My name is Elizabeth. I want to thank you taking the time to read about me and my family. If you are reading this profile, it means that even though your baby is not yet born, you already understand that being a loving and selfless parent is all about putting your child above everything else in life. I feel the same way.

A little bit about me…. I’m 37 years old and I grew up in Santa Monica, California. In that time, I’ve been blessed to come from an amazing close- knit family, to make wonderful friends, to travel across the world, and to have a fulfilling career as a doctor. I have a stable, happy and secure life, and I can’t wait to share it with a child of my own. I’ve always wanted to have children, and this desire has intensified over the last several years as I have experienced the joy of being an aunt to my now eight year old niece. I’ve had a special relationship with my niece from the day she was born. She will often confide in me about dilemmas before she is ready to share them with her parents. We have made our own family traditions from carving a pumpkin together for Halloween, to setting up her first lemonade stand.

I own a home in Brentwood, a very safe neighborhood in West Los Angeles full of restaurants and shops. There is a library, elementary school and a farmer’s market all within walking distance of my home. My house has a big yard, which is a favorite hangout for my beloved dogs, Chase and Gracie. I adopted them almost 10 years ago. I consider them my “furry children”. I have rearranged my life to be sure all of their needs are met. One of the best parts of where I live is that I am right in- between my parents and my sister and her family. Since we live less than 5 miles apart from each other, my family gets together every week. My future child will be raised with close relationships with their grandparents, aunt, uncle and cousin.

On my typical weekends and evenings, I enjoying long walks with the dogs, seeing family, and meeting up with friends to try a new restaurant, go to a theatre performance, or to see a movie. At the same time, I’m always up for adventure and recently returned from a trip to Costa Rica where I went zip lining and white water rafting.

I’ve always been oriented towards taking care of others and that’s how I found my way into a career in medicine. It is a privilege to be a primary care physician. I take care of a diverse group of patients regardless of whether they have the insurance or the money to pay for their care. I also teach medical students and doctors in training. I’m fortunate that my job has the kind of flexibility that will allow me to be there for all the events in my child’s life from school plays and basketball meets to visits with the pediatrician.

I grew up surrounded by unconditional love and support. My parents had high expectations for me, and made sure I had every opportunity to achieve them. I learned the value of self-respect, integrity, dedication and compassion. These values guide me as an adult and I hope to pass them on to a child of my own.

I promise that you and your role in your child’s life will always be honored and cherished in our household. I will care for your precious gift with everything I have in me. I wish you the very best and I thank you for your courage and your dedication to your child.

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