Race of child interested in adopting:Caucasian
Gender of child interested in adopting:No Preference
At this point you may have read several wonderful stories about other adoptive parents thanking you for reading their amazing stories. At this time I would like to state three things: the first is that this is probably the most difficult decision you have ever had to make. The child you carry has been a part of you since you knew you were pregnant and finding the perfect family for your child is not easy. There is no perfect family, and me being a single mom makes me not part of the norm, but one thing I can tell you is that I have a lot of love to give and I cannot wait to be a mom.
The second thing I would like to tell you is that I will try my hardest to be the best mom I can possibly be. I will love and care for this baby in ways one cannot measure.
The third thing I would like to tell you is thank you. Thank you for taking the time to read my story. Thank you for giving me a chance. Thank you for taking care of yourself and baby. Thank you for being you. There are so many different reasons why you deserve hundreds of thank you’s for all you have done. No words can describe the feelings of gratitude and respect I have for you for making this difficult decision. Being a mom will forever be the best part of my life and the most rewarding journey that will last a lifetime. Thank you for giving me the best gift I could possibly remember. Thank you!
When I was little I grew up with a single parent, three sisters and one brother who was born with down syndrome. As a child, I spent a lot of time with my grandparents whom I considered like my second set of parents. I loved spending time with them watching old movies, eating lunch with them and playing cards. We moved during middle school, but I quickly made friends, many of whom I still remain in contact with.
We moved back near family when I was in high school. During this time, my first niece was born and after school I would pick her up from day care and take care of her until my sister or brother-in-law came home from work. It was my first experience with babies and I loved every single moment of it. I graduated with a double degree in Architecture and in Real Estate Finance and Development. I currently work for the family business and have the flexibility to work from home and set my own schedule the majority of the time. I have 10 nieces and nephews whom I have watched grow up and have loved to see their different personalities develop.
I currently live in an apartment and do plan on owning a home in the future. I spend most of my weekends at my mom's house where she has a large yard, playground with a slide and swings, and a full size basketball court. The back yard has bike trails where my nieces and nephews enjoy riding their bikes. My mom also has a fenced in pool with a water slide. The children love spending their days by the pool!
My Extended Family
Family is the most important aspect of my life. I am extremely close to my family. Being an aunt to 10 nieces and nephews and having a brother with Down Syndrome, has taught me so much. They have taught me about being humble, to laugh at the little things and appreciate the time we have together. I've learned to be loving, understanding and patient. When my brother was born, I never even noticed he was "different". We were very close and he taught me how to take baby steps instead of expecting leaps, to be understanding instead of being frustrated, and to focus on all the blessings in my life.
My Family Traditions
We spend every birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years together. I enjoy traveling with my family to Disney World, Colorado to ski, Puerto Vallarta to the beach, among other places. I have so much fun traveling because we take about 3-4 full rows of seats on the plane. We create so many happy memories together during our family trips.
What Led Me To Adoption
Dreaming of being a mom is what led me to adopt. I love children and have always wanted to adopt since I was young. I knew it was part of my journey to adopt. Perhaps one day I will have biological children and experience pregnancy, but for now I am completely determined to start my family through adoption.
Facts About Yvonne
- Occupation: Architect
- Religion: Catholic
- Education: Double Major in Architecture and Real Estate Finance/Development
- Favorite Food: Pizza
- Favorite Hobby: Baking
- Favorite Movie: Pride and Prejudice
- Favorite Sport: Basketball
- Favorite Holiday: Christmas
- Favorite Music Group: Saint Motel
- Favorite TV Show: Fixer Upper
- Favorite Book: Irena's Children
- Favorite Subject in School: Math
- Favorite Vacation Spot: Puerto Vallarta or Any Beach