoption is best for you and your baby. I have tremendous respect for you, and I pray for a healthy pregnancy as you make your decision. If you entrust me with raising your child, I promise that she or he will always know of your unconditional love. You will be part of your child’s life story, and your child will always know of your courage and bravery in choosing adoption.
I have so much love in my heart to give a child. My heart swells when I think of raising a child and imagining who the child will become. This child would be a part of many worlds, from far-off places like Egypt, where I am part of the foreign service, to my family’s farm in Illinois, surrounded by cats and cows and corn.
If you choose me as your child’s adoptive parent, he or she will be raised with love and kindness. I will raise your child to be a good person who is strong and confident, as well as inquisitive and caring. She or he will be encouraged to pursue passions and dreams. Your child will be valued, provided for, and protected. Your child would be the most important person in the world to me. I wish you and your little one peace and comfort as you consider your options for raising this child to live his or her best life.
I grew up on a small family farm in a rural community. Our family was built on love, and also with a lot of hard work, taking turns, playing fair, sharing, caring, and laughing. This strong foundation has given me the confidence to travel the world. I’ve traveled and worked in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. I have turned my passions - traveling and storytelling - into a career that makes a difference in people’s lives. In my spare time, I enjoy taking long walks with my dog, reading, writing, baking, and photography. I look for the good in others and see the beauty in everyday activities and the natural world. I pay attention to details and prepare for multiple possibilities (which is why I store band-aids in multiple places!).
I live in many worlds, from my family’s farm in Illinois to my condo in DC, and to places like Egypt where I am part of the foreign service. I can truly say that home is wherever my family is.
I live with my wonderful dog, an 18-month old Shih Tzu puppy named Pasha, who is a constant source of joy and makes me laugh every day. In Arabic, Pasha means “ruler” or “police” – and that’s what my puppy acts like on our walks in the neighborhood!
My spacious, sunny, three-bedroom apartment is in a safe and secure suburb. There are several families with children in my building, and the neighborhood has a lot of green space. There are several churches and schools nearby, as well as a secure playground.
My Extended Family
Growing up on our small family farm, we did chores every day to feed the animals. We went to church on Sundays, and we did family things, such as play games or go on Sunday drives after church. We ate every meal together at the kitchen table. My father’s father lived in our house with us. My mother’s parents lived up the road. And some of our cousins lived in another house on our farm. So we spent a lot of time with extended family growing up. We played a lot of kickball and Monopoly!
My dad is a hard-working farmer who loves to joke, listen to music, read, and meander along country roads. My mom is the kindest person I know in the universe. She is a nurturer of her children, her grandchildren, her gardens, and her home. We still celebrate holidays with extended family, although it now also includes my three amazing nieces and all of my cousins’ kids. And I still sit at the kids’ table - at the request of the kids!
What Led Me To Adoption
I have always thought I would be a mother who creates a family filled with children in need. I have always wanted to fill my home with love and stability so children can reach their full potential. Several members of my extended family were adopted, and so I have seen first-hand how forever families are built on love. Two of my best friends are adopted, and another dear friend adopted both of her children. Friends and family have been encouraging me for years to adopt a child. With all my heart I have faith that I will provide a safe, nurturing space for a child to develop and reach his or her full potential. I will fill his or her life with love and joy.