Hi. I’m Stasia…

No one can really know what it is like to walk in your shoes right now.  And I imagine that while you are struggling to make one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make, you feel overwhelmed and anxious about making the right choice. However, I can say wholeheartedly that I am wishing you peace, guidance, strength, and love as you make the decision that is right for you.

As you explore families I guess you might question why you would choose a single mother. While I may not have a husband or partner, my life is rich with friends, family, adventure, happiness, and love.  I have no doubt in my mind that I have the strength, independence, love, and internal resilience to be an incredible mother. While I have always been an independent, responsible, hardworking person, I also have an enormous sense of adventure and wonder and have traveled around the world. I am a natural caretaker and as a social worker, I have a unique perspective on children. And, more than anything, I am ready to be a mom.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little about me.

Why adoption

All my life, I have loved being around children and always imagined I would have some of my own. As life continued to unfold and I didn't meet the right one to have children with, my desire to mother only got stronger. Even after choosing a career of working with children and loving and giving to my nieces and nephews, I have realized that the void will not be filled unless I have a child of my own. Since the day I realized I could attain my dream of being a mom on my own, I have felt so much happiness and peace.

I have explored many options of how to bring a child into my home and have decided on adoption. My job is my passion and every day I work with children who inspire me to love more and give more. I have studied child development and trauma and know the importance of each child having a secure, loving, and safe home. I have what it takes to provide that to my future child and I have a strong support system to help me along the way. So now I am excited to start the next chapter in my story, my journey to motherhood by adoption.

Openness

As a social worker, I understand that children need to feel emotionally secure and loved. To me, openness is a way of celebrating my future child's story from the beginning. I want my future child to live a life in which he or she knows where they came from. While life experiences play a large role in who we are, where we come from also makes up a piece of our story. I believe in honesty and transparency. I hope that we can develop a relationship that will connect us so our child will always know about you and his or her beginnings, as well as know you as they grow up. I am open to staying in contact through texts, pictures, and/ or in person visits.  I can imagine that this might be hard for you, and I am willing to work together to create a relationship that fits best for all of us, should you choose. And if you are not ready for contact right away, I will ensure that my future child knows about you and will keep the door open should you ever want to reconnect.  Openness is a journey that we will embark together.

Who I am

I am a daughter, sister, auntie, friend, social worker, traveler, and baker. I like to read, listen to music, bake, exercise, and spend time with family and friends, especially my little nieces and nephews. Summertime is when I shine. I love going to the beach. I like to be outside and take advantage of all the benefits of living in a city like Chicago. I enjoy the city festivals, the beaches, the parks, the restaurants, and the museums. I feel that hands-on experiences are the best way to learn. And mostly I love to travel.

I have parents, 6 brothers, aunts and uncles, cousins and countless friends who are all a wonderful support system, who nurture and inspire me, and who cannot wait to love my child.

Preparing for Parenthood

Being a single parent will bring its own challenges and you may be wondering how a child fits into my life. I envision raising him/ her in the city.  We will take advantage of all that Chicago has: the parks, zoo, beaches, museums, restaurants, playgroups, and festivals. I cannot wait to show my future child what the world has to offer, starting in my own back yard. We will spend countless hours with my friends and family and many more snuggling in our cozy home, reading books and baking cookies. I also cannot wait for the day when I can take my future child swimming in the turquoise water of the Caribbean, to visit the historic sites and taste the bountiful feasts in Europe, to safari in Africa, to explore the volcanoes and beaches of Hawaii, and to continue my love and exploration of Latin America. These adventures will not cease when I have a child. My future child will never go a day without feeling loved, secure, supported, and accepted.  I look forward to spending the days with my students and then coming home to my child, to our life that will be filled with adventure.

I wish you peace

Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little about me. Know that my heart is full of love and I cannot wait to share it with a child of my own.  I am a genuine, good-hearted woman who does not want to wait any longer to be a mother. I look forward to the day my future child comes home to me, a home that is filled with love, stability, emotional security, adventure, and lots of laughter. I cannot imagine the turmoil you are experiencing at this time in your life. I wish you peace of mind and healing as you continue on your journey.


Fun facts

Stasia
  • My name means star in Polish (I’m named after my paternal grandma).
  • I have 6 brothers who are loving, silly, unique, playful, and great with kids.  
  • I have been to 39 of the 50 United States. I love to travel and have also traveled around the world. Italy, the Greek Islands, and the Caribbean are some of my favorite places.
  • My favorite treats are chocolate, cheese, and pizza. I also love to bake and cook. 
  • My nieces and nephews call me Tia.
  • I went to the University of Notre Dame and love college football.

Pregnant and exploring adoption?

If you’re interested in learning about adoption for your baby, we can help. We’re available 24/7. All of your information is confidential.

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