Waiting for you with an open heart & a prayer! ¡Te espero con el corazón abierto y una oració!
Dear Expectant Mother/Family,
I know this must be a scary and confusing time for you and you want to make the right decision. I believe that your decision is both brave and generous. Whether I am chosen or not, I am grateful that you are making this choice to make someone's dream come true. I think you must also have the questions: "Will they love my child the same if they have their own?" & "What are they going to say about me to the child later on?" I can honestly say that I don't think I could ever have bias against a child no matter what their DNA says....And every child needs to know they are loved from every direction. I would never paint their biological family in a bad light. It's not healthy for the child and it's not fair to you. I will continually tell them the love you have for them and that you care about them and who they become no matter how far way you may be. I strongly believe in this because I believe it to be true, and I know that every word you speak to a child plays a part in how they feel about themselves.
I have always seen myself adopting even when I was a little girl. Now, I am a 38 year old single, woman diagnosed with Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome and may not even be able to have children. I always thought I would fall in love, get married and have children by this time in my life. But the right guy has still not came along and dating has proved to be more difficult as time goes on. I feel time to be a mother is slowly passing by and I know my life will never feel complete without a child in it.
As I began this journey, I was overwhelmed by the amount of love and support by family and friends who were excited about my desire to grow a family. Reading over their reference letters (available to you if desired), gave me so much courage and encouragement to become an adoptive mother.
I am looking for a newborn from a HISPANIC, POLYNESIAN or AMERICAN INDIAN descent. I have absolutely no prejudice towards other ethnicities, I just feel God has called me to adopt a baby from these origins. It's hard to put into words how I feel this is my purpose and destiny. I have a deeply embedded passion toward these cultures that started when I was a little girl and I felt God was calling me to adopt. When I was about 8, I opened a Sesame Street book and saw a page in another language (Spanish) and I fell in love with the culture and I began thinking about adopting once I became an adult. In 2008, at about 26, God spoke to me about adopting a baby being a calling in my life. He gave me a vision of a beautiful, brown-skinned baby in my arms and told me that he was removing all red tape and hindrances for adoption for me. Just a few minutes later, a pastor whom I had never met prayed over me and said he heard God say that he was removing all red tape and hindrances for me to adopt. In that moment I just knew in my heart that God was calling me to adopt a baby from the regions I was so passionate about. My spirit leaps inside me and I feel a tugging in my heart when I see the beauty of the people, environment, music or celebrations from these regions. I have known most of my life that God has called a special child into my life with these cultures, that I am called to give a future, a home, and a never-ending love. I have learned languages, went to classes, ordered cultured kids books, been on mission trips, and made many face-to-face friends within these areas. I know the importance of keeping heritage alive and am excited to incorporate that as they grow up. I am excited for a beautiful mother who will also come into my life and be a part of this story of how God made it all come together. I'm sure I don't know how to say all the right things to explain this, but my heart means well and I know that there is a child out there that I am meant to be there for and fall in love with.
I grew up in a loving family in a small town of Missouri. I still live close to that area in the beautiful Ozarks region. I love the beauty of nature and traveling during summer breaks. I could see myself taking my child to National Parks, on scenic hikes, camping, and kayaking. I also envision sitting down at the table to play board games, make crafts, decorate Christmas cookies and eating meals. I am a teacher at a wonderful school in the area. I am a Christian who believes in loving God and loving others with kindness and compassion. I hope to teach my child to make decisions that he or she will feel proud of and to always do their best to become the person they want to be.
I am interested in a semi-open adoption where I would welcome the chance to share pictures, updates, letters (and a possible visits depending on circumstances) as they grow up. I want to give you that sense of connection and peace if you want that. However, I understand that everyone feels differently and would be open to other options based on your desires. I think that it's important for both you and the child to know each other and have a sense of connection.
As you go through the process of selecting a family, please know that I support your decision. If I am chosen, I will cherish this child. I will surround them with unconditional love and affection. This child will have opportunities, a home full of love, laughter, and joy. I'll provide safety, a good home, education, an example of good character, family & friends and support them as they develop their own personality. I have so much love to give and hope that you would consider the chance for me to share it with your baby. I am willing to travel for the adoption. I have faith that God will place you together perfectly for a match!