To My Child’s Birth Parent –
We have not met yet, but I feel like I already know you. After all, we have some very important things in common. Most importantly, the future of your child is the most important thing to both of us. I have never been in your position but I understand it is not a decision anyone would take lightly. I commend you for taking the steps you are to give your child the opportunities that you want him/her to have. I, along with many other people are here to support you in that decision. And I am grateful to you for taking the time to learn about me through my profile.
I am a middle aged divorced professional and currently live in Mexico. I studied international relations and now work in the government in the same area. I speak fluent Spanish and have lived and worked in Latin America for the past 5 years. I am a former military officer and still serve in the reserves. I grew up as the youngest of three children in an average middle class family on the east coast. Even though I don’t have children of my own yet, the most important thing to me is my family and friends, including my parents and brother, and many friends and their children whom are like family. I spend time with them as much as I can, even though many of them live far away.
In my free time I like to read and exercise. I love to be outdoors, particularly swimming and hiking, and to travel. I also love watching major league baseball and weave that into my travels whenever possible. When possible, I participate in volunteer programs, especially those that support underprivileged children. The one thing that life has taught me is that no one is better or worse, they are all just on different paths. I am thankful that God has blessed me with so much in life and appreciate being able to share that with others.
Many of us grow up thinking our life will or should be a certain way. But there are twists and turns and unexpected happenings along the way. After many years of travelling the world and being successful in my career, there was always something missing in my life. I always thought I would get married and have children. I never differentiated whether they would be biological or adopted. But I always wanted to be able to give them opportunities and a life that was a little bit better than mine. But the more I saw of the world, I decided that adopting a child was what I really wanted.
And along that journey, I have truly come to believe that things happen for a reason.
I am now very excited and thankful to be at a place in my life where I have the time and means to focus on my child’s life without the struggle of competing time, priorities or resources. I would like to take them with me on work trips and to visit my lifelong friends who live all over the country, and expose them to new places and experiences. And as they grow older, I know they will have their own likes and dislikes and dreams and I plan to do whatever I can to foster them, whether not they are the same as mine. However much you decide to know of your baby’s life, I promise that they will always have a loving, nurturing home and that I will do everything I can to ensure they can grow up happy and become whatever they want to be. I would also like them to know you and your family as much as you would like them to. And I promise that I will always tell your story however you want it told and that they always know that they are loved.
I currently live in Mexico in a modern apartment in a beautiful neighborhood in the center of the city. The neighborhood is full of beautiful parks where I frequently take my dog for walks. I also love living in Mexico because it is close to home and I can travel back to see my parents frequently, where they recently bought their retirement home in coastal North Carolina I have a wonderful network of friends and coworkers, some of them who are also waiting to adopt. As I recently unpacked and decorated the house, we’ve had many conversations about the baby and I have already made space for him/her. We are all very excited to meet him and her and they will no doubt be the center of attention.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and to learn about me. I hope you find the best in life and everything that you are looking for. I know that your child will. There are so many people waiting to take care of him/her and cheer them on. Always know that you are never alone and your child will always be loved and cared for.