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Hi! Thank you for taking time to learn more about me. Adoption has been in my prayers for a long time, and I am so excited to become a mom and welcome a baby into my family.
I find joy when spending time with my family and friends, cheering on DC sports and the Tar Heels, and traveling (especially to Disney and the beach). Bringing a baby into my life means unconditional love. It means raising them in faith.
I’m open to photos, letters, and planned visits to the extent you are comfortable. I hope to get to know you and learn more about the life you hope for your baby.
I am a fun-loving and enthusiastic person and have always wanted to be a mom. I am extremely loyal to my family and friends and spend my time cultivating those relationships.
I am a product of strong parents who instilled in me an incredible faith in God and devotion to the Virgin Mary.
I have spent my entire career working in education and currently work at a local university. I am fortunate to watch students develop and grow throughout high school and college, and I absolutely love my job.
The hope of welcoming a baby into my life brings me so much joy, and I am excited to see what the future brings.
I come from a close-knit family. My parents and sister live in North Carolina, and we visit each other frequently. We are Cuban and Southern and live a great blend of both cultures. Every holiday includes black beans AND macaroni and cheese!
I live near my aunt, uncle, and cousins and spend a lot of time with them over family dinners, game nights, and birthday celebrations.
My entire family is so supportive of adoption and thrilled to welcome a child into our circle.
My Home in Virginia
I absolutely love my neighborhood! I live in a suburb of Washington, D.C. in a house ready to welcome a child. The neighborhood is surrounded by pools and playgrounds. Around every corner are children riding bikes and playing outside. It’s safe and welcoming. It’s also surrounded by amazing schools, a church within walking distance, and museums and history close by.
I own a cozy condo that I love to decorate for holidays. I have a bedroom ready to share with the baby for the first year, along with space for toys and lots of love.
I can walk to a town center to go out to eat, go to the grocery store, and even go to the movies. My best friends live in my neighborhood, and we spend a lot of time together!
My Catholic faith guides my every decision. I attend Mass weekly and am involved in my parish. I am thrilled at the idea of praying with a child and teaching them about my faith.
I also believe in the immense power of education. I have spent my entire career in education and will share my values with my child from the time they are a baby through adulthood.
Together we will play outside, go on walks, spend time with family, and play games. I will treasure every moment whether it’s a celebration or a simple daily activity.
Hobbies and Interests
I like to stay active, whether it’s a long walk or playing tennis or pickleball with friends.
I enjoy a good meal and great conversation with my loved ones.
I like pop culture, music, movies, and keeping up with new trends.
I am a life-long learner who is always doing research, asking questions, and taking in the world around me.
I will raise a child with an abundance of devotion and love. While I anticipate the many big moments like birthdays and vacations, I will rejoice in the daily life of raising a child. I promise to find joy in getting up in the middle of the night, in helping with homework, and in correcting.
I will teach my child about adoption, their journey to me, and, most importantly, about their birth mother. I yearn to learn more about you and share that with a child as they grow up.
I am full of hope for me as a mom and for your child, as together we navigate life.
More About Elena
Education: BA in Journalism and M.Ed. in Counseling
Profession: Director of Outreach and Partnerships at a University
Racial Background: Cuban American
Food: Cuban food - picadillo, arroz con pollo, flan!
Flavor of Ice Cream: Always chocolate!
Sports: Pickleball and college basketball
Movie: Any rom-com or Christmas movie
Game: Spades or Catch Phrase
Coffee: Iced latte
More About My Family
My sister and I visit Disney World every year, and I travel to Hilton Head Island, SC each summer.
All generations of my family spend New Years Eve together ringing in the new year.
I celebrate EVERYTHING! Birthdays, good days, bad days, small wins, big projects, you name it!
I have Sunday dinner with my Cuban extended family at least once a month.
What Kind of Mom I Will Be
I am a consistent person, so I imagine myself being a steady mom with calm reactions.
I will instill in my child that they are made in God's image and perfect just the way they are! I will provide them with unconditional love and confidence so they can conquer the world. I received this from my mom, which I believe has inspired me to adopt.
My Friends Would Say I Am
Loyal, fun, sincere, and optimistic!
Things I Love About Where I Live
1. I can walk to a town center with shopping, a grocery store, and even the movies!
2. My best friend and her twin toddlers live a couple blocks away and we visit frequently!
3. My cousin lives a few miles away, and we have impromptu visits all the time.
4. My neighborhood goes all out for holidays - Halloween and Christmas are the best!
I will love your child and raise them in a household full of God and love. I am a person of great faith and believe strongly that adoption is God’s plan for me. You will forever hold a special place in my heart, and I welcome contact with you should you want to stay in touch. I would be honored to speak with you more about an adoption plan. I am so grateful to be considered as an adoptive mother for your baby.