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Melissa

Family Type: Single Female
State I live in: California

dear expectant mother

I am humbled by your courage to consider an adoption plan for your baby. I am not going to pretend to know how you are feeling during this time, but I respect the decision you’re considering and can imagine how difficult it must be to find the right family for your baby. I would love the opportunity to help support you while you make this courageous and selfless decision.

I was raised in a single-parent home with my younger brother. It was my mother’s strength and love that led me to adoption, I knew if she could raise me to be the woman I am, I could do the same for another child. I have always dreamed of having children, and I spent most of my childhood and teenage years taking care of my brother; taking care of others is just something that is built inside me. Over the years, I have watched my friends go on to have children, and I’ve learned that parenting is less about being perfect and more about providing the most love and support you can for a child.

I have been blessed in so many ways, and I hope to one day be blessed with a child I can share life’s adventures, vacations, holidays, birthdays, and family traditions with. Please know your child will always know how much you love them and how selfless you were to make the brave decision to place them for adoption.

I dream of being able to share my love with a child and providing them a life full of culture, travel, and experiences.

-Melissa

About Me

I’m the president of an apparel company in California and have spent the last decade focusing on my career. I believe in setting and accomplishing goals, and doing so has led me to be a conscientious, devoted, and loyal person. I find that helping others achieve success in life is important and rewarding, and taking care of people is something that comes natural to me. I have a warm heart and big spirit. My passion for life is fueled by trying to be the best version of myself and developing others to be the same. I love to travel, and with every new trip, I fall deeper in love with new places and new cultures. I enjoy spending my time with friends and family as often as possible, and I believe your friends become your family over time. I think of myself as a devoted and compassionate friend, sister, and daughter.

My Home & Pets

I love coming home to a cozy and comfortable space. I am fortunate to live close to the beach, where I have the opportunity to see incredible sunsets while walking my ever so loving Maggie; my Wheaten terrier. I live in a community of townhouses, and each complex is different architecturally. It is a three-level unit, and the living room is my favorite spot in the house, which is what you see first when walking in. My house is lovely for entertaining, and I enjoy having friends over for dinner and holidays. The best features in the house are beautiful high ceilings that makes the house feel alive, warm, and welcoming.

My Extended Family

I have the best family, made up of family and friends I consider to be family. My immediate family is small in size. I was raised by my mom, a single parent. I was fortunate to grow up with my maternal grandparents living in the same city; my brother and I spent many weekends and summers enjoying their pool and raiding their pantry. My grandmother, who is still living at 101, lives an hour with my mom, whom I am fortunate enough to see regularly. My brother and his wife live in Arizona and visit for all major holidays. My mom always surrounded herself with wonderful friends, who in turn became like aunts and uncles to my brother and me.

Growing up with a circle of such incredible family friends, I made the same relationships and bonds through adulthood. My friends are like sisters, and their children are like nieces and nephews. I have been to all of their major life events: prenatal appointments, Halloween, and themed birthdays. My family is small, strong, and mighty. They are my biggest support through my adoption journey and are thrilled to one day welcome another member into the family.

What Led Me To Adoption

On the deepest of levels, I have always dreamed of having a child. I thought that I would eventually meet someone and have children, but as time went on, I never found someone I thought I could start a family with. I knew that in my heart I didn’t want this to stop me from being a mother. I have met families over the years that have grown through adoption, and I felt that this was a wonderful opportunity for me to find a child and for a child to find me. I dream of being able to share my love with a child and providing them a life full of culture, travel, and experiences.

more about Melissa

more about Melissa

Occupation:
President of an apparel company
Religion:
Spiritual
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
AA in Apparel Manufacturing
Food:
Lover of ALL foods!
Hobby:
Time with friends, shopping
Movie:
I am a hopeless romantic.
Sport:
Basketball, soccer
Holiday:
I LOVE Thanksgiving to Christmas.
Music Group:
I LOVE music, from classical to rap.
TV Show:
Friends, Law & Order: SVU, 60 Minutes
Book:
Eat, Pray, Love and A Lotus Grows in the Mud
Subject in School:
I absolutely love math.
Dream Vacation:
Greece, Maldives

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