dear expectant mother
Dear Expectant Mother,
I can’t even imagine the emotions you’re going through right now. Considering your options and an adoption plan for your baby shows you are already the best mom. As I sit here trying to find the words to say to you, someone I don’t even know, I can’t help but admire your bravery and strength as you consider all your options and what path is best for you and your baby. I have so much respect, love, appreciation, and gratitude for you. I want you to know I support you and am here for you at any level you are comfortable with, if you choose me. I promise your baby will be loved and provided for—and then some.
I have wanted a family of my own since I was little. I was very close at one time, but it just didn’t happen for me. Although I am hoping to adopt as a single parent, I have the love of a thousand parents to give. Thank you for reading my letter this far. I pray you find peace and confidence in whatever decision or adoption plan you make, and I hope I get to be a part of your journey.
I am super family oriented and have the best group of friends I’ve been friends with for 20+ years. I was a nanny for 12 years, and they continue to be a part of my family as well. (I have never missed any of the four kids’ birthdays, never missed a communion, and never missed a single graduation!) I went to college for architecture and have had a diverse career in the design field, from healthcare design, commercial design, playground design, and retail design to now back to healthcare design. I have three dogs I love to death and love to spoil! I love to travel and spend lots of time with family and friends poolside or boating. I like to kayak and hike and overall just stay active. I love running, figure skating, swimming, ATVing, snowboarding, skiing and spending time with my niece and godson.
My Home & Pets
I live in Illinois in a very family-oriented neighborhood with lots of kids. We have a four-bedroom home with a big, fenced-in yard. My parents and I live in the house—built-In babysitters who can’t wait to love and spoil a grandbaby! We have a pool and spend a lot of time out there in the summer with family and friends on the weekends. The elementary school is located in our neighborhood and is part of a highly desired school district. I have three dogs: two golden retrievers and one German shepherd. I walk them every day and absolutely love our town and neighborhood. It is very safe and a hidden little gem of a town. Our town is located along the river, so we have some great public parks and playgrounds. I also recently joined our town's Parks Commission!
My Extended Family
I have two younger sisters, who are twins. One of them is married to her high school sweetheart, and they are parents to my beautiful niece. Prior to my niece, my sister gave birth to my nephew. We knew his chances of survival were not good, but my sister carried him full term; our family all met him, but he passed away. I see my one sister and niece about 4-5x a week as my niece spends at least 3 days a week with me when I am working from home!
Sundays are family days, and usually both of my sisters, niece, brother-in-law, and parents get together for breakfast or family dinners. In the summer, we usually spend the day swimming and grilling. I just bought a brand new boat so new memories to be made will include family boat days! Growing up, we took Wisconsin Dells trips every summer and every few years did a family Disney World trip. Every Friday night, my dad would take my sisters and me ice skating, and we would each bring a friend. In the winters, my dad would also take my sisters and me skiing on the weekends or to an indoor water park. He always kept us busy and active on the weekends. As my sisters and I have become adults and continue to grow our own families, we continue these traditions of family dinners, Wisconsin Dells trips, and Disney World trips.
What Led Me To Adoption
I have known since high school I wanted to adopt. I have two close friends who were adopted, and I knew the family I came from and the way I was raised could someday provide a baby with a life full of love, stability, and opportunity. Every serious relationship I have been in where we would get to the point of talking about marriage and kids, I always made sure my significant other knew adoption was something I wanted to do. At this point in my life, I have chosen to do this as a single parent. I have a great support system of family and friends, and this baby will be so loved, cared for, and provided for!
|Favorite Food||Alaskan King Crab Legs|
|Favorite Hobby||Traveling, gardening, boating, gym, kayaking, hiking|
|Favorite Movie||Just Go With it, Couples Retreat|
|Favorite Sport||Figure skating|
|Favorite Music Group||Backstreet Boys|
|Favorite Subject in School||Gym & Biology|
|Favorite Tradition||Family Sunday dinners, annual Christmas party, Disney World trips|
|Dream Vacation||Bora Bora|
Choose a Family for
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