Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know me! I have been dreaming of becoming a mother for some time, and I am so excited for the day when the gift of adoption will make my dream come true. I look forward to providing a home that is filled with love, gratitude, and pride in how our family came to be through adoption.

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Tara
job description
Early Education Center Director
education
Bachelor'sDegree in Child Development
favorites
Animal
Giraffe
Dream Job
Party Planner
Family Activity
Movie Night at the Park!
Hobby
Photography
Tradition
Sunday Evening Family Dinners
children
None
relationship
Single

Why I Chose Adoption
With My Nieces & Nephew

My heart is full as I reflect on the opportunity to adopt a child. Since I was a little girl I’ve always wanted a family of my own. My childhood was filled with hours of playing house and bossing my older brother and sister to play along. I can remember growing up and always having a child around. My mom cared for children in our home. I was quickly labeled a “little mommy” by the parents who used my mom as a daytime care provider. As I grew from a child to an adolescent and then a young adult I continuously engaged in volunteer work, school assignments, community events, and employment that involved children and families. My passion for children has been a part of my entire life. I knew as an adult I wanted to start a family. I haven’t found my soul mate at this point in my life but I know the time is perfect to begin the journey to pursue my dream of starting a family of my own. As a parent I’m looking forward to providing a stable home, a secure relationship where the child can be him/her self and explore the world.

Adoption in My Life

I’ve known about adoption as long as I can remember. There are many people who are part of my family who have been adopted. The closest connection I have to adoption is my mom. She was adopted as a young child. I have the highest level of respect and admiration for my mom. She has always been a good example to our family. My mom has been very open about her adoption. The best example I have seen is the love that my mom’s adoptive parents have for her but also the love her birth parents have for her. Both “sets” of my mom’s parents play a very active grandparent role in my life. When I was eight years old my mom’s birth mother, my grandma, moved in with our family. She lived with us for about 10 years before she passed away. I have such respect for my grandma and her decision to do what was right for her children. I have the same level of respect for my mom for being proud of all her parents and showing me and my siblings that birth parents and adoptive parents are all special. I hope to have a similar level of openness so that this child can feel the same about their adoption. In addition to my mom being adopted, my godmother, two cousins, and my goddaughter are all adopted as well!

Addressing Cultural Diversity
Fun with Friends

Valuing people for who they are and not what they look like has been a platform I have stood on since I can remember. Throughout my school career from elementary school and into college, I surrounded myself with people of many different belief systems, races, and cultures. My extended family represents this as well. I have cousins of mixed races and my nephew whom I live with is of mixed race. I hope to offer this child the opportunity to interact with people who are similar and different to him/her. I hope to do this throughout the child’s education, and as a part of the child’s recreational activities. As cheesy as it may sound; it’s my strong belief that valuing people for who they are rather than what they look like is what makes the world a better place. I look forward to exposing the child to parts of his/her heritage as the child grows and becomes their own person. I live in a community where plenty of social and education opportunities are available to do this. I want the child to have a good understanding of “where they came from” so that as the child grows he/she has the confidence to become the person they want to be.

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