Hello, my name is April and I am seeking to adopt a newborn from a Hispanic, Polynesian, or American Indian descent because I feel called to adopt a baby from these origins. I have a passion for these cultures and am excited to incorporate aspects of it as they grow up. I love the water and plant life of the tropics, the rich celebrations, the beautiful people and passion they show for life in general.
I have always seen myself adopting even when I was a little girl. Now, I am a 38 year old single, woman diagnosed with Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome and may not even be able to have children. I always thought I would fall in love, get married and have children by this time in my life. But the right guy has still not came along and dating has proved to be more difficult as time goes on. I feel as though time to be a mother is slowly passing by and I know my life will never feel complete without a child in it. I have watched as many of my friends have gotten married and started families and hope with each passing day that it's not too late for me to have that same gift.
I am a teacher at one of the top preforming schools in my town. I currently work with students who are below grade-level by teaching alternative methods to catch them up. I love my job because I can be creative using stories, songs, tricks, and pictures to help my students learn. Watching the light go off for a math concept or teaching a child to read for the first time is the most fulfilling way to spend my career.
I asked friends, family and co-workers to fill out confidential reference sheets for my home study. After I was approved, I was provided the references. I was overwhelmed by the amount of love and support by family and friends who said some of the nicest most sincere things I had ever heard. Reading over their reference letters (available to you if desired), gave me so much courage and encouragement to become an adoptive mother.
I have a large extended family that often gathers for get-togethers. We have a big family dinner for every Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Fall Fish Fry, and sometimes 4th of July. Many holiday traditions are in my family. We gather every year to do a night of Christmas sugar cookie decorating. We make every color of frostings with different flavors, every sprinkle decoration you can find, and we turn cookies into art work... if they don't get eaten. LOL We also all donate eggs for an annual Easter Egg Hunt where all the little girls are dressed in fancy Easter dresses and the little boys dress up in dress shirts and vests. They tend to be more casual as they get older. I want these to be a part of my adopted child's life and add in new traditions too.