|My Education||Master's Degree in Nursing|
|My Professions||Registered Nurse|
|My Racial Background||Caucasian|
|Some of Emily's Favorites
|Vacation Spot||Disneyland, I try to go at least once a year. I look forward to seeing it through the eyes of my child. It really is the happiest place on earth.|
|Family Tradition||Decorating the family Christmas Tree|
|Outdoor Activity||Camping with family and friends. I love taking early morning hikes and then eating s'mores around the campfire after an outdoor dinner.|
|Children's Book||Goodnight Moon. I already have a copy in my child's room. I look forward to reading to my child every night before bed.|
|Childhood Memory||Growing up our family always played board games. Every Christmas we would get one new family present and it would be a game we could play as a family. I look forward to continuing that tradition with my family. Family time is so important to me and want my child to know the value in family time as well.|
|More About My Family
|My Special Interests|
Some of my hobbies include painting, baking, cooking, reading, and spending time with my friends, family and my dog Roxy. I also enjoy being active outdoors. During the summers, I love being at the lake or at the pool. I plan on teaching my child about water safety since that is very important to me. I want to make sure my child has that life skill. I am a baseball fan and I enjoy going to sporting events and cheering on my team. I am excited for the day when I will be able to go spend the day watching my child at their own sporting events.
I grew up Catholic and plan to instill in my child the same family values and Christian morals that I hold dear. I attend church regularly at a local Christian Fellowship as well as Catholic Mass with my parents on the holidays. I will continue to go to church regularly with my child. I will teach my child to walk in the path of Jesus, and my child will know the importance of faith.
One of my most treasured family traditions is decorating the family Christmas Tree. We are one of those families that decorates the entire house the weekend after Thanksgiving. We pour cups of hot apple cider, play Christmas carols on the radio, and decorate the entire day. I still go and help my mom decorate her house for Christmas and she helps me with mine. It usually takes longer than it should, since we spend half the time reminiscing as we see ornaments that bring up old memories. Another favorite part of decorating is when my mom sets up her mantle with her Nativity scene. She puts blue paper on the wall above the fireplace and a giant silver star to symbolize the star for the three kings to follow. As we are working on the inside of the house spreading cheer to every room, my dad is outside setting up the lights. I love it once everything is decorated, we sit back and enjoy all the wonderful colors in the house for the rest of the season.
I live in a cute three bedroom, two bath house with a wonderful backyard in sunny California. My house is located in a quiet neighborhood on a court with minimal car traffic. The backyard has a large grass area for lots of running around and a sparkling swimming pool. The living room has a cozy fire perfect for chilly nights to snuggle my child on the couch and watch movies.
One of my favorite holidays is Halloween. Although I don't enjoy getting scared or going to haunted houses, I love going to pumpkin patches, riding on hayrides, and eating pumpkin pie. I also love decorating my house, carving pumpkins, and passing out candy to all the neighborhood kids. I enjoy seeing the creativity in the costumes of the kids that come to the door. As a child, my grandmother and mom made all the Halloween costumes for my sister and me. I still make my own costumes; I look forward to the day my child comes to me with their wish for a Halloween costume and I get to be creative in making that costume.
|My greatest adventure|
My trip to London, England was amazing. Being there for the 2012 Summer Olympics was an incredible experience. People from all over the world, sitting together in one stadium, cheering on athletes of other countries to win or just finish, gave me a warm-hearted feeling I will never forget.
|My favorite vacation spot|
One of my favorite vacation spots is to Disneyland. I try to go at least once a year. I find it refreshing that people of any age can go and just be a kid. I think it is important to know that it is okay to have fun and enjoy the moments. I look forward to being able to bring my child to Disneyland and seeing the joy through their eyes.
|I Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 2 years
Happily welcome either a boy or a girl!!!
Yes! 2 children with the oldest up to 5 years old and the youngest being newborn.
|Ethnicity of Child||Open to a child of any race.|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
I am willing to send letters, pictures and I am open to annual visits.
I am passionate about life and I have many hobbies and interests that I look forward to sharing with my child. Raised in a very warm and loving home myself, I will provide a loving family and a safe and secure home for my child. I look forward to enjoying life to the fullest with them on vacations and many adventures. I will give my child every opportunity to find their mission in life, encourage them as they grow and help them reach for the stars and beyond!