Canoeing in Maine with my friends Brianna, Elliot, and Jojo
Stopping to say hello in Maine's Acadia State Park
I love exploring, traveling, and doing anything in nature: hiking, biking, swimming, and kayaking. I travel both locally and internationally a few times a year, and I'm looking forward to sharing the beauty of nature and the excitement of seeing a new place with your child.
Charlie and Jameson
Cyril, my friends Nicole and Jon's son, is all smiles.
I can imagine that this is a challenging time, as you figure out what makes the most sense for you and your baby. I hope as you get to know me, you will see that I am committed to making sure your child has the best opportunities, in a home full of love, laughter, joy, and support. I have the emotional and financial means to provide a child with a happy, fulfilling, wonderful life, and I would devote myself entirely to him or her and be a stay-at-home mom.
My greatest dream is to be a mom, and I am so excited to adopt. My original life plan was to meet a man, fall in love, and have a baby—but life never does go quite as we plan. I tried to get pregnant and was unable to do so, and I would be so grateful for the chance to be a parent and devote myself to a child. I have a happy, financially secure life, a large group of friends, many of whom have children, and a supportive family, and they are all excited for me to adopt and will embrace your child with open arms.
I am looking forward to sharing my passion for the world with your child, and I would be happy to have as open an adoption as you would like. I will make sure that your child is proud of his or her roots, and that he or she is always loved unconditionally.
Thank you for reading, and I hope to hear from you.
A squirrel spotted on the bird feeder!
Christmas is so much fun with my second cousin Jilliette hugging Maisy.
A crisp, fall day on a camping trip with my friends Andrea and Jason, and their daughter Teresa
A whale breached the ocean!
A day in Central Park with my friends Jon and Nicole's son Cyril
Here I am feeding a wallaby!
Generous, responsible, positive, joyful, funny, warm, curious, and kind.
I love food, laughter, conversation, biking, books, the outdoors, photography, and random acts of kindness.
I love children and have always dreamed about being a mother.
I am ready to make your child the center of my world emotionally and financially.
Maggie, the family dog, poses in a pile of presents that my family members will soon exchange!
With my friends at my friend Brianna's wedding: Shannon, Ivy, Sangita, Kate, Andrea and her daughter Teresa, Tracey and her daughter Amelia
My dad is quite youthful and in good health. We are close and see each other once a week and talk on the phone several times a week. He is practical, thoughtful, has a good sense of humor, is playful with children, and is eager to help instantly.
Inge loves my dad very much, and they are very happy together. She loves babies and children and is enthusiastic about helping people. She cooks delicious food from scratch and goes out of her way to try to make everyone happy and provide what they need. She and my Dad will dote on your child.
Inge's daughter, son-in-law, and three grandchildren live in Switzerland about 15 minutes from Inge's home in Germany. They're very nice and warm, and Inge's grandchildren are the main reason she continues to go back and forth to Germany.
Adoption: If you are considering placing your baby for adoption, please call or text 1-800-557-9529 anytime
Easter with my second cousin Jilliette!
Tracey and Chad and their daughter Amelia have been a big part of my life for the past 12 years. We regularly get together with our friends Brianna and Elliot and Andrea and Jason and their daughters.
At a Thai restaurant with Jason, Andrea, and their daughter Teresa
Climbing a mountain in Iceland
I like to give back by teaching and volunteering. I write and spend a few hours a week teaching creative writing and volunteering in a women's jail, an elementary school, and a senior citizen center. My students find writing therapeutic and freeing, and I love hearing their ideas and helping them develop their work.
I have the resources to put all this aside and be a full-time mom. I also have the resources to send your child to great schools where he or she can flourish. The school I attended nurtured my creativity and had small class sizes with an emphasis on the arts, critical thinking skills, lots of individualized attention from caring and highly trained teachers, and a great track record for sending students to top colleges.
Photos of My Travels
I can't wait to show your child the world!
Twins Gina and Laura, my Aunt Kathy's nieces, share smiles after a Christmas meal
Christmas in Lake George with my family
My dad, my Uncle Herb and Aunt Kathy, my cousin Jennifer and her husband Luke and their two kids Jilliette and Aidan, their dog Maisy, Aunt Kathy's brother David and his wife Theresa and their three kids Gina, Laura, and Anne Marie
Peonies bloom in the yard
My friend Ellen's son Maxwell loves mirrors!
I want your child to experience many of my favorite moments: dogsledding in Sweden, spotting dolphins and whales in Hawaii, hiking in Iceland, feeding wallabies in Australia, snorkeling in Culebra, biking in the Everglades, canoeing in the Adirondacks, seeing street art in Berlin, swimming in the sea in Greece and Italy, and eating delicious tapas in Spain.
Reading and writing are other passions, and I love reading to kids and will always read to your child. I grew up surrounded by books and now my home is filled with books for both adults and children.
The Catcher in the Rye
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Roma, Little Miss Sunshine
Purple flowers in Portugal
My Dad and his girlfriend Inge
My dad and his girlfriend, Inge, have a beautiful love story. They met 55 years ago in Germany, where Inge lived and my dad was stationed as a military police officer. They stayed in touch through the years, and after Inge's husband died and my mom died, they reunited and have been dating for 7 years. Inge has a daughter and three grandchildren and is looking forward to more!
My friend Brianna with her brother (right), husband Elliot, and daughter Josephine
My friend Brianna's daughter Jojo having fun with a friend!
Pumpkin picking in the fall with my friend
Nicole and her son Cyril!
My friend Daniel and his son Maxwell take time to smell the flowers when we go to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
My friends' daughter Jane loves to fly
In Germany with my Dad and his girlfriend Inge
Floor is a close artist friend who loves snuggling with my cat Jameson!
My friends Brianna and Elliot's daughter.
Playtime at my friend Tracey's with her daughter Amelia; my friend Brianna with her daughter Jojo
Bicycling with Brianna and Andrea in Maine
Kayaking the fjords of Norway
I met a koala!
A view in my neighborhood of the Empire State Building
Dolphins led our boat
I have a Bachelors Degree and two Masters Degrees, and I have been an educator for many years. I became a creative writing teacher because I love children, wanted to work with children and love creative writing. I am very lucky to have financial security from family money so that I can dedicate myself to your child as a full-time mom, and your child can attend an excellent school, college, and graduate school.
Hello, I'm Elizabeth.
Our backyard and porch, where we can have barbecues and play badminton!
Little Maxwell, my friends Ellen and Daniel's son, shows off his dinosaur sweater at a diner
Fall foliage at our country home
Giggles with Matilda, my friend Veronika's daughter
I'll always make your child's holidays special and filled with family. I celebrate every Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter with my extended family. On Christmas, we exchange lots of presents (there are always bags and bags to collect all the wrapping paper!).
Please call or text anytime: 1-800-557-9529
Photos from a Trip to Hawaii
My dad and his girlfriend Inge
My friends Jason and Andrea and their daughter Teresa are also like family. I met Jason and Andrea in a hiking group, and I have seen their daughter Teresa grow up into a spritely six-year-old.
All food but particularly Mexican, Turkish, Thai, and Italian
Swimming, bicycling, hiking, travel, reading, writing, and eating!
Most valued personality traits
Kindness and sense of humor
My friend Alex's and my feet by the fireplace at his family's house, which feels like home.
A Trip to Sweden, Iceland, and Norway
My first visit with Teresa, my friends Andrea and Jason's daughter
A day in the park with Maxwell, my friends Ellen and Daniel's son
At the ocean with my friend Nicole and her son Cyril
My childhood friend Ellen and her husband Daniel have a beautiful baby boy named Maxwell. I see them often.
A view of the northern lights in Sweden
My friend Alex and I swim in the sea
Jon and Nicole are close friends of 20 years who have a sweet son named Cyril.
My forever friend Alex and I share a hug on our vacation in Greece
Amelia, my close friends' Tracey and Chad's daughter, is proud of her new bike--a hand-me-down gift from her friend Teresa!
On a walk with my friend Kelly and her son Oliver. Kelly is a dear friend I met in a writing class. She lives with her husband Nic and their son Oliver.
A rainbow over our hotel!
A glacier in Iceland!
Pumpkin picking with my friends' daughter Jane
Christmas with my friends Jon and Nicole and their son Cyril!
I got Jameson a friend! Here's Charlie!
My promise to you
My friend Brianna and her husband Elliot and their daughter Josephine are like family to me. Brianna and I have been close friends for 14 years, ever since we met through a hiking group. Four years ago, she gave birth to her daughter, and I was honored to be in the delivery room during her labor. I got to meet Josephine when she was just born, and I have seen her grow from an infant to a bright, curious child.
'Tis the season! Joy at a holiday party with friends Tracey, Brianna, and Jill and her baby
At the aquarium with my friends Ellen and Daniel and their son Maxwell
I have two cats named Charlie (orange) and Jameson (gray) who are very gentle and sweet with visitors big and small. My friends' children are delighted by them, and I am so excited for them to be your child's playmates!
Cross country skiing with my friends Andrea and Jason
For Thanksgiving, if we meet upstate, we gather together for a feast that includes turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. If we meet in New York City, we have a clear view from my dad's windows of the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade! Here are photos from my dad's window:
Maxwell, my friend's son, meets a dinosaur with his dad Daniel at The Museum of Natural History
Absolute Devotion: Adoring, Educator, Loves Children, Will Be Full-Time Mom, Travel, Laughter, Unconditional Love Awaits
Reading with Matilda, my friend Veronika's daughter
We own a family country house less than a two hour drive away in peaceful Hudson Valley, where I spend lots of time outdoors swimming, biking, and hiking. I have been going to our summer home since I was a baby, and I learned to swim in a lake down the road. Recently, my mom's friend Mary Pat had a bonfire party for all of her friends and their kids and grandchildren. I still love making s'mores!
Friends Tracey, Chad, and Amelia
A photo I took in Nepal of children flying kites
A Trip to St. Lucia
Manhattan is a magical place to grow up with unlimited opportunities. I own my home, which is sunny and filled with books and plants, and has another bedroom just waiting for a child. My neighborhood is one of the best in New York City, very safe and in a wonderful school district.
My friends are extremely important to me, and I see them often. Usually, I do something social every day--whether it's getting dinner or cooking together, or going for a walk or bike ride in the park. Many of my friends have children, and all are excited for me to adopt!
I’m affectionately known to my friends’ children as “Auntie Fizzy” (Fizzy was a high school nickname that came from Lizzy). I take such joy in spending quality time with them, playing with Legos, swimming with them in the pool, camping, hiking, bicycling and canoeing with them, and of course playing in every playground within walking distance!
On Easter, family members exchange Easter baskets and children go hunting for colored Easter eggs in the yard.
My friends Brianna, Tracey, and Andrea with their daughters Jojo, Amelia, and Teresa
Soaking up the Sun and Splendor of Spain, Greece, and Southern France with my friends Alex and Roz
A view of Central Park and the NYC skyline from my dad's home
Thank you for taking the time to read about me. Whatever you decide, I am grateful that you are considering me as an adoptive mom for your baby. I would love to speak to you so please reach out.
I also have a wonderful, kind, knowledgeable adoption attorney named Denise Seidelman who is there to answer any of your questions.
I hope to be a mom like my mom, who sadly passed away ten years ago. She was a very successful publisher and literary agent who worked on some of the most famous authors. She was so supportive, encouraging and protective. She would drop everything if I needed her. When my guinea pig died and I called her at work, she promptly left an important business meeting to run home for the "family emergency." She cooked every night and we ate together as a family.
Encouraging of all my creative pursuits, she fought to get me into a wonderful progressive school that she knew would nurture my creativity. She paid for camp and art, writing, swimming, and horseback riding and was incredibly proud of me. She said that aside from my dad, I was the best thing that ever happened to her. My mom had a beaming smile, and I felt like she was singing Hallelujah when I walked in a room. I will make your child feel that way too.
In my neighborhood, there are many playgrounds, supermarkets (including Trader Joe's), restaurants, and parks. Nearby is a bicycle path along the Hudson River and a community pool where I swim in the summer with my friends and their kids. There are a lot of families in my neighborhood, and there is a large garden for everyone to share. Children draw with colored chalk on the step stones there, and families gather for food and playtime. My dad and his longtime girlfriend, Inge, live nearby and have a beautiful view of Central Park and the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.
A Trip to Australia
Sharing a laugh on a summer hike with my friends Jason, Tracey, and Brianna
Bicycling in St. Lucia with friends
Charlie and Jameson were friendly with each other almost right away. I am told that this kind of relationship between two unrelated cats is very rare, so I feel extremely lucky. They snuggle with each other and with me every day.
Charlie and Jameson are best friends
The day I brought Jameson home, he jumped up on the sofa with me, stretched out over my stomach, and fell asleep! So we bonded right away. He always trots to the door and greets me when I come home.