Joined 6 years ago from The South
I'm Amanda and grew up in the small town of Fort Payne, AL, but have lived in other areas of Alabama and also Tennessee, New Hampshire, and Georgia. I love to travel and love reading. I love people and am an off the charts "I" on the Disc Profile and an ENFJ on Myers-Briggs. I'm an only child and a Christian. I'm married to my best friend and am a stepmother to his twin 15 year old boys. We adopted our daughter, now 8, from Russia. She has significant special needs. In 2011, I gave birth to a daughter And we're expecting another baby girl in April 2015.
After graduating from Fort Payne High School, I obtained my BA in Art History (with a minor in East & Central European Studies) from the University of Alabama, where I was a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha and Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. I obtained my MBA (Business/ Leadership) from Freed-Hardeman University in 2010. I worked for Tennessee Valley Authority for 9 years before retiring to care for my children, especially with our 8 year old's increasing special needs.
Interests: Family, Parenting, Marriage,Writing, Reading, International Adoption, International Adoption Medicine, Special Education, Art History, European History, East & Central European Studies, Business, Consulting, Holocaust Studies, Christianity, Gamma Phi Beta, Greek Life, Tennessee Valley Authority, Junior League, The University of Alabama, ALABAMA (Country Music Group), The South, American Diabetes Association, Siskin Children's Institute, Dr. Federici, Wrongful Adoption, Birthfamily Searches, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Spastic Tetraparesis, etc. (some of our daughter's special challenges), Parent Advocate, Disney, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons,Vow Renewals, Lifeline Ministries,
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