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Nikhil & Pragati
We want to start by thanking you for taking the time to learn a little about us. We realize this must be the most difficult decision you will ever make and appreciate your strength & courage for such selfless act. We want you to know that we are praying for you and your baby. Thank you for considering us for the amazing privilege of being your child's parents and we send our prayers to you!
Nikhil loves to read, travel and watch football or tennis. He loves travelling so much that if he is not travelling, he is either watching a travel show or reading a travel book. He believes in equal partnership in housework and jumps right in to clean our bathrooms, do laundry and dishes whenever he is home. Pragati loves shopping, cooking and listening to hindi movie songs. She tries to do as many successful kitchen experiments as possible and can't wait to have a child to join her.
We love to travel and explore new cities, countries, cultures and cuisines. Since both of us are foodies, most of our travel itineraries revolve around the best restaurants in the area wherever we travel. We travel frequently with our families and friends too. It's a wonderful way to bond and spend quality family time. Our weekends are usually relaxed. We love to eat out and try to explore new restaurants almost every weekend. We go to nearby parks for long walks and play tennis in the evenings and on the weekends. We also love binge watching Netflix and Prime shows.
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Vacations are the best way for us to take a break from our usual routines and get some 'WE'-time to bond. We try to go to at least one new place every year to learn a new culture & enjoy a new cuisine. Though we go to all sorts of places - mountains, beaches, cities, and cruises, our favorite holiday destination is Orlando, Florida and we go there almost every year.
Last year we went to Orlando with Nikhil’s parents and his brother’s family. Our 4-year-old niece nicknamed Nikhil as ‘Ice cream uncle’ because every time she got a little cranky and tired, Nikhil offered her an ice cream to beat the heat and cheer her up. Earlier this year we went to Orlando with Pragati’s parents and 5-year-old nephew. He was the center of our attention throughout our holiday and we enjoyed each day of the trip at Disney, SeaWorld, Universal and Kennedy space center. We can't wait to take our little one to the world of Mickey & Minnie!
Why We Chose Adoption
We have taken the first several years of our marriage to build our relationship and enjoy one another. We always knew we wanted children and have tried to get pregnant in the last few years. Infertility was extremely hard for us to deal with but now both of us feel adoption is a wonderful way to grow our family. Our dream is to grow a family together, not necessarily to give birth to a baby. What binds a family together is mutual respect and love.
We are friends with other couples who are growing their families through adoption, and we know how important it is for the children to understand their stories. We are committed to making sure that our child knows where they came from, and how much all of the people who are or have been in their lives love them. We are so excited and anxious for this new chapter of our lives!
Our Extended Families
We are blessed to be a part of two beautiful families with affectionate parents and loving siblings.
Nikhil’s parents live in India and enjoy their retired lives traveling and spending time with family & friends. Nikhil’s younger brother also lives in India with his wife & their beautiful 5-year-old daughter. Distance doesn't stop us from being in constant touch thanks to FaceTime & WhatsApp.
Pragati’s parents are also retired now and live in India. Her mom loves cooking and both of them love to host friends & family over lavish meals. Pragati's parents spend a few months in the U.S. every year to visit us as well as her brother and sister-in-law who live in Massachusetts with their 6-year-old son, whom we just adore. Since they live so close to us, they were a huge support to us in our struggle with infertility.
Our families have always wished the best for us and they know we'll truly be happy only after we have a baby to call ours. We are sure this baby will get lots of love from grandpas, grandmas, uncles, aunts and cousins.
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in a townhouse in Southern Connecticut and have easy access to the beach, shopping, restaurants and all the amenities of downtown. We are super excited to create a beautiful nursery in our home and fill it up with everything our baby might need.
Our lower level has a walkout space to the common yard and swimming pool where all the kids hangout in summer and have snow fights in winter. We have a swing set in our patio where we spend most of our weekend while socializing with our neighbors. Our neighborhood has many couples with young children, so playmates will never be in short supply for our child.
We live in a very friendly, safe and secure neighborhood. It is the type of community where if you go next door and ask for sugar, you'll get coffee too! We have a summer barbecue party and a winter soup party every year in our complex where we play a lot of games and eat yummy food. We love to eat out and are exploring all the family style restaurants around us these days. We also have a lot of great parks very close to our home, which have great kids’ play areas, walking and biking tracks, basketball courts, tennis courts and soccer fields. We love it here and can't wait to raise a child in our home and neighborhood.
From Us to You
Hello and thank you for spending your valuable time reading about us. We are so excited you are considering us for the amazing privilege of being your baby's parents and hope to provide you an accurate image of who we are and the kind of parents we will be. We would be so honored should you choose to give us this incredible gift.
We met each other at a family wedding around 13 years ago. It was love at first sight for us and we realized very soon that we were meant for each other. We love the things we have in common and that we can both count on each other through thick and thin.
We always had a lot of family and friends to care for, guide and encourage us while growing up, so we have seen firsthand that it is extremely important for a family to spend quality time in doing little and big things together and that is what we plan to do with our child as well. Both of our parents are eager to welcome a new grandchild and pamper him or her, as only grandparents can do. Our nephews and nieces are looking forward to their new play buddy. We love kids and always look forward to our video chats with our 5-year-old niece where she shares all the updates from her skating and swimming classes with us. We also love it when our 6-year-old nephew tries all his newly-learnt karate moves on us.
We plan on parenting in as balanced a method as possible. While we know that a certain amount of discipline is necessary, we can’t wait to experience the simple joys of parenthood like reading bedtime stories, pumpkin carving, putting up holiday decorations, play and laugh with our little one, feed our baby, and even change our baby's diapers at 3am.
Though education is very important to us, we also understand there are many activities outside the classroom for children including sports, dance, music, art, drama, martial arts and even cooking schools for little chefs. We will encourage and support our kid to play any sport and choose any activity of his or her interest. We will always be there for our child no matter what, and always give our unconditional love and support to our little one. We wake up every day thinking that we are getting a day closer to when we will have our bundle of joy in our lives.
We cannot imagine the feelings you have or will experience in your decision to plan an adoption for your child. We truly admire your courage and strength. We recognize that it is only because of you and your choice to select us that we may get to experience parenthood and for that, you will always hold a respectful and honorable place in our hearts and home. We would be delighted to send you letters and pictures of the baby for as long as you may want. We also plan to create a picture log for our baby’s adoption story which we will share with him/her from very early on.
Although we don't know you, we hope we were able to tell you a little bit about us. We are both far from perfect, but if you choose us for your baby, we promise to always strive to provide a loving, stable home with lots of love and care for your child. Writing this now just brings tears to our eyes thinking about our future with a child in our lives! We are both so incredibly anxious and excited for this journey. We hope you are comforted in this difficult decision and you will have some peace. Thank you again for considering us as parents for your baby. We welcome the chance to talk to you and answer any questions you may have.
Our Love & Prayers,
Nikhil & Pragati