Dear Expectant Mother,
I’m truly humbled that you are considering me to raise your child. I cannot begin to imagine or understand what you are going through as you make this tough yet brave decision. Please know that I am here to support you throughout the process in whatever way I can. If you choose me to be a mother to your child, I will show them unconditional love and shower them with hugs and kisses every day.
It has never been a question of if I would adopt but when. Being a mom is something I’ve always wanted. If you asked my 20-year-old self where I’d be at this stage in life, I would have said married with a house full of kids. Although I have not met someone to share my life with yet, I am ready to begin my family and feel confident embarking on this journey as a single mom. I’m lucky to have such a supportive family and many friends that will love your child as much as I do.
After spending my whole life on the East Coast, I’ve spent the last thirteen years in Southern California enjoying the beautiful weather. It was hard to move across the country and leave all of my friends behind. I had always wanted to live on the West Coast, and I was excited to be living in the same city as my sister for the first time since we were in high school. Living close to one another strengthened our relationship and allowed us to share in each other’s milestones. Just over a year ago I became an aunt when my sister had her first child. I spent a lot of time with them before they left California a few months ago. It’s hard not seeing my one-year-old nephew every week but I visit them in Tennessee as often as I can, and our FaceTime calls are the highlight of my day. My family is now spread out across the country, but we make it a priority to see each other as often as possible. Being closer to family and a built-in support system is important to me, so at some point, I hope to move closer to them so that your child and my nephew can grow up together, and they can see their grandparents regularly. My sister can’t wait to be an aunt, and my parents couldn’t be more thrilled to have another grandchild to dote on.
I’m very active and love to be outside. I have a passion for fitness and competitive sport. When I’m not working, I take advantage of everything California has to offer. I love swimming, going for bike rides, running, and hiking. I’m lucky to live close to the beach and enjoy being able to go all year round. I also have a love and appreciation for all types of music as I grew up with parents who were classical musicians. I’m excited to share my passions with your child and can’t wait to see what theirs are. I look forward to coaching their sports teams, sitting in the front row of a concert or play, and being their number one cheerleader in whatever they choose to do.
As a prior Kindergarten teacher, education is very important to me. I enjoy fostering a love of learning and think it’s important to keep it fun. Not all kids learn the same way but I will do everything to ensure your child has the tools and resources to learn to the best of their abilities so that they feel confident in school.
Your child is going to be adored and cherished by so many people. I grew up in a close-knit, loving family. My parents always supported and encouraged me and my sister to follow our dreams and passions and to do what makes us happy. Both of my parents were passionate about their careers as violinists, and it was clear how much they loved what they did. I will instill the same values in your child and encourage them to be who they want to be.
My life is filled with laughter and happiness and I can’t wait to share that with a child. I am incredibly grateful for being considered as a possible parent for your child and if I’m given the opportunity, it will be an honor that I will treasure for the rest of my life.
With Love and gratitude,