Priya & Russel
Hindu / Christian
Race of child interested in adopting:
Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Caucasian/Asian
We want to thank you for considering us as prospective parents for your child. We will forever be grateful for your sacrifice, through which you will bestow the greatest joy on our family. We admire your strength and courage. We know this must be such an emotional journey for you and commend you for considering this completely selfless act of pure love.
We are excited to expand our family, and we feel blessed to be able to do this through the gift of adoption. We assure you that we will cherish this child every day of our lives and provide him or her the best values, education, travel, nourishment, safety, laughter, and joy. Your gift will be safe with us forever.
We look forward to an open and thoughtful relationship with you so we know your dreams and aspirations for your child; we promise to do our best to fulfill them. Thank you for considering us!
We are Russel and Priya. We got married in 2012 and have a biological son, Raynan, aka Leo, who is six. We are a close-knit family, and we enjoy exploring new places together. We love to hike and bike and enjoy being in nature. We met as colleagues and were friends for over five years before we realized we really liked each other and wanted to share our lives together. We are both in stable IT careers and turn to each other for counsel and conversation about our personal and professional lives. We enjoy unwinding together in our backyard every evening, sharing the day’s happenings, talking, and laughing. Leo says that this is his second-best time of the day, the best being the bedtime storytime we do with him every night before he goes to sleep.
What Led Us To Adoption
The idea of adoption had an early resonance with us. When Priya was 22, her cousin whom she is close to adopted a baby girl. This is when the seed of adoption took root in Priya’s mind. We discussed the idea of adoption early on in our relationship and agreed to pursue it when the time was right. We had our firstborn, Leo, in 2015 and were excited to start our journey of parenthood. Now, as we feel more settled financially and emotionally with our home, careers, and parenting experience, we feel the time is right to turn our dream into reality. We are eagerly waiting to welcome our second baby into our lives through the gift of adoption.
We live in the bright, sunny East Bay of California with proximity to vineyards, farms, and beaches. This community has a long and storied history in agriculture and farming. Our beautiful city is filled with trees, parks, well-planned communities, preserved farmland, and shopping hubs. In the late spring and summer months, area farms are brimming with agri-tourists seeking fruits and veggies. The public schools in our city are highly rated with umpteen options for sports, music, and extracurriculars. A very special member of our family is our puppy, Jaycee, whom we brought home this year. She is a goldendoodle and is a storehouse of love. We love cuddling and playing with her. She is awaiting her new sibling as much as Leo is.
Our parents and most of our extended family reside in India. As our parents are aging, we try to make yearly trips to India to visit them and have Leo spend time with his grandparents and cousins and know his roots. Russel has an older brother and a younger sister, both of whom are medical professionals and reside in India near his parents. Russel’s brother has a son and a daughter, and his sister has two daughters. We keep in touch with them through weekly video calls, when the kids get to talk with each other and bond.
Priya has an older sister who also lives in our city, and our two families often hang out together. She has an eight-year-old daughter and a baby boy. It feels wonderful seeing our children grow and bond together, and hopefully our new baby will join this gang soon.
We believe in celebrations that bring everyone together. Birthdays, baby showers, anniversaries, summer vacations, Diwali, and Christmas are highpoints of the year, and we try to get together with family and friends and really connect.