Since childhood I wished to be a mother. I played "house" and took care of my baby dolls and when I got older I dedicated my higher education and career to our youngest children, studying and working in the Early Childhood Field.
But in the Fall of 2013 as I approached a milestone birthday, I realized my BIGGEST wish of all had yet to be fulfilled. Motherhood.
I started with several rounds of fertility treatments which were expensive and emotionally draining, especially with each failed attempt. But there was NO WAY I was giving up on my dream. Adoption was something I thought about often during the treatments and in the summer of 2015 I started on this adoption journey and haven't looked back once.
dreamt about their wedding.
I dreamt about becoming a mother.
Selfie at the ballpark
Too cool for school
Showing off their adoption swag
First Christmas with my goddaughter
My niece and I (2008)
Naptime with Auntie Alex
Back in my days of teaching