Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me! I admire and respect your choice to explore adoption for your baby. It’s incredibly loving and brave, but I can only imagine how difficult it is, too. I will do my best to be kind, considerate, and supportive of you throughout this process.
I live a very healthy, happy, grateful life and I can’t wait to share it with a child. Family has always been the most important thing in my life and I’ve always known I wanted to be a mother. Your child will be raised in a safe and loving home, surrounded by many positive role models, and will have all the best opportunities for a happy, successful life. My family and I are so excited to welcome a new child into our lives!
I was born and raised in New Jersey, in a small town just thirty minutes from where I live now in New York. I still have strong ties to New Jersey, as I spend a lot of my time visiting my father in the childhood home I grew up in. Some of my best friends still live in the area, as well as my sister and extended family members. I’m so lucky to still have my “home away from home”, as I get to experience a mix of city and suburban life this way.
I live and work in New York City and am fortunate to have a job I love. I studied Psychology and Social Work in college and graduate school, and my goal was to eventually start my own psychotherapy practice so I could have the flexible work schedule to start a family. I’m happy to say I now have my own practice, and have achieved the financial stability and flexibility I was looking for to be a hands-on mom. Adoption is the perfect next step in my journey!
I live in a tree-lined Manhattan neighborhood that is incredibly family friendly, where there is a lot of diversity and many multicultural and adoptive families. I own an apartment in a building that has a very friendly and tight-knit community, with wonderful neighbors that I’ve built friendships with over the last twelve years. New York City has so many activities to offer: parks, playgrounds, outdoor and indoor sports fields, a carousel, and even a water park are just steps from my front door. It’s also tremendously culturally rich: art galleries, museums, and great schools are all within a few blocks. I never get tired of exploring and can’t wait to enjoy all the city has to offer a little one!
The most important thing in my life is my relationships with the people I care about– and first on that list is my family. My parents were both born and raised in Italy and immigrated to the U.S. after they were married. My mother passed away in early 2016, a few months after they celebrated 53 years of marriage. Their relationship was truly a “till death do us part” kind of relationship, because nothing else could’ve separated them. They instilled so many important values in us, but in particular a very traditional Italian culture of hard work, education, and love of family.
I have one sibling, my sister, Roseann, and she is one of the most important people in my life. She is married to a wonderful man, Matthew, who I love dearly and is the brother I never had. Roseann and Matt are amazing parents to my niece and nephew, Deanna and Andrew— my two loves! I have been a huge part of their life since birth and have learned so much about the care and hard work that children require, as well as the complete joy they bring. Deanna and Andrew have enriched my life in ways I could not have imagined. They cannot wait to have a new little cousin!
I have many wonderful extended family members and friends, too. We love and support one another through all of the ups and downs in life. They are all so excited to be a part of this adoption process with me. We can’t wait to welcome a child into our lives!
In my free time, I love going to museums, reading books, being outdoors, taking long walks, traveling, and exploring new places. During summertime we are so fortunate to be able to spend time at my sister’s beach house every year. We spend a lot of time enjoying the ocean, taking bike rides together, and having dinners and playing games outside at night. It’s a very special time of year!
I love to bake and cook meals to share with family and friends. Growing up in an Italian home, we did our best bonding while sitting around the table sharing delicious food together. Family and friends often joined us, and I still love entertaining like this today.
We have many special family traditions. We always celebrate birthdays together by enjoying a special meal together, having lots of gifts, decorations, and cake. Our holiday traditions are most special to us. At Christmas time we bake lots of cookies and package them in beautiful tins to give to friends and family. We make a traditional Christmas Eve dinner- the Feast of the Seven Fishes- and later that night put out treats for Santa. We gather in the living room on Christmas morning and to take turns opening gifts, while eating homemade zeppoles (Italian doughnuts) and cookies, and later on we have a big Christmas dinner.
On Easter we have special baskets for the kids and have our annual Easter egg hunt– a tradition my mother started many years ago. My niece and nephew love to find eggs and count up all the coins inside. We have traditions for every holiday but Christmas and Easter are two of our favorites!
As you can see, there is a “small village” just waiting for a new child to nurture and love. I’m so excited to bring a child into my life and to being the best possible parent I can be. Thank you so much for taking the time to read about me, and I would be honored to talk with you and hear about your life and the things you want for your baby.
Please feel free to contact me toll free (855) 790-9311 or text/call my cell phone (917) 727-8813. You can also learn more about me by visiting my website www.dianeadopts.com or by following me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/DianeAdopts/
I hope to hear from you but either way I wish you well!