I am Lori and I live in New York City. I am grateful that you are taking the time to get to know me! My intention is to be respectful of the emotions you are feeling as you consider an adoption plan for your baby. I acknowledge and am truly mindful of what an important decision you are making.
I am happy, secure, ready, and excited to provide a child with a wonderful life. I also have a great family that is eagerly awaiting the chance to support me in raising a little one into a secure, happy, and confident adult.
I hope through these words and pictures, you will have a glimpse into my life. My heart is full of love to share – with you and with your baby. It would be the highest honor of my life and a privilege to be selected to parent your baby.
I was born and raised in San Diego, California. I am the youngest of three children and one of the youngest grandchildren. I was raised in a fairly traditional African-American family with southern roots. Growing up, my parents made sure we spent a lot of time with our extended family, and we saw our grandparents every day. I liked school and was very involved at school, church, and other social groups. I loved to dance (still do!) and took dance classes from childhood into college. I enjoyed high school and I was a cheerleader. I’ve always had a sense of independence and had a part-time job in high school and college so that I could buy things for myself and learn to save money. I went to college and graduate school in Florida, and attended law school in Georgia.
I moved to New York after grad school and fell in love with the city. I have lived here 16 years and am still amazed at all this city has to offer. I have had opportunities and experiences here in New York that I am sure I would not have in any other city. I have several cousins here and the best of friends from every ethnicity, religion, and background – they are my "New York Family".