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Rahul & Priya

Adoption is something we have always wanted to do, as individuals before we dated and as a couple 10 years into marriage. We have a daughter who, like us, is ready to grow our family and welcome a new member soon. We understand this is a difficult decision for you, and while we hope you will select us to be your child's parents, we want you to make the right decision for yourself and your child.

About Us

Rahul
Priya
Job
Independent Consultant
Managing Director
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Finance
Master's Degree in Management Information Systems
Children
Sana
Relationship
Legally Married

What it Means to Be Parents

Our Family

For us, one of the most important things we think about is setting up our child for success in anything they do. We want them to be proud of themselves, proud of the choices they make and the things they do. Whether it's painting, playing sports, or doing well in school, we feel that helping them find their own path and building their confidence will carry them far in life. We hope we teach them the importance of compassion and patience and being self-sufficient. And along the way, we hope we are providing them with every opportunity we didn't have, and even better versions of the opportunities we did have.

Watching them grow and evolve day-by-day is so incredible! They absorb information and process it in a way that adults have forgotten about. Watching them try, fail, try again, fail again, try yet again and succeed is amazing. Their faces glow with pride, and they carry that pride with them to the next thing and they build their personalities with Lego blocks made of confidence, fear, knowledge, and uncertainty. Through it all, we glow with pride. They may stumble along the way, but they learn from it and get better at it each time they try again ... until one day they don't need any help. And you miss when they wanted your help, but you're distracted by the next amazing thing they do.

What's being a parent mean to us? Everything.

Education We Will Provide

Pumpkin Carving at School

We place a great deal of value on education for everyone, especially children we are raising. We have both attended and graduated from college. And we believe that education is a fundamental right for all people.

We believe the first step to instilling a love of learning and education is to provide children with exposure to as much as possible. We will encourage your child to try new things, engage with them to see what their interests are, and encourage them to try more things. As they experience more, we will seek additional coaching from mentors that your child enjoys and responds well to, and provide them with the assistance they need to progress in their areas of interest.

Through regular monitoring and adjustments of your child's progress and interest in various activities, we hope to develop a lot of confidence, persistence, and appreciation for their teachers and coaches. With a strong foundation built, we intend to keep your child on a strong academic path that leads to college and other forms of higher study.

We also appreciate learning outside of the classroom. We hope that self-learning, specialized and fun activities with an educational twist, and playing games with your child ourselves will nurture your child's natural curiosity and desire to learn.

Education is important to us, and we hope we can show your child how valuable it can be for them personally and professionally as they grow.

Cultural Diversity

Rahul & His Father in India

We believe cultural diversity can only improve a person's perspective on the world, and more importantly, their own cultural identity.

We both were born in India, but spent our lives growing up in very different environments. Priya grew up in a big city in India where most people spoke the same language and looked more or less the same. Rahul grew up in a big city in America where most people spoke English, but did not look like him or speak the same language at home.

In raising a child of a different ethnic background, we plan to immerse ourselves, our family, and our friends in the culture of your child every chance we get. We also plan to teach your child about our own Indian heritage. And of course, growing up in America, your child will be very much an American first.

We will talk to your child about where both their biological and adoptive families come from. We also enjoy traveling, so visiting different parts of the country and world would include trips to show your child how places where their families are from are the same and how they are different. Talking to our existing friends, and making new friends who your child relates to will help us keep conversation about cultural diversity going. And hopefully, through it all, your child will come out the other side, confident and comfortable with who they are, where they come from, and where their families come from.

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At the Golden Gate Bridge
At the Golden Gate Bridge
Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland
All Dressed Up for a Friend's Wedding
All Dressed Up for a Friend's Wedding
Disney World Carousel Ride
Disney World Carousel Ride
Parasailing in Florida
Parasailing in Florida
Exploring Paris
Exploring Paris
Batgirl
Batgirl
Key West
Key West
Priya Snorkeling
Priya Snorkeling
Fun at a Street Festival
Fun at a Street Festival
All Smiles With Daddy
All Smiles With Daddy
Family Fun at Disney World
Family Fun at Disney World
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Exploring Paris
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Priya Snorkeling
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All Smiles With Daddy
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Family Fun at Disney World

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home in the Summer

We live in Illinois, and we love it here. The winters are rough, but spring, summer and fall in the Midwest make up for the cold winters.

We have a five bedroom home with three bathrooms, family room, living room, dining room, kitchen, and a finished basement. Our front and back yards add up to half an acre, which is just under half a football field. Even better, behind the house is a golf course that gives us even MORE grass and space. It's a lot of space and a lot of grass with just the right number of trees; most importantly, it's great for kids and dogs to run around in. We have a swimming pool, but the local gym has both an indoor and outdoor pool that each have 2 giant twisting water slides. And it's heated, so you can swim inside while it snows outside. Kids enjoy swimming there more. We also have a big tree that's perfect for kids to climb, and in Spring we'll be adding a tire swing.

The area we live in is full of families with kids of all ages. Young families with small children, older families with no children, and everyone in between live on our street. There are colorful and vibrant public parks within walking distance of our home. Our street is tree-lined and neighbors are always taking walks and riding their bicycles. It's a very safe community where everyone waves "Hello" and stops by to chat regularly.

Our Extended Families

Priya & Her Sister

Our family is made up of aunts, uncles, and cousins scattered around the United States and the world. We have cousins 20 minutes away, one grandmother 15 minutes away, and the other stays with us. Sana's aunt visits from India every year, and we get together with other family friends every week and play board games, have video game tournaments and get every age group to mix it up together. Backyard games of cornhole, football and soccer make us think we are professional athletes, and then we head inside for more laughs and good food.

With Rahul's Mom

We had to say goodbye to our dog in 2017 due to cancer. Before putting our boy to sleep, we celebrated his life by having the first ever Fletcher Day. On Fletcher Day we invited all our family and friends to hang out, play with the dogs and kids, eat too much, and reminisce about the good times we had with Fletcher. This is a day we'll repeat every year to share good times with loved ones and remember our first puppy.

We have always wanted to adopt a child, and now Sana looks forward to being a big sister to your child. Friends and family are very supportive of our decision to adopt and keep checking in with us to see whether our family is growing soon.

From Us to You

Hello there!

We are Priya (mom), Rahul (dad), and Sana (hopes to be a big sister soon). We are a little nervous here because this process does not come with instructions or clear expectations, and we just hope you like us. Before getting into it all, we just want to tell you one thing: We appreciate you reading about us and would be over the moon to be chosen by you, but we only want what is best for you and your child. If that is not us, we understand and our thoughts are still with you; if you are comfortable with your decision, that is the most important thing. Opening yourself up to let another family parent your child requires more strength than we can imagine, and you have it. Stay strong and follow your heart.

As difficult as this process is, we genuinely believe the outcome will be something amazing; which is why we are here, writing you, hoping you will honor us by allowing us to be adoptive parents to your baby. If you were to choose us, we would be thrilled to share photos, videos, letters, emails, phone calls, and visits with you, throughout your child's life to any degree you desire.

We met in 2001, got to know each other really well in 2005, dated in 2006, and got married in 2007. Over the last 10+ years together, we've purchased a house, made the house a home, adopted our first kid (a puppy named Fletcher), had a daughter (Sana), and watched her grow and learn for nearly 5 wonderful years.

Professionally, we are both consultants of differing types. Priya works for a large firm and is currently helping clients improve how hospitals and businesses operate, making them more efficient. Rahul works independently on the I.T. side helping clients manage their data and computer systems. We realize these are not the sexiest jobs in the world, and sometimes we wish we were exploring space or curing diseases somewhere, but these jobs give us flexible work schedules and more family time.

Sana is very excited about being a big sister. She recently told us she plans to teach her new sibling to crawl, eat by themselves, play with dogs, and read. Sana does two things naturally: 1, she takes care of and empathizes with people; recently she couldn't sleep because she was worried about mom's cold. 2, she makes people laugh. Her latest joke: "What time is it when an elephant sits on your face?" Answer: "Time to get a new face."

Fletcher was a rescue mutt who loved to play and eat and eat and eat. He was very good with kids and the best friend we've ever had. Cancer took him from us too soon and we miss him dearly. We plan to adopt another dog or two soon, and would love to give your child a furry sibling, too.

We also enjoy traveling, seeing the world, and trying new things. We are planning a trip to Mexico this year, and Italy and Spain in 2019. When the kids are old enough, our bucket list includes an African safari, Egypt, Germany, Turkey, Peru, and many other places. Given Priya's desire to see the world, your child will be well versed in a few different languages and cultures. If there is something to learn about how something works, Rahul will stop to soak it up so he can teach kids about it and pretend he's smarter than he is. Through it all, we will read bedtime stories, warm up around a fire with hot chocolate, take bike rides along the lake, watch sports live and on TV, learn about current events around the world and how they impact us, and push ourselves to try new adventures.

Lastly, thank you for reading about us and considering us. And again, while we hope for the opportunity to enrich each other's lives, whether you choose us or not, we wish you all the best in the world in everything you do. Take the best of care.

Sincerely,

Rahul & Priya

Favorites

Rahul
Priya
Actor
So many good ones but let's start with... Denzel Washington (Training Day!); Robert Downey Jr.; Christian Bale
Too many to name......but all time favs include Robert Redford and Denzel Washington
Actress
So many good ones but let's start with... Viola Davis; Emma Stone; Sandra Bullock
Again quite a few.....Sandra Bullock, Amy Adams, Emma Stone, to name a few.
Animal
Dogs. Always dogs. :-)
Dogs....Woman's best friend!
Author
J.K. Rowling; Edmond Rostand; Mark Twain; JRR Tokein; Mary Shelley
Fiction - Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, J.K Rowling, Ayn Rand; Non Fiction - Isabel Wilkerson, Malcolm Gladwell and Siddhartha Mukherjee
Book
Harry Potter series; Cyrano de Bergerac; Tom Sawyer; Lord of the Rings; Frankenstein
Fiction: Pride and Prejudice, To Kill a Mockingbird, Gone with the Wind and Harry Potter; Non-Fiction: The Warmth of Other Suns and Biography of Teddy Roosevelt
Candy Bar
I can eat junk food all day but I love... Kit-Kat; Snickers; Twix
Cadbury - Fruit and Nuts (It's a British chocolate bar I grew up eating in India)
Cartoon
I grew up in the 80's and 90's watching... The X-Men; Spider-Man (1994-1998)
Tom and Jerry!!!!
Childhood Memory
Riding my bike and feeling the wind on my face; My friend's dog Columbo jumping on and licking my face
Playing outside and jumping from rooftops with friends.
Childhood Toy
Transformers; G.I. Joe; Remote Control Cars; Basketball
Sticks and stones.....not kidding. We played with whatever we found outdoors. Toys were a luxury where I grew up
Children's Book
"Oh, The Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss
Jungle Book
City
Chicago
London
Classic Movie
The Wizard Of Oz
Roman Holiday.......yes I have a thing for old movies and books!
Color
Red
Green
Day of Week
Saturday
Sunday!
Dessert
Ice Cream; Chocolate; Cannoli
Payasam.....it's a sweet porridge my grandmother use to make when I was a kid.
Disney Movie
Aladdin; The Incredibles
Spirit; The Incredibles
Dream Car
I LOVE cars... I'd be thrilled to have a Porsche, Lamborghini, McLaren, Ferrari, Ariel Atom, Caterham 7, or an Acura NSX (generation 1). I currently drive an S2000!
Not into Cars....I'd rather take a train to work. But if I have to choose....Porsche 911
Dream Job
Racecar Driver
Working for the United Nations
Dream Vacation
I want to go on an African Safari or maybe climb a mountain. Something not a lot of folks get to experience...
Anywhere with a beach and sun!
Family Activity
Hanging Out With Friends & Family
Baking & Painting With Our Daughter
Flower / Plant
Lilly
Orchids
Food
Pizza & Cheeseburgers
Eggs & Potatoes - I Love Breakfast!
Form of Exercise
Running
Weight training.....if I get around to it.
Fruit
Grapes and Watermelon
Watermelon and Mangoes
Game
Hide and Seek; Basketball
Soccer
Hobby
Drawing; Home Improvement
Reading
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Christmas
Holiday Song
War Is Over (John Lennon)
All I want for Christmas is You
Holiday Tradition
Hanging out with family and friends; playing outside with kids and dogs
Making Belgian Waffles on Christmas morning for my family
Ice Cream
Cookie Dough, or really any flavor from Oberweis Dairy. Their ice-cream is out of this world!
I prefer Sorbets.....passionfruit sorbet is my fav
Junk Food
Pizza and Cheeseburgers
Flaming Hot Cheetos
Leisure Activity
Watching TV and taking a nap
Reading on my own, but now I prefer reading with my daughter on a lazy afternoon
Magazine
Car and Driver; The Economist
Economist; New Yorker
Memory with a Child
The first time my daughter sang Happy Birthday to me
First time my daughter said I am "her best friend in the whole wide world"
Memory with Spouse
When we adopted our first dog, Fletcher. It was the first time we were parents together
When my husband made dinner for me the first time.....stir fry! it was a beautiful gesture, even though it tasted awful!
Movie
V for Vendetta; Marley and Me
My Cousin Vinny
Movie Munchie
Popcorn and a Coke
Popcorn
Movie Quote
"I'll have what she's having" - When Harry met Sally
Movie Type
I love any movie that makes me think... And comic book/superhero movies
Anything fun or thought provoking.
Musical
Wicked; Man Of La Mancha
Wicked
Musical Group
N.W.A.; Outkast; Naughty By Nature; The Beastie Boys; Queen; The Beatles
Queen, Beatles and Abba
Nursery Rhyme
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Old MacDonald
Olympic Event
It's all amazing to watch... But I like Track and Field; Swimming; and Gymnastics
Track and Field and Gymnastics
Personal Hero
Various teachers I've had from grade school to college, so many of them taught me so much about myself and the world
My mom - Single Indian mom who raised two successful daughters....no one can beat that in my book
Play
Of Mice and Men; Rumors; Cyrano de Bergerac
Macbeth
Poet
Dr. Seuss
Robert Frost
Quality about my Spouse
She's the best person I know and always does the right thing, even when it's harder.
Never lies to me.....no matter what the consequences
Quote
"The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching."
"The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has been before."
Restaurant
Portillo's; Nando Milano Trattoria
Nando Milano Trattoria, it's the BEST Italian restaurant we've ever been to.
Sandwich
Chicken
Chicken Pesto
Scripture
I don't follow scripture, but here's a quote I grew up with from my country: "The wise who know what is duty do not diminish their benevolence even when they are without wealth."
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
Shopping Store
Car dealerships... :-)
Nordstrom
Song
Mo' Money, Mo' Problems (Notorious BIG); If I Ruled The World (Nas); Intergalactic (Beastie Boys); I Want To Break Free (Queen); Here Comes The Sun (The Beatles)
Queen - "You're my best friend"
Sport to Play
Basketball
Tennis
Sport to Watch
Basketball
Cricket and Basketball
Sports Star
Allen Iverson and Reggie Miller
Sachin Tendulkar (India Cricketer); Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer); Steffi Graph (Tennis)
Sports Team
Chicago Bulls, when they're good. ;-)
Spurs; Bulls (when they are good)
Subject in School
Math and Acting
History
Superhero
Batman and Spider-man
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
I'm a lousy cook... I'm a great eater. :-)
Everything....Indian, Italian and Mexican
Time of Day
Nap time; Taking the dog for a walk
Evenings....not a morning person.
Tradition
Thanksgiving and Christmas parties with friends and family
Cooking for family and friends during weekends or holidays.
TV Show
Game of Thrones; Modern Family; Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
Game of Thrones & Westworld
TV Show Character
Batman and Spider-man... DUH!
Jon Snow
Type of Music
Hip-Hop/Rap; Classic Rock
Classic Rock
Vacation Spot
Anyplace where I can take an afternoon nap
Maldives......you get your own island to hangout in
Video Game
Injustice: Gods Among Us (It's like Mortal Kombat, but with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Joker, etc.)
Not in to it, unless I am playing Injustice with my husband and daughter!

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