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Katrina
RACE OF CHILD INTERESTED IN ADOPTING:
African American, African American/Any Mixed Race, Caucasian/African American, African American/Hispanic and African American/Latino
GENDER OF CHILD INTERESTED IN ADOPTING:
No Preference
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Dear Birthmother,

First of all, before I try to "sell" you on me, let me tell you that you are amazing. Yes, you are amazing. It takes an amazing person to be selfless, caring, loving and kind the way you are being to that precious little one you are carrying. To consider adoption so your child can have the life you want for them is the most giving act of kindness you can offer.

You are probably wondering why I'm seeking a baby through adoption. I would too. I am a former teacher and caregiver who put my life on pause to be of service to others and haven't had the opportunity to meet that special person to create a family with. When my dad passed away, I decided that I no longer wanted to put motherhood on hold and I had my son. I've always known that I wanted at least three children and I decided to add to my family through adoption. Now that my son is a toddler, I am ready to take that big step.

As you take time to look through my profile, I hope you see through my friends, family and pictures that I am able, willing and ready to provide a loving home to a precious little boy. I'm already planning for the arrival of a new son to our family. Thank you for taking the time to consider me and I hope you find that forever home for that sweet one.

About Me

I am first and foremost a stay-at-home mommy. I am able to do that because I am a landlord with a property manager to handle the day-to-day issues. With that time cleared up, I am able to pour into my son and cultivate and nurture his gifts and talents. Before I became a landlord, I was a teacher and caregiver for my grandparents. When my grandparents passed on, I inherited the family business and their tenants. Many of those tenants have been renting from my family for over fifteen years and have become dear friends. Some of them are so close they are more like family and my son absolutely adores them.

My three year old son, Josiah and I live in a great neighborhood in Northern California. I am close to my family and we love celebrating special occasions. We are a huge Disney family and visit there frequently.

My Home

I live in a great neighborhood in Northern California. My home is the family home on a corner lot that my grandparents purchased in the 1950’s. It is a spacious, multi-level home with plenty of space for little ones to explore, play and run their energy out. They can do that both inside the main house or the playroom that is attached. There is also a nice fenced in front yard for them to run in without fear of balls rolling off into the street. That same yard is transformed into a Winter Wonderland at Christmas time for my son and the neighbors.

The neighbors are diverse and some have been here for decades like my family. My immediate neighbors were extremely close to my grandparents and have become close to my son and me. We even exchange birthday and Christmas gifts. They absolutely adore my little guy.

The surrounding areas are full of parks, schools, libraries and cultural events for children to immerse themselves in fantasy through reading, play and other world cultures. This is possible because I live in one of the most diverse cities in America. There are always cultural events, such as street festivals, that allow little ones to become global citizens without leaving their corner of the world.

My Extended Family

I am the middle child between two brothers. My older brother passed away just about two years ago from a lifelong illness. My younger brother is ten years younger than me, so I doubled as his second mom. We were very close growing up and he works with me now. My older brother never had the opportunity to marry or have children, but my younger brother is married with a daughter of his own. My niece is the second grandchild in the family and would be in the middle and only girl; just like her Auntie! My mom and stepdad have been married for seventeen years. My family lives about an hour drive from my son and me. We see them a few times a week, take many vacations, celebrate holidays and have monthly get togethers.

My Family Traditions

This family is BIG on birthdays, all major holidays and special occasions for loved ones! We have a lot of get togethers at my parent's home. They live about an hour away, so we are able to get there a lot. Our time spent together is filled with family, laughter, food, friends and good music. In between bigger gatherings for holidays and special occasions, we try to spend at least two weekends a month together for family time. We are a huge Disney family and go there to celebrate birthdays. We have even had a wedding there! The playroom in my home is Disney Jr. themed. What can I say, we love Disney!

What Led Me To Adoption

I chose adoption because I want to add to my family and haven’t had the opportunity to meet that special someone to build a family with. When my Dad passed away a few years ago, I decided to have my son. Now that he’s older, I think he’s ready for a sibling.

Facts About Katrina

Occupation:
Stay-At-Home Mom & Landlord
Religion:
Non-Denominational Christian
Education:
BS Criminal Justice
Favorite Food:
Anything Italian
Favorite Hobby:
Dancing
Favorite Movie:
Poetic Justice + The Hate You Give
Favorite Sport:
Basketball
Favorite Holiday:
Christmas
Favorite Music Group:
Janet Jackson
Favorite TV Show:
Old School Good Times
Favorite Book:
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Favorite Subject in School:
English
Favorite Vacation Spot:
US & British Virgin Islands
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I adopted our son as a newborn after going through 12 years of infertility. Now, 23 years later, I am director at Everlasting Adoptions. Shortly after adopting our son, I started to feel a calling towards adoption. My career as a Human Resource Manager in Corporate America came to an end, and I entered what I now know is my purpose and passion in life — building families through the miracle of adoption.

Working with birthmothers and adoptive parents throughout the US for over 20 years has allowed me to utilize the skills I have been blessed with to serve others. I come to work every day not as a staff member coming to a job from 9 to 5, but as a person who is extremely dedicated and devoted to helping people like you every single day. I feel very blessed to have found my purpose, and I look forward to helping you with your adoption needs!

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