Tasbir and Nadia

Married Since: 2008

Pets: No

Stay at Home Parent: No

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: Yes

We promise to give your baby unconditional love, unlimited hugs, family meals and bedtime stories. We promise adventures, memories and lots of laughter and play.

Tasbir and Nadia

from District of Columbia

Tasbir

Ancestry: South Asian

Religion: Nonpracticing

Occupation: IT Professional

Education: M.S.

Hobbies: Filmmaking, Music, Cooking

Nadia

Ancestry: South Asian

Religion: Nonpracticing

Occupation: Director of Communications

Education: M.A.

Hobbies: Travel, Art

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: African American / Caucasian, African American / Hispanic, 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: Nonpracticing

Favorites

Tasbir

Leisure Activity
Film making, music, cooking
Food
Korean food
Vacation spot
South Africa, Croatia
Movie
Up, Movies by Guy Ritchie
Thing to Cook
Bengali cuisine, especially fish and rice
Music
Jack Johnson
Family Activity
Nature walks, movie night, bedtime stories, cooking together, arts & crafts
Personal Hero
Nelson Mandela
Subject in School
Political Science
Animal
Dogs

Nadia

Leisure Activity
Sketching, Zoom workouts with family
Food
Bengali and Japanese Cuisine
Vacation spot
Kenya, Peru
Movie
Amelie, Wall-e
Thing to Cook
Nutella pancakes
Music
Tracey Chapman
Family Activity
Same
Personal Hero
Begum Rokeya, Eleanor Roosevelt
Subject in School
Astronomy
Animal
Giraffe
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From Us to You

Dear Expectant Mom,

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and our family. Being parents ourselves, we understand that it must have been a difficult journey for you to get here. We admire your courage and deeply respect your decision to consider an adoption plan for your baby. We can imagine that this decision does not come easily. Please know that if you choose us to be the parents of your child, we will offer a loving home and family. We promise to give your baby unconditional love, unlimited hugs, family meals and bedtime stories. We promise adventures, memories and lots of laughter and play. We will devote our lives to making sure your child has every opportunity to thrive.

Let us tell you a little bit about our family. We have been married for over 12 years and our loving family now includes our vivacious 6-year-old son, Neiloy, and 5 fish. Both us grew up with siblings and remain very close to them. We want the same for our children. For many years we have dreamed about growing our family through adoption and we are finally here with our hearts full of hope and excitement.

As parents, we are committed to providing your child a loving, nurturing and stable home environment. Dad (Tasbir) will sing and play with your baby. He is an expert in swaddling, giving baths, cutting hair and trimming tiny fingernails. He can’t wait to teach the children to bike, skip stones, dance in the rain and make a perfect pancake. Dad loves cooking and takes immense pride in whipping up delicious meals for the family. Nadia will be in charge of story time, tucking baby to bed and giving hugs on demand. She will plan fun playdates with friends, help make the best snowmen in the neighborhood and take the kids stargazing at the planetarium. We are lucky to live in a safe, residential neighborhood with playgrounds, parks and hiking trails and big brother, Neiloy, is eager to help his new sibling learn how to play tag and hide-and-seek.

We would love an open adoption, but will defer to the level of openness and contact you want – letters, calls, photos, visits. Regardless of the level of openness you desire, we will always tell your child about you and how grateful we are to you.

Thanks again for taking the time to get to know us. Whether you choose us or another family, we hope for the very best for you and your baby.

With gratitude

Nadia and Tasbir

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About Tasbir

Whether you are a family member, friend or a casual acquaintance, Tasbir will always have your back. He takes his parents to their doctor’s appointments, mentors younger colleagues at work and helps friends with house projects. Being generous and giving comes naturally to him. At home, Tasbir makes our family meals, waters all the plants and feeds the fish. He thrives on human connections and loves hosting friends and family. As a partner he is equal parts sweet, funny and geeky. I love spending time with him whether we are snuggling on our couch on a lazy afternoon or hiking up a mountain.  He is a fun dad and loves teaching Neiloy new skills like biking, cooking and catching and releasing bugs/spiders into the wild (instead of squashing them).

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About Nadia

An eternal optimist, Nadia sees possibilities everywhere and makes me aspire to be a better human being. To our son, she is not only a devoted mother but also a friend and confidante. Whether they are exploring the wilderness or working on an arts-and-crafts project, she sparks his imagination with her playfulness and creativity. I love her sense of adventure. Thanks to Nadia, we have travelled to distant shores (from Peru to South Africa to China) and collected amazing stories and experiences along the way. She also takes genuine interest in people and has a diverse circle of friends. She remembers the little things that matter to people and loves picking out unique gifts for friends or sending postcards to our nephews and nieces.

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Our Families

Both of us come from closely-knit families with lots of aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. We were raised to care for our families and friends. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we both asked our parents to come live with us till a vaccine becomes available. Having two sets of adoring grandparents around has made a world of difference for Neiloy and for us during these anxiety-inducing times. Neiloy’s Dadi (paternal grandma) hosts her own children’s dance show on TV and when she visits DC, she loves doing dance demos for Neiloy and his friends. Nani (maternal grandma) cooks his favorite meals with him and the grandpas enjoy playing board games and Legos. Both of us are very close to our siblings and Neiloy regularly visits his uncle, aunts and cousins in New York, Canada and Bangladesh. We can’t wait to welcome another child into our big, loving family.

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Our Home

We live in a sunny, single-family home in a tree-lined neighborhood, located in the heart of the city. Our house has 5 bedrooms with ample space for kids as well as grandparents when they visit. The gathering point is often our kitchen, where we cook together and hang out. We are surrounded by beautiful trees (magnolia, willow, Japanese maple) and deer, chipmunks and rabbits are frequent visitors in our backyard.

We are fortunate to live in a diverse neighborhood with good schools, where our children can thrive. There are a lot of kid-friendly attractions. We are not just close to parks, playgrounds and hiking trails, but also libraries, museums and the zoo. Neiloy would love to show his sibling the panda cub at the zoo.

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Our Lifestyle

As a family we love going on picnics and nature walks, visiting museums, doing arts and crafts and going to movies. Neiloy is a voracious reader and likes spending time at our neighborhood library. The three of us are really enjoying reading the Harry Potter series together. Outside of school, we include Neiloy in our volunteer work (like holiday toy drives), and he also loves helping with cooking, gardening and little home improvement projects. He is a sweet child with a joyful sprit and will make a very affectionate and protective big brother.

During the weekend we enjoy having our friends and their kids over and we are frequently the hosts for holiday parties. Tasbir can cook a meal for 20 people at the drop of a hat! From day one, your child can count on having a suite of doting uncles and aunts and a troupe of friends.

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Our Careers

Tasbir is a Technical Director in a large tech company. He is a team player and thrives on challenges. Outside of work he loves to play the guitar and work on documentary and video projects. Nadia is a Communications Director at an international development organization. Throughout her career, she has sought out jobs that give her a sense of purpose. When time permits, she volunteers in her community – raising funds for various causes, getting involved in school activities, participating in mutual aid groups and helping out in soup kitchens. Both our jobs allow a lot of flexibility, including working-from-home, which allows us to prioritize our family.

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Why We are Choosing to Adopt

Both of us loved growing up with siblings and wanted the same for our children. When we started thinking about growing our family a few years after having Neiloy, we gravitated towards adoption as our first choice. Although we made this decision a while back, we took some time to make sure we were emotionally and financially ready. Open adoption is an uncharted territory for us, but we are here with an open heart. We are also fortunate to have family and friends who are supportive of our decision to adopt and several are adoptive parents themselves.

What We will Teach your Child

In our home, we are generous with our affection and we will always make sure our children know that they are loved. As parents we will encourage our children to take on challenges, nurture their curiosity and cheer them on when the going gets tough.  We will raise your child to stand up for him or herself and others and give back to the community, whether they have little or a lot. Most importantly, we want our children to appreciate the people around them and find joy in human connections.

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About Us

We were both born and raised halfway across the world in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Although we grew up in the same neighbourhood in Dhaka and knew many people in common, our paths never crossed. In our teens, we both came to the US for college but ended up on opposite coasts. Then in our 20s we moved to Washington DC, where we finally met while volunteering at a Bangladeshi-American community event. There was an immediate spark. For the next year we met almost every day, although we lived over an hour away from each other. And then before we knew it, our friends became friends too. Whether we are traveling to faraway lands or just sitting together and drinking a cup of tea, we really enjoy each other’s company. Through our twelve years of marriage and six years of co-parenting, we have loved and supported each other, developed lots of shared interests (traveling, film-making) and lovingly challenged each other to grow personally and professionally. Both of us love children. When it comes to raising kids, we are equal parents – not 50/50 but 100/100.

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Our Family Traditions

In Bangladesh, we both grew up celebrating Pohela Boishakh (Bengali New Year) and Muslim holidays like Eid. Over the years as our family and friend circle has expanded, so have our festivals. With Neiloy, we celebrate Durga Puja, Diwali, Hannukah, Christmas, Chinese New Year, Cinco de Mayo, Kwanzaa and, of course, Halloween is really big in our household. Whether it’s Eid or Halloween, we love making our own decorations and inviting the neighborhood kids to join in the fun and festivities. At home we speak English and Bangla and thanks to Neiloy, we are starting to learn Spanish and even a little bit of Chinese. If you are from a culture and ethnicity different from our own, we will make sure your child proudly knows who they are and where they come from. If you have holidays and traditions that you want your child to grow up with – needless to say, we will incorporate them in our family traditions.

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Our Promise to You

  • We promise to love your child with our whole heart. We promise family dinners, bedtime stories, lots of hugs, laughter and play.
  • We will honor your traditions and culture and make our best effort to incorporate them in our family traditions.
  • We will do everything we can to ensure our children get the best possible education and have every opportunity to thrive.
  • We have opted for an open adoption but will defer to the level of communication you can accommodate. Regardless of the level of openness you desire, we will always tell your child about you and how grateful we are to you.

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