dear expectant mother
To begin, I want to say thank you for reading through my profile and being willing to learn a little about me. I wouldn’t dare to say I know how you must be feeling, but what I will say is that I know you are brave and thinking about making one of the hardest decisions of your life.
As an adoptive mother, it will be my job and honor to make sure your baby knows how loved and cherished they are by you. I will respect whatever relationship you desire in the future and promise to make sure your baby knows their full story: they will know about you and where they came from and what a sweet gift they are to me. I will love your baby unconditionally and forever, through late night feedings, first dates, getting married, to grandchildren and beyond.
When I think back to my first time through the adoption process, I think about the amount of love that grew so deeply and quickly not only for the baby, but also for the birth mother. And even though the adoption did not go through, it made me realize, now more than ever, this is the right direction for my family.
I’m Kate, and I’m currently single and ready to begin my journey into motherhood. I am hard-working, compassionate, and committed. In college, I studied psychology and then earned my master’s degree in community counseling. I was the director of a crisis and detox center for many years and am currently the director of counseling at a university. I love to spend my time renovating my house (in true DIY fashion!), watching detective shows, running, cheering for my favorite sports teams, baking, and being with my family and friends. Some of my favorite things to do with my family and friends are trips to the beach, learning new recipes, movie nights, and of course, eating pizza.
My Home & Pets
I live in a lovely, family-friendly neighborhood with my sister. We live in a small town, just outside of a large city, and I love the safe, warm and nurturing environment that our town provides. I live in a wonderful school district and within walking distance to parks and playgrounds. I have a pool in my backyard as well, so that always makes for fun summers. Our home is three bedrooms, with an open floor plan and huge fenced in backyard. I work close by, too, so everything is just a few minutes away. We enjoy community events such as movies at the park, concerts on the lawn, museums, professional sporting events, and several farmer’s markets. I also have a dog, Smith, who loves to cuddle and eat shoes, and a cat, Remy, who is a big fan of eating and sleeping.
My Extended Family
I am the youngest of three girls and feel very lucky to be able to say my sisters are also my best friends. Our mom was a single mom after our father died from cancer when I was six. My mom always worked hard and made sure we grew up surrounded by family.
My dad was one of 14 children, which means I have a lot of family members! We have a large, diverse family, and we are exceptionally close: some cousins feel more like siblings.
We celebrate everything together: birthdays, graduations, recitals, baseball tournaments, promotions, adoptions, births, weddings, and more. My older sister and her husband have two sons, and I love watching them play basketball and flag football. My favorite family traditions include our reunions held at the beach and the big holiday festivities at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
What Led Me To Adoption
I’ve always known I’ve wanted children and was introduced to adoption when my cousin was adopted. I have also encountered many families through my work at the detox clinic who have navigated the adoption process, and it’s their experiences and bravery that inspired me to look into adoption to begin my family. I was actually matched to adopt a little girl, and the birth mother and I had an open and honest relationship; once her baby was born, a relative requested to adopt the baby and the birth mother went that direction. I respect their family decision, and although it was a heartbreaking rollercoaster of emotions, I’m grateful they are both well and safe. My heart has been opened up wide and I’m ready, with great anticipation and gratitude, for this opportunity.
|Occupation||Director of Counseling|
|Favorite Music Group||Natalie Merchant|
|Favorite Book||I Know This Much Is True, by Wally Lamb|
|Favorite Subject in School||History|
|Favorite Activity||Beach Vacation|
|Favorite Tradition||Secret Santa Exchange with My Cousins|
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Your Baby With Confidence
As you browse our list of hopeful adoptive parents, you can feel confident in knowing that all of the adoptive families working with Angel Adoption are prepared to offer your baby a safe, stable, and loving environment along with a wealth of opportunities for a happy and fulfilling life.
Each adoptive parent has been thoroughly evaluated through a home study course conducted by a licensed agency. A completed home study means the family is emotionally, physically, and financially ready to adopt a baby.
The home study process includes assessments of each parent’s character, marital stability, financial situation, lifestyle, and medical history. The agency also runs background checks to verify there is no record of criminal activity or child abuse. In addition, a social worker will inspect the family’s home to ensure it is a safe environment for a child.
Furthermore, Angel Adoption requires each family to be educated on adopting and parenting. After a baby has been placed with the adoptive family, a social worker will continue to monitor and supervise the family. We go to great lengths to make sure all the families you have to choose from are going to be excellent parents for your baby!Return to Waiting Families