Married Since: 2017

Pets: No

Stay at Home Parent: Yes

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

Your child will be immensely loved and taken care of. As we think of our future, we imagine a life filled with funny face pancakes, dance-offs, family trips and annual traditions. We are as excited about this as we are for the challenging times…

Anup and Amy

from North Carolina

Anup

Ancestry: Indian

Religion: Nondenominational

Occupation: Vice President of software informatics

Education: Ph.D

Hobbies: Snowboarding, Traveling

Amy

Ancestry: Indian

Religion: Hindu

Occupation: Consultant

Education: MA

Hobbies: Reading, Traveling, Working Out, Volunteering

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: African American / Asian, African American / Caucasian, African American / Hispanic, Asian, Caucasian / Asian, Asian / Hispanic, Caucasian, Caucasian / Hispanic, Caucasian / Indian, Caucasian / Middle Eastern, Caucasian / Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Hispanic / Middle Eastern, Hispanic / Pacific Islander, Indian, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Nondenominational

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Dear Expectant Mother,

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. We cannot imagine what you’re going through right now and recognize the spirit of strength, courage, selflessness and love it takes to go through this journey. We are bonded in the want for the best life for your child.

We want to tell you a little bit about ourselves and the life we envision for your child. We met and fell in love cross country – Amy was living in North Carolina at the time and moved to Northern California just 8 months into our relationship and hasn’t looked back since. We were drawn together over our shared values, similar personalities and corny sense of humor! We love to listen to music in the mornings, often having impromptu dance battles, listen to podcasts or watch documentaries and debate on differing topics, hosting friends over for dinner or game nights, exploring our city to find new parks and fun places to eat and traveling to visit new places.

We met later in life after we both went through previous marriages. As we talked about our future together, we knew it included having children and creating a family. Although we do not have infertility issues, Amy had a miscarriage in her previous marriage that has led to emotional ties to pregnancy. We talked early in our relationship about adoption as a way to share our love and are very excited about the prospect of becoming a family! We have talked a lot this year about you and the amazing choice you’re making. We would honor that in our relationship with your child.

Anup is funny, smart, down-to-earth and kind. I know he will be an amazing dad because of the traits he possesses. For instance, he is incredibly patient, especially with children. Our eight year old niece is especially enamored by him and follows him around everywhere, asking questions, asking for stories and he is always ready to answer her, hold her hand as she crosses the street and play with her for hours. He also is a great teacher – he works in a fascinating, cutting edge field, but can explain what he does in a way that is not only easy to understand, but engaging and fun. He’s also super funny and laid back and has already mastered corny dad jokes!

Amy is smart, kind and hilarious, which is infectious. She can’t help but get excited about the smallest things. Whether it’s about a piece of candy or going to see a new movie, you can’t wait to do it with her. It’s the main reason I fell for her immediately. She’s super sweet with her nieces and nephew and you can see what an amazing mother she would make. Over the years, I’ve seen her around many kids and that nurturing but excitable personality makes her best friends with every kid. It makes me smile to think about how much fun your child will have with Amy.

Your child will be immensely loved and taken care of. As we think of our future, we imagine a life filled with funny face pancakes, dance-offs, family trips and annual traditions. We are as excited about this as we are for the challenging times – homework help, scraped knees, broken hearts and anything else that may come our way. We hope to expose your child to many different things – be it sports, arts, culture, etc. for them to find a passion and joy in life.

Thank you for reading our letter and considering us for your baby.

With love,

Amy & Anup

Q&A

Tell us about your home and neighborhood.

Our home is filled with love and laughter; we enjoy cooking together in our kitchen that is open to the living room and a breakfast nook. In the wintertime, we cozy up on our couch to watch movies with our fireplace or have smores in our screened-in porch. During the summertime, we play games in our backyard and look forward to putting in a badminton net and some corn hole boards. We are also looking forward to planting some fruit trees and a small vegetable garden this spring. Our neighborhood is full of children; it is a tight-knit group of families who look out for each other. For instance, when we are out of town, without asking our neighbors will bring out our trash bins and look out for packages. People are out constantly in their front yards chatting with neighbors walking their dogs or taking their children out on walks. During Halloween, the community holds a family-friendly block party.

When you have a 3-day weekend, what you like to do?

This past three day weekend we caught up on a lot of errands; we just got back from a trip to London and Scotland with my brother’s family (including their three kids) and took the time to catch up on household tasks and meeting up with friends. We do love walking around our city and exploring neighborhoods and new places to eat. One of the great things about our city is that there are beautiful hidden views all around the city - you never know when you’ll come across an amazing vista.

What do you hope to teach your child(ren)?

We hope to teach our child to be kind, loving, curious and well-rounded. We hope to expose our child to various creative and educational outlets in the hope that they find their passion in life. Both of us grew up in loving supportive family environments; we hope to provide the same for our child.

What will you tell your child about his or her birthmom?

We would tell our child about their birthmom from day one. We will talk about the courage their birthmom had to make the ultimate sacrifice. And how this came from a place of immense love and selflessness. Children love to hear stories about themselves; we would incorporate and remember their birth story during their birthday, Birth Mother’s Day and in November - National Adoption month.

Describe your last vacation and/or daytrip.

We are very close to our family and take many family vacations. Our last vacation was a five-day trip to Scotland and England. My (Amy) brother, his wife and three kids were visiting the UK for 10 days. Halfway through their trip, Anup and I surprised the kids by showing up at their hotel and spending the next five days with them. Their kids, aged 8-13, love Harry Potter and so we embarked on a very Harry Potter vacation, learning about JK Rowling’s time in Scotland, visiting the Harry Potter Warner Bros. studio and seeing where they filmed some of the movies. We also visited Stratford-upon-Avon, where Shakespeare was born and lived, the Sherlock Holmes museum and enjoyed some good food and good times!

Message Anup and Amy

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  • 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!

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  • 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!