Being a mother has always been a dream of mine. The chance to love a child, provide a secure home and share my strength and perseverance would forever enrich both of our lives in immeasurable ways. My life has unfolded in sometimes, unexpected ways, with ups and downs, but always with new hope for moving forward. Each chapter has taught me lessons that I believe will make me a good mother. I am who I am today because of strong, loving, and faithful parents. I like to think that I have my father’s drive to learn. As one of the first Black students at Georgia Tech after desegregation, he stressed education and encouraged me to reach for my goals. My mother’s sense of adventure mixed with traditional values burns bright in me, as well! As an adult, I feel so fortunate to have such a close relationship with both of them and would love to see them involved in my child’s life. My parents and friends have been with me through my fertility struggles and didn’t miss a step when I expressed my desire to become a mother through the adoption.
I currently live in the Suburbs of Atlanta, GA in a large two bedrooms/two bathrooms home. I currently plan to share my space with the baby so we can bond closer together and eventually move him/her to the other bedroom or move to a larger apartment or townhouse in the area. The neighborhood was attractive to me originally and it has remained a diverse area with plenty of nearby parks and great schools.