I have known Maureen for ten years. Maureen and I first met during the summer of 2001 at a beach club. On the way to the beach we would pass by Maureen’s cabana and she would always say hello to my children and I. Within a few days we began talking and getting to know each other, which led to an instant friendship between Maureen and my family. She was always kind and patient with our children. Maureen has a motherly instinct that comes out naturally around children. Over the years Maureen has spent a lot of time watching and caring for my four children. Each time was a pleasant experience.
Maureen is a mature and responsible person who I feel would be a terrific mother. Being a mother is something I know Maureen has wanted since I have known her. This baby Maureen receives will be one of the luckiest babies in the world and I’m certain Maureen will love and nurture him or her with all of her heart.
From Jennifer....lifelong friend.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Maureen for 25 years.
Maureen is a sensitive, caring, giving, responsible, kind, strong, nurturing woman who has been the best kind of friend anyone could ever hope for.
For as long as I’ve known her she has always taken a great interest in and has always passionately loved children and young people. She is very involved with her nieces and nephew as well as my own 4 and a half year old daughter. To these lucky children she is known and loved as “Aunt Meem”. Maureen has always been the kind of person that could engage any child with ease. At a party or gathering children naturally gravitate to her. She gives of herself 100 %, sharing with them her wit, her creativity, her guidance, her love and support. There is nothing she wouldn’t do for any friend and especially for children.
At our home, Maureen has played with and cared for my daughter for hours on end. My daughter cannot get enough of her, her stories, the creative games she thinks up for them to play, her hugs, her understanding, and her kisses. My little girl feels very safe with her Aunt Meem and often prefers her company over mine!
There is no doubt in my mind that should Maureen be given the precious gift of motherhood, she will be the best mom you could even dream of having for your child. Any child of hers will be loved, supported, nurtured, and cared for in the most beautiful and nurturing way, a way that comes naturally to this wonderful and giving person.
from John....long time friend
I have known Maureen Cronin for 15 years. When she approached me about her desire for adoption and asked me to write this letter, I was beyond ecstatic. Maureen has been a huge part of my daughter Livia’s life since the moment she left the hospital. What amazed me most about Maureen’s relationship with my daughter was the ease with which she communicated and listened to her not only when she was a baby but as she grew into a young lady. From teaching her how to blow her first bubble to scaring away those wild things under the bed, Maureen was a beacon of light and provider of much needed respites from seemingly endless sleepless nights. Livia is now 14 and a freshman in high school. I cannot speak enough to the love, intelligence, kindness and stability Maureen possesses with regard to children. She was and continues to be an inspiration to me, and her devotion and steadfast determination to become a parent is something I wish all potential parents possessed. Love, compassion, determination, intelligence, empathy and finding the joy in one’s own life are the perfect ingredients for healthy parenting and a healthy home for any child. I fully recommend Maureen as a parent and can’t wait to see her dream come true.