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Nick & Alvin

Do you hope to connect with a happy and loving family who values education, and can provide a child with a lifetime of opportunity? Then look no further! We are Alvin and Nick, a caring couple who cannot wait to share our lives with a child. We thank you for taking some time to review our profile and for considering us as new parents. Will you join us on this adventure?

About Us

Nick
Alvin
Job
Elementary Teacher
Dean of College
Education
Master's Degree in Education
Master's Degree in Education
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Individual Strengths

Nick Working on Music

Nick grew up in a tight-knit, two-parent family in a small town. He is well-educated and well-traveled. He has musical talents that he has been using since he was young. He plays the piano, guitar, sings, and writes and records his own music. He is committed to education, having taught elementary school for fifteen years. His personality is calm and patient. He is kind, empathetic, and an excellent listener. He loves gardening, tending to plants, and watching things grow and change. He has a curiosity about the world and different cultures and loves participating in cultural events. He is very aware of his goals in life and has a strong desire and commitment to reach them.

Alvin at a Community Event

Alvin grew up in a tight-knit, two-parent family in a suburb of Houston. He also is well-educated and well-traveled. He has an artistic side that enjoys interior design, modern furniture, and gardening. He is committed to education having spent his whole career teaching and leading in urban schools. He is very organized and efficient with his time and money. He works hard and achieves success at his job. He has a passion and talent for cooking. He has a strong desire to take care of his family and make sure that their needs are met. Socially, he is very outgoing and personable. He will always be a strong advocate for his children. He has very high expectations for his quality of life and that of his family.

Cultural Diversity

Family Time in Houston

Even though we are a mixed-race couple, we know that adopting a child with a different ethnicity may present challenges for our child and our family. However, our experience living in a large city and working in diverse schools has us feeling confident in our ability to approach those challenges head-on. We want our child to feel extremely proud and informed of their heritage. We do not want to pretend that we are just like them, or that they are just like us. Race carries some heavy baggage sometimes and we do not deny that.

In order for our child to truly understand their ethnicity, we want to surround them with positive aspects of their heritage. We want them to have friends and mentors who look like them. We want to read stories to help educate them and help them understand their cultural past. We want them to participate in camps and activities where they can learn about their culture. We want to expose them to music and food central to their heritage. We would even like to travel to important places of meaning and history from their culture. We want to celebrate where they came from and talk about it in a positive way. We believe that our cultural differences will only strengthen our family.

Adoption in Our Family

Adoption has affected us personally on both sides of our family. Nick's grandma was a birth mother in the 1950s. This was a time when many pregnant girls were sent away from their homes in secret to have a baby. She gave birth to a healthy baby girl who was quickly taken away and placed with an adoptive family. For 45 years she wondered about her daughter and what had become of her.

In 2000, the daughter used some key information to reach out and find her mother. They were reunited and we have all be growing our relationship with Aunt Jan ever since. This long period of wondering has really encouraged us to seek out a more open adoption where everyone can find peace in the process and feel included and informed along the way. Nick's grandma is still alive and is very curious and supportive of our adoption.

Alvin's brother and his wife had a biological son and then adopted a daughter from foster care at age 5. She has quickly found her way into everyone's hearts and has been embraced by the family since day one. We are inspired by the success stories we know of adoption and feel very lucky to be a part of this process.

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Masked Ball
Masked Ball
Piano Man
Piano Man
Where Nick Grew Up
Where Nick Grew Up
Our Family
Our Family
Chef Alvin Preparing a Meal
Chef Alvin Preparing a Meal
Cuddle Time With Our Niece & Nephew
Cuddle Time With Our Niece & Nephew
Together at Dinner
Together at Dinner
Wedding Reception Fun!
Wedding Reception Fun!
Practicing Our Dad Skills
Practicing Our Dad Skills
Pool Fun With Our Niece & Nephew
Pool Fun With Our Niece & Nephew
Bundled Up at the Cabin
Bundled Up at the Cabin
With Our Pup, Jack
With Our Pup, Jack
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Where Nick Grew Up
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Cuddle Time With Our Niece & Nephew
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Together at Dinner
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Wedding Reception Fun!
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Practicing Our Dad Skills
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Bundled Up at the Cabin
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With Our Pup, Jack
With Our Pup, Jack

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood in a suburb of Minneapolis. Our house is built on a forested hill and overlooks a lake that bustles with fishing, boating, and swimming. A busy downtown area is only fifteen minutes away, so sporting events, theatre, and great restaurants are not far. A five minute walk down the trail will take you to a neighborhood park with basketball hoops, playground equipment, barbecue pits, and a beach with lifeguards.

We chose to move to this neighborhood because of its access to nature as well as closeness to the city. It was also very important to us that there be great schools nearby. Our home is zoned to one of the best public school districts in Minnesota - one known for its excellent academics, tremendous community support, and high-quality teachers.

Our house is a contemporary style home with 5 bedrooms. Our favorite room is the kitchen, where we spend almost every evening cooking a meal together and discussing how our days went. There are large open spaces for kids to play and for us to host family and friends. Design is important to both of us, so we enjoy keeping the inside and outside of our home looking nice.

We love our home and neighborhood and cannot wait to share them with a child.

Our Extended Families

Friends & Family at Our Wedding

We are fortunate to have grown up in families that were kind, hard-working, spiritual, and generous. Our parents instilled strong values in us and we aim to grow our family on those same values.

Nick grew up in a small, lake town in Northern Minnesota. His parents and sister still live there and run their own businesses. We go up north to visit them at least four times a year. Highlights of our trips include pontoon boat rides on the lake, playing with our nephews and niece, picking fresh food from the garden, and trips to the coffeeshop where everyone knows your name.

Train Ride With Our Nephew

Nick's brother lives in a suburb near us in Minnesota. He has young children and we love spending time with them on the weekends. Being uncles has been an important part of our lives, and has fueled our own desire to become parents.

Alvin grew up in a suburb of Houston, Texas to parents who immigrated to America from India. His parents are retired and still live there. They travel all over the word as retirees, but their favorite thing to do is spend time with their grandchildren. His sister also lives in Houston with her young son. Alvin's brother lives near Orlando, Florida with his family. We visit Houston at least three times a year, and Alvin's family visits Minnesota, too.

Our families are looking forward to meeting and embracing a new baby into their lives.

From Us to You

"Love the people with whom fate brings together, and do so with all of your heart."

It is with this approach in mind that we want to connect with you. The two of us have learned through life's joys and disappointments that it is your relationships with others that make life interesting, exciting, and worthwhile.

One of the most exciting relationships that we're seeking right now is one with a child. We long to love, nurture, and inspire our child to be confident in themselves and be a change maker in their community. Every one of us has the ability to use our gifts and talents for good, and to make the world a little better. But we cannot do this alone.

We also long for a relationship with you. You are the one who so lovingly cares for your child as it grows inside you. You are the one who imagines what your child will look like, or be like, or grow up to be. You are the one who is searching for a family who could possibly care about your child as much as you do. We want to be that family for you. And we want you to be a part of our lives.

You would be sharing your journey with a loving multi-racial family. Alvin is South Indian and he grew up in Texas. Nick is Caucasian, Irish and Ukrainian, and he grew up in Minnesota. We both graduated from college and became teachers. After fifteen years of working, Nick continues to teach elementary school and Alvin works at a local university as an administrator. When we are placed with a child, Nick will be take a few years off from work to be home with the baby.

Our story together began five years ago when we were both working at schools in Minneapolis. Having been in the education field our whole careers, we discovered a shared commitment to making urban schools better for students of all backgrounds. We started dating about three years ago and are now happily married, and living in a beautiful home that we absolutely love.

We are lifelong educators and we promise to give our child the best possible education in order to maximize the opportunities they will have in their life. Alvin nurtures his creative side through gardening and interior design. His talent always keeps our home looking spectacular on the inside and out. Nick is a singer and a songwriter. He plays the piano and guitar and has a home recording studio. That means many lullabies and fun songs for the baby! We have both traveled to many places in the United States and to other countries. We hope to make trips a priority for our family, showing our children the beauty and diversity in this world. Alvin's cooking skills take dining at our home to the next level. Whether he is cooking traditional Indian food, or a regular American meal, his food is full of flavor, spice, and his love for cooking comes across in the taste.

We are ready to take our love, our talents, and our resources and put them to use in raising a child. Our extended families are thrilled for us and cannot wait to welcome a new little one to the family.

There's no real formula for how modern adoptions are supposed to look. But, we want our child to know that they have two dads who will do anything in their power to protect them and give them an amazing life. We also want them to know that they have a birth mother. A birth mother who loved them so much that she made a choice for them. A choice so big and powerful that it will change everything, for all of us.

If you choose us as a partner in this adoption, we are open to continuing the relationship with you after the child is born. Emails, phone calls, or visits can help you find comfort and peace in your decision, as well as provide the child with a valuable piece of their life's puzzle.

Thank you for your consideration,

Nick & Alvin

Favorites

Nick
Alvin
Actor
Ryan Gosling
Daniel Day Lewis
Actress
Emma Stone
Viola Davis
Animal
Owl
Elephant
Author
Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho
Book
The Alchemist
The Alchemist
Candy Bar
Kit Kat
Twix
Cartoon
The Smurfs
The Simpsons
Childhood Memory
Going to Our Lake Cabin
Family Trips to India
Childhood Toy
Legos
Nintendo 64
Children's Book
The Boxcar Children
Corduroy
City
New Orleans
Paris
Classic Movie
Goonies
Home Alone
Color
Blue
Green
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Brownies and Ice Cream
Ice cream
Disney Movie
The Lion King
Aladdin
Dream Car
Range Rover
Maserati
Dream Job
Singer
President of the United States
Dream Vacation
Greek Islands
African safari
Family Activity
Cooking together
Board games
Flower / Plant
Banana Plant
Hydrangeas
Food
Chili
Pizza
Form of Exercise
Yoga
Jogging
Fruit
Plum
Apple
Game
Cribbage
Tennis
Hobby
Writing & Recording Music
Cooking
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
O Holy Night
Mariah Carey - I Don't Want a Lot for Christmas
Holiday Tradition
Easter Egg Hunt
Decorating the Christmas Tree
Ice Cream
Butter Pecan
Birthday cake
Junk Food
Sour Patch Kids
Hot Cheetos and ranch dip
Leisure Activity
Walking the dog
Reading
Magazine
National Geographic
Architectural Digest
Memory with a Child
Teaching elementary school
First time in the snow with my nephew Mason
Memory with Spouse
Our Honeymoon to the Dominican Republic
Trip to Dominican Republic
Movie
Forget Paris
Shawshank Redemption
Movie Munchie
Milk Duds
Buttered Popcorn
Movie Quote
"Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
"Houston - We have a problem."
Movie Type
Comedy
Comedy
Musical
Les Miserables
Rent
Musical Group
Years and Years
U2
Nursery Rhyme
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Olympic Event
Track and Field
Swimming
Personal Hero
Mahatma Gandhi
Gandhi
Play
Romeo & Juliet
A Raisin in the Sun
Poet
Shel Silverstein
Kahlil Gibran
Quality about my Spouse
He is a caretaker and an amazing chef!
Kindness
Quote
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi
Be the change you wish to see in the world. - Gandhi
Restaurant
Potbelly Subs
Spoon and Stable
Sandwich
Potbelly's Turkey Sub
Patty Melt
Scripture
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
Shopping Store
Burlington
Banana Republic
Song
Gran Torino - by Jamie Cullum
More than Words - Extreme
Sport to Play
Volleyball
Volleyball
Sport to Watch
College Football
Tennis
Sports Star
Odell Beckham Jr.
JJ Watt
Sports Team
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Texans
Subject in School
Math
English
Superhero
Spiderman
Superman
Thing to Cook
Pancakes and Eggs
Chicken curry
Time of Day
Evening
Evening
Tradition
Pontoon boat rides on the lake
Friday night pizza for dinner
TV Show
Jeopardy
Game of Thrones
TV Show Character
Karen Walker, from "Will & Grace"
Uncle Jessie - Full House
Type of Music
Pop
Top 40
Vacation Spot
Florida
Anywhere at the beach
Video Game
Super Mario Bros.
Mortal Combat

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