Thank you so much for considering me as you make the difficult decision of who will parent your child. I hope this glimpse into my life will show how important family is to me, and how much love I have to give a child. Being a parent is my first priority above anything else. My wonderful friends and family are all on this journey with me and will surround me and baby with open arms. We are all so excited to welcome a child into our lives!
As as social worker and therapist who works with families, my hope is that I'll be able to help a child understand adoption. I'd like to work together with you to create an adoption plan that will give your child the best possible experience. I will do whatever I can to support you as we journey through this process and I'll be praying for you every step of the way, that you will have the strength and courage you need during this time.
My niece Deanna's hip hop recital... she did great!
Andrew and me 1
Who I Am
I was born and raised in New Jersey, in a small town only thirty minutes away from where I live now in New York City. I still have strong ties to New Jersey, as I spend a lot of time visiting my father in the childhood home I grew up in. Some of my best friends still live in the area, as well as my sister and other family members. I'm so lucky to still have my "home away from home" and get to experience a mix of city and suburban life this way.
The most important thing in my life is my relationships with the people I care about-- and first on that list is my family. My parents were both born and raised in Italy and immigrated to the U.S. after they were married. They had many wonderful years of marriage before my mother passed away last year. Their relationship was truly a "till death do us part" kind of relationship, because nothing else could've separated them. They instilled so many important values in us, but in particular hard work, education, and love of family.
My sister, Roseann, is one of the most important people in my life. She's my best friend and I look up to her in so many ways. She is married to Matthew, who I often say is the the brother I never had. They are both such great parents to their two children, Deanna and Andrew, and have taught me so much about parenting.
My niece and nephew mean the world to me. They bring me such joy! They call me "Didi" because when my niece Deanna was a baby she mis-pronounced the italian word for aunt, "Zizi", and it stuck all of these years!
I have many wonderful extended family members and friends as well, who are all so excited for the day I bring a new child into our lives!
It’s rare that I’m on the George Washington Bridge on a weekday morning, but I was today. They hang the flag every year in honor of those we lost that day. It honestly took my breath away. Every year on the anniversary of that day, there’s a very special energy in NYC that truly is indescribable. It’s an energy of connection to others, it’s about a shared bond, a knowing that this day is not an ordinary day. We truly will never forget.
This weekend marked the unofficial start of summer and I couldn’t be more excited! Like we always do, we opened up the family beach house and had our first weekend of fun. We watched our first sunset on the Bay, our first sunrise on the beach, had our first family bike ride, and first cookout with extended family and friends. I made my nephew’s favorite cake and guacamole for my niece, who can’t get enough of anything with avocados! We had such fun and I can’t help but think about how wonderful it will be when a new little one can join us on these summer adventures. My family and I are eagerly waiting with an open and loving heart! Happy Summer!
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