My name is Danielle. I am 39 years young, and I would love to create a family through adoption.
I have always known there is more than one way to create a family. Making an adoption plan is so very important. It must be difficult choosing a parent to raise your child. I can appreciate how important a decision it is. I can assure you I will try from day one to be the best parent a child could have. I am a firm believer in quality over quantity. I want to ensure that the person whom I am raising is strong, confident, and independent and actively tries to make the world they live in a better place through their everyday actions.
As you consider hopeful applicants, I respectfully submit this information about myself for your consideration. People say I am very approachable, down to earth and easy to talk too.
There are a few interesting things about me that I want to share with you that I feel will enrich me as a mother.
Adoption has been a part of my life for a long time. My sister was adopted at birth and we were blended as a family in 2007 when she unsealed her birth records. She, in turn, adopted a young boy whom we named Tommy from Ethiopia when he was 8 months old. In addition to Tommy, I also have 13-year old twin niece and nephew Joe and Marina. Andrea now lives in New Jersey and we see each other about once a year.
I also adopted my dog, Seren, a 12 year old Yorkshire terrier nine years ago. I chose to “adopt, not shop” because it was important to me to give opportunities to a being that may have suffered deprevation. I would like to provide opportunities for a child as well.
As I mentioned earlier, my sister was blended into our family through adoption. I also have a younger brother.
I was born in Quebec and grew up in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. I moved to Ontario when I was 15 when my Dad got a promotion. I am also privileged to have – wait for it – 32 Aunts and Uncles 50 cousins! Yes, it is true! Both my parents grew up in families of 8 children and each of those children created families of their own between 2 and 5 children. I was lucky enough to grow up being friends with a lot of my cousins and spending a lot of time with my Mom’s parents in their very small village about 1.5 hours from Newfoundland’s capital, St. John’s. Though we are scattered far and wide now, we always make it a point to stay in touch with family WhatsApp groups and private Facebook pages. We love any excuse to reunite with each other and those reunions involve a lot of food, and a lot of laughs. I would be honoured to teach my future child to be proud of their heritage as an east-coaster!
I am still very close with my parents and when they are not away for the winter, I see them at least once a week. When they are not in Canada I speak to them on the phone every day. My parents are looking forward to being very active and involved grandparents! They will be a significant part of my future child’s life. My sister is also so proud and excited to become an Aunt. My brother lives about 20 minutes away from me Toronto. His work schedule keeps him busy, but we see each other as often as we can.
I look forward to meeting with you and discussing how you would like to be involved. We can work together on a mutual understanding of what this means the child. I would be prepared to include visits in this arrangement, as I think this is only beneficial to a child to have a positive relationship with their birth family.