RACE OF CHILD INTERESTED IN ADOPTING:
Hispanic, Caucasian/African American, African American, African American/Hispanic
I do not take lightly the decision you have to make. I know this is not an easy one and want to set your heart at ease. If you choose me, I promise you I will be actively involved and emotionally present in the care and raising of your baby. I will work to instill values, self-worth, and faith in your child. I have a wonderful village and family that will cheer your baby on from day one. I will work hard to provide a loving, caring, and enriching environment for your baby to thrive in.
I want to share my life and experiences with your baby so they can grow into a dynamic giant. Your baby will know adoption is a form of love and that your decision was because of your strength and care for them. My promise to you is to be open about their story. My heart is to show them that family comes in many forms and that they are wanted, loved, and in the hearts of both of us.
Your baby could have a big brother who is waiting to read to, play with, and love on them like never before. Your baby will have a good education and be involved in community activities that will give them an opportunity to enjoy their strengths and develop in a well-rounded way. My home will be a place of acceptance and empowerment for your baby.
I would describe myself as fun, loving, and charismatic. I don’t know a stranger because most people and I engage in good talks and laughs. I enjoy traveling, cooking out in the summer, and hanging out with my friends. My most enjoyable time of the year is Christmas, and I usually have either music or lights on all year long. I work in family therapy and enjoy my job completely. It is flexible and allows me to make my own schedule. I took up knitting and made scarves for the homeless for the last two years. The weekend consists of movies and spending time with my son. I volunteer at my church doing events and helping with everything and anything that might need to be done. I enjoy it completely, and it gets me active and volunteering in my community.
My home is a three-bedroom ranch that is located in a family-oriented neighborhood. I have a large gated yard we play and barbecue in regularly in the summer and fall. Playing in the yard with my dog and son is always an adventure. During the spring and winter, our downtown area lights up and has festivals and holiday events we enjoy attending. I am looking forward to adding another child to our activities and community.
My Extended Family
My family is growing with babies being born and kids moving off to college. We love getting together for traveling and celebrating each other’s accomplishments. I have four siblings, two in-laws, six nieces and nephews, and one great-niece. Our family holds holidays like Mother’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas in high regard. All children are celebrated by every member of the family. We all are looking forward to adding your child to our family and being able to celebrate and honor their accomplishments.
My family is so ready to open their hearts to another member and to be able to teach, love on, and play with your child. We enjoy our children and look forward to what God has placed in their hearts and paths. I have a tradition of traveling to Disney and the desire to take my son to all 50 states before he graduates. I am looking forward to sharing this same tradition with your child and taking those family trips. As a family, we travel all over, and with adding your child to our family, they will see this country and the world.
What Led Me To Adoption
When I was growing up, two of our family friends were involved in foster care and adoption. It showed me the deepest demonstration of love and care by all parties involved: the birthparents and the adoptive parents. I learned early on that I might not be able to have children but always wanted a family, and adoption allows for this to happen. I adopted my son, and I couldn’t be more full as a mom with him in my life. I can’t wait to be able to grow my family again through the love adoption allows.
Facts About Carmen
- Occupation: Family Therapist
- Religion: Christian
- Education: Master of Human Service in Marriage, Family, and Couples Therapy
- Favorite Food: Pizza, pasta, waffles and chicken, ice cream
- Favorite Hobby: Knitting, make-up
- Favorite Book: Be the Parent, A Woman of Influence, A Woman After God’s Own Heart
- Favorite Subject in School: English, family origin theory
- Favorite Vacation Spot: Going see the Great Wall in China