Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: Single
State I live in: KY
Religion: Christian, but I’m open to all religions.
Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you for considering me as a potential adoptive parent for your unborn child. I hope I am a great fit for you, and I promise to raise a child who has compassion and curiosity about our world. I have learned so much from people who are "different" from me, and I promise to surround your baby with diverse people, perspectives, and cultures from day one.
If you were to choose me as an adoptive parent, I promise to honor and value you and your gift of a child. I know that I haven’t been in your shoes, but I have been in many challenging situations that have left me doubting myself or my decisions. I hope that you find peace with your plan, whatever you decide. I am open to whatever level of contact you would like to have with your child after adoption, and I promise to always put his or her needs before my own and to ask for help when needed. I care deeply about my family and friends and the home that I've built, and I promise to love your baby with my whole heart. I will take the best care possible of your little one, and I have a supportive community around me ready to meet the newest member of the family.
Since I was a child, I’ve loved being around people from different cultures and have been fascinated by travel. I currently work as an international recruiter for my local university which allows me to have a home base while still exploring the world. Previously, I taught English as a Second Language to adults in Kentucky, and before that, I worked for nine years for an American university in the Middle East. I’ve also lived in Ireland, Lebanon, and France. I may have great professional and international experience, but I’ve felt that something was missing from my life. Advancement at work and travel began to feel empty. I missed my family and a sense of community and higher purpose. In 2014, I moved back to Kentucky and “re-started” a life here. Now that I’m settled, I am pursuing my lifelong dream of raising a child.
Having a safe and happy home is something I value after living overseas for many years. Visitors to my house often comment on the bright colors, artwork, walls of books, and fun decor. Whenever I am stressed, coming home helps lift my mood. I also have three affectionate cats who brighten my home. I live on a quiet cul-de-sac where children are often playing outside and neighbors hang out on front porches. I have a vegetable garden, fruit trees, and all kinds of flowers. In my family-friendly neighborhood, we can walk to the grocery store, restaurants, a weekly farmer’s market, and a park. I see all kinds of families here, and I can’t wait to explore my neighborhood through a child’s eyes.
My Extended Family
I live in the same city as my parents, and it has been a blessing to be near them after being away for so long. I speak regularly with my younger brother, who lives in California, and we see each other as often as possible.
I am close with my extended family, especially my younger cousins who are high school and college-aged. My family will embrace a new baby wholeheartedly, and I will value their advice and assistance when raising a child. When I previously provided foster care, my family was supportive and involved. My parents spent time playing basketball or puzzles with the kids and formed their own relationships with them, and my extended family would always call to chat and to check in.
My grandmother, who was the anchor of my family, passed away in 2016. We always gathered at her house, and I am proud to honor her by gathering my family together whenever I can. The youngest grandchild in the family is now sixteen and the youngest great-grandchild is six, so everyone will be excited for a new baby! I know my family will spoil him or her with attention and affection.
What Led Me To Adoption
I have always known that I wanted to adopt. I feel prepared to give a child the best of myself: my love and my time. Throughout my middle and high school years, I cared for children and formed close relationships with them and their families. I also got a clear picture of how much work is involved in raising a child, and I knew I wasn’t ready yet. Working overseas was exciting but also intense and isolating, and I decided to move home a few years ago. I’ve shifted my priorities and those include raising a child in a loving and fun-filled home.