I joined the Little Miracles International family as a Program Coordinator in July, 2013. It is a joy and blessing to be part of such a wonderful organization and to be able to assist families as they journey down the path of adoption. As your Program Coordinator, I will be here to help you select a country that best fits your needs, complete paperwork, encourage you through the difficult days, deal with your fears, cheer with you when you receive your referral and see your child’s face for the first time, rejoice when you bring your precious child/children home, and every step in between.
I grew up in Dallas and now reside in Borger, a small town in the panhandle of Texas. I married my high school sweetheart, Steve, and together we raised two beautiful daughters and one wonderful son. Each has an equally wonderful spouse and we are blessed to have three adorable grandchildren, Marcus, Weston and Olivia. I love spending time with my family. Besides family, my passions include working for breast cancer awareness and working for the good of children.
Before joining LMI, I spent ten years as a high school English teacher. Besides the required academics, I tried to teach every child that entered my classroom that they were unique and special. My goal was to teach them self-respect and give them confidence to make a difference in the world. Every child deserves a loving family. Working in the best interest of children is one of my callings. God placed me with Little Miracles to do just
that through assisting families in the adoption process.
I am familiar with the ups and downs the adoption process brings as I watched my oldest daughter, Heather, and her husband ride the emotional roller coaster of adoption. I held her hand, encouraged her through the long wait, cried with her through the uncertainties, and rejoiced with her when they received their referral. We became Nonny and Poppy in January 2012, when they traveled to Hungary to adopt our first grandchild, Marcus.
Marcus, our little miracle, was an adorable, energetic two-year-old when he joined our family. I fell in love with this little boy the second I saw a photo of his little toes in the referral file. Steve and I were blessed to spend two weeks in Hungary with them during their six-week stay. Though not always easy, the end of the ride brings immense joy as a family finds their child and a child finds his/her mom and dad. Adoption is a miracle! Families are made and stitched together by love, not blood. Our extended family has been created through adoption, both domestic and international, and each addition is indeed a blessing.
If you would like more information on adoption, please contact me. I’m ready to assist you every step of the way in finding your own little miracle.