Hi! I'm Cherrita. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I cannot imagine how tough this decision must be for you, but I admire your strength, courage and willingness to consider adoption as a potential option for your child. I pray that you will reach the best decision for the both of you and I will continue to keep you in my prayers as you navigate this process.

About Me

I am originally from the Missouri but have lived in the Washington DC area for over 20 years. I've worked as a lawyer for the past 15 years and am employed by an employer who supports family values, provides strong family benefits, as well as a very flexible work schedule. I am fortunate to be able to work from home most days of the week. My work is rewarding and provides me with the financial stability and the flexibility to be able to support and care for a family.

Why I Want to Adopt

Adoption is not new to me or my family. Regardless of whether I had a biological child or not, adoption was always a part of my plan for a family. However, I am considering adoption at this point because opportunities for me to have biological children are quickly disappearing. It has always been a dream of mine to be a mom, and I cannot wait to welcome a precious child into my heart and home. 

My Family

I am close with my parents and siblings. I also have a large extended family of friends, colleagues and relatives. Adoption isn't new to my family. My older brother is adopted, as are several of my cousins. Please know that your child will not only be loved by me, but by my friends and family too. They can't wait for this child to join our family. In fact, my parents are so excited that they have already started shopping for his or her arrival. They definitely plan on spoiling him or her!

We spend most holidays and vacations together as a family. When we get together, we sing, laugh, and have fun. Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorite holidays. After dinner on Thanksgiving, we always bake cookies and then listen to Christmas music as we decorate my parents’ home. Once we are finished, we end the evening with a family game night. It is such a fun time for everyone! I can't wait to share our current traditions and make brand new ones with your child.

As a family, we love to travel and explore new countries together.  Every two years, we take a family vacation. These vacations are very kid friendly, and all of my siblings bring their children. We are currently in the process of planning a Disney Cruise for the family. I can't wait to send you photos of your child enjoying vacations and holiday celebrations each year if you would like.

Thank You!

Please know that I am willing to be flexible and will support your adoption relationship preferences, whether that mean no contact, something semi-open or open. 

If you prefer no contact I will respect your decision. If you initially choose no contact but later change your mind I will be flexible and work with you.  If you prefer an open or semi-open adoption, I am fine with that too.  I assure you that whatever arrangement you prefer, we will work together to determine the best amount of communication, visits and updates.   I am also willing to fly to Illinois to visit should you decide you want visits.   Regardless of the level of openness you prefer, please know that I will make sure your child knows how much you love him or her and of your loving sacrifice.

Fun facts

Fun Facts About Cherrita
  • Can’t sleep without socks on at night.
  • Christmas is my favorite holiday!
  • Favorite cereal is Cookie Crisp. Captain Crunch is a close second.
  • Binge watches Hallmark Christmas movies.
  • Bakes cookies from scratch and sends them to friends and family as gifts.
  • I was the first person in my family to go to and finish college.
  • I volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.
  • Favorite candy is Black Forest Gummy Worms.
  • I can sew my own clothes and tote bags.
  • Went horseback riding for the first-time last year and loved it.
  • Can still dance and roller skate at the same time.

Pregnant and exploring adoption?

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