I've always known that I was meant to be a mom. When I was young, I was the neighborhood babysitter and I used to imagine the family that I would have one day. Even back then, I knew that I would build my family through adoption. It just always felt right to me and like it was going to be part of my story.
I am from a close family. My sister and I have grown to have an even stronger bond as adults. I have two young nieces, who are my favorite people in the entire world. They have their own room in my house and are always eager to stay over. I have earned and cherish every “World’s Best Aunt” t-shirtand mug! My greatest joy is having fun with Emmie and Harper and taking them on new adventures. They are eager to have a new cousin!
Sadly, my mom passed away four years ago. She and I were incredibly close. I know that I will be a wonderful mother because I learned everything from her.
I have an amazing support system of both family and friends. I am extremely lucky that my sister and her family, as well as my father, grandmother, aunt, uncle and cousins all live nearby. Additionally, I have many friends who are already parents who cannot wait to be "aunts" and "uncles" when I become a mother.
I live in a small town 30 minutes outside of New York City. Here, I have the best of both worlds: a friendly,quiet town with great schools and a short drive away from the best city in the world. Even though it is a small town, it is an incredible place for families. We have multiple parks, activities for children, a tight-knit community, and an excellent school district. I also work just ten minutes from home, which is ideal. This will allow me to pick your child up from school every day and not miss any soccer games, dance classes, or just helping him or her with homework.
My love of literature and writing led me to my career
as an English teacher. I spend every day listening to the hilarious things that my students say and helping them to expand their minds and creative thinking. There is nothing better than helping a child learn something new or, even better, discover something about him or herself.
I’ve been teaching for over 10 years and still feel that I have the best job in the world. A huge benefit to teaching is that also provides the perfect schedule for a parent: I will be at work while my child is in school. I have a short 10 minute commute and own a home in an excellent school district. In the beginning, I plan to take time off to bond with your baby. I am grateful to be able to take that time and to have a job that will allow me to spend a great deal of time with a child. The hope of someday being a mother was a large part of why I went into teaching.
Teaching has also helped me to develop an endless supply of patience and true sense of humor. The next time you meet a teacher, as him or her to tell you some funny stories about their students. You will quickly realize that we are patient because our students have taught us to find the humor in daily life. I promise
that you will laugh harder than you thought was possible.