Dear Expectant Parent(s)

Thank you for considering your choices. We have yet to meet but I can already say, wholeheartedly, that I admire your bravery and the amount of love you have for your child in deciding to give birth and make an adoption plan. I cannot fully understand how hard this decision will be or how you are feeling at this moment. What I can tell you, is that I have known all my life that I wanted to be somebody’s mom and I’ve made decisions in my life with that dream in mind. I cannot promise that I won’t make mistakes or that I will have all the answers, but I can promise that I will give your child unconditional love and support and be their biggest fan all through life.  I absolutely love my job teaching and working with high schoolers. In addition to teaching, I’ve fed them (high school kids are always hungry!), clothed some of them, and supported them through rough times. I’ve had more snot and tears on my shoulders than you’d probably expect a teacher to have! I’ve also given and received more hugs and love than one could ever imagine.

Dear Expectant Parent(s)

About Me

Although teaching has been a dream, I know something is missing…a child of my own. I know that I will be a loving, caring, and supportive mother to your child. I will give them every opportunity possible. Your child will always know and understand that they have two families who love them deeply. THANK YOU for taking the time to get to know me. I respect the difficult decision you are making and hope, if adoption is the best decision for you and your baby, you will trust me to love and raise your child. But no matter what you choose, please know that I wish you and your child all the best. Your child will always know and understand that they have two families whom share a deep bond over their love of him or her.

About Me

More About Me

My Top Four Favorite Things to Do (and a few others, too):

  • Anything associated with water (I’m a water baby!) – Stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling, tide pooling, going to the aquarium, whale watching, swimming, even just sitting on the beach watching the waves crash on the shore or walking along picking up shells and playing in the water. The water/beach is my happy place.
  • Traveling – The best educator in the world. Traveling has helped me learn a whole lot about myself, who I am as a person, what is important to me and what isn’t, etc. I spent three summers backpacking and couch-surfing by myself all around Europe before I moved to Spain where I lived for two years and taught 6-12th grade science at an International School. I’ve run with the bulls in Pamplona, ridden a camel into the Sahara, went to the World Cup Final in Germany, ziplined in Costa Rica, swam in the bioluminescent waters of Puerto Rico, and celebrated my 40th birthday on a beach in Mexico surrounded by my two brothers, my sister-in-law to be, and six of my closest girlfriends.

In addition to big, international travels, I also enjoy day trips to the aquarium, weekend trips to the mountains, Disneyland, or somewhere else closer to home, extended weekends to Colorado, and longer vacations to Hawaii, a national park, or some other place in the US I’ve never been. I love visiting places I’ve learned about in school or books I’ve read.

  • Sports – I’m a diehard sports fan. I grew up playing sports and while I tried everything from Basketball to Soccer, I fell in love with and found I was pretty good at softball. I played all the way through high school and coached for a number of years. I even started a league for middle school girls when I lived and taught in Colorado. While I don’t play or coach anymore, I still enjoy watching and going to games. Football, Hockey, and Baseball are my favorites. The Oakland A’s fireworks games are my favorite to go to. Great baseball and the best fireworks displays around.
  • No matter where I travel to, I always have to check out the local science museum, aquarium, and/or zoo.

Other Things I Like to Do:

  • Play the flute – been playing since I was in 3rd grade
  • Have friends over to BBQ and play games in my backyard
  • Work with my dad in his garden – though he generally does the work while I eat the tomatoes or strawberries
  • Snowboarding – I grew to love this sport when I lived in Colorado
  • Broadway Musicals – my mom and I have season tickets and see about six shows a year
  • Cooking/Baking especially cupcakes – super fun to get creative with decorating
More About Me

Home Sweet Home

Five years ago, I was lucky enough to purchase my own home. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an incredible backyard! In fact the patio alone is the size of my living room and dining room combined. As such, I spend a lot of time outside whether it be enjoying my morning coffee and reading emails or grilling dinner and sitting around the firepit relaxing after a long day. The yard is a child’s dream! There’s plenty of space to kick a ball, play a game of tag, or have an overnight backyard camping experience. I cannot wait to enjoy the outdoors with my future child!

My home is located right around the corner from the local elementary school, the large community park, and less than a mile from the community center.

The neighborhood is extremely diverse and full of friendly neighbors and children. My street throws a neighborhood 4th of July Block Party and Halloween party every October. The street gets closed off to traffic and it’s a great time for us all to get together. It’s a very close-knit community and I cannot think of a better neighborhood to raise a family!

About my Work: I am a teacher but I no longer work in the classroom. Instead, I work in the district office where I oversee all Career Technical Education programs for the entire district. While I miss being in the classroom, I love that the work I do impacts a much larger group of students. I get to provide opportunities to student across the entire district who never thought they’d get them. I also appreciate the flexibility in my work schedule and think this will be a particular advantage when I become a mom.

Home Sweet Home

My Village

My family (and friends) are my village! My parents just celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary. They’re amazing parents who cannot wait to be even more amazing grandparents. Just like they’ve loved and supported each other for nearly 50 years, they have always been there to love and support my brothers and I.

I have two younger brothers – we are very close in age! To this day, we are three “peas in a pod.” Being so close, we also have a lot of the same friends, most of whom we’ve known since elementary/middle school and who are more like family at this point than just simple friends.

We all live relatively close to one another and frequently gather at my parents’ house (they’re the centrally located ones). Whether it be stopping by on our way home from work to see what Mom cooked for dinner or a holiday gathering. It’s rare that more than a week goes by that we aren’t together for something.

Family Tradition: When we go on family vacations, everyone gets to pick one special activity for us all to do.

My Promise to You:

  • A loving, stable home environment
  • Unconditional love
  • Daily hugs and kisses
  • To laugh and enjoy the little moments
  • Always encourage your child to try new things, explore new places, pursue their dreams and to never give up
  • Lessons on how to love, show and accept affection, and how to be the best person they can be
  • Ensure they understand your decision for adoption was made out of the magnitude of love and care for them

A Special Message to You: Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and getting to know a little bit about me. I’ve looked forward to this moment my entire life and there has been no better time than right now for me to take this journey into parenthood.

I cannot fathom the magnitude of your decision in this very moment but I can assure you that whatever you decide for your child, whether it be me or not, will be the right decision.

I wish you all the best in whatever you decide.

My Village