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The joy and love I have experienced in becoming a mom to my daughter through adoption is amazing. I am so excited to continue to build our family and to share the love, laughter, and strength of our family with another child. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our family's story. I look forward to getting to know your story too.
Adoption in My Life
Adoption has brought me the greatest love and joy of my life. I adopted my daughter in 2019. I loved her completely before I met her and that love grows every day. She is my best friend and has brought such joy and energy to my life and the lives of our family and friends.
My daughter knows that she is adopted. I have been telling her her story since long before she could talk. I want her to always know who she is and be proud of her own story.
We speak often of her birth family and pray for them before bed at night. We share pictures and texts with her birth family and consider us to all be one big family.
I am so excited to see the amazing big sister I know my daughter will be. I can't wait for the love within our family to grow with the addition of another child.
It is so important that my daughter be proud of every aspect of who she is and of her history. She knows that we look different and that our family does not resemble some other families, and she is confident and knows that she is so loved.
We have started many conversations about skin color and different kinds of families by reading picture books and talking about these stories together.
We are friends with families of different races, and some of these families were also built through adoption.
I also chose a preschool for my daughter where there are children who look like her and children who don't. The families who attend her school have many different structures, and she can see herself in several of her teachers. It is essential that every school she attends will be one in which she feels supported and seen.
I have and will continue to talk about race and history in our home through conversations started by both books and lived experiences. I will continue to seek schools and activities for our family that are diverse, inclusive, and supportive.
Favorite Things We Do as a Family:
My House and Neighborhood
We live just outside a city in Pennsylvania. My favorite room in our house is the family room, which is full of my daughter's books and toys. We spend a lot of time playing, reading, and doing art projects there. I also love our screened in porch, deck, and backyard which are great places to play when its warm.
There are lots of children who live in our neighborhood; and the community park, pool, and library are less than 5 minutes away. There are also larger parks with great nature trails that we like that are very close by. Some of my best friends and their families live within a 10-minute drive, and we love having playdates in the evenings. All the kids also went trick or treating together this past Halloween.
We also often spend time in the city where we might visit a new park after work and preschool or meet friends for dinner. We also have memberships to the zoo and a children's museum, where my daughter loves to play.
My Extended Family
My parents and brother live an hour away. My daughter and I often drive up to spend weekends with them. We like to go to the local apple orchard and farmer's market to buy food, visit local parks, take my parents' dog for a walk in the woods, and go to the barn to ride my mom's horse. My daughter is very close to my parents and brother, and it has been so fun to get to see her enjoy and experience so many things that I loved about my own childhood. She and my mom make messes while painting, she and my brother play great imaginary games involving cheetah families and dragons, and she and my dad read stories and tell each other jokes. Our family is so excited to share these moments with another child, and we'll be strengthened through more love.
We are also close to our extended family. We have a large family reunion at Thanksgiving at my parents' house. In the summer, we also meet extended family for a week at the beach in Florida.
Our family who is close by and those who live farther away remain an amazing source of support and love. We are all so excited to welcome another child into the family.
From Me to You
I have wanted to be a mom for as long as I can remember and dreamed of doing so through adoption. Becoming a mom to my daughter through adoption is the most amazing experience of my life. The love, joy, and excitement I have experienced through the creation of our family continues to amaze me. I cannot wait to experience the love and happiness of becoming a mom to another child.
My daughter is full of laughter and energy. She loves to dance and sing and has a fantastic imagination. She is already a care taker, and I know that she will be an amazing, loving, protective big sister. Our family will be so enriched by the love we will share with another child. I am so excited to watch the growth of love between my daughter and her sibling.,p>My parents and brother live less than an hour away, and we see them often. They instilled in me the importance of loving and caring for others, the importance of always learning and asking questions, the importance of creativity and imagination, and the importance of laughter and fun. My family does the same for my daughter. At my parents' house there is a small slide in the family room, baskets of toys, shelves full of books, and art supplies in the cabinets. My family is so excited to love, support, and nurture another child.
I work as a pediatrician in a children's hospital, and I love the work that I do. My job can be busy and can be hard. I am so thankful for an amazing group of coworkers who are also some of my closest friends. My daughter refers to many of them as her aunts and uncles. My first priority will always be my family, and I am so thankful that I have an amazing support network of family and friends who understand and share the importance of putting family first.
My family supported a love of learning for me as a child and I was blessed with a great education. I will seek the best possible educational opportunities for my children and will always seek to foster a love of learning, creativity, and curiosity. We live in a neighborhood in one of the best local school districts but there are many options for schools in the area, and I will seek out the school that will best support this child's individual interests.
I learned so much outside the walls of a school when I was a child, and work to create similar experiences for my daughter. I will do the same for this child. Together we will travel, visit the zoo and museums, and go to national parks. We will read every day, do art projects and puzzles, listen to music and dance. We will celebrate differences and hold out a hand if someone else has fallen. We will think and question and create. We will laugh and tell jokes. We will run outside and jump in mud puddles. We will give prayers of thanks and ask for God's help. We will learn through and because of love.
You will always be an essential and important part of your child's life. I will tell this child about you and the story of their adoption from the beginning. This child will always know about the huge, selfless gift of love that you have given. I will tell the story of your strength. I will send you pictures and letters so that you will always know how your child's own story is unfolding. We can also connect through emails or visits, or whatever feels right for you.
Thank you so much for this act of love and this gift that you are considering. Your child will be so, so loved.
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