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Regine

Family Type: Single Heterosexual Woman
State I live in: District Of Columbia

dear expectant mother

I’ve been mulling over this letter for days: what to say… how to present myself… what impression to leave. Showing your authentic self can feel a little risky when you’re trying to be liked and accepted by someone. I assume you feel the same way too and you are hoping to find someone who will see and understand you and then commit to loving and raising your child. So I decided to forgo the image of who I think you want and give you a glimpse of who I am as I write this letter from my heart.

I think about you often. I think about what it will be like to meet you and to learn about your hopes and dreams for your child. I wonder what kind of relationship you’d like to have and how we’d make it work. And as much as I could promise to share letters, pictures, talk, or visit over the years, the truth is that I can’t make those decisions without you. These are decisions we’ll have to make together.

I have no doubt that I will be able to give this child an incredible upbringing with love, support, a good education and opportunities, even as a single parent. If you choose to pursue an adoption plan with me, I’d be forever grateful to be the mother of your child. Thank you for getting to know me, and I hope to possibly get to know you a little too.

With love and respect,
Regine

If you choose to pursue an adoption plan with me, I’d be forever grateful to be the mother of your child. Thank you for getting to know me, and I hope to possibly get to know you a little too.

-Regine

About Me

I’m generally content and happy. Although life can be a mixture of challenging and amazing things, I’m grateful for my life and the people who are in it. I work in marketing and love what I do. It’s afforded me the chance to live a full, adventurous life. My father gave me the gift of travel when I was a kid, and it’s been a gift that’s kept on giving. It sparked my love of learning, culture, education, and people. It’s helped me grow and take on a different perspective, and I’d like to offer my future children the same. My friends would describe me as loyal, capable, smart, funny, a prayer warrior, nerdy, loving, and the one they call when they need problems solved. I can be a bit of an introvert but will never turn down a chance to bond and spend quality time with the people I love.

My Home

My house has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It’s in a great historic neighborhood in an upbeat area that has lots of kid-friendly activities, cafes, churches, and parks. The neighborhood is also home to a very diverse community. I’m within walking distance of the library, two elementary schools, a public market, and local eateries. When I want to get out of the city, I share a nine-bedroom vacation home with my family. We travel there a few times a year and bring the kids to the Disney parks. It can get a little wild, but the kids love it. You can find us there during major holidays and one or two weeks each summer lounging around the pool, grilling, or finding fun ways to keep the kids entertained.

My Extended Family

I come from a large family. I lovingly refer to them as the united-nations-crazy bunch. Although my five siblings and I live in different countries and cities, we make it a point to see each other multiple times a year. My niece and nephews are very important to me. I love my brothers’ kids like my own, and I know they’ll love mine the same way too. I smile the most when I think of my child growing up with a bunch of cousins, just like I did. The entire family is very supportive of my decision to adopt. We’re no strangers to adoption. Many of my cousins were either adopted or fostered into the family.

My mom is excited to watch the baby while I work, and my cousin has already claimed her godmother role. I’ve already chosen my sister-in-law (who just announced she’s expecting this year too) to be our pediatrician. This child will have a ton of family support. He or she already has a village of uncles, aunties, and cousins ready to shower them with love.

What Led Me To Adoption

Adoption has always had a special place in my heart. Call it “fate” or “destiny,” but I’ve known since I was 12 that my journey to motherhood would include adoption. There was a short period of time where I thought being “the best auntie ever” would be enough; however, life has taught me I have the heart to share with my children things that can only be experienced as a parent. I’m excited to be on that path today. Ten years ago, I volunteered as a Special Advocate (CASA) for kids in foster care and loved it. I advocated for those kids in front of judges and social workers. I later became a missionary in South Africa and Haiti, where I worked on family preservation initiatives.

more about Regine

more about Regine

Occupation:
Marketing
Religion:
Christian
Race:
African American
Education:
Master in Business Administration (MBA)
Food:
Haitian
Hobby:
Sewing
Movie:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Favorite Tradition:
Friendsgiving
Sport:
Basketball
Holiday:
Thanksgiving
Music Group:
’90s R&B
TV Show:
Black Love
Book:
The Four Agreements
Subject in School:
Psychology
Dream Vacation:
Israel

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