Dear Expectant Mother,
Hello! I’m Christine. I live in San Francisco, California. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me and my family!
I’m a happily single woman with a tight group of the best family and friends who are equally thrilled at the prospect of welcoming your child into our family. I’ve always wanted to be a mom and am full of love. I have endless ideas of how to create a magical and warm world for my child, with endless opportunities, joy, adventures, fun and family. I’d be forever grateful to partner with you in giving your child the best life!
A Closer Look at My Life
Family and friends are the most important things in my life. They enhance everything from daily living to the best adventures. Love for my family and friends is my driving motivation behind all that I do—and I try to bring joy and happiness to those around me. I love photography and travel. Any chance to combine family, travel and photography is one of my happy places. I value education and giving back. I remain involved in my college alumni association and nonprofits. I love chairing fundraisers and staying involved!
A Few Favs
- Vacation Spot: Italy
- Food: French Fries
- Random Love: Hotel lobbies—they are beautiful & feel like vacation—even when I’m not on one!
- Books: Any historical fiction
- Season/Holiday: Fall, with the build up to Christmas
- Fun Fact: I danced in the San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker for 3 seasons as a kid. Recently, I took my ballet loving niece to watch her first live performance. I hope to share these experiences with my child from ballet, to Broadway, and more.
Do What You Love
Professions are a family affair! My sister loved medicine and followed my dad into general surgery where they practice together in SF. My brother followed many family members into teaching. And I shared my grandfather’s passion for law and became an attorney. After over a decade in private practice, I found a renewed love of law as an attorney for Lyft. I love working for a company that cares about its community. And I love the people I work with.
A Note From My Siblings
“Christine is the most generous, loving, dependable, nurturing and loyal person we know and has built a beautifully supportive and loving network that we are lucky to be part of. She is kind, passionate, intelligent, hard working, and loves to be on the go looking for fun experiences. She is the rockstar of planning and never fails to put together memorable and epic vacations. She has endless patience with our kids and we know she will make a superb mom when she gets to bring a baby to her incredibly loving home. Christine puts her whole self into everything she does—any child lucky enough to have her in his/her life is better because of it.”
The Place I Call Home
I just purchased a 3 bedroom home in my favorite part of San Francisco. It has a backyard off of a bonus room that I will use as an office so I can work from home and maximize time with my child. It sits right off of a street closed to cars. I love taking walks after work with the rest of the neighborhood and running into friends who live close by with their kids. With parks and neighborhood restaurants steps away, and walking distance to museums and more, it’s a perfect neighborhood to raise a child.
My Thoughts on Parenting
I want my child to have the best possible life, built on unconditional love and respect. I’m a huge proponent of providing my child with the best possible education, in a warm environment that educates the whole child and fosters a love of learning. I am excited to build a supportive environment that values kindness, builds a sense of confidence that he or she can do or be anything, and nurtures a curiosity to explore the world; but also want them to see the world as small and connected, and help them develop a social awareness that compels to action. While I’m excited to provide my child with every opportunity, holiday tradition, spontaneous adventure, everyday fun, travel experience and more, I’m more excited to learn who my child will be—from his/her unique interests and talents to hopes and goals—and to help my child explore and facilitate those dreams.
I believe in the magic of childhood and love creating memorable moments for my nieces, nephews and friends’ kids. I can’t wait to do so with my future child. I’m well stocked with bounce houses and cotton candy machines. From planning trips to Disneyland to hosting holiday movie nights, I have endless ideas to create a magical home full of warm memories, spark their imaginations, and remind them that they are the center of the universe.
We celebrate everything! From major holidays to the lesser known fun ones, any excuse for decorations and fun meals together! I set up a cotton candy station for a Sunday football kickoff get together!
Introducing My Family & Friends
I am very close to my family and friends. My parents, and my sister and her family live within walking distance. My brother and his family just moved from DC to Denver (we’re getting them closer to California; in the meantime we will embrace the Colorado mountains for idyllic Thanksgivings and summer adventures). The cousin crew is eagerly awaiting another member! I am also beyond lucky to have the best group of friends, many from elementary and high school. They all have kids and make my already large extended family feel like a little village. This group is the best part of my life and we have more room!
We are a big sports family! With many family members and I all attending USC, we became a SC Trojan family and love college football season. We love a sporting event and reason to gather!
I hope my child sees the world as small—as one where we are all connected in different, unique, and wonderful ways—and adoption as a platform to connect and enhance numerous lives. I couldn’t have more respect for you and the decision you are contemplating. I hope that this has helped you in that process and I’m so grateful to you for taking the time to get to know me. I would love to get to know you. I hope you’re left knowing I would unconditionally love your child and give that child the world.
You can reach my warm and helpful adoption attorneys, Karin Stoeckenius and Holly Wotherspoon at 1-800-U-Adopt (1-800-823-6788) or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact me directly at 415-309-7851 or email@example.com.