I have worked with thousands of children over the last 20 years - as a nanny, a tutor, a coach, a teacher and an advocate, but now it's time to take on a new role - mum.
I have always wanted to be a mum. Even when I was a child, play 'house' and caring for my dolls was a go-to source of fun. Caring for children has always been a part of my life, and adoption was always something I considered and more recently it's become clear that it is the right path for me. I recognise that there are children out there who need a home and someone to love and care for them, and believe that I can provide that for a child.
Over the past two years, I have been researching the adoption process in Scotland - in the beginning to see if I could adopt as an immigrant, and when I learned it was a possiblity, I began investigating more seriously. In August 2016, I began the process of becoming a prospective adoptive parent, and I am pleased to say that on July 5th 2017 I was approved as an adoptive parent. It was an amazing and overwhelming feeling to be one step closer to my dream of being a parent.
Now the matching process begins to find my son or daughter and I cannot wait to meet him or her!
Unfortunately, so much of my life is dictated by bureaucracy and with that comes fees and forms and waiting. As a single adopter and an immigrant, I am facing a significant financial undertaking. And while I am working as hard as I can to ensure that I can remain in Scotland and provide a safe, stable home for my child, I recognise that this journey might be unpredictable and uncertain.
Therefore, I am reaching out to my international community of friends and family, to ask if you would help me move forward with my dream of living and adopting in the Scotland. Any contribution would make a huge difference. I could not do this without your support and I am extremely grateful for your generosity.