My name is Mandy and I am 38 years old. I live in Tennessee, and work at a hospital as a Program Coordinator. I am fortunate to have a job that recognizes and appreciates my hard work and drive. I work a normal, 8-5 Monday-Friday job, which is very nice when planning for a family. I will be able to be home and have dinner with my child every night and will be able to read them a bedtime story before they go to sleep. I was raised in a very loving Christian home where I was taught to have high morals and values. I have a younger sister that is 16 months younger than me with Down Syndrome, who I have had to look out for since I was a child. I have been around children all of my life and have always dreamed of a family of my own. Although I am not currently married, I am open to marriage. I have waited until now to adopt because I really thought that I wanted to be married before I had children. However, I cannot wait any longer. I am ready to share my love and my home with a child! My family and friends are very supportive of the adoption. I know that I will be able to provide a strong and stable life for a child because of the wonderful network of people that I have been blessed with. A woman that I work with adopted a child from China, and I have seen how much fulfillment can come from raising a child.