Race of child interested in adopting: African American, African American/Hispanic, Caucasian/African American, Multi-Racial
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
State I live in: CA
Dear Expectant Mother,
I can’t imagine being where you are, the wide range of emotions you’re experiencing and the decisions you’re making. You are a beautiful and selfless person, and I hope that you will find comfort in your decision.
I have wanted to be a mother my whole life. Adoption is a dream that was placed on my heart at a very young age, and that dream has never wavered. I would like to raise a child that loves animals and playtime, and who loves to explore the world. I will raise your child to be respectful, happy, and caring. I would like to learn about you and the traditions you want to pass along so I can blend them with mine. I want to represent both our stories. My promise to you is to raise your child with a sense of adventure, creativity, and with tons of love.
I hope I am the perfect fit for you. I hope you find something in me that lets you know I am the right person for you and your baby. I hope we can walk this journey together.
I chose to become a middle school math teacher for two main reasons: first, the energy and challenge that comes from dealing with teenagers; and second, because teaching allows me the time to be a mom. Being a teacher allows me a lifestyle that is perfect for raising a family. I can spend afternoons, holidays, and summers with family.
I enjoy leading an active life and being adventurous. I am a naturally competitive person, and I use this drive to try new things and and attain my goals. Sports have always been a big part of my life. I went to college on a basketball scholarship and I still enjoy playing in adult sports leagues. The thought of coaching your child, and having them cheering for me from the sidelines is the most exciting feeling. I can’t wait!
This summer I bought a three-bedroom home in the beautiful town where I was raised. It is very close to the ocean and a short drive to the mountains. The town has numerous parks, playgrounds, and sports fields that are filled with families. Our quaint downtown host parades and family social events.
Seven years ago I rescued my dog, Petey, and he is absolutely the best! He is very easy going and is just as happy relaxing at home as he is playing in the park. Tomba, my rescue cat, is mellow and spends most of her days basking in the sun. Both are great with kids and are excited for the new addition to our family.
My Extended Family
I come from a close-knit family of five, which includes my dad, mom, brother, and sister. We are a quirky, playful, and outgoing family that spends a lot of time together. On top of spending holidays together, we travel, ski, river raft, watch the Super Bowl, and go out to dinners together. One of the most important childhood traditions I would like to continue is eating dinner at the table together, with no distractions, every night. This time allowed us to enjoy each other’s company and bond over daily activities.
I have a large extended family that consists of at least 100 people. Most live a decent car ride away, but we keep in contact and make sure to see each other several times throughout the year, especially around the holidays. Once a year all of the women 21 and older gather together for “Spring Chicken,” an event that celebrates being young or young at heart. We get our nails done, dance, eat, act silly, and have a slumber party. Every two years our entire extended family has a reunion where different generations gather and newborns can meet the 95 year olds!
What Led Me To Adoption
Honestly, as crazy as it sounds, I’ve known since kindergarten that I have wanted to adopt! My kindergarten teacher asked me to draw a picture of what I wanted to be when I grew up. I drew a picture of myself surrounded by children, holding a baby. I told her I wanted to be a mom, and I was going to adopt. Even at such a young age, I knew adoption was something I wanted to pursue. Adoption is something I’ve always talked about. My whole family — my parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins — are all excited to welcome a new baby into our family.