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Dear Birthmother:

I am truly humbled by your strength and courage in choosing this path and I look forward to the possibility of embarking on this journey with you. I hope this letter will provide you with information about me and provide you with comfort in knowing that I will give your child unconditional love, safety, security, fun and plenty of hugs and kisses.

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I am a funny (at least my friends think so), caring, loving, loyal, sensitive person. (My father told me to make sure I mentioned that I am a sensitive person because, according to him, my ability to appreciate others’ feelings makes me truly special to him). I have an amazing family. I am extremely close to my parents, who live very close to me. I also have a younger sister who is excited to become an aunt. I have an extremely close knit group of friends, many of whom I refer to and love just like family. I am great with children (I used to be a teacher) and am so excited and ready to devote my time, heart and life to a child. I was blessed to be raised by loving, selfless and amazing parents. My sister and I always knew that there was nothing my parents would not do to support us in this life. I owe all that I have achieved to my parents’ tireless love and support and it is with their love, support (and excitement) that I embark on the journey to motherhood.

I cannot wait to share so many things with a little one. I enjoy playing the piano, cooking, playing tennis, reading, going to concerts, skiing and snowboarding in the winter, going to the beach and spending time with family and friends. I spend time volunteering in my community as well – it is rewarding to help others and it’s important for children to have that exposure while growing up.

In college I studied Spanish and Portuguese. After graduating, I spent a few months living in Spain so I could better learn the language and the culture. When I returned to the United States, I became a Spanish teacher. After working as a teacher for a few years, I decided to go to law school. My law practice focuses on counseling companies on how to treat their employees in a fair and lawful manner. I am fortunate that I run my law office so I am not only financially stable but I also have the flexibility to work from home and look forward to taking advantage of that with a young child. I am fortunate that I will have the ability to be there for play dates, school field trips, sports games and dance recitals (or even the periodic day to play hooky from school when the lines are extra short at Disneyland)!

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I recently moved from the city to a wonderful 4 bedroom home in a quiet suburban area so that I would have plenty of room for a baby to play, including a large garden which will be perfect for a swing set and playhouse. My house is both modern and warm and I can’t wait to have a little one to share Saturday morning pancakes, family piano concerts, ping pong in the backyard and kicking up our feet to relax. My neighbors next door have quickly become good friends and they are excited for a new baby! There are a lot of children on my street and I always hear the sounds of little ones running outside, squealing and giggling.

As a single mother, I understand that I will need to have a strong support system of friends and family members who will give me a hand and provide support. I am aware that it takes a village to raise a child and my “village” is ready and eager to provide any support I need. My parents are the most important members of that village. They have been married for 49 years and live close by. My mother spent 40 years as an educator ensuring that her children at school were not only educated but also cared for and loved. She is excited to devote her love, energy and expertise to a grandchild. My younger sister will also be an incredible influence and role model. Like me, she is also an attorney. Although she works in Washington, D.C., she makes it home for all the holidays and countless visits in between and she is already planning all of the fun children’s activities we can do when we visit her in Washington, D.C.

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I am the proud GODMOTHER to two active and brilliant little boys: Max who is 7 and Mason who is 1½. Max loves all things related to music and chess (at 5 years old he was very frustrated with me that, according to him, I didn’t know how to play chess well enough). Max also enjoys playing baseball and soccer and loves watching football. Even at 1½, Mason enjoys playing in the yard, rolling in the grass, and following his big brother around trying to keep up. Max and Mason’s mom Sharon is my closest friend. We have known each other since we were 3 years old; we played together as children and went to school together until we graduated high school. She and her husband and children are like family to me. They are so eager for me to have a child so that they can spoil and love her. Sharon is a Pediatrician and has promised that she’ll make house calls for those first sniffles and childhood boo boos.

I have aunts and uncles that live nearby as well as 13 cousins, each of whom has children, ranging in age from 6 months to 18 years old. My cousins are excited to meet the new baby and play an integral role in her development. My other family is my strong network of friends. I have many other friends (male and female) all with young children. Together we go to sporting matches, afternoon hikes, beach bonfires and countless children’s birthday celebrations. They cannot wait for their children to have a new playmate. I am very lucky to be surrounded by such a supportive group of family and friends.

Thank you for considering me to be entrusted with your most precious gift. I do not take this responsibility lightly. There are those rare moments in life when you feel like you are in the right place at the right time; I feel that way now. There has been no better time in my life to enter into this journey and I hope you will feel peace in your heart and about the selfless decision you are making for your child.

• To love her unconditionally
• To teach her to love herself
• To create an environment where she is safe and secure
• To be a good role model
• To listen attentively
• To have fun and laugh often
• To provide her with a shoulder to cry on
• To teach her to dream and to pursue her dreams
• To expose her to new cultures and ideas
• To introduce her to sports, music and the arts
• To be her loudest cheerleader
• To teach her to have her own voice and opinion
• To do my best at all times
• To make sure she knows she is loved by you