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Lenora New Family

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Lenora New Family
Last Activity: 19 days ago

All my respect and thanks to the birth mother of our future child

To the birth mother of our future child:

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a hopeful first time adoptive mother who would like to adopt a baby or child.

If you're thinking about making an adoption plan, I understand adoption may be the hardest decision of your life.

I'm sure it's love that leads you to consider adoption.  So, I wrote a letter to you about my respect for your decision.

I'm sharing some ideas and pictures to show you some of my life and my vision for our life together. I would love if you would consider taking this journey together.

I wanted to start with the word "our" because you're going to give birth to a child that will always be a part of you and that your family and you will always love and remember.

I will always remember that this child came from you, from your pregnancy, from your love and care and from your thoughtful decision. I'll always remember that you have a family too and that adoption affects them as well.

Please know that you would always be present in our lives. I'm open to thinking it through together and deciding with you what's best for everyone involved.

I will support this child in knowing you and your life, that you're part of him or her and that he or she will always be part of you.

This child will always know how much I respect and appreciate your decision. Your child will always know that your love led you to want the best life possible for him or her.

Whatever your situation is, I know it's very hard, sometimes sad, confusing and easy to be hard on yourself. I know from personal experience.

It didn't work out for me to have my own children. I had my ex-boyfriend's children in my life for six years. I love them. They're two amazing teenage boys, but the time was way too short.

Whatever else happens, your love and care for this baby is a huge, wonderful thing. The fact that you would consider trusting this child to someone like me who will dearly love, cherish and support him or her is probably the most important decision you'll make in life.

Please remind yourself that you're brave, strong and beautiful. Remind yourself that you're going to do the best thing, whatever that is.

Please try to have love and patience for yourself as you consider your options and make decisions. I understand that planning an adoption will be hard. I hope I can help. I respect your decision process.

If it works out, I want you to know that your child will be adored, treasured and respected, surrounded by a huge loving family and given wonderful life opportunities.

I hope I can give you a glimpse of my life, personality, family and values. Beyond that, I look forward to getting to know each other. Please feel free to ask me any questions.

Thank you again. With all my heart and thanks, I look forward to meeting you and starting what I hope will be a long relationship.

Lenora

P.S. If you'd like to learn more about my life and be in touch:

Site: http://www.lenoranewfamily.com/
Phone: 646-589-4574
800 Number: 800-390-379
Attorney Rebecca Mendel: 800-278-5430

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Who I Am

I have wanted to have a family for a long time.

I'm adopting as a single parent. I took longer than my friends to dedicate myself to having a family. I wanted to make sure that I could give a family a secure, stable and supportive home.

I'm proud that I built an amazing career in economic development and finance and am now ready to devote myself to this next inspiring part of my life - my own family.

I was with someone for 6 years and loved every bit of having his two boys with us. I still adore them. Unfortunately, that wasn't the right relationship for me or for my new family.

Now I'm at a place in life where I can give a child a wonderful world in my own big family.

I have a big family, and I love it. The first ones came here from Lebanon, Greece and Germany not very long ago. Dad, mom, 2 stepmoms, brothers, sister, aunts, so many cousins, and old family friends who are just like family. I have two stepsiblings (a brother and a sister, who feel like birth siblings) and a half sibling (a brother who I'm close to).

I have family by marriage, family by divorce, family all over the world - in Texas, Massachusetts, Greece, Lebanon, London, Spain...

That's how my family is. Everyone is family no matter where they are. Whatever the distance, we are always here for each other.

My career has been about good important work and passion to build a better world. Growing up and even now, I have watched my dad, sister, aunt, cousins and two stepmothers be respected medical professionals - doctors, dentist, nurse, physician's assistant - while caring for family at the same time. They help so many people in need, people who are very sick, people who are so thankful to have caring, smart people there for them.

It had a big impact on me. In the end, though, I decided not to pursue medicine but instead decided to work for a different kind of good in the world.

I studied economics and finance. I traveled to so many developing countries. I worked in what's called a development finance institution - an international bank that fights poverty and works to raise the living standards of people all over the world.

I worked in banking and investments too. I realized I wanted to use those skills to help people. I wanted to make finance work better for people who are disadvantaged or left out of the system.

I worked for an international organization helping governments and non profits with projects to reduce poverty, improve public health, education and gender equality and to build sustainability.

I became interested in housing and cities and started my own company to help make affordable housing a reality in places like India, Brazil and South Africa.

Now I work for a technology company that helps people invest for sustainable societies, where we can all live, work, have families and be healthy and happy together, everyone, no matter who.

I also sit on the Board of a foundation that builds people power - big movements for social justice all over the US.

Travel and languages have always been my way of understanding the world and connecting with people

I speak English, Spanish, Portuguese and French. I learned some Arabic and Greek in college because of my family but now only know enough to be cute in a restaurant.

I love how much people enjoy and appreciate that you learn their language and communicate with them the way they communicate. It's one of the most important things I've ever done to connect with other people.

I have traveled all over the world and look forward to discovering places for the first time and seeing so many places again through the eyes of a child.

And now, it's time to have my own family, to share all this joy and to learn about the world together.

Adoption Diary

Family holidays in Greece

I’m so lucky to have family all over the world. One of the wonderful places I can go visit family is in Greece - a beautiful country with wonderful people, food, water and history.

I also studied in Greece during college, so it was sweet and a little sad to be there remembering all the fun times with old friends.

My aunt and two cousins live in Athens now, and my other cousin has a house on the island of Milos.

I spent a week between Athens and Milos. It was special time to be able to talk to my aunt about her history and life.

In Milos, I went running, swimming and climbing with my cousins’ kids (13 and 15). They absolutely loved having me there to hang out with them. Several times they said “You’re going to make such a cool mom, Lenora.” How sweet is that?

I left feeling so grateful for the time with my family, great conversations, the clear water, healthy living and peace in my heart.

I’m so lucky! And I can’t wait to do this with my new little one when the time comes. We’re going to have the best family vacations ever.

Thinking about motherhood after Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day, I was looking at old photos of my mom. My mom was incredibly glamorous. So beautiful. She was a singer and an artist. Then, she became a real estate broker. She did well doing that.

It’s amazing to me how different we are in some ways and how much I got from her.

I definitely didn’t get the blond gorgeous model looks! My mom’s pictures as a teenager are stunning.

Like mom, I love music and can sing karaoke like no one’s business. My friends tolerate my off key voice because I love it so much.

I can’t paint like she does, but I appreciate color and enjoy art. I live near an amazing museum and plenty of fantastic street art.

She wanted to give my brother and me everything. She did her best. She parented the way she understood coming from a small village in Lebanon and ending up in another small town in Massachusetts.

She still tries even though it’s harder for her now in her seventies and increasingly suffering from Alzheimers.

I wonder what I’ve learned that my mom couldn’t have known as a young woman starting her family. I think it’s good to reflect on the kind of mom I want to be.

I’m always trying to learn more about being a loving, caring parent, having conversations with friends and colleagues about their kids, their family life, their challenges and their big and small victories.

I’m grateful that I have plenty of opportunities to think about this in my daily life - to work on love, patience, openness, caring and understanding. This is going to be life long work.

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,

Lenora New Family

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