I live and work in New York City, the best place in the world! There’s so much to do close to where I live and a level of excitement in the air which is indescribable. I live just close enough to see the Empire State Building but far enough away from all the people. There are great parks, children’s gyms, art studios, and more. You name it, it’s here! When I’m ready to relax after a fun-filled day, or if ever the city feels too “noisy,” I go home to my comfy nook where I can unwind with my dog Gatsby, a very fierce 10 pound poodle mix. He loves the dog parks and all his friends in the neighborhood and he loves children!
I love my friends and family fiercely. My friends say my most endearing qualities are my humor, strength, and compassion, all things they think will make me an amazing mom and I have to agree. Those that are close to me are my priority so I make sure I’m there when they need me, just as I will be for my child.
My family consists of my mom, brothers, aunts, and numerous cousins. My mom is my rock and so much of my strength comes from her. She is amazing and I feel so lucky to be her daughter. All three of my brothers were born years apart but on the same day! Each brother is very different but each looks so forward to being an uncle. Being the only girl taught me a lot about how to handle boys!
In addition to my mom and brothers, my aunts and cousins live close to me which I’m grateful for. Being close allows us to enjoy each other’s company and spend quality time together. My entire family is excited to welcome a new member into the family.
My cousin Alison adopted her daughter, now 12, and has been so helpful guiding me through the adoption process. Our holidays are fun, mainly because of my nieces Sophie and Audrey, and my nephew Aidan. They make me smile. This past Thanksgiving we made slime, built couch, forts and jumped on the trampoline. When Audrey was five she asked me, “Kara, are you a kid or an adult.” I answered her, “I’m an adult, why?!” Audrey responded, “Cuz you play like a kid!” To this day, the best compliment I’ve ever received. We look forward to adding another child to the fun!
My friends are beautiful people who live all over the place! My friends are everywhere, literally, from Ireland to England, to South Africa, and Australia. During college and graduate school I lived in NYC, Ireland, and England and I met a lot of people along the way. My friends are amazing individuals; very diverse, some incredibly artistic, some are business driven, some are teachers. No matter where I will go in the world, I have my buddies everywhere.
I love traveling, which you might have guessed from all the places my friends live. If I can travel anywhere, go hiking, have a good meal, and be surrounded with people I love, then all my boxes are checked for an incredible and memorable day. In the winter of 2019 my mom and I took a mother/daughter holiday to Hong Kong, Cambodia, and Thailand. If you’re interested, please ask me about the story of my mom riding an elephant. It’s priceless! In addition to traveling the world, since I was a kid, and still to this day, I’m an avid reader. I love reading books, especially historical fiction and mysteries. I also enjoy drawing and painting and can’t wait to fingerprint with a little one.
My friends, family, and dog are the best representation of who I am. They support me fully in becoming a mother and can’t wait to welcome your child into our family. My family has my back, I have theirs, and I’ll have yours and your child’s too if given the chance.
Thank you again for your strength and courage and for considering me.