Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: No

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

I grew up in a family filled with love, and a home where making memories was important. So, your baby will grow up in a home that is safe, filled with memories that could be watching movies on Friday nights, or family game nights, going to the beach, spending time hiking or even going on vacations. Your baby’s life will be enriched and cherished.

Anna

from California

Anna

Ancestry: Japanese, German, Irish

Religion: Spiritual

Occupation: 3rd Grade Teacher

Education: M.A.

Hobbies: Nature, Dance, Spending time with friends and family, cooking, photography, Broadway musicals

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Spiritual

Favorites

Anna

Animal
Dolphin
Book
All-American Boys
Childhood Memory
Family vacation to Lake Powell
Color
Red
Leisure activity
Reading
Movie
Moana and Zootopia
Personal Hero
Walt Disney
Quote
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." ~Walt Disney
TV Show
This is Us
Holiday
Christmas
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From Me to You

I want to begin by thanking you for taking the time to read my letter and view my profile. I cannot understand or relate to what you are going through or feeling. But, I can tell you what your choice means to me and your baby. I want you to know your choice is allowing me to receive the greatest wish and dream of my life. I have always wanted to be a mom, and although that could sound cheesy, it’s the truth. I have a huge heart and I have an abundance of love to give. I know your baby will be on the receiving end of all this love and attention.

I have a vast amount of experience working with, caring for, and doing (by being their advocate) what is best for kids. I want you to know without a doubt, that your baby will be well taken care of. I have a great job with great hours, I am a teacher, so I have a stable and reliable job. I also have holiday vacation time and summers off, so your baby will be spending time with me and with my parents. My parents will be watching your baby while I am working. They live just 13 miles from me. Your baby will also spend time with my close friends, my sister and her husband, and their honorary grandparents. I will provide a safe home for your child, but we (myself and my supporting community) will make sure your baby grows up knowing they are loved unconditionally, nourished and their talents and interests will be honored and respected.

As a teacher, I want you to know education is important to me, so I will make sure your baby is educated and be given as many opportunities as possible. I will be an advocate and do what is best for your baby, always.

In my home, your baby will have a stable life with routines and procedures, because as a teacher I know the value of that in a child’s life. I grew up in a family filled with love, and a home filled where making memories was important. So, your baby will grow up in a home that is safe, memories, that could be watching movies on Friday nights, or family game nights, going to the beach (I live 13 miles from the beach), spending time hiking or even going on vacations. Your baby’s life will be enriched and cherished.

In terms of my relationship with you, I want to help you meet your basic needs. I want you and your baby to be taken care of, since your health and the baby’s health is important to me.

Lastly, I want you to know what an exceptional legacy your baby will be to me and my family. I will do everything in my power to ensure your baby has a happy, healthy and rewarding (memorable) life.

Love Always

~ Anna

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My Family & Friends

My immediate family consists of two parents, my sister, brother in law, niece, and my Obachan (Japanese for grandmother). My parents work from home, which was always a blessing growing up. My sister and family live in Atlanta, Georgia, so we treasure the time we do get to spend together. My favorite family activities include spending time outdoors (hiking and going to the beach), playing games, and listening to music. Because I live in California, your baby will grow up having many family dinners outdoors.

I am lucky to have a community of friends I have found through my local dance studio. Together, we participate in recitals, social activities, and celebrate personal events. These friends provide balance and laughter in my life.

In addition to my immediate family, I have two very good friends who will be your baby’s honorary Aunt and Uncle. Your baby will be lucky to have them in his/her life because they are loving, patient and also educators. Embrie, their daughter, will be like a cousin. Next, your baby will have as honorary grandparents my longtime friend and her husband. They will spend time with your baby roughly 4 to 6 times a year as I take trips to San Francisco.

These honorary grandparents have taught me much about life and myself, I am positive they will do the same for your baby. Lastly, as a godparent, your baby will have a good friend of mine. He is comfortable in his own skin and has a caring heart. He is a dance teacher and works with children across the nation. His primary role will be a positive male role model, guide and support him/her throughout life. Your baby will be surrounded in love, protected, and cherished.

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My Lifestyle

My lifestyle is casual and simple. But, for a child, my lifestyle is stable, reliable, and safe.

One part of my life is my dance community. I take class during the week. Dance is a great way to exercise, de-stress from life and provides a way for me to express myself.

During a typical weekend, I love to spend my time with my friends and family. I play games with my 90-year-old Japanese grandmother. Her and I playing games will be a memory I cherish forever. I love to spend time with my parents who help give me advice and support (Dad), and my mom who is one of my closest friends. During a weekend, you may also find me cooking meals so that I can live a healthy life. I also enjoy sharing my meals with my loved ones. Some other ways I spend my weekend include going over to my friend’s house, as we barbecue and watch sports. They have a 21 month year old, I love spending time with her and watching her grow up. For myself, I love to take warm baths, go to the beach and the park. I am a huge fan of YA, Young Adult fiction, I love all books by Angie Thomas. On a weekend, I may also be in San Francisco as I attend musicals. I love to travel and I have many places I dream to go and cannot wait to share the world with your baby. There is so much to see and explore.

When your baby enters my life, my weekends will be about creating memories and providing routines for their life. For example, I will go to the beach and the park, especially since I live where the weather allows for these activities year long. I have amazing friends and family who will spend time with me and will be a part of their life growing up. This could include playing games, attending events or even just enjoying one another’s company.

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My Home and Neighborhood

I am lucky to live on the Central Coast of California halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. This is an ideal place to raise your baby. My neighborhood feels like a community and the town has appropriately 47,000 people. I am about 15 miles from several beaches and surrounded by beautiful hiking trails. Your baby’s grandparents (my parents) are 13 minutes from my home.

My neighborhood is truly a tucked away gem in my county. I am close to everything important to raise your baby: two safe neighborhood parks, good schools, and friends nearby. I have no doubt your baby will love growing up here because I did. As your baby grows older he/she will have a range of choices of activities such as surfing, sports, dance, hiking. My community has a feeling of togetherness. Oftentimes I see families walking to the park, because I live in a safe neighborhood.

Your child’s grandparents live on one a quarter acre, where your baby will have the opportunity to roam outdoors. They spend the majority of their free time outdoors gardening and working on the property. So, your child will be spending a lot of time in nature.

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About Me

I love my job as a teacher. The reason I became a teacher was because I was guaranteed to work with kids every day. As a teacher, I love meeting a new group of students every year, and I am proud of their progress where I have the opportunity to inspire and educate. I am successful with kids because I connect, listen and amplify their voices and am present with them every day. As I hope to be with your child.

Shy as a child many would say I’m still that way. Although, no one would ever guess that if they saw me in my classroom. Kids bring out the best in me. I have been told I’m big hearted, too generous, and put the needs of others before my own.

I would describe myself as loving, compassionate, loyal, ambitious, and quirky. For example, I am that teacher who has an activity where students wrap one another in toilet paper to make mummies in October for Halloween as a method to build community. That’s always one of my students’ favorite activities.

I love Broadway musicals, and theater is a big part of my life. I do not know if your baby will love theater. I do plan to expose them to the arts.

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Why I'm Choosing to Adopt

Family is important to me and I know your baby will enrich my family and our lives. I have always dreamed of being a mom for as long as I can remember. Being a mom has been a lifelong goal and this journey is how I can make that dream become a reality. There is a space in my heart that is reserved for a child. I am hoping that your baby is meant to fullfill that space in my heart. To me, being a mom means putting your child’s needs before your own, having someone else’s happiness and safety be your priority. Being a mom means being present, spending time with my child, and being whatever it may be that my child needs. Whether that is someone to hold them while they are fussing because they have gas, someone to hold their hand as they walk to kindergarten, or someone to cheer the loudest at their big life moments, I want to be that person for them. To me, that is what is being a mom and that is why I am choosing to adopt. I cannot wait to be that person for your baby.

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Cultural Diversity

I understand cultural diversity as I am ½ German, ¼ Japanese and ¼ Irish. I can speak from experience when I say I know what it is like to be a blend of multi-cultures. In my value system no race is superior to the other. I believe that it is crucial to see race and to acknowledge that race helps make us unique. There is great value in learning one’s cultural heritage and how it shapes a person’s identity. I am aware that your baby needs experiences and exposure that help him/her identify and relate with their race and culture.

I am a firm believer that culture and race can be taught and experienced through literature. As a mom, I will find appropriate literature that portrays identity, social values and meaning for your child.

I spent the first 10 years of my career working in predominantly Hispanic, Filipino, and African American communities. I remember my first year teaching and recognized that I was the minority and to teach my students, I had to first build a relationship. To build a relationship, I had to get to know and see my students as individuals. This meant I had to learn about their cultures and what made them unique. An amazing experience that shaped who I am.

I spend hundreds of hours creating lessons for teachers to guide promoting students to learn positive relationships within the social structure of the world. These lessons take into account empathy, relationships, and people skills.  Through my lessons, students have a safe place to learn about race, discuss their views, thoughts, feelings which can encourage life changes.

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My Relationship with My Parents

I am very lucky when it comes to the topic of parents. My parents are still married after 42 years, and that alone is a great accomplishment. I have an exceptional relationship with both of my parents, because we built that foundation when I was a child. I knew my parents had my back and would be my advocate. But, I also knew they had expectations and I was determined to make something of myself. I never questioned whether I was loved, wanted, safe and/or protected and neither will your baby.

As an adult, this relationship is still strong. Now, they are people I ask for help and guidance when needed or comfort when I am having a rough day. As adults we have authentic conversations, because that was the norm in our family. Even if feelings or emotions were repressed we try to hear everyone’s perspective. I am beyond lucky to have them in my life and so will your baby.

Looking back, I realize my parents gave me roots of belonging but also freedom to spread my wings, fly on my own and explore the world. I always had a safe place to land. Deep in my heart I believe, they will be outstanding grandparents to your baby. We will become a forever family.

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My Traditions

My family has always spent a lot of time outdoors. Especially in this community, because we can hike one day and go to the beach the next. I hope to continue this tradition when your baby is added to our life. I love the ocean, so I intend to spend a lot of future time at the beach, playing in the sand and breathing the ocean air. Our family tradition is to play games and listen to music during the holidays.

We celebrate big events such as birthdays and personal achievements by going to dinner. My Japanese Grandmother likes to treat at her favorite Japanese restaurant, such as when I received my Master’s Degree. Your baby will celebrate his/her big events by becoming a part of this family.

Another tradition was our annual family vacations. My favorite vacation was renting a houseboat on Lake Powell.

These annual vacations are a tradition I plan to continue with your baby.

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My Career

I have always been lucky enough to know what I wanted to do with my life – be a teacher. I am fortunate that what I am naturally good at is something that I also love to do. The best part about my career is I get to work with kids every day. But, my favorite part is watching the kids grow academically, socially and emotionally. I love building relationships with my students, and witnessing the relationships they build with one another.

I love creating lessons that the students remember forever. For example, one year, we did a Christmas theme with a character named Olaf and the student who played that character, two years later, still remembers his line and how that line made him feel.

I love planning and doing activities where the goal is to build community or create everlasting memories. We play games and the students have a blast. As a result of the community we build in my classroom, the students forge long term friendships that extend beyond the classroom.

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My Promise to You

I promise that I will love your baby unconditionally. Your baby will never question if they are safe, loved and taken care of.

I want your baby to have a solid foundation for who they are and wings to be able to fly on their own. I promise that your baby will be my number one priority because it is my biggest dream to become a mom, and you are making that dream become a reality. Therefore, I promise I will cherish everyday and will actively be the best mom I can be for your baby. No matter when, or how, know you are a thread in the fabric that will always connect us.

I promise you I will be your baby’s biggest advocate. I will always do what is in their best interest. Your child will have someone in their corner for life.

I promise you I will respect your baby’s choices in regards to talents and interests.

I promise you that your baby will grow up in a community where he/she will spend time outdoors and will be surrounded by friends and family who love him/her dearly.

I promise you I will do everything in my power to have your baby build a life that is filled with love and memories.

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  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!