dear expectant mother
It would be so nice if life came with a handbook, some sort of guide that told us what to do next, some tactical manual to refer to and the answer to the problem would be right at our fingertips. Unfortunately, life doesn’t come with such a book. Instead, we build the chapters of our life book as we go and fill the pages with our experiences, both good and bad. While we can’t change the chapters already written, we have full control of the pages to come.
The chapters in my life book are filled with hardships, but also the successes that have triumphed over those hardships. My book would show multiple examples of my tenacity and resourcefulness when it comes to achieving the goals I have set. You can be sure that your child will not only have an abundance of unconditional love, a financially stable home, and a family that adores him or her, but he or she will also be instilled with the power of tenacity and resourcefulness so that he or she has the tools to frame the future chapters of their life as positively as possible.
You are stronger than you think. I wish for nothing but for the best be written on your future pages.
For the longest time, I didn’t know what I was going to do, what I was meant to do, or, moreover, what I could do. School didn’t seem to be my thing, colleges weren’t knocking on my door, and I didn’t have any amazing talents (or so I thought). But I did have one thing, one amazing thing no one could ever take away: I could dream, and not just dream, but I could dream in color, so vivid and detailed there was no way the dreams could not be real. If they weren’t real, I had to make them real, because in my dreams, I knew what I was meant to do and I was doing it! Before I knew it, I completed my Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ph.D., and I went on to obtain my MBA. Most importantly, I adopted my daughter. I now work as a Vice President of Training and Education for a global organization.
My Home & Pets
Our beautiful five-bedroom home is snuggled in a neighborhood that, at one time, I could only dream of as a child. It certainly is my “Ye Olde Fairytale Cottage,” with a fully finished basement with a play area, three baths, and a fenced-in backyard. In the evenings and weekends, you can find the neighbors all out chatting, with children playing from home to home! A neighborhood favorite is our dog, Tinky, who is a dachshund mix and can play soccer better than anyone on the block! My town is known to have the best schools in the area for miles around, as well as events such as parades, carnivals, concerts in the park, and craft fairs.
My Extended Family
My family includes those that are family by love and family by blood. We have an annual family reunion held on the third Sunday in August, which brings together multiple generations of my large Italian family. We laugh, play, and, of course, eat!
My dad and step-mom own a chocolate shop out in Florida, and I have two wonderful brothers, Mike and Bobby. My best friend since high school, Kelly, and her family are my family, too. While miles separate us, when vacation time comes you will find her family here in Illinois or me out in Maine! Finally, I met Michelle in 2008, which was when my mother fell ill. As a family doctor, she provided much guidance to me as I cared for my mother, but our friendship continued to grow even after my mother’s passing. It is a blessing to have such an accepting, constantly growing family.
What Led Me To Adoption
Since my body decided that conceiving and carrying a child was not in the cards for me, I had to take another path. That was when I decided to adopt. I admit, I did fear that being a single parent would be a deterrent to birth parents, but I was wrong. When I set out to adopt my daughter, the first birth mother I met was the last. There was a connection, and I could feel the decision to allow her daughter to be adopted was a struggle. Through the ups and downs, what was in my heart was for her to do what she felt was right for her, and I would support her decision either way.
|Occupation||Vice President, Training and Education|
|Favorite Holiday||Christmas and Fourth of July|
|Favorite Music Group||Everything!|
|Favorite TV Show||The Big Bang Theory|
|Favorite Book||Lean In|
|Favorite Subject in School||Algebra|
|Favorite Tradition||Family reunion every 3rd Sunday in August!|
|Dream Vacation||Disney Resort! Any of them!|
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