Dear Expectant Mother,
Hi, I’m Holly, from warm and sunny Los Angeles! Thank you for stopping by to get a glimpse into my life and learn more about me. I’m humbled that you are considering me to raise your child and I admire the brave decision you are making. My life is filled with laughter and happiness, and I can’t wait to share that with a child.
About HollyI spent my entire life on the East Coast until moving to Southern California thirteen years ago to fulfill a lifelong dream of living on the West Coast. I grew up in New Jersey, went to college in Virginia, and spent my 20s in the DC area. Growing up, I was very active and goal oriented. I loved to play piano and flute but ultimately, I dedicated myself to swimming. Throughout high school I competed at the state and national level and went on to swim throughout college while getting my degree in Elementary Education. I started my career as a Kindergarten teacher and relished the opportunity to help kids enjoy learning. I eventually transitioned to a career in event planning which I’ve been doing for over fifteen years. I enjoy my career and it supports me well, but my work does not define me. Fortunately, my job is very family friendly, and I have a good work-life balance. I love spending time on my hobbies, but I look forward to the day when I can devote this time to my child.
What I Do For Fun
I love to take advantage of everything California has to offer! I’m very active and love to be outside. I have a passion for fitness and like competing in endurance events such as triathlons and marathons. I love swimming, going for bike rides, running, and hiking. I have combined my passions for fitness, competitive sport and helping others by coaching kids and adults. When I am not swimming, biking, running or coaching, I love being creative and bringing joy to other peoples’ lives. I love baking and decorating cakes for my friends and family, planning milestone birthdays, going to pop and country music concerts, traveling to new places, and volunteering for causes that are important to me. I enjoy going to dinner or having a BBQ in the backyard with friends and family, hanging out at the beach, or having down time at home reading a book, listening to music, or watching a good TV series. I’m excited to share my passions with my 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.
There’s No Place Like Home
For the past ten years I’ve lived in a quiet neighborhood in Southern California, just three miles from the beach. The beach path is only a few blocks away and is a great place to ride bikes or go for a walk. There’s a big park down the street with a playground, basketball court, and an open field, and it is a great place for children’s birthday parties!
My Family and Friends
I grew up in a close-knit, loving family with supportive parents, a younger sister, and a golden retriever. Although we are spread out across the country, we talk almost daily and see each other as often as possible. Almost two years ago I became an Aunt for the first time when my sister had her son. I spent a lot of time with them before they left California last year and it’s hard not seeing my nephew every week, but I visit them in Tennessee as often as I can, and our FaceTime calls are the highlight of my day. I love being an Aunt and have made a point to celebrate all of my nephew's milestones!
I’m also lucky to have amazing friends that are like my extended family. Although I’ve only been an Aunt officially for a year, I’ve had the privilege and joy of being “Auntie Holly” for many years to my friends’ kids. My friendships are important to me, so I make it a priority to maintain them. My family and friends are very supportive of my decision to adopt, and they are as eager as I am to welcome the newest member to the family.
What I Will Teach My Child
I grew up in a home with parents that supported and encouraged me and my sister to follow our dreams and passions. I will instill the same values in my child and encourage them to do what makes them happy. Kindness and compassion for others, confidence, and patience are some of the values I will teach him or her. I believe it’s important to lead by example, and I want my child to be surrounded by positive role models that they can learn from.
My Commitment to Adoption
I believe I was meant to be a mom and I knew it would happen when the time was right. Although I have not met someone to share my life with yet, I am ready to begin my family and feel grateful to have the opportunity to do so by adopting. It’s always been very easy for me to connect with children, and I love watching them learn and grow. Being able to witness the joys of adoption firsthand strengthened my desire to adopt. My cousin and her husband adopted three siblings, and I taught several students that had been adopted. I’m fortunate to have a fulfilling life with a supportive family and many friends that will love your child as much as I do.
I will always have the utmost respect for you and for the courageous decision you are making. I promise to respect and honor your wishes regarding the type of relationship you want to have during this journey, and I will be here in whatever capacity you wish. I will shower your child with unconditional love and support and provide them with a happy and safe home. Not only do I promise to love your child, but I will protect, nurture and educate them to become the best person he or she can be.
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