Monty and Manju

Married Since: 2008

Pets: No

Stay at Home Parent: Part-Time

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

You’re looking for a wonderful home and future for your child and we’re looking to share our love and lives with a child and grow our family. Perhaps we’re looking for each other?

Monty and Manju

from Massachusetts

 

Monty

Ancestry: Indian

Religion: Other

Occupation: Clinical Social Worker

Education: MSW

Hobbies: Music, Exercising, Cooking

Manju

Ancestry: Indian

Religion: Hindu

Occupation: Public Health Director of Partnerships

Education: MPH

Hobbies: Traveling, Walking, Puzzles, Cooking

Baby

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

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Spiritual

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To Someone Special,

You’re looking for a wonderful home and future for your child and we’re looking to share our love and lives with a child and grow our family. Perhaps we’re looking for each other?

We realize that you have to consider many things in making sure that your child will have the best possible future, with parents who will love and raise them to be happy, healthy and safe. Thank you for this opportunity to share a little about ourselves and our dreams for a family. Once you get to know us – Manju & Monty – we hope you’ll decide that we’re the right ones to take this journey with.

We often say that the universe was preparing us for each other. We met online in 2006 on an Indian dating site. We were both surprised to find someone who lived so far away with such similar values and goals, and with a desire to live a life of purpose and service. Monty was living and working in Massachusetts and Manju was living in Ghana (West Africa) with her parents, traveling often for work. After a year of traveling across the world to meet each other, we got engaged on a cold day in December. We remember that day fondly, holding each other tightly walking through town in two feet of snow, but feeling as if it was a summer moment.

Family means everything to us. We both grew up in close and loving families, connected to relatives all over the world. When we met, that was one of the many things that instantly drew us together – the importance of family and creating our own. We moved back to Massachusetts from New York to be close to Monty’s family as we prepare to welcome a child into our life.

Adoption has a special place in our hearts. Manju’s mother was adopted and has several cousins and friends that were adopted as well. Monty’s grandmother was also adopted. Her sisters will tell you that Manju always knew she would adopt, long before she tried to have kids. We made peace with the reality that we could not be biological parents after several miscarriages. The next step in the journey was easy however, since we’ve always known that adoption is a special way to create a family.

Manju works for an international organization devoted to supporting communities to take control of their own health solutions. She’s lucky that she can maintain a work-life balance, working from home and traveling when she needs to. Monty is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has dedicated himself to helping people, families and Veterans who are struggling with poverty, homelessness, and mental and physical health conditions. We feel grateful to have fulfilling and stable careers in the healthcare field and hope you will feel confident knowing that your child will always be well cared for.

We love to travel and experience different cultures and traditions, and learn from them. Manju has been lucky to live, study and work in cities across the world and Monty has been able to adventure with her too. Last summer, we went to Accra where Manju’s parents live, for a family reunion. We spent two weeks reconnecting with family, playing at the beach and eating lots of great food. In December, we made a fun trip to Arizona where we got to take our 2-year-old nephew sledding for his first ever snow experience. He stayed close to Aunty Manju as he made his first snowballs. We can’t wait to share this love of adventure and curiosity about the world with your child.

Our dreams of the future include building our own home, learning to garden, taking lots of family trips, exploring new countries and foods, and enjoying music from all corners of the globe. Your child will be loved by a large, extended family that is excited to welcome him or her as the newest member. Our nephews and niece keep talking about all the fun they will have with the new baby and want to share their toys. Our parents and siblings are already planning ways to support us and creating lists of the best gadgets and toys for us to get.

Manju will pour her love and positivity into your child. She will share her love of reading and guide them to be just as caring and kind. She’ll show him or her how to find joy in simple moments like singing along to a favorite song or making up a silly game to pass the time inside on rainy days. Monty will take any opportunity to run around and laugh with your child, answer the never-ending list of questions with patience, and protect him or her as they safely explore the world with curiosity.

We will raise your child to be kind, respectful and brave. We hope to instill in them the courage to follow their dreams. We look forward for the opportunity to give them unconditional love and enough structure to be able to do that. We look forward for the opportunity to do that!

We admire your strength and courage, and are confident that your baby will inherit these wonderful traits. We wish you peace and strength as you make this important decision!

With love,
Monty & Manju

Q&A

Tell us about your home and neighborhood.

We live in a spacious townhouse in a safe, family-friendly complex with space to walk and a gated pool on-site. We are close to various grocery stores, different restaurants, many bookstores, small and fun shops, many beautiful parks and our local YMCA. We’re minutes away from great hikes over streams, rolling hills and wide plains. There are also many playgrounds nearby and we hope to make good use of them!

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

We often spend time visiting family and friends or them visiting us. However, we are known to occasionally use long weekends for a night out of town either to go see a music concert in one of the big cities nearby, or spend quiet time in a cottage on the beach town nearby.

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

We will instill in our child/ren the love and respect for the world we have. We will raise our children to be kind, compassionate and brave. We will encourage your child to follow his/her dreams and to find happiness in simple moments. We will teach them to stand up for themselves and for others who can’t. Education is very important to us and we look forward to instilling that in your child too. We hope your child will be as curious about the world around them as we are.

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

We will be honest about adoption. We will talk about adoption early to ensure that they know that it is something positive and special. We will tell him or her that their birth mother is a courageous woman who had to make a very difficult decision to help her child have a good future. We would tell them that we recognize the love and strength she must have had to choose adoption. We’ll tell our child that we are so grateful to her for helping us make a beautiful family. We would respect the wishes of the birth mother on how much information she would want to share.

How will a child enrich your life?

The opportunity to have a family with a child in it is a gift we don’t take lightly. Raising a child is the most important responsibility we could have. It would give us a sense of purpose in helping them grow into a caring human being. We would get to experience the joy of seeing the world through their eyes and therefore re-connect us to the playfulness and goodness in the world. It would inspire us to live more purposeful, creative and full lives.

Describe your last vacation and/or day trip

We love traveling. Manju has traveled all over the world for work and Monty gets to travel with her sometimes. Our fun travels involve visiting family in Arizona, California, Canada and Ghana. We’re excited to share this love of travel and our extended family network with our children one day. Our last vacation was to Tucson where Manju’s sister and some cousins live. It was a lovely 10 days mostly spent playing with our two-year old nephew, cooking, eating, puzzling, walking in the desert and lots of laughter. We also took a 2-night side-trip to Flagstaff to take our little nephew for his first experience of snow. We laughed so hard playing in the snow together.

What faith will you raise your child?

We were both raised with religious philosophies that have guided our values and way of life. Monty was raised Jain which at its core focuses on being and practicing non-violence towards all life. Manju was raised with Hindu influences and with a family that focused on living a life of service to others. We are both spiritual and hope to expose our child to these as well as other religious teachings. We will create an open environment so they can find the spiritual path that will help them guide their life. We have other family members who also have different religious faiths within the family and who have managed to create these open environments for their own children to choose.

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