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Michelle

Family Type: Single Female
State I live in: Pennsylvania

dear expectant mother

Thank you very much for your courage as you consider the best option for you and your precious baby. I am honored you are interested in learning more about me and the home I want to share with a child. My home is filled with rescue animals, good friends, and family, and I am grateful you are considering me as an adoptive parent.

I am looking forward to sharing so many of our family traditions with a child—from baking Polish cookies and pierogi from scratch, Easter brunch, and family baseball outings (go White Sox!) to creating new traditions like decorating my hot pink Christmas tree for the holidays, dressing up the front of the house for Halloween, stoop night on my block, and picking fresh basil from my urban garden for smoothies in the summer. I’m excited about the opportunity to be a mom and to experience life through their eyes. I know it won’t always be perfect or easy, but I would like you to know I will love and protect your baby with my whole heart and will be by their side from the moment I welcome them home.

Thank you again for wanting to know more about me. You are very brave, and if you entrust me with your baby, I promise to love them, guide them through life, and be the best mom I can. Thank you so much for your consideration!

With love and respect,
Michelle

I’m excited about the opportunity to be a mom and to experience life through their eyes. I will love and protect your baby with my whole heart and will be by their side from the moment I welcome them home.

-Michelle

About Me

I’m Michelle, a native Chicagoan who moved to the East Coast for my job in 2010. I love living in the city and enjoy all that it has to offer, from people and culture to food and music. I enjoy the parks, museums, and local music. I am the first woman in my family to go to college and own her own home. My career is in the pharmaceutical industry in drug safety. I volunteer and focus mostly on protecting our city’s wildlife and domestic animals and as the co-block captain for my street. I work closely with my councilman to make sure our residents have access to city programs, help keep the block clean and safe, and circulate our local council’s newsletters. I have a great group of friends. We hold Friendsgiving and holiday get-togethers, and I have family in Chicago and California.

My Home & Pets

I own a home in one of the most diverse areas in the city. I purchased the home in 2012 and have been rehabbing it ever since! Since purchasing my home, I have become somewhat of a novice handyperson and am able to repair roofing, replace doors and wall trim, and repair plaster! I live with my three dogs and cats and enjoy working in my yard and walking them around our home. On weekends, we like to enjoy the city or, if the weather keeps us home, take over the sectional sofa in my living room and watch movies. My neighbors and I host stoop nights in the warmer months and enjoy spending time catching up in the evenings.

My Extended Family

I am a Polish American. My mom lives with my brother and his wife in California, and I have several relatives who still live in Chicago. As a child, I was very close with my grandfather. I spent many weekends at my grandparents’ home and learned what it was to be a good person from him. The work and life lessons he taught me from a young age have stayed with me. He came here from Poland with his parents with very little. He worked hard all his life, and family meant the world to him. He is my North Star; I continue to look at how he lived his life and always stop and ask myself what he would do when I am struggling to make sense of a situation or as I make a big decision.

What Led Me To Adoption

For me, family has never been limited to blood relatives. I have always known I wanted to adopt. It is not something I have ever been able to describe; I have just always known. It was important to me to carve out my own life and my own existence from a very young age. I haven’t made the decision to adopt because of any hurdles in my life.

more about Michelle

more about Michelle

Occupation:
Chief of Staff, Patient Safety
Religion:
Raised Catholic
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
BA Liberal Arts
Food:
Vegan “chicken” nuggets, lemonade
Movie:
The Empire Strikes Back
Favorite Tradition:
I observe all common Catholic holidays and recreate Polish cuisine using vegan ingredients.
Sport:
Baseball - White Sox!
Holiday:
Halloween
Music Group:
The Smiths
TV Show:
Star Trek (1960s)
Book:
I Slept with Joey Ramone: A Punk Family Memoir written by his younger brother.
Subject in School:
History
Dream Vacation:
Anywhere with a beach and good company!

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