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, you may question why you would choose a single mother. In choosing me, you will know that my love will be fierce for our child and that my life has been filled with a million lessons preparing me for motherhood. Pictures and words cannot tell my full life’s story, a story that has been touched by diversity, by race, by immigration. I do not live in a box. I have built my life in the city of Chicago because diversity on all levels is so essential to who I am. I have chosen the school district I work in for this reason. I have traveled the world for this reason. I have a deep sense of adventure and wonder and I want a life that is inclusive, not just for me but for all my nieces and nephews and most of all my future child.
When I reflect on my journey towards motherhood, words do not do it justice. Words cannot fully convey my love for children and my desire to be a mother. I have had the honor of helping mother my siblings, as well as one of my nieces. The intense bonds formed in these relationships have brought such joy to me, and have prepared me so much for motherhood. Family means the world to me, and the love I feel in my soul when I am with all my nieces and nephews excites me and confirms I am meant to be mother. I am very passionate about my job as a social worker, and all the children I have been blessed to work with and all the hours I have spent listening, nurturing, and caring for them. I cannot wait to do all of this and so much more for the little one that calls me mom. I am so ready to be a mother. I know the journey will not always be easy but my village is vast and my love is fierce.
Thank you for taking the time to read about my journey. I wish you so much peace on yours.