RACE OF CHILD INTERESTED IN ADOPTING:
I have spent so much time thinking about you lately. What a journey you’re on, and what a wonderful and admirable thing you’re considering. I’m sure that this process of adoption isn’t easy, and I can only imagine how challenging it must be to go through all the complexities of pregnancy. You’re very brave, and this choice is such a gift.
I will never know or understand what it is like to give birth, but I have waited my whole life to create a beautiful life and home for a child. I am committed to building a healthy, happy, loving, and stable home and to spend my life showing a child how to grow, learn, love, and experience life to its very fullest. I will teach them how to know and trust themselves and show them how big and interesting the world is. I will help them to be thoughtful, cultured, creative, and capable. More than anything, they will feel undeniable love and security every day of their life.
They will always know where they came from, in whatever way feels most comfortable to you. But no matter how you choose to be involved (or not), your child will know from day one that their birthmother was strong, brave and made the very best decision for them by selflessly making the choice of adoption.
I am a strong, independent person with a full and happy life. A natural caretaker, I love people, understanding what makes them tick, and loving them through all life’s experiences. My friends and family are the most important thing to me, and I’ve built a beautiful community of kind, thoughtful, and interesting people who teach me, inspire me, and make me laugh. I’m highly empathetic, kind, and find nothing more satisfying than making people smile. I’m intelligent and driven and decided early on that I wanted to have an incredible life...so I have. I work as an executive in the furniture industry, where I get to work with designers and manufacturers around the world. I’ve lived in Seattle, San Diego, New York City, and a few years ago I moved to Chicago which enabled me to leave my fast-paced, corporate job filled with excessive hours and travel, and am now happily working for a local company. This allows me to focus more on my life, my friends, and my family, and has created an ideal situation to begin to focus on creating my own family.
My amazing dog, Waldo, and I live in a central, lively neighborhood in the city, a perfect blend of energy and comfort. Conveniently located with easy access to stores, restaurants, and transportation, it is also filled with tree-lined streets, parks, and playgrounds. Farmers markets, street festivals, and activities happen year-round. The neighborhood is one of the best in the city and is full of families and things to do. Its location makes visiting museums, going to events, and hanging out on my boat in Lake Michigan easy. I live in a beautiful two-bedroom, two-bath condo with an open floor plan, flooded with natural light and with multiple doors to access a huge outdoor space, a wonderful addition in the heart of a city.
My Extended Family
My family is pretty much the definition of untraditional and is spread out around the country, but it is filled with some of the most wonderful people on the planet. My mom Sue and her wife, Charlene, live in a small town in Minnesota, not far from Charlene’s two grown, adopted daughters. My dad, Denis, is in Northern California with his wife, Anne, and my older brother, Jason, is still in the Seattle area where we grew up. We lost my little brother tragically about 12 years ago, but I’m still very close with his son, who is now 15. He is a great kid and loves his visits to Aunt Katie’s.
I’m a huge believer in the “family you choose” and have been incredibly blessed to have such awesome friends who have become my family. We are tight knit and incredibly supportive, and we have a ton of fun. We make a point of gathering frequently and celebrating even the most insignificant holidays. This amazing group of friends and family is thrilled with my decision to adopt and cannot wait to be a part of the child’s life.
What Led Me To Adoption
I’ve always known I am meant to be a mother, but the timing was never right. Now it is time to build a family, and adoption feels like the only right answer. I’ve learned a lot about the power of “the family you choose” in life, and providing a baby with a healthy, loving, happy home feels like the greatest possible gift. As the African proverb says, “it takes a village” and my community eliminates any concern I may have had about pursuing single motherhood. I have been affirmed enthusiastically by all that this is the perfect choice for me and that I’ll be an amazing parent; they cannot wait to be involved.
Facts About Katie
- Occupation: Executive in furniture industry
- Religion: Other Religion
- Education: Bachelor of Art, Business
- Favorite Hobby: Cooking
- Favorite Movie: When Harry Met Sally
- Favorite Sport: Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bulls
- Favorite Music Group: Rüfüs du Sol, Deathcab for Cutie
- Favorite TV Show: Ted Lasso, Schitt’s Creek
- Favorite Book: Untamed by Glennon Doyle
- Favorite Vacation Spot: Greek Isles