Deborah

Hola! I have wanted to be a mother since I could remember. My friends and co-workers have repeatedly told me I would be a great one. My name is Deborah but those who know me just call Debbie. I have taught high school in the Bronx, where I was born and raised, over the last 20 years and really enjoy working what I do. Family is everything to me and being given the opportunity to have one would be a dream come true.

I have two loving parents and a younger brother who I am very close with literally and figuratively. My parents live two and a half blocks to the East of me and my brother two blocks to the West so we see each other quite frequently despite our busy lives.

I have a passion for baseball which I share with my family. In baseball, every player has an important role and each brings his talent to the game. Along with their talent, each individual must communicate, respect one another and work as one, much like a family. When I am not teaching, I am taking the sights and sounds of the city. Whether it is watching the local little leaguers play, going to the Bronx Zoo on a beautiful spring day, seeing a Broadway play or watching the Bronx Bombers do their thing at Yankee Stadium, I enjoy what New York City can offer. I look forward to sharing with my child the love, support, family values that was given to me.


About Deborah

Job Description
High School Spanish Teacher

Hobbies
I enjoy reading, cooking, going to the movies, traveling and visiting new and unique cultural spots

Fun Fact
I used to be an Assistant Principal but decided to return to the classroom where I can interact and work more directly with students.  


My Life

I see my parents at least twice a week and I often spend mother daughter time with my mom at the movies, a play or comic show. Sometimes we just enjoy each other’s company and go for a mother-daughter day and get our hair and/or nails done or do some good old fashion shopping.

During quarantine, we went for long-walks in the park or Facetime’d with family. Our walks were both a form to stay in-shape as well as time to catch up or reminisce about when we were younger and the wild, crazy and fun things we use to do with the family – lots of laughs. During the summer, I go over to parents and watch a movie, catch a Yankee game or cook together and enjoy a meal out on the terrace. Sometimes we even will play a game of dominos and listen to music together.

My brother is a lot busier than my parents but manages to find time for his big sister. We often will catch a movie, see a comedy show, and find a new vegan restaurant to enjoy or go to Yankee Stadium to watch our favorite team in action. We also have gone on vacation together to Florida, Spain and several times to Puerto Rico. Since our birthdays are two days apart, we often celebrate it together doing something. In the past we’ve traveled with extended family and celebrated with them.

I have an extended group of family and friends who share my passion for serving the community and mentoring young people. I have taken several school groups abroad where they get to know the world and their place in it. I hope to continue doing this with my child teaching them the importance of helping their neighbors and learning more about themselves and the world the live in.


My Family

My family bonds with my parents and brother are extremely tight. We celebrate holidays, birthdays and at times travel together whenever possible in addition to being there for each other in the most important part of our lives.

My cousin, and God-sister, has always been more than just family she has been one of my dearest and best friends. Despite living just a bit further in Long Island, we still make time for each other as often as life lets us. She is committed to helping and supporting me in all my decisions and I know that if I ever need her she is just a phone call away.


Final Thoughts

I am so grateful for this opportunity. I promise that I will love your child unconditionally, and teach them to be a loving, responsible, caring and kind adult. I pledge to speak of you in a positive and loving way and be open about how we became a family through adoption and your loving sacrifice.

Deborah

To learn more about this Waiting Family or the adoption planning process, call us at 800-321-5683 or email us at helpline@spence-chapin.org.