I was born in Seoul, Korea, spent 8 months in an orphanage, and then my whole world changed. I came to the U.S. and was adopted by my parents, Tom and Pat. A year later my brother Kevin was born and our family was formed.
I grew up on Long Island in New York in a very family oriented neighborhood. Quality family time was always a priority. I had a close group of friends in school and participated in many activities such as softball, basketball and tennis. I wasn't particularly athletic but I liked being active and enjoyed the social aspect of playing sports.
Upon graduating from college I began working at a media company--where I recently celebrated my 19 year anniversary. I was fortunate to always work with individuals that provided guidance and helped me grow professionally and personally. In my current role as an Executive Assistant, each day presents something new...similar to what I expect parenting to be like.
Giving back is important to me and I've always made time to volunteer. Whether it is reading with elementary school children or helping at a soup kitchen, compassion and paying it forward are something I look forward to sharing with your child.
I spent my life building a foundation to begin a family and am ready to share these amazing experiences. I live life to the fullest--trying to fill it with love and laughter.
I live in Brooklyn and work in Manhattan. My neighborhood is full of young families and children. I love the brownstone lined streets and fun local shops. You can find every cuisine within a few blocks and there are plenty of parks and playgrounds nearby. The area that I live in is convenient because there are so many resources for children. Whether they want to play, learn, explore or just relax--Brooklyn has something to offer.
Brooklyn Bridge Park is only minutes away and it has so much to offer: several playgrounds, sports fields, roller skating, a pop-up pool and grassy fields to picnic.
Also nearby is Prospect Park where you can get outside and enjoy nature away from the city. There are also many museums and indoor playgrounds for children closeby.
I am happiest when I am surrounded by those that I love. Spending time with my family and friends is what fills my heart with joy and appreciation.
My parents recently celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary and recently retired. They do not live far and can't wait to spend time with another grandchild.
While we were growing up, people would always tell my brother that he looked like my mom and I would respond that I look like my dad. The fact that we look different never impacted us as siblings or as a family. Our physical differences never defined us as a family.
I have two nephews and I've always made it a priority to spend time with them. My favorite tradition is our monthly sleepovers. We've recently discussed that we need to record all of the silly songs that we've made up over the years. I've talked to them about my desire to start a family of my own and they are both excited to welcome a new child.
I have funny nicknames from my friends' children such as Aunt Stinky, the Mermaid, and Perogie, and I am grateful to be part of their lives. It is important for me to get involved and create special memories with children and I know that I will continue that philosophy with your child.
I am also fortunate to be the godparent to the son of a childhood friend, daughter of my college roommate and to my eldest nephew. I have a special bond with each of them and feel honored to play a special role in each of their lives.
My love for the outdoors and the importance of friendships are things that I will be able to pass along. I am confident that your child would be welcome with open arms. My friends all live within a close enough distance to be able to visit and be an active part in your child's life. And since many of them are parents, I will always have a support system at my fingertips--whether it is over the phone or in-person.