Race of child interested in adopting: Caucasian, Hispanic or South/Central American
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
State I live in: MN
This is a difficult letter to write. There are not enough words to describe how much adoption means to us. My thoughts are racing and my heart is pounding with anticipation. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and to learn more about me.
I understand this is an emotional time for you. I can’t imagine what thoughts are going through your head. What kind of family will my child have? Will he or she have siblings? Will he or she be loved? Will he or she love life and learning? Will he or she play and explore?
If you choose me, your child would never be alone. He or she would have a brother and sisters. Your child would learn to love reading. He or she would learn to play music. Your child would be able to explore anything they are interested in. I love to see children learning.
My children are excited to have a baby (or two) in the house. They are older and will give your child role models to follow. Your child will always have a family to take care of him or her.
It is difficult to describe yourself. I am a great friend and will go out of my way if someone asks for help. I’ve dreamt of being a mom. My kids’ names were picked out when I was 15 (funny I didn’t use any of them). I played house until I was too old to be playing house. In college, it was hard deciding my major because they didn’t have “mom” as an option. Being a teacher was the next best thing. As a child, I was drawn to children. I babysat often, but living out in the country made it difficult. When I was ten years old my mother had a surprise baby. I was so excited. I took care of my brother all the time. I was his favorite. We did everything together. Even my aunts called me his second mother. It’s all I ever wanted to do.
Our family lives in a house in a small development. We have five bedrooms in our house and have room for more when I clear out the furniture. We live on a cul-de-sac, so the kids have room to ride bikes and scooters. We have a large backyard with a play structure and a trampoline. We have access to a swimming pool and a lake for boating. We have a Golden Retriever named Luna. She is a year old. She is still very much a puppy and we are still training her. We have four cats. Rudy is the favorite. Jersey is the troublemaker. Thunder Cookie is laid back and just keeps an eye on everything. Leo is the warden.
My Extended Family
I am the middle child in my family. I have two sisters and one brother. My older sister has a daughter. My younger sister doesn’t have kids and isn’t married. She likes to travel but lives locally. My brother is married and has a two-year-old daughter. He is 11 years younger than I am. My parents are retired and live in my town.
I grew up on a farm and had animals of all kinds. My sisters and I played outside a lot. We went on hikes and picnics in the summer and sledding on our huge hill in the winter. I grew up playing board games and I am still a great Scrabble player. We do crafts and I know how to sew.
I danced for ten years of my life. I took piano lessons for seven years, but now I play for fun. I like to scrapbook and take pictures. I am currently an elementary school teacher. I have been subbing for two years now. I have been a Girl Scout Leader for the past 13 years with all of my girls. My son and I are involved in Boy Scouts as well. We are also involved in 4H.
What Led Me To Adoption
I am a very lucky person. I may not feel like it all the time, but I am. As a teacher, being around children is what I chose to do with my life. As a mom, I have four wonderful children. I can provide for them and give them love and experiences to enrich their lives. A big family is something I have always wanted. When my family was just starting out, we talked about adoption many times. Even though my personal circumstances changed, that desire for a big family never went away.