Help Patricia grow her family through adoption!

For: Patricia Arriaza
Fairfax, VA
Organizer: Patricia Arriaza
Help Patricia grow her family through adoption! (Patricia Arriaza)
of $10,000 goal
17% Complete
Raised by 20 donors

The Story

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to raise a child but I wanted to be “ready” so I kept putting it off, wanting to finish school, have a better job, pay off debt, etc. Being ready has meant different things throughout the years. And then, I hit my 40s and realized that being ready was going to have to be a state of mind so I made appointments with a fertility clinic, determined to make my dream of being a mother a reality.

Sadly the process yielded results which I was not expecting. In January of 2015, I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer which required an aggressive treatment that effectively ended my attempts at becoming pregnant. As painful as losing the ability to have biological children was, had I not gone to the fertility doctor I’m not sure that the cancer would have been caught in time.

I still very much have a dream of being a mother so this year I’ve embarked on the adoption journey. The idea of bringing home a child to love and nurture fills me with excitement. The home study, which has been daunting at times, will be completed this month; with support of friends and family I have been able to keep my hopes and spirits up throughout the home study. That I will be officially starting the adoption process in December brings me even more joy and hope. The funds collected will be used to pay for the placement and legal fees, and any costs associated with finalizing the adoption.

I have gone back and forth in deciding to ask for financial help as that’s not really something I’m used to doing. However, friends and family have encouraged me to do whatever I can to make my dream a reality so here I am. I am grateful for any and all support I receive. Financial gifts and sharing the fundraiser are so appreciated! Thank you for helping, for your emotional support, and for taking the time to read my story.

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