Hi, everyone,
 
This is a great idea.  Everyone seems to be doing really well and it’s good to hear that.  I have a tech school degree in nursing, a bachelor’s degree in science, and a Master’s degree in social work.  I used to do child abuse and neglect investigations for Milwaukee County and the City of Milwaukee.  Now I do adoptions, which has a much better ending, most of the time. 
 
I have two grown children.  My daughter is in Philadelphia with a great job in testing software for ADP, and my son is an undercover store detective and loss prevention officer at none other than Walmart.  I live in a suburb of Milwaukee and have a place on a camp ground in Wild Rose, on Kusel Lake (near Wautoma and Waupaca).  I have a fishing boat up there which is great, because I love the water and love to fish. 
 
My husband died of a heart attack in 1996.  I am now engaged and supposed to get married the summer of 2006, but I may delay it 5 more years (lol).  Hope to see everyone on July 3rd.
 
Mary Martinez (Henkel), MSW, APSW
Adoption Social Worker
Special Needs Adoption Unit
Children's Service Society of WI
 
Email: mary.martinez@cssw.org
Phone: (414) 453-1400 x5220