Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
State I live in: CA
Dear Expectant Mother,
I firmly believe that love is what makes a family. You love your baby so much that you are willing to consider adoption. That is incredible. You are incredible. There is no way I can ever understand the decisions you are facing right now. I am humbled by your bravery. I am in awe of your strength. I am touched by your heart. And I hope I can be a part of your path.
I could say, “thank you,” for considering adoption. I could say, “I respect the decisions you’re weighing.” I could say, “I’m lucky you are reading my profile.” But none of these statements would be able to contain the overwhelming emotion I feel about this entire process. How powerful you are in this very moment. You are creating and crafting a life for an exquisite little soul who will always know that he or she is so deeply loved. How can anyone, or any words, quantify that kind of love?
And if I am blessed enough to be chosen by you to raise this tiny miracle? It will be my deepest honor. I will provide a life that is filled with joy, warmth, security, laughter, love, support, and stability. I will always tell this beautiful child his or her story - with pride, respect, joy, and most of all, love.
I laugh...a lot. Joy is the filter I use when looking at the world. I’ve definitely had my share of rough times, but now I choose to be happy! My joy tends to spread to everyone around me. I am the fourth generation in a family of writers, producers, directors, actors, and musicians. As a singer and actress, I have spent many years performing. During that time, I also created a theatre school for children. That school is now 20 years old and is nationally recognized and expanding! With this perfect split of arts and business, I feel my life is magical but with very strong and secure roots. I also have a three-year-old son who cannot wait to be a big brother! We like to travel (road trips that can include the family dog are my favorite!), hike, cook, and spend time with family and friends.
I live in beautiful California, in a community that is safe, secure, and filled with families and children. Out my living room window, you can see children and parents walking to school every morning and then playing every day after school. My community and neighborhood are racially diverse, with a wide choice of exceptional schools, museums, and restaurants. My home is where everyone wants to be! It is filled with joy, a very happy little boy, an amazing family dog named Kipling, and a very big family cat named Barney! There are flowers planted outside the house and delicious smells of cooking meals inside our home. You will often hear music or laughter coming from our open windows!
My Extended Family
Do you know the word Ohana? That is Hawaiian for “family.” But it doesn’t just mean your blood family, it refers to your “adopted family” or your “family of choice.” I have a very colorful and loving Ohana and family; from dear friends, adopted friends and cousins, one full sister, two step-sisters, more cousins, and very loving parents...we’re a fun bunch! My parents have homes in Arizona and Hawaii, and there are often gatherings and vacations in both of these beautiful places.
My parents divorced and each remarried when I was quite young, so I grew up with two households - one in Hawaii and one in California. I had an exciting city life in California and a peaceful country life in Hawaii. I have carried that lifestyle with me into adulthood. I have maintained a very good balance of city and country life today.
Each fall my family travels to watch the leaves change color. The day starts with getting up early and packing a picnic lunch. We find the perfect spot under the leaves to eat and spend the day. Then, after the sun goes down, we often have dinner in a local restaurant. It is one of our most treasured and special family traditions.
What Led Me To Adoption
Adoption has always been a part of my family plan. My deepest belief is that love makes a family, not DNA. So, for me, adoption has always had a special place in my heart. I also have several adopted friends and family members, and so it seems to me to be a natural part of creating family. After I gave birth to my son, I knew in my heart that an adopted sibling would always expand our family. Now, my son and I excitedly talk about the little brother or sister who is already growing in our hearts.