I grew up in Michigan and moved to California in 2001. I work in management for a small city in the Bay Area. I love where I live and work, and I can't wait to share my life with a child. I’ve always known I should be a mom. Children are so pure and brilliant, and I love being around them. I especially love being an aunt to my nephew Josh and my niece Amanda, and they are a big part of my life. I have several people in my life that have adopted siblings or children, and I am so inspired by the idea of open adoption for my own family.
I am part of a wonderful family. I look forward to showing a child where I came from in Michigan, playing at the lake in summertime, sledding in the snow in wintertime, and seeing aunts, uncles, and cousins. My mother, Cathy, is so supportive, and is a fantastic grandmother. She will be a very involved and hands-on grandma. My father, Stan, will be a regular visitor and looks forward to spending time with a new grandchild. My brother and his family live in northern Virginia. Josh and Amanda will be amazing cousins to look up to. My brother Steve and sister-in-law Darlene will be the kind of uncle and aunt that any child can count on. I am devoted to my family, and they are thrilled at the idea of having a new child to love.
I am proud of my career, and I have worked hard to be in a position where I can provide for a family of my own. My city offers a lot for kids and families that to take advantage of, including camps, swim classes, activities, and fun events. I have several co-workers with children, and I’ve already got offers from the older kids to play and babysit! My boss and my co-workers are incredibly supportive. I have great flexibility in my job, including the ability to have an alternate schedule or even work from home at times. I look forward to my child being a part of the family that works for my city, and to show him/her how important it is to be a part of a community that cares about each other.