Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know a bit about me and the life and family I would love to share with a child! I promise to provide your child with unconditional love, warmth, opportunity, and a supportive environment. I am committed to open adoption and to making sure that being adopted is always a point of pride.
Your strength and courage as you explore your options and make an adoption plan are truly inspiring. My hope is that you will feel loved, appreciated, and supported along your adoption journey. You and your child are in my prayers and in my heart every day!
Being a mom is my life’s dream! I love children and my friends call me “the baby whisperer” – getting babies to calm down and fall asleep is one of my superpowers. As a teenager, I babysat dozens of kids in my neighborhood, and as a young adult I worked in a preschool and as a substitute teacher in public schools. My job has taken me around the world, and I’ve always sought out opportunities to volunteer with young kids in the countries I’ve lived in. My road to motherhood has been a long and winding one, but it has made me so very committed to adoption and to sharing my heart and home with a child.
Travel and adventure are two of my passions. I’ve had the travel bug for as long as I can remember! As a kid, my family and I did a road trip every summer, and my parents gave my brother and me a sense of adventure, curiosity, and appreciation for other cultures. As an adult, I’ve lived in Europe, South America, and South Asia, and I’m always planning my next trip. It’s very important to me to provide a child with as many of these opportunities as possible and to encourage his or her imagination and desire to learn about other cultures.
I love staying active and spending time outside. Going for a run is a form of “church” for me – I love spending weekend mornings jogging along my favorite trail, clearing my head and reflecting on the week. (It also helps counteract one of my other favorite hobbies – baking! Chocolate chip cookies are my specialty.) Staying healthy – both mentally and physically – is a huge priority for me.
My Support System
I come from a loving family that means the world to me. They all can’t wait to have another member of the family to share their love with – particularly my parents, who are incredible grandparents! I had a warm, supportive, and loving childhood, thanks to them, and I know Nana and Granddad are so excited to spoil and dote on a new grandchild. My parents and I have a very strong bond and we see each other several times per month. I have one brother and we are incredibly close. We share a love of international relations and politics, and although we live a few hundred miles apart, we talk several times a day. He is an excellent role model, and his daughter, my niece, is my favorite person in the world. Seeing her grow up has been such a joy. She can’t wait to have a cousin!
My extended family is very large and includes several members who joined our family through adoption. My aunts, uncles, and cousins are very encouraging of my path to motherhood, and they are always asking for updates on the adoption process. Your child already has a huge group of supporters who will always have his or her back!
I am blessed with a global network of dear friends – from high school, college, and every city I’ve ever lived in. Whether by catching up over FaceTime, checking out a new bakery, going for a run, or chatting around a firepit in the backyard, I make it a priority to maintain strong connections with them. My friends have been so supportive of my desire to be a mom, and I am godmother to two of their children.
My Promise to a Child
As you consider the best placement for your child, I want to share my promise to him or her – and to you:
- I promise to always provide a safe and nurturing home, full of love, laughter, and room to learn and grow.
- I promise to always remind him or her how very loved and important they are to me.
- I promise I will surround him or her with strong, positive role models.
- I promise that together we will learn about the world and be surrounded by diverse people of various backgrounds, cultures, and socioeconomic statuses.
- I promise that I will always take time to read, and play, and be creative with him or her.
- I promise to provide a healthy and active lifestyle with nutritious food and healthful habits.
- I promise to make his or her self-esteem and self-worth my most important priorities.
- I promise to take joy in their adventures and be there to help them up whenever they might fall.
- I promise to instill a strong moral compass and to teach him or her to live by the Golden Rule.
My goal is to make the world a better place, especially for those I love, and I am committed to making a wonderful life for a child. I promise to always treat you and your child with the abundant love I received from my family. I cannot imagine the strength and courage it has taken for you to get to the point in considering an adoption plan. No one can truly understand what you are going through, but I hope you feel the love and appreciation that you deserve. Thank you for considering me to be part of your adoption plan!
I wish you all the best in the world, now and in the future!