Monica

A mother's love for her child is nurturing, patient, kind, protective, forgiving, and lifelong. Your ability to put those feelings aside for the better of your child is the most amazing sacrifice and act of kindness, love, and protection that I could ever know. I commend you for your courage and for the incredible sacrifice that you are embarking on out of truly unconditional love. If chosen to be your child's adoptive parent, I vow to embrace them with an abundance of love and support for their eternal life.

Before We Begin,

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I promise to demonstrate an unconditional love that will comfort and cradle their hearts and spirit. My commitment to you is to protect, guide, and love them with my entire heart and to ensure that they know that God loves them even more. My family and friends are ready to embrace this bundle of joy into our lives; and to build a lifelong bond while making memories to last a lifetime. Thank you for considering me to be your child's adoptive parent and to embrace the blessing that I have prayed for.

My Story

My mom reminds me often that when I was just four years old, I told her stories about the children I would have when I became an adult. As the years passed, and I still did not have children, the desire to be a mother never left. My passion to give back, coupled with wanting to be a mother, led me to consider adoption. I knew whether I had my own biological children or adopted, I would be their mother and they would be my children. After thorough research and steadfast prayers, I realized that adopting a child was the answer to the desires of my heart. Although it was not in the way that I imagined at four years old, it is absolutely the very best decision in growing my family. It became very clear to me that family is not defined by our genes, but rather is built and maintained through love and a connection that can never be broken. This addition to my family will be a dream come true and my heart is overwhelmed with joy and excitement just imagining bringing this miracle of life into my home.

About Me

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Coming from a very close family with two siblings, I was blessed and surrounded by love, laughter and support. I cherish my quality family time, as the bond and memories are the core of who I am. The holidays are my favorite time of the year because it's a time for me to connect and be surrounded by those who I love and cherish. As my immediate and extended family has grown, it's a time to get caught up on each other's lives, celebrate in all of the great things that are happening, and welcome new additions to the family. The holidays are full of family traditions, laughter, good food, and good times! My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. Not only is it a time to connect and come together, but it's also a time to reflect on everything that we have to be thankful for.

I look forward to catching up with friends, and one of our favorite gathering times is on the weekend over brunch. I love going to the movies, the museum, football games (go Dallas Cowboys!), reading a good book, and walks in the park. I also like to write poetry and short stories and have the goal of publishing my own book someday. One of my favorite hobbies is traveling and seeing different parts of the world. My most memorable adventure was traveling to Italy. It's definitely a place that I will return to and I hope to take my very own little girl or boy with me someday.

I am a Christian and accepted God in my life at an early age. Having very supportive and loving parents, in addition to being grounded in my Christian beliefs has been the guiding force in my life through my actions, decisions, and my daily walk. I have a passion for volunteer work and giving back to the community. I have participated in a number of different volunteer activities such as mentoring teenage girls at the local detention center, conducting bible study and providing support at domestic violence shelters, as well as volunteering at food banks, the Ronald McDonald House and the Scottish Rite Hospital. I believe that volunteer work is one of the most impactful ways to show love and kindness to another individual. I plan to expose my son or daughter to volunteer work at an early age as I understand that volunteering can increase self-confidence, provide a natural sense of accomplishment through the impact you are making on the community and can also provide a sense of pride and identity.

I'm an advocate of receiving a higher education. My ambition and desire to strive for personal advancement has given me the belief that you should always put your best foot forward and the ceiling is only the one that you create for yourself. There is no limit to what your potential can achieve and that is what I will instill in my child. I have been blessed with being exposed to positive experiences as a child and as an adult from the way that I was raised, the education that I received, the extracurricular activities that I participated in such as dance and piano, volunteer work, and a dynamic career in the healthcare industry. I will strive to pass down the same values, integrity, and principles to my son or daughter that have been instilled in me.

My Home

I built a home based on love and faith, and feel that my community embodies the core values that I live by. I am excitingly anticipating being able to decorate one of the bedrooms for my son or daughter. Interior design is one of my hobbies. I love to create beautiful and functional living spaces, and always have a new home project on my list. My sister lives in the same neighborhood, which makes it great for daily visits and for that quick run when you realize you ran out of eggs or milk while cooking breakfast. Living so close to my sister and friends has been a great support system while my niece was growing up and will be a great support system for my child as well. We live in a suburb outside of the city. It's not a big city, but has a lot of opportunities. I chose to move to this area years ago because it is a quiet and family oriented community, and has a lot of new development with plenty of shopping, entertainment, and nature parks. It's ranked 2nd in the safest cities to live in within Texas, and has one of the top rated school districts. My child will have the opportunity to participate in sports, music classes, arts and theatre, along with many more extracurricular activities. I am excited to raise my son or daughter in my home that was built with love, and in this community, which has so much to offer.

Family Traditions

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We have many family traditions that have anchored me in strength and love. Some of these include Sunday worship and fellowship at church and dinners afterwards. We are also a family who love to cook big meals for gatherings and holidays. My grandparents and their parents have passed down a number of amazing recipes that are the staple of our gatherings. These family meals and gatherings are usually at my parents' house. My family finds enjoyment in gathering for holidays, birthdays, and celebrating milestones and family member achievements.

Family reunions are another tradition that I will always cherish. We get together mid-summer in Louisiana with the entire family. It's a weekend filled with activities, food, fireworks, games, laughter, music, and good times! Easter is another holiday that we celebrate together. It includes remembering the reason for the holiday through Sunday church service, which is followed by dinner at my parent's house. Our Easter egg hunt now includes the adults as we channel our inner child after the Easter egg hunt for the kids. It's so much fun to see how competitive the adults are!

My close friends, whom I call my village, gather once a quarter for game night or movie night and meet outdoors for fun too. I'm looking forward to having my child share in all of these good times.

Why Adoption?

After being unsuccessful in giving birth to children of my own, I started to consider other options in growing my family. I have an aunt who adopted a beautiful daughter through domestic infant adoption years ago, and have spent quite a bit of time talking with friends and coworkers who also grew their families through adoption. Seeing how complete their families became with the adoption of their children, and how much joy and happiness it brought to them made me even more excited about growing my family in this way. I have spent countless hours daydreaming of the day that I would become a mother and raise children of my own. Being a mother always felt like something that I was born to do and has been a desire that I feel is also part of my purpose. As I have grown older, I realize that my family has expanded through not just my biological relatives, but also through close friends that I have been blessed with. I will be forever grateful and elated for having the opportunity to expand my family even more and become a mother.

Before You Go

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I am truly thankful for the opportunity to share my beliefs, values, and pursuit of being a mother with you. I know that choosing an adoptive parent for your child is a big decision as you place your trust in another person. I promise you that I will strive for perfection in the love and future that I will provide to your child. I promise to protect, provide and expose them to everything that I can that will allow them to grow up to be happy, successful and fulfilled. They will be surrounded by love, support and will be afforded the opportunities that I pray aligns with your hopes and dreams for them. I know that God doesn't make mistakes, and so if you choose me to be your child's adoptive parent, I know that it's an answer to my prayer and an extension of my family that was meant to be.

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