If you're in, I'm in.
My name is Beth and I have a 5 year old (adopted) daughter. I know this is likely not a situation you ever thought you'd find yourself in, so I'll try to be as honest and straightforward as possible...kind of like a first date with much higher stakes.
I started the adoption process for the first time 6 years ago, and I matched with my daughter's birth mom about 9 months after I was approved. We've maintained an open adoption, and my daughter loves to tell people that she has "two mamas." I'm hoping to match with someone who lives in Ohio (or is at least within a few hours) and is also looking for openness. Adoption was my first choice with my daughter, and it continues to be now. I want my kids to be able to share the experience of being adopted.
As far as parenting and the life I can offer a child, again, I'll be honest. I'm a one woman show, with the supporting cast of my village of family and close friends. I make our family and friends a priority, as well as doing whatever I can to support my daughter's passions and help her grow as a person.
My parenting philosophy is simple. Do the best you can, and don't be a jerk. That's it. I don't expect award winning athletes, artists, or honor roll students. I want happy kids who are good people. .
I want to be sure that if I match with someone, we both feel like it's right. I also want to be sure that you can find a way to parent if you want to parent.
Please, please feel free to reach out and ask me anything at all. I'm an open book and this is not a decision you can make lightly.