Married Since: 2010

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: No

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

We admire your strength and courage and know that your baby will inherit these wonderful traits and we will make sure to nurture those qualities. The decision to pursue an adoption plan is not an easy one and we would like to thank you for considering this path.

Alok and Jennifer

from California

Alok

Ancestry: Indian

Religion: Spiritual

Occupation: VP of Strategy & Corporate Development

Education: MBA

Hobbies: Cooking, Reading, Biking, Golfing, Playing guitar, Going to the movies, Volunteering, Personal investment, Traveling

Jennifer

Ancestry: Indian

Religion: Spiritual

Occupation: Accountant

Education: MBA

Hobbies: Cooking, Running, Sewing, Knitting, Reading, Quilting, Playing piano, Singing, Going to the movies, Volunteering, Traveling

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Spiritual

Favorites

Alok

Animal
Cat
Color
Blue
Food
Sushi
Leisure Activity
Hiking
Sport
Cycling
Subject in School
Science
Thing to Cook
Mexican Food
Early Bird or Night Owl
Early Bird
Music
Classic Rock
Vacation Spot
Africa

Jennifer

Animal
Dog
Color
Pink
Food
Tacos
Leisure Activity
Reading
Sport
Basketball
Subject in School
Math
Thing to Cook
Pasta
Early Bird or Night Owl
Night Owl
Music
80's Music
Vacation Spot
Hawaii
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From Us to You

Dear Expectant Mother,

The decision to pursue an adoption plan is not an easy one, and we would like to thank you for considering this path. We admire your strength and courage and know that your baby will inherit these wonderful traits from you and we will make sure to nurture those qualities. We are excited to write to you as we would like to tell you a little about ourselves and why we think that we would be great parents for your baby.

Alok and I started on our journey in early 2008 when we met on an Indian dating website. Our courtship lasted for about a year and we became engaged in the spring of 2009 and married in May 2010. Our wedding was a typical Indian celebration with more than 400 guests, several colorful outfit changes, and a lot of delicious food. We have traveled all over the world, lived in three different cities, changed jobs, gone back to school, and dreamed of having a child. We have endured a lot of pain during the past several years with infertility issues and miscarriages, but what has gotten us through it all is one another and knowing that our baby is out there. We have come to realize that we want the joy of raising a child and it doesn’t matter if we are the biological parents or not. Also, we have experienced adoption in our family as Jennifer’s first cousin was adopted. We have seen the joy our cousin has brought to our aunt and uncle. As a young child, Jennifer always knew that she would love to adopt at some point in her life.

As a couple, we have many interests and hobbies. We both LOVE to cook and eat all types of foods from many cuisines. We often experiment in the kitchen with new recipes and ingredients and make it a Saturday morning ritual to visit the farmers market. We look forward to sharing our excitement of food and cooking with your baby and eventually teach him or her how to cook. We are both musically inclined and dabble in some light-hearted piano and guitar jam sessions. Jennifer grew up playing the piano and hopes to one day have your child take an interest in music. Oftentimes, you’ll find us curled up on the sofa watching one of our favorite television shows or movies, football games, or reading a book. Alok enjoys reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction as well as catching up on the current events with his vast array of magazines and news programs. We hope to encourage your baby to read for pleasure by taking him or her to the library and incorporating storytime in their routine. Lately, Jennifer has been letting her creative juices flow and becoming involved in knitting and quilting. She had the chance to make baby booties and hats for a friend’s baby and immerse herself in creative projects like making a holiday wreath! Jennifer is waiting for the opportunity to be able to make a blanket for your baby! We also love to entertain and have our friends and their children over for scrumptious meals and to build bonds with their children. Your baby will have so many children that will love to share quality time together.

As a family of three, we would want nothing more than to provide everything that we can to give your baby the love that he or she needs. In addition to providing your baby and then child, a well-rounded upbringing, we would want to provide the best education possible. We both grew up in families where education was a high priority as it has given us many possibilities within our careers and would want to give your child every opportunity to learn. We know how important family and maintaining those relationships are; your baby would be showered with love and affection from several aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and family friends.

We are so glad that we were given this moment to tell you about our lives and we hope that you consider us to care for your baby. Most importantly, we want you to know that your baby will be loved and looked after and given every opportunity in this world to become a decent and admirable human being.

With love,
Jennifer and Alok

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About Alok

Alok is a man of few words. When I first met him, he was quiet, reserved, and kept to himself, but as I got to know him more, he opened up and became more talkative and social. What attracted me to him was his calm demeanor. Alok is disciplined, organized, and driven. He is open and honest and tells it how it is. I’ve always appreciated how he doesn’t sugarcoat situations and gives honest feedback that is sincere and useful. He keeps stressful situations in perspective and helps me and the rest of our family when we worry. He’s very methodical and practical and I always know that if I ask for advice, that he has my best interest in mind. He’s well-read and knowledgeable about many topics and subjects and is always being sought by family and friends for his expertise and input. I know that your child will learn a lot from him.

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About Jennifer

Jen is an extrovert, which is what first attracted me to her, since I’m very much the opposite. She’s very outgoing and social and can communicate with everyone. Jen is warm, caring, and loving. Her nature makes it easy to form friendships and relationships with a variety of people. She has encouraged me to be more open and social and consider the emotional side of situations. I appreciate how much she cares about her family and knows how much love she will have for your child. There is nobody else I prefer to spend time with.

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Why We Are Choosing to Adopt

We have always loved children and wanted to have a family of our own. When we met, we never realized how challenging it would be to get pregnant, but endured difficulties for several years. We endured a lot of heartache and sadness in not being able to conceive naturally or with the help of medical intervention. After seeing many of our friends with children and cherishing the moments we got to spend with them, we decided that the best option for us would be to adopt. We feel that it does not matter how you welcome a child to your family, but the kind of life and upbringing that you can provide for that child. The love that you give and receive from a child is immeasurable.

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Our Lifestyle

The two of us have many different individual interests but have also developed mutual interests since we have been together. We enjoy activities both inside and outside of the home. One of our favorite activities is cooking together. We enjoy trying new recipes and cuisines as well as improving our favorite dishes. Along with cooking, we enjoy learning about and tasting wines. We have visited many of the wine regions throughout the country and world and reminisce about our travels over a nice glass of wine. We also love traveling and have been to every single continent together, except for Antarctica. We look forward to sharing our love of travel with your child. We also enjoy hiking, being outdoors, reading, playing musical instruments, volunteering, and spending time with friends and family.

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Our Home and Neighborhood

We live in a townhouse with large living spaces, two bedroom suites upstairs, and a finished basement. We did much of the home improvement ourselves to ensure our home is cozy and warm. There is a backyard with a deck, and our home is surrounded by a nature preserve and golf course. We live in a subdivision with a mix of young couples, senior citizens, and families with small children. The neighborhood is nicely landscaped with several large parks nearby.

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Our Family

We have family scattered throughout North America including Detroit, Chicago, Boston, Boise, Toronto, and Washington. We take trips throughout the year to visit family and friends as we feel close to them and feel it is very important to maintain those bonds. Our parents are very important to us and will be an integral part of your child’s life as they will visit and have opportunities to babysit. Our siblings have expressed their excitement in meeting their niece or nephew and cannot wait to spoil them. We have several friends locally and across the country with kids whom we’ve developed bonds and grown to love. It will be an incredible experience for your child to meet them and to see our friendships passed on to the next generation.

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Our Traditions

We both come from an Indian background. Our parents are from India and when they came to the US, they also brought along many of their Indian culture and traditions. In our household, we celebrate all the major Indian holidays, which consist of eating delicious foods, wearing colorful Indian outfits, and attending festivals and religious ceremonies. We both grew up with the Hindu faith and do incorporate some religious practices to keep us spiritually-minded. While we both have an Indian heritage, we also embrace the American culture which we both grew up in and celebrate all of the holidays and take part in all aspects of the American culture. We hope to share our Indian and American cultures with your child as well as learn about their background and teach them to be open-minded about all cultures and traditions.

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Cultural Diversity

We both grew up with cultural backgrounds that were very different from other children in our neighborhoods, schools, and communities. Throughout our upbringing, we both had to find a way to mix our Indian heritage and culture with our American heritage and culture. As adults, we have an appreciation for both cultures and identities and have been able to incorporate them both harmoniously into our lives. We have a diverse group of friends which allows us to continue to explore our backgrounds as well as learn about new cultures and backgrounds. With this exposure, we hope that we can provide your child with unlimited opportunities to learn, grow, and accept many people who will enrich and diversify their lives.

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What We Will Teach Your Child

We hope to teach your child to be a well-rounded individual who has both academic and artistic interests. We will expose them to a variety of activities and let them pick which ones to pursue. We’ll teach your child to be kind and caring and full of integrity. We will teach them to have interest in different cultures and willing to communicate and socialize with anyone.

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What We Will Share with Your Child

We will tell your child that you care about them and love them very much, but may not have been in the best position to provide them with the life you wanted for them. We will tell your child that it was a very difficult decision but you had their best interest in mind.

Message Alok and Jennifer

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!

Contact Alok and Jennifer

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!