Meet Martha

Hiking in Alaska


Hello! My name is Martha, a person with a big heart and open, loving arms. I have struggled on how to convey my thoughts of your courage in your loving decision. I do not have the slightest idea of what you may be going through and can only think to try and soothe your concerns with the knowledge that I would love your child unconditionally. I have known since I was nine years old that I would not be able to bear children and have had years to come to terms with the knowledge, but that has not changed my heart from wanting to share my love.

My parents are the central figures in my life. They are two of the most intelligent and considerate people I know. They are strong, loving and selfless and have taught me and my brother and sisters to do the same. I believe they were born to be parents, amazingly or because they both grew up in homes with single parents. Their fathers had passed away before they ever had a chance to know them. They give me faith as a single parent in believing I can provide a loving home for children. Both of my parents had strong women as role models. My grandmothers both believed in the importance of an education and serve as wonderful examples to me as I seek to begin my own family.

I may not be able to have children of my own, but I know that I can be a good mother with these examples to guide me. I have a love to give. It is one of the main reasons that I became a high school teacher and coach. At times, I am not sure that I had much choice in the path that I chose. My brother, sister and I all became high school math teachers. Education was always important in our family, and through teaching and coaching I am able to teach my students new things, watch them grow, give them confidence through being a constant support for them, motivating them to achieve their goals, and loving them.

I am a very active person, and always have been. Growing up I was considered a tomboy because I loved to climb trees and play sports, but any trials and tribulations that I had to endure only made me a stronger person. My family has always been there to support me and I them.

In terms of my family, I am one of five children with a brother and three sisters. There are also two cousins that live close by that could be considered two more sisters with the amount of time that I am able to spend with them. Two of my sisters and a cousin have recently had children making getting together with family even more common. These children are dotted on constantly. As a family we know how to swim, play musical instruments, and speak other languages. We love to laugh and eat and share each other’s company.

Your child would become not just my family but a part of a larger family full of hugs, kisses, love and support.


At A Glance



Masters of Education in Leadership & Masters of Education in Instructional Design


High School Math Teacher and Coach

Length of marriage:

Never been married


Roman Catholic

Our Home:

I have a home with a big yard for running around and playing in. Lots of trees and green space. There is a big family room where everyone likes to gather at family parties.

Number of children:



A dog named Dottied that LOVES children and a cat named Oliver that loves to sit on people’s laps.

Desired contact with a birth family:

I would like to respect the wishes of the family and open to as much contact the birth family wishes.

In one sentence, why do you want to adopt a child?

I believe that family is important and always desired a family of my own.

Fun Facts & Favorites
Childhood Memory:

My favorite memory as a child is family vacations. Spending time at the beach. Barbecuing, swimming, roasting marshmallows around the campfire and singing campfire songs.

TV Show/Movie

One of my favorite movies since I was a child was The Fox and the Hound. A great movie about friendship.


I am a big Jane Austen fan. I love Pride and Prejudice


I love to run (have completed several marathons) but love all sports – cycling, swimming, basketball, etc.


I enjoy all types of food. I love fresh from the garden. My indulgence is chocolate!


I look forward to going to the beach. Going to the beach means going up to Georgian Bay in Canada and spending time together as a family. My mother’s family is from Canada and we all get together, swim, play in the sand, and have meals together. My family has been doing this since before I was born.

Family Tradition:

As a family we spend birthdays and holidays together. We are a close-knit family and enjoying spending time together. There are the same foods, like stuffed mushrooms, that we always have and ice cream cake… It is the little things that we share with each other.

Holiday Memory:

Thanksgiving is always important to me. It is like the beginning of the holiday season. The entire family gets together for Thanksgiving dinner and even know many of us sleepover at my parents. The day after Thanksgiving we go and buy a Christmas tree together. We also spend the day making gingerbread cookies and decorating them. It is a wonderful time because we get to spend it together and share traditions from when we were children ourselves.

Fun Facts:

I took baton lessons as a child. I learned how to dance and twirl the baton about.

What Friends Say

“She puts others before herself!”

“A caring and genuine person.”

“She shows a lot of patience. The care and patience needed for a mother.”

Find Out More About Martha

Contact Jennifer Vergara at 847-870-8181 or email
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