Hi!  I'm Shonte!  I love cooking, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying life. Most of all, I love having a good time, being silly and laughing.  I believe life is too short not to enjoy it thoroughly.

I have been blessed to live a fantastic life filled with love, joy, and adventures. The adventures include traveling to amazing destinations all around the world and meeting many wonderful people. Now I am embarking on the most significant journey of them all...building a family!

After working and playing hard, I want to share my happy life with a child. I want a child to love, raise, and nurture.

I can't imagine how you're feeling or how difficult this decision is for you. I am impressed with your courageousness and bravery for choosing to make this tough decision to ensure your child has the best life possible. I empathize with what you’re going through and am grateful that you’re taking the time to read this.

Thank you!

I was born and raised in northern New Jersey. The granddaughter of a pastor, I grew up in the church and hold those teaching very near and dear to my heart. I live by the golden rule and use it as a moral compass to guide me.

Education is important to me. I received a BS in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana, an MS in Biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and I am currently pursuing an MBA in Healthcare Management.

I am a Program Manager at a prominent healthcare company. I live in the northwest suburbs to be close to my job. I have a regular schedule, with weekends and holidays off, and I have the flexibility to work from home whenever needed.

I love to host events, and can often be found planning a girl’s night, book club, wine tasting, dinner party, or cook-out. I also like to have fun. Life is too short and fleeting not to enjoy every moment.

I enjoy spending time with family, and especially my sister and nieces. My nieces come to visit me for several weeks each summer. I am truly a kid at heart and love to have fun and create memories with my nieces that will last a lifetime. During their visits, we've gone bowling, rock climbing, and visited amusement parks and museums. We also have girl’s night that has included pajama jammy jams and movie night.


Fun facts

  • My name means to sing in French (alternate spelling).
  • I have traveled around the world. My most recent adventure was to Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Bali, Indonesia to celebrate my birthday.
  • I’ve lived in 5 US states and 1 US territory – New Jersey, Louisiana, Rhode Island, California, Puerto Rico, and Illinois.
  • I love to sing karaoke, and my favorite song to sing is “For the Longest Time” by Billy Joel.
  • I’m a big fan of musicals. The last one I saw was “The Greatest Showman,” and I can’t stop singing the songs – much to my sister’s chagrin.

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