I was born in Florida and our family moved to New Jersey when I was about 4. We lived in a sweet little town about 45 minutes outside New York City which provided me with an extremely diverse upbringing and exposure to different family types, races, religions and ethnic backgrounds. Even our home life was diverse with a German, Protestant mother and American Jewish father.
I have an amazing brother and three beautiful half-sisters, all who are big champions of this adoption process. Two sisters live here in L.A., one lives in Hawaii and my brother and his wife live in NYC. One teenage niece is anxiously waiting for a baby to join the family and another niece is arriving in October 2017. My father passed away in December 2014 and I miss him a lot but know he is watching over us. My mom and stepdad Dale are also excited at the prospect of being grandparents.