I was born in Brazil, and am the first daughter. I have 2 younger brothers that are my best friends. My parents are still married.
I moved to the US in 2011 with my husband, relocated to work in PA. In 2013 my son was born! After 8 years there (in the same company), I got a new job in FL, where I have been since 2019.
Since 2020 it has been me and my son only, a small family happy family.
And in April 2021, I became an American citizen - a dream I pursued for 10 years!
Now I am pursuing another dream that I had for many years: adopt. My heart is ready!
We live in a townhome with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The baby will have his or her own bedroom. It's safe - the house has a security system - and well located in a calm, green area. It's 5 min from schools (K to 12). The beach is only 20min away! There are parks and playground nearby and a trail to walk and bike. There is a good daycare very close too. The office where I work is 10min from my house. The city has a lot of nature and cultural activities to explore!
I am patient, tolerant, kind and loving. I do not stress out for little things. I chose my battles for what really matters to me. There is no power struggle at home and at work.
With my son, punishments that I apply for inappropriate behavior varies from losing TV time, going earlier to bed (like 15min earlier, what for my son is a big deal) or forbidding him to watch YouTube. I am 100% against harsh punishments. I talk often about appropriate actions, think together how he could have done better. There is no yelling either. And I praise positive attitude. Lots of praises.
Always make the effort of understanding my son's point of view.
I keep reminding him of my mantra: not doing to others what I wouldn't like others doing to me.
I am a calm and centered person and try my best to "lead by example".
I let him express his feelings freely to me, aiming at keeping an open communication channel between us.
You - birth mother - can rest assured that the same discipline method will be used with the child you entrust me to love and raise.