I’m Michele. Thank you for taking the time to read my letter. I can’t imagine what you’re going through. I’m in awe of the courage you have to make this decision. People throw words around so much that they sometimes lose meaning, but you truly are brave and courageous, no matter what you decide to do. I am very interested in getting to know you and hearing about your wishes for your child. I want your child to have the opportunity to explore her dreams in a loving environment filled with laughter. I’m excited to maintain contact with you if that is what you want.
I have always known that I want to adopt a baby almost the same way many women know they want to carry their own child. Adopting a child is my first choice in creating a family. I’m 39 years old and I work as an occupational therapist with kids and adults. Basically, I help people recover from injuries and illnesses so they can do everything they want to. I set my own days and hours and never have to work weekends. My schedule is flexible so I can be available whenever necessary. My mother lives ten minutes away and will be the primary caretaker at my house while I’m at work.
I live by myself on Long Island in a 2 story house with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a beautiful fenced in yard. My friends and family live nearby and I see them often. My aunt even lives 2 doors down from my mom in the same condo building! I grew up in an apartment and always dreamed of having a yard. I tell people that I bought a yard and it came with a house!
In my time off from work I enjoy having friends and family over for a BBQ, going to amusement parks, the beach or pool, going to museums and taking road trips. I like to cook and could definitely use a little helper! I also enjoy the theater and exploring NYC, where one of my brothers lives. It’s only half hour away by car or train. I look forward to my visits with my other brother and his family in Florida, where they moved 3 years ago from NY. My niece is 10 and my nephew is 5. There’s nothing I enjoy more than spending time with them! Jasmine, my niece, nicknamed me “Shell Shell” when she was 3. It stuck and now my whole family calls me that!
I really look forward to hearing from you so we can get to know each other. I hope to make this process a little easier for you.