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Mary

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Mary
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To Someone Special,

The decision you are trying to make for your child is one that I know must be extremely difficult for you. While being a Mom is something that I’ve always dreamed to be, and I’m excited at this opportunity, I recognize that this isn’t exactly an exciting time for you. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and for considering me.

I hope you find comfort in the fact that, if you were to choose me, I want to provide you with as much information, follow up and contact as you’d like. I believe that every child needs to know that they are loved and that no one has abandoned them. Throughout their lifetime, my plan is to share the journey of how I came into the child’s life, and that includes speaking to the difficult decision that you had to make because of the love you have for this child.

On any given day, you can find me cooking and being active in some way -- whether it’s skiing in the winter, going for hikes, going to the gym or exploring some place new. When I think about having a child in my life, I imagine weekday evenings at the dinner table together, just as I had when I was growing up. I also imagine teaching him or how to ski and picking out recipes to cook on the weekends.


Some other things I love to do:
Going to a ball game
Having friends over my house
Going to the beach
Reading a good book
Watching movies
Going to concerts
Binge-watching the latest Netflix series
Traveling
Having family parties
Dog Sitting – although one day, I want my child to pick his or her own pet
Learning about different cultures - My parents were born in Croatia, and I’ve traveled there several times throughout my life. I want my child to have the same opportunity and rich cultural experiences

Here are some quick facts about me:
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Music Artist: Sam Hunt (but honorable mention goes to Bruce Springsteen)
Favorite Summer Activity: Anything by the water – boating, relaxing at the beach or lake
Favorite Winter Activity: Skiing
Favorite Sport: Baseball
Favorite Hobby: Cooking
Favorite Pet: Dogs
Dream Vacation: Australia
Dream Job: Working as a Ski Patroller
Marital Status: Divorced; I loved being married, but my focus now is to adopt a child
Family: My parents have been married for 55 years, and I have two sisters.

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Who I Am

I am at a very stable period of my life when I have the means to support a child both emotionally and financially. I’ve always wanted to have a child, and doing this as a single woman is something that I’ve thought about for a long time. I’ve tried IVF without success but have always had adoption in my heart as something that seemed like the perfect fit. I want a child of my own and there is a child out there that needs someone like me.

My nieces, nephews and my friends’ children look at me as their “second Mom” and I believe I was able to love and support them to make them feel this way because I could focus on them without any other distractions. Now it’s time that I shift that focus to a child of my own. Every person deserves to be loved and nurtured so that they can grow into the best they can be. I believe I’ve done that for every child that’s been in my life, and I very much want to continue to do that for a child of my own.

I hope I get to meet you so you can see that I am a genuine person who is missing this piece in her heart. I have a lot of love to give, and thank you for considering me to be the one who can give all of that love to your child.

I have a close relationship with my family, and we are always together for holidays, birthdays, and any special occasions. I speak to my parents regularly, and they have been huge influencers in my life. My Dad has always made me feel safe, secure and loved. My Mom is the most caring person I know, and for my entire life I’ve wanted to be like her. She is selfless, generous and kind. Both of my parents are affectionate, giving people. They were both born in Croatia and came to the US in their late teens/early 20’s. We incorporate Croatian food and traditions in our lives, especially during the holidays.

I have two sisters. My oldest sister, Nancy, lives 15 minutes away from me, and we spend time together often. We go shopping together, go to the movies and go out for lunches and dinners. My middle sister, Lilly, lives in Virginia. Although she lives far from us, we see her a few times a year. I love the road trips with my family to visit her…half of the fun is just getting there!

We have always been a close and active family, and I have great memories of my childhood. I grew up going skiing every winter and going camping and boating all summer. We took road trips up and down the east coast, and made sure that on any given day, we made time to sit at the dinner table together. We are still close, taking vacations together and spending holidays and special occasions as a family. I imagine a child fitting right into our family, and I want to provide that child with the same warm, loving experiences that I had as a child.

We have a family reunion every summer near my sister’s house at a lake in Virginia, where we rent a boat, have picnics, swim and tube. Evenings at the lake are filled with having home-cooked meals together, going out for ice cream and playing games until we can’t stay up any later. I dream about having a child of my own being part of this family event year after year. My niece’s and nephew’s children bring so much laughter and fun to the family, and I imagine my child playing alongside them and bringing the same smiles and warmth to our lives.

Every year during the holidays, I have a party at my house for my extended family, including my parents, sisters, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, family friends, etc. We share our favorite traditional Croatian meals, and FaceTime with my aunt, uncle and cousins who live in Croatia so we all feel as if we are together. It’s something my entire family looks forward to attending every year, and it’s always a full day of reminiscing, playing games and eating home-cooked food until we can’t eat any more…we always joke that we make more desserts than there are people!

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

Sincerely,

Mary

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