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Hi! I’m Shan. I live in the Bay Area and work as a pediatric doctor. My favorite hobbies almost always involve being outdoors, so you will often find me hiking, kayaking, scuba diving or traveling to other countries. I hope to share these adventures with my children one day. I am very lucky to have an amazing group of friends and family who support me in every way.

 

I have many family members through adoption, including one of my sisters. I realize the trust you are putting in me as you consider placing your baby. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me.  I can’t wait to be a mom and know that open adoption is the right path for me.

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Hi! I’m Shan. I live in the Bay Area and work as a pediatric doctor. My favorite hobbies almost always involve being outdoors, so you will often find me hiking, kayaking, scuba diving or traveling to other countries. I hope to share these adventures with my children one day. I am very lucky to have an amazing group of friends and family who support me in every way.

 

I have many family members through adoption, including one of my sisters. I realize the trust you are putting in me as you consider placing your baby. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me.  I can’t wait to be a mom and know that open adoption is the right path for me.

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Hi! I’m Shan. I live in the Bay Area and work as a pediatric doctor. My favorite hobbies almost always involve being outdoors, so you will often find me hiking, kayaking, scuba diving or traveling to other countries. I hope to share these adventures with my children one day. I am very lucky to have an amazing group of friends and family who support me in every way.

 

I have many family members through adoption, including one of my sisters. I realize the trust you are putting in me as you consider placing your baby. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me.  I can’t wait to be a mom and know that open adoption is the right path for me.

Family Profile Picture

Hi! I’m Shan. I live in the Bay Area and work as a pediatric doctor. My favorite hobbies almost always involve being outdoors, so you will often find me hiking, kayaking, scuba diving or traveling to other countries. I hope to share these adventures with my children one day. I am very lucky to have an amazing group of friends and family who support me in every way.

 

I have many family members through adoption, including one of my sisters. I realize the trust you are putting in me as you consider placing your baby. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me.  I can’t wait to be a mom and know that open adoption is the right path for me.

Family Profile Picture

Hi! I’m Shan. I live in the Bay Area and work as a pediatric doctor. My favorite hobbies almost always involve being outdoors, so you will often find me hiking, kayaking, scuba diving or traveling to other countries. I hope to share these adventures with my children one day. I am very lucky to have an amazing group of friends and family who support me in every way.

 

I have many family members through adoption, including one of my sisters. I realize the trust you are putting in me as you consider placing your baby. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me.  I can’t wait to be a mom and know that open adoption is the right path for me.

Family Profile Picture

Hi! I’m Shan. I live in the Bay Area and work as a pediatric doctor. My favorite hobbies almost always involve being outdoors, so you will often find me hiking, kayaking, scuba diving or traveling to other countries. I hope to share these adventures with my children one day. I am very lucky to have an amazing group of friends and family who support me in every way.

 

I have many family members through adoption, including one of my sisters. I realize the trust you are putting in me as you consider placing your baby. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me.  I can’t wait to be a mom and know that open adoption is the right path for me.

Family Profile Picture

Hi! I’m Shan. I live in the Bay Area and work as a pediatric doctor. My favorite hobbies almost always involve being outdoors, so you will often find me hiking, kayaking, scuba diving or traveling to other countries. I hope to share these adventures with my children one day. I am very lucky to have an amazing group of friends and family who support me in every way.

 

I have many family members through adoption, including one of my sisters. I realize the trust you are putting in me as you consider placing your baby. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me.  I can’t wait to be a mom and know that open adoption is the right path for me.

Family Profile Picture

Hi! I’m Shan. I live in the Bay Area and work as a pediatric doctor. My favorite hobbies almost always involve being outdoors, so you will often find me hiking, kayaking, scuba diving or traveling to other countries. I hope to share these adventures with my children one day. I am very lucky to have an amazing group of friends and family who support me in every way.

 

I have many family members through adoption, including one of my sisters. I realize the trust you are putting in me as you consider placing your baby. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me.  I can’t wait to be a mom and know that open adoption is the right path for me.

Family Profile Picture

Hi! I’m Shan. I live in the Bay Area and work as a pediatric doctor. My favorite hobbies almost always involve being outdoors, so you will often find me hiking, kayaking, scuba diving or traveling to other countries. I hope to share these adventures with my children one day. I am very lucky to have an amazing group of friends and family who support me in every way.

 

I have many family members through adoption, including one of my sisters. I realize the trust you are putting in me as you consider placing your baby. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me.  I can’t wait to be a mom and know that open adoption is the right path for me.

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Hi! I’m Shan. I live in the Bay Area and work as a pediatric doctor. My favorite hobbies almost always involve being outdoors, so you will often find me hiking, kayaking, scuba diving or traveling to other countries. I hope to share these adventures with my children one day. I am very lucky to have an amazing group of friends and family who support me in every way.

 

I have many family members through adoption, including one of my sisters. I realize the trust you are putting in me as you consider placing your baby. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me.  I can’t wait to be a mom and know that open adoption is the right path for me.

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Hi! I’m Shan. I live in the Bay Area and work as a pediatric doctor. My favorite hobbies almost always involve being outdoors, so you will often find me hiking, kayaking, scuba diving or traveling to other countries. I hope to share these adventures with my children one day. I am very lucky to have an amazing group of friends and family who support me in every way.

 

I have many family members through adoption, including one of my sisters. I realize the trust you are putting in me as you consider placing your baby. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me.  I can’t wait to be a mom and know that open adoption is the right path for me.

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Hi! I’m Shan. I live in the Bay Area and work as a pediatric doctor. My favorite hobbies almost always involve being outdoors, so you will often find me hiking, kayaking, scuba diving or traveling to other countries. I hope to share these adventures with my children one day. I am very lucky to have an amazing group of friends and family who support me in every way.

 

I have many family members through adoption, including one of my sisters. I realize the trust you are putting in me as you consider placing your baby. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me.  I can’t wait to be a mom and know that open adoption is the right path for me.

About Me

Where We Live

I live in the East Bay in a cute little house with a big backyard and deck that overlooks San Francisco. At the top of the street is a large open space where all the neighbors meet for dog walks and play dates.

Favorite Holiday

Christmas

Best Vacation

Going on safari in Africa or scuba diving in Thailand

Happy Places

I love to be close to nature and watch wildlife. So, my happy place is going on African safaris and also whale watching closer to home.

Pets

Toby is 5 year old Terrier rescue and Katie is a 4 year old Dachshund-Beagle rescue.

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All About Me

I grew up in a small town in South Africa with my parents and two sisters. We moved to the USA when I was 18 years old. Some of my favorite things to do include traveling to different countries, scuba diving, taking hikes with my dogs, and hosting dinner parties with friends. Anything with wildlife and nature and I am there. I grew up safariing, and being out in the nature reserves watching elephants and giraffes live their lives is where I am most happy. Now that I live in California, you will frequently find me whale watching or taking my 2 year old niece to the zoo.

 

I work as a doctor in the children’s intensive care unit at two different hospitals, taking care of children of all ages. It can be a very difficult job sometimes but incredibly rewarding when you see them recover and have the chance to be themselves again. My patients are my heroes and they inspire me everyday to be strong and brave and appreciative.

 

Giving back to my community is very important to me. I often work as a volunteer doctor at summer camps for children with chronic illnesses and at the California Special Olympics. I have also been a volunteer at a marine mammal center taking care of ill or stranded seal lions. Community service is something I hope to expose my child to and hope they will enjoy it too.

 

I am very lucky to be surrounded by many friends and my family. With them I get to enjoy my hobbies and adventures, but more importantly I know I will always have a community around me to celebrate the good days as well as to help me on difficult days.

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My Home and Community

There is so much to love about living in the Bay Area! I get to explore exciting city life things, like fun restaurants and shows, but we can also enjoy hiking in the Redwoods, sailing in the bay, and whale watching along the coast. I own a cute little house in the East Bay area. My favorite part of my home is my big backyard where my dogs and niece love to play and I love to host BBQs. At the top of my street is a large open space where all the neighbors and their dogs meet every afternoon for a chat and a child / doggy play date.

 

I have two friendly dogs. Toby is a 5 year old rescued terrier. He is scared of everything except children. He only shares his ball with Emi my niece and Abby my friends 3 year old. Katie is a 4 year old doxie-beagle rescue and she loves everyone! Her favorite thing in the world is babies. When she wags her tail her whole body moves, so her nick name is Wigglebum!

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My Extended Family

I have an amazing family who are so supportive of my journey. My parents and one of my sisters live close by. We see each other frequently and talk every day. Emi, my niece, is 2 years old and is the apple of nana and pop’s (and my) eyes. Some of the things we do together include playing with Pop’s model

trains and airplanes, go swimming or kayaking near my parents house, cooking big family meals together, walking all of our dogs, and playing lots of card games.

 

Closer to home I have 3 best friends and their families that I see weekly. Together we love to play in our bocce ball league, go sailing in the bay, or have dinner parties. They are truly an extended family and can’t wait to be Aunties and Uncles and cousins to any child that comes into my life.

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Thank You

Thank you so much for reading my profile and I wish for you an easy and healthy pregnancy.

I can’t wait to be a mom and I want to assure you that the baby I am lucky enough to adopt will be loved endlessly. I am committed to respecting your role in their life, including you often and sharing our (all three of us) story with them frequently.

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