Thank you for taking the time to see what my family & I are all about! Being an adoptive mother, I am able to appreciate firsthand what an incredibly SELFLESS act it is when a woman chooses to give life to a child. I also understand that it is a very difficult decision. Many people adopt as an alternative option. For me that was not the case. Adoption to me was the only option that made sense.Adopting my son was truly a dream come true! I am a single mom, however, raising my son has been a collaborative effort among my amazing friends & family. Having my son in my life has made me more content than I have ever felt, and I attribute that to being an adoptive mother. As a family we are so excited to again share this love & opportunity with another child. I am in a great place in my life & I am confident to be the best mom I could be, providing lots of love, stability, much laughter & fun, along with great opportunities to this little person. Not to mention the best big brother everrrrr!
Profession: Guidance counselor
Education: Masters Degree
Interests: Beach, lacrosse, yoga, foodie, family, reading
State: New York
City: West Islip
Other Children: A 10 year old adopted boy from Korea
Pets: Oliver! Sweetest pup ever! Also adopted:)
Age: Up to 2 years
Special Needs: Open To Discussion
Type of Adoption: No Preference
I grew up in a family of five and was the youngest of four boys. I came from a very loving Italian family that was and still is super close. I am a school counselor for the last 19 years and I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to work with kids from all different backgrounds.Overall I feel very fulfilled in my life! I have a beautiful son, both inside& out. He has enhanced my world as well as my family’s, in ways that I did not believe were possible. I have a very close family & group of friends since elementary school! We do everything together. I love to live life to the full us and I have given my son every opportunity in life to also spread his wings. I hope to do the same for another child, with a built-in big brother❤️!
Our Home & Community
I live on the property I grew up on & never left! I re-built my home from scratch & made an apt for mom. I couldn’t be any luckier with the relationship we formed through his school & sports related activities. I am fortunate to have a very close family that is very involved. I have the same amazing friends since I was in grammar school that we consider the “family we chose”.Now my son’s friends parents are my new besties & we do everything together, which makes it fun for all. I live 5 min from my job so I am able to volunteer often for events at my son’s school. Life is good:)!Overall I feel very accomplished & fulfilled in my life! I have a beautiful son, both inside& out. He has enhanced my world as well as my family’s, in ways that I did not believe were possible. I have a very close family & group of friends since elementary school! We do everything together. My house is usually where people migrate to and it’s always filled with lots of kids, & parties! am a counselor at a high school for the last 18 years. Love my job!Home by 2:45, get my son off the bus at 3:45 & then my day really begins.Weekends are always fun consisting of playdates, & spending time with family & friends.Sun is always a fam funday where the theme revolves around food! We usually spend vacations at the beach in summer & on the slopes in the winter. We live everyday to the fullest! At this point in my life I am so excited to again share this love & opportunity with another baby
Our Thoughts about Parenting & Adoption
Some things in life are just meant to be. That is the way I felt when I adopted my son. I always knew I wanted to adopt even from a very young age. A family friend was adopting & it touched me so deeply that I knew it was something I was supposed to do. I then became a counselor for children from all different backgrounds.Often people adopt as an alternative option. For me that was not the case. Adoption to me was the only option that made sense, and it truly was the best move I have ever made in my life❤️!!!
Some people look at adoption as an alternative. For me that was not the case, it was the only and best option! I hope you will give my profile thought and I am here if you have any questions for me.