I Love Children And Have Always Yearned To Become A Mother.
My name is Sara and I am so happy you found me. I am thrilled to be starting a family through adoption. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me.
I understand that you have a lot of decisions to make right now for yourself and your baby. It speaks volumes about who you are as a person that you are taking the time to look into your options and I have tremendous respect for you for doing that. I am honored and excited to be considered in your potential adoption plan.
If you move forward with an adoption plan with me, I promise to make sure your child always knows where he or she came from and I am open to having whatever type of relationship going forward that would be comfortable for you. I also promise to love your child with my whole heart and provide a secure, happy life filled with laughter and every possible opportunity.
I hope these words help you learn more about me. You and your baby are in my thoughts and prayers and I wish you all the best.
WHY l'M ADOPTING
From cousins, to godchildren, to friends, I have always had a lot of children in my life. Spending time with those children brings me so much joy and I want to experience that joy as a mother.
I used to think Iwould wait until I had a husband to start a family, but my desire to be a mother is so great and I am emotionally, logistically and financially ready to be a parent. Even though I am single, I know in my heart that now is the right time to become the mom I have always wanted to be.
I have built a very full life for myself that I am so proud of and I am ready to share my life with a child.
I considered many options for starting a family but have always felt strongly pulled toward adoption. Adoption brings strangers together through very loving and intentional choices to create a family for a child. What a beautiful thing!
WHAT I DO
I work as a corporate lawyer and am fortunate to have a job that provides me with extended adoption leave, flexible hours and the ability to work from home almost every day. I have always wanted to be a mom and I chose this flexible job knowing that it was the best fit for my family- oriented lifestyle.
I am so lucky to have a job that is interesting and challenging but still allows me the freedom to focus on my priorities: family, friends and fun!
HOW I PlAN TO RAISE A CHILD
FAMILY COMES FIRST
It is so important to make the time to be with family and friends, even when schedules are hectic and the days and weeks seem to fly by. I will teach the child that joins my family the value of relationships and of connections with other people and how to achieve goals while still putting family first.
I feel that one of the most difficult but crucial lessons to learn in this life is accepting yourself for who you are and where you are, and accepting others just as they are too. No one is perfect and everyone has his or her own special talents and gifts.
I will always stress the importance of having fun and being able to laugh at yourself. I don't embarrass easily or take myself too seriously and I will raise a child to also be secure enough to express who he or she really is inside.
The child that joins my family will always know where he or she came from and the loving choice his or her birth parents made. I want this child to feel proud of that choice and Iwill always hold the members of the birth family in the highest regard and speak of them with the utmost respect and care.
I WILL BE YOUR CHILD'S BIGGEST ADVOCATE
Most of all, I will be an advocate for any child that joins my family. Each child has particular needs and I will do everything in my power to make sure those needs are met. I am often the person in my family who calls the doctors, writes to the schools, files the paperwork, follows up, and makes sure everything gets done. I don't take no for an answer when it comes to the people that matter to me.
If you move forward with an adoption plan with me, you can take comfort in knowing that I will fight for your child's needs every day of my life.
HOME SWEET HOME
I live in a great neighborhood full of friendly neighbors and many babies
and children. A few years ago I bought a large home that I have been fixing up in anticipation of my future family. It's a beautiful combination of antique and modern styles and working on it made me feel like I lived in my very own show on HGTV! It has three bedrooms, including a large bedroom for a child with plenty of room to play and a spare bedroom that I use for my home office and for out of town family members that visit often. My home has a warm, inviting feeling and I can1t wait to share it with a child. I look forward to helping with homework, doing art projects and sharing meals in my home.
The thought of little footsteps running down the halls warms my heart!
My neighborhood is quiet and removed from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to take advantage of the art, food and culture of city life. I am looking forward to taking a child to the museums, performances and events in my city, but I am just as excited for the quiet times. My neighborhood has a cozy, family feeling where people say hello on the street and take pride in being a tight community. I can t wait to take a child to all the parks, little restaurants and farmers' markets that really make the neighborhood feel like home. On weekends, it's an easy drive to mountains, farms and beaches, as well as many close friends and family members and I am looking forward to taking a child on road trips to explore nearby areas.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
My hobbies are very diverse because I love trying new things! I believe in lifelong learning and nothing gets me more excited than having new experiences.
I bring a lot of enthusiasm to everything I do and look forward to raising a child to look at the world with similar excitement and curiosity.
I LOVE MUSIC!
I love to sing and take piano lessons so my home is filled with music. I come from a very musical family and can't wait to provide the next generation of my family with opportunities to learn to play instruments and to grow up loving music the way I do. As cheesy as it may be, our family gatherings always end up with someone pulling out a guitar for a family singalong.
I also come from a very athletic family and am very active. I regularly
run and cycle and participate in races to raise money for charity, but
my real passion is trying out all different kinds of sports. My friends
tease me because of all the random sporting equipment l1ve collected
over the years (roller skates, sleds, golf clubs, and the list goes on). I
really believe it's important to try things and not be afraid to express yourself and be silly. And boy do Ilook silly sometimes!
Another passion of mine is throwing parties. The more costumes and silly inflatable decorations, the better! I love bringing people together to celebrate, whether ifs a special occasion or just a chance to spend time together. I am a big believer in "the more the merrier."
GANG'S ALL HERE
I have a large, tight-knit extended family that is always looking for an excuse to get together. Anniversaries, birthdays, baby showers and graduations are all cause for big celebration. Family events usually require seating for 15 or more! I am also lucky to have some amazing close friends that I consider part of my family too.
I have received a lot of support from the important people in my life to move forward with adoption and they are all so excited for a new baby to arrive!
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I usually host my family at my home. I am (for better or worse) in charge of cooking the bird! My mom, sister and brother in law get busy working on the sides: two kinds of potatoes (mashed and sweet), green beans, Brussels sprouts, cornbread, mac and cheese, three kinds of pies (pumpkin, pecan and chocolate) - it's enough food for an army!
One thing I learned from my grandmother growing up is that you should always include those people who are separated from their families at the holidays. We usually have a big group of extended relatives and family friends to feed.
Of all the holidays, I like Thanksgiving best because it is a day to spend cooking, eating, watching football and movies, napping and just reflecting on all the blessings we have as a family.
To me, there is nothing better than spending that time after the meal on the couch, bellies and hearts full, snuggled up with the people I love most.
Christmas is obviously also a HUGE deal. Sometimes my family likes to start the Christmas season off early and get the tree the day after Thanksgiving! Decorating the tree as a family was very important to me growing up. We would bake Christmas cookies and put on music and write letters to Santa. As an adult, I still get a full sized live tree every year that I decorate with friends and family. On Christmas Eve, my family gets Mexican food, goes to church and then does karaoke!
I throw a holiday party every year for all my friends where a mystery "celebrity" guest arrives in place of Santa to deliver funny presents to all the guests. I modeled this after my grandfather who dressed as Santa every year and delivered gag gifts to everyone at our holiday party - and then hopped on the back of my father's motorcycle so the two of them could take gifts to all the neighborhood kids! One year I could not find anyone to dress as Santa so, instead, we had Elvis! And a new tradition was born. Guessing who will play Santa is part of the fun!
It makes me so happy thinking about sharing these amazing Christmas experiences with a child.
Traveling on airplanes is not something we really did that often when I was growing up so it wasn't until I became an adult that I realized there's a great big world out there to explore! I have been so fortunate to have been able to travel to countries in Asia and Europe and I try to go to a new country at least once a year. One of my favorite vacations was a boat trip with friends around the coast of Croatia.
To me, a vacation should have equal parts adventure and relaxation! I am the person who signs up for all the snorkeling tours and jet skis on one day and lounges under an umbrella the next. I also think it's really important to meet the locals wherever I go and learn about different cultures and perspectives.
There is still so much of the world left to see and I plan to take the child that joins my family everywhere with me.
Thank you for taking the time to read about me! I am so grateful that you are considering me in your plans for your child. I would be happy to talk to you at any time. Please feel free to reach out by phone at or by text at (800) 918-2610 and email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call my adoption attorney, Suzanne Nichols, if you have any questions about me or the legal process at (800) 255-1415.
I look forward to getting to know each other better and wish you the best of everything.
WITH LOVE, SARA