Race of child interested in adopting: African American/Hispanic, Caucasian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: Single
State I live in: AZ
Dear Expectant Mother,
First and foremost, I want you to know that I realize considering adoption for your child isn’t an easy decision. My promise to you, and to your precious little life, is that I will cherish and honor your child for all of my days.
By considering this choice you’re not only giving your child a different life, but you’re giving me a gift that is only comparable to having a child of my own. This is undoubtedly the highest form of love and selflessness that anyone could ever offer. Adoption runs in my family, and I can assure you that I wouldn’t have the blessed life I do without my father having been placed for adoption when he was a child. At the end of the day, what brings us together is wanting the absolute best for your little one.
Our lives are full of love and enriched with the uniqueness of our family dynamic, which we center around our family values. Your child will be a special part of my family and will be raised in the tender, loving environment that I raise my son in. We will celebrate their individuality in all aspects of life so he or she will grow up to be a secure, confident adult and lead a meaningful life with strong morals and values.
I am a strong, optimistic, and fun-loving woman who is very loving and dedicated to my family. I have a career in real estate and love being in a role which puts me in front of people every day and allows me to interact with countless combinations of personalities and cultures. I enjoy cooking, painting, arts and crafts, traveling, and camping, but there is nothing I enjoy more than spending time with my precious little family. We have a very happy dynamic which will only get better with the arrival of a new baby. I believe in attachment parenting and completely stand by the support and positivity it brings to a child as their little life grows and develops into a young adult. My heart is full of compassion, and I pride myself on being a great mom.
My son and I live in a cozy home with a grassy backyard accessorized with several playsets and activity centers designed for hours of playtime. Our neighborhood is well-kept, and we are minutes away from shopping centers, movie theaters, and restaurants. Our community is middle-class, and our school district has high ratings and is thought to be one of the best in the area. Marlie, our beloved cocker spaniel, absolutely loves my son and is his best friend. We also have a small rescue tortoise named Wally, who lives in our backyard, and two parakeets, named Blueberry and Kiwi. Recently, my mom moved into my home to be ready to help out as my little family grows.
My Extended Family
I have three older brothers who are all married, and all but one live very close by. My son and I spend regular time together with my brother and his wife. The youngest of my three brothers and his three children enjoy Friday ‘fun-night’ almost weekly. This is when we get my brother’s kids and my son together for movies and playtime.
For my son and I, we have already begun to establish our family traditions, from our homemade Halloween decorations to pumpkin carving, seasonal light decorations, and making cookies. When we gather for Thanksgiving, I make all of our food from scratch. I love cooking! There’s nothing like smelling the aroma of a turkey cooking all day while the family gets together. We love to share our time, memories, and talk about what we are thankful for. And, of course, we watch football!
For Christmas, we have a crab feast and gift exchange with the cousins and extended family. Caiden and I have a special tradition we recently started that I am excited to share with our new addition to the family, too: I take my son to the Polar Express every December. It's such a special time riding on the train and watching the children's eyes light up when they see Santa!
What Led Me To Adoption
Growing up, I always knew I wanted to adopt a child someday. My dad was adopted, and I always reflected on adoption as giving a baby a life of opportunity, like the family who adopted my dad did for him. That positively affected not only him, but me and my three brothers. After having one child, Caiden, I discovered very quickly the love and devotion I felt being a mom and I knew that I wanted to have more little ones so that, like me, they could grow up having the close bonds of siblings. I feel that everything happens for a reason, and I know that my time to adopt is now.