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Diane

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Diane
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Hello! My name is Diane and I am so thankful that you've taken the time to learn more about me.

The choice to explore adoption for your baby is incredibly loving and brave, and one that I wholeheartedly admire and respect. It speaks volumes about who you are and I hope you will get a sense of who I am, too, by reading more about me. I live a very healthy, happy, grateful life and I can't wait to share it with a child. Family has always been the most important thing in my life and I have always known I wanted to be a mother. Your child will be raised in a safe home, surrounded by love, with lots of supportive male and female influences to help him or her grow into a healthy, happy person. My family and I are so excited to welcome a new child into our lives!

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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 my 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, Antonio and Antonietta, were both born and raised in Italy. After they got married, they immigrated to the U.S. to start their life together. They celebrated 53 years of marriage last fall, three months before my mother passed away. Their relationship was truly a "till death do us part" kind of relationship, because nothing else could've separated them. My sister and I saw them go through life's ups and downs together, as a team, our entire lives. They instilled so many important values in us, but in particular a very traditional Italian culture of hard work, education, and love of family.

My parents taught us that nothing comes before family. They worked so hard to give us a good life, and no matter how busy they were, we ate dinner together as a family every night. Our door was always open to friends and family, and our home was a favorite for the neighborhood kids. My mom was warm, loving, and nurturing, and I'm so grateful to have had this
role model for motherhood.

I have one sibling-- my sister, Roseann, and she 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 a wonderful man, Matthew, who I love dearly and is truly the brother I never had. He is a loyal, honest, hardworking family man. Roseann and Matt are amazing parents to my beautiful niece and nephew, Deanna and Andrew, and I couldn't ask for better role models for my future son or daughter. I cannot imagine my life without the four of them!

My niece and nephew mean the world to me. 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, too, that are a big part of my life and will be a big part of my child's life. They say it takes a village and I believe this is true- and I have a wonderful one! I consider myself truly blessed to have the friends that I do. We love and support one another through all of the ups and downs in life. They are so excited to be a part of this adoption process with me and I couldn't be more thrilled to share it with them!
We are all so excited to welcome a child into our lives!

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Getting ready for Christmas

This will be my first Christmas without my mom. I’m trying to feel her wonderful spirit for the holidays even though she isn’t with us anymore.  She would be baking and preparing gifts at this time, and finding ways to add special touches to our holiday together as a family.  She’d be visiting with all of the special people in her life, delivering cookies in beautiful tins. It won’t be the same without her, but we will continue on with all of the traditions we are accustomed to, knowing she would want it that way.  She would want us to be happy, and share this time with loved ones, and most of all remember her Christmas spirit.  The last few days have been filled with wonderful people and joyful activities, just as she would want it.  So grateful for all of the wonderful people in my life, both with me still and smiling down from above.

My commitment to being thankful.

I’m committed to making room in my life to see the good, to see what I do have, to feel the goodness in this world, and to recognize all of the small miracles happening around me.  It’s not always easy, but I’m choosing to try.  I WILL make room in my life to be thankful.  Happy Thanksgiving!  xoxo

Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile

We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.

We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Diane

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