Dear Expectant Mother,
Although I don’t know you yet, I imagine you are a very
special person. You must undoubtedly feel so much love for the little gift
growing inside of you. And yet, you consider adoption. This shows you are truly
selfless and so courageous. I wish you strength and comfort during this
I am a happy, single woman living in California, who has
been focused on career and experiencing life before starting a family. I always
wanted to be a mother, but I wanted to be well prepared. I have worked in
various areas of Marketing and especially like working with eco-friendly home
furnishings. I currently work in eCommerce, and have a solid foundation that
will provide security and stability for me and your child. Additionally, I am
surrounded by dear friends and family who are giving me great emotional support
on this journey.
Recently, I fostered a sweet, precious, 4-year-old girl, and
we bonded deeply, very quickly. When her maternal family saw how well she was
doing, they wanted me to adopt her outright. But a paternal cousin wanted to
raise her. Fostering taught me that I can love a child, who isn’t my biological
child, without reservation. So now I’m turning to adoption to build my family.
I live in an upscale area with a friendly, small-town vibe. My
beautiful apartment complex has all the amenities, and an interactive
community. Plus there is abundant nature, with walking trails, just a short
stroll away. I look forward to taking your little one to the park and playground
across the street. Then when he or she is older, we will enjoy the wider, cosmopolitan
area for things like theater, art, children’s museum, outdoor summer concerts,
etc. I am focused on health and wellness, and blessed to be strong and healthy.
I exercise regularly, either yoga or on the hiking trails near my apartment. I shop
at farmers’ markets in season, and cook (mostly) healthy meals….I love making
brownies or apple/berry crisps.
My house will provide a fun, fulfilling place to grow up, as
I am very playful, and would create joyful experiences within a structured
environment. Together we would do arts and crafts, thinking games, sports or
dance, play dates, and responsible screen time. For relaxing times, we would
read, play music, or enjoy movie night snuggled on the couch. I love
photography and trying to capture the essence of a person or a special moment
in time. So you could expect many photos of your child through the years!
Education is very important to me. I’m always continuing my
own learning, and even took a class on Child Development recently. So I try to
encourage children’s curiosity, and lead them towards discovery and learning
experiences. Children have an innate desire to learn, and I try to encourage a
love of learning, whether for academics or a hobby. I would also search out the
best schools. The goal would be to see your child reach their full, natural
potential with excitement and pride.
Your child would be raised with lots of positive attention,
and loving support and encouragement. I would raise him/her to be kind,
confident and to always try their best. I would teach your child right from
wrong, and would model good behavior myself. I would teach good decision-making
so that the child can navigate life’s more difficult situations as he/she grows
up. And I would provide guidance even in adulthood, while allowing him/her to
grow into the person they are meant to be.
I was raised by a single mother, and we were extremely
close. I cared for her as she slowed down, and was by her side until the end. She
loved me unconditionally, while still guiding me towards growth and achievement.
So I can promise you that I would love your child unconditionally also, for the
rest of my life, while always helping with development. I look forward to
playing pretend with funny voices, helping with homework, talking about our day
over dinner, helping set-up a college dorm room… and beyond.
My father and sister, Candice, anxiously await for your baby
to arrive so they can shower him or her with love. My sister, who would be my
backup, is an ICU nurse. She and her lovely husband are also trying to start a
family. My closest friend Monica, and her sister and mother, are like a second
family to me. Monica and her husband are both teachers, and they have 3 great
children. I have a strong extended network of friends, and we support each
other in many ways. If I ever need help, advice, or a heart-to-heart
conversation it’s never far away. Many of my friends work in business,
technology and creative fields. In fact, a photographer friend was delighted to
be a part of my adoption by shooting photographs for my profile.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter. I’m so
excited about the prospect of having a little one that I can cherish and love. And
I am so thankful that you are thinking of giving the gift of adoption.