Married Since: 2012

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Part-Time

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: Yes

Should you choose us, know that your unconditional love will live on in us every day as we raise your baby

Rajeev and Britney

from Missouri

Rajeev

Ancestry: Indian

Religion: Nonpracticing

Occupation: Physician

Education: M.D.

Hobbies: Music, Snowboarding, Scuba diving

Britney

Ancestry: European

Religion: Nonpracticing

Occupation: Physician

Education: M.D.

Hobbies: Running, Dancing, Home renovation

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Nonpracticing

Favorites

Rajeev

Book
The Alchemist
Childhood Memory
Family movie night
Color
Blue
Family Activity
Bedtime story telling
Food
Pizza
Hobby
Playing guitar
Holiday
April Fool's day
Leisure Activity
Listening to music
Subject in School
Math
Thing to Cook
Popcorn
Early Bird or Night Owl
Night Owl
Vacation Spot
The beach

Britney

Book
Harry Potter
Childhood Memory
Weekends at the lake with my family
Color
Yellow
Family Activity
Family Dance Parties
Food
Thai
Hobby
Home renovation
Holiday
Christmas
Leisure Activity
Watching TV
Subject in School
Math
Thing to Cook
Cookies
Early Bird or Night Owl
Early Bird
Vacation Spot
The beach
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From Us to You

This is an incredibly challenging letter to write, and it is not hard to imagine that it will be equally challenging to read. We know it is important. It must be. Maybe we’ll just start with the easy parts and then later get to the trickier parts – the parts that require a bit of faith.

Our names are Britney and Rajeev. We live in Missouri with our 3-year-old son, Madin. We both work as physicians, but our real jobs are being devoted parents and partners. We very intentionally chose employment that maximized the amount of time we have to spend with each other and our son. Britney works part time as an ICU physician and on her days off she spends most of her time with Madin who describes her as a “lung doctor.” Rajeev works as a gastroenterologist and chose a job that has great hours with a very flexible schedule. Madin doesn’t understand the term gastroenterologist, but he is always eager to tell people that his “daddy is a poop doctor.” We both love our jobs, but we love our family more. And that will always remain our number one priority.

When Madin was born it rocked our world. Partly because he did not come on our timetable and partly because that kid just did not like to sleep. We spent hours, literally hours, each night taking turns bouncing him back to sleep. He had the incredible ability to wait until we had zombie walked back to our rooms and settled into a state of sleep deprived rest to cry out again for us to return. Despite our sleep deprived madness, we loved him more than we had ever loved before. That’s when we both really understood the concept of unconditional love. This love has been the most powerful and amazing thing in our lives. This will be the same love we share with your baby from the moment we are matched with you.

Unconditional love will also guide you to the parents you choose for your baby. You don’t know us. And to be honest, you will not know us after reading this profile. While you may learn about our lifestyle, our interests, our careers. You won’t truly know what we are like. You will be taking a giant leap of faith with us or whomever you choose to raise your baby. A leap of faith that no one else can ever truly understand. Know that this leap of faith is guided by your unconditional love. With this love guiding your path, you will find the right fit, whether that is us or someone else. Should you choose us, know that your unconditional love will live on in us every day as we raise your baby. We will honor your love, by remaining completely committed and endlessly devoted though our every action. We are certain we will make mistakes; certain we will find ourselves tired as we zombie walk to their crib when they cry or low on patience when they jump on the couch or decide to finger-paint on the walls, but we will always put their needs first. We will always love them. We will celebrate their victories and comfort their failures. What we can promise is that we will love them unconditionally and we will do our best to make sure they have a life that they, and you, are proud of.

Britney and Rajeev

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Why We are Choosing to Adopt

Adoption has long been a topic in our house. Britney grew up with several adopted friends and relatives and her interest in adoption started at an early age. When she met Rajeev, she made it clear that this was something important to her and he agreed without hesitation. In 2017 we found ourselves unexpectedly pregnant and welcomed Madin into the world. Watching him grow and experience the world has been the most rewarding and fulfilling experience of our lives. We are now ready and excited to welcome a second child into our home though adoption.

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About Britney

Britney is the most beautiful, loyal and honest person that I have ever met. She is completely devoted to her family and friends and shows that through action more than words. I’m always impressed with how swiftly she can face a problem and take action to get through it. She has always given herself fully to her interests. While she was young, she dreamed of becoming a ballet dancer and spent endless hours trying to hone her skills. She eventually shifted gears into science and became a physician. While she initially planned to focus on sports medicine, she found a passion in caring for those who are critically ill and has truly excelled as a physician in that realm. That same commitment she has shown to her hobbies and career pales in comparison to the commitment she has for Madin and myself. We are incredibly lucky to have her in our lives.

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About Rajeev

Rajeev is an amazing partner and father. He is caring, loyal, kind and has an amazing ability to put himself in others’ shoes and see different perspectives. He is constantly trying to better himself for our son and family. We are his number one priority, and he makes that clear to us every single day.

Though Rajeev chose the path of science for his career, he is an amazing artist too. He loves playing and listening to music. He is a mostly self-taught guitarist but can pick up almost any instrument and play it. Our lives are full of song because of him.

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Our Home

We live in a historic neighborhood in Missouri. We love the urban feel of the city, but the coziness of our community. Our house truly became a home when we brought our son, Madin, into it. Now it is filled with love, laughter and the periodic shrieks of a toddler.

One of our big passions has been restoring and remodeling this nearly 150-year-old beauty. It has been a slow but incredibly rewarding process to transform it into a space for modern living while preserving what we can of its original style.

Our neighborhood is within the city and remains relatively diverse from a racial, cultural and socioeconomic standpoint. Our son loves going to the park and playing at the playground. Families from varied backgrounds all gather there and it is wonderful to see all the children interacting.  We love exploring and attempting to climb the massive old trees around the park. There is also a pond that has ducks, geese and swans. Every spring we look forward to watching the new babies and feeding them whenever we have the opportunity.

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Our Sweet Pets

Edy is a 12-year-old Pomeranian mix. She was our first baby together. She loves eating snacks and going on walks. She can even do a few tricks with the right motivation.

AJ is a 15-year-old rescue cat. Britney adopted him in college and Rajeev came into his life a few years later. He is definitely the king of the house and bosses us all around. Despite being the alpha, he took to our son very quickly and is always close by when we are having family time. He is very tolerant of tail pulling or any other shenanigans going on.

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Our Families

We love spending time with family and friends whenever we can. Obviously, COVID has made that difficult this past year. It has been especially hard on Rajeev’s parents because they would often visit before the pandemic. They have now decided to move from California to Missouri to be closer to us. Rajeev’s mom was very involved in Madin’s care as a baby and actually lived with us until he was 6 months old. Now with their relocation to Missouri, we are thrilled that they will be closer to help with the new baby.

Britney’s family live within driving distance and we frequently spend holidays, vacations, or random weekends together. Madin has a blast spending the weekend at Britney’s parents’ lake house which is conveniently halfway between our two homes. He especially loves riding around on the boat, pretending to drive the wave runner, and going on rides in the golf cart around the neighborhood.

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Our Lifestyle

Our life and lifestyle is very focused on giving our son a well-balanced, supportive, and loving childhood. Before COVID, we were constantly at the zoo, the aquarium or science center. During the pandemic, we have found activities at home and outdoors to foster his curiosity, creativity, and independence. We like to work outside in the yard as a family or just go on walks in the neighborhood. Other times, we will all cook a meal together, make an art project or have a family dance party in the living room.

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Family Traditions

We love to celebrate! Madin’s birthday is around Thanksgiving most years, so we usually have a big family gathering at our house. We like to change up the menu year to year, but we always have pumpkin pie! We celebrate Christmas each year with Britney’s family. We’ve gotten into matching jammies and this year Madin picked ones with dinosaurs. We also decided to cut down our own tree in 2020, so we hope that will continue for years to come.

In addition to the annual traditions, we have day to day traditions. Every night, without fail, we read books as a family and then make up stories to tell to Madin before he falls asleep. The stories change from day to day and often at Madin’s request involve family, friends, and the occasional Disney character. This is a tradition we adopted from Britney’s dad who always made up a story for her and her sister about “the magic fish” before their bedtime as children. It is one of our favorite family traditions.

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About Us

We met in medical school in 2008. We both knew from the start that there was something different about this relationship than others we had each been in. Though we initially bonded over our similarities, we are quite different. Rajeev is artistic and goofy. He loves to play guitar, make up songs, and create a huge mess with our son. Britney is a dancer at heart, a natural leader and planner, and has absolutely no musical ability. We both love good food and travel. Pre-Covid, we loved to travel to foreign countries and experience the food firsthand.

We are also both very committed and supportive partners. If one of us has a difficult day, the other is the first person we want to talk to about it. Likewise, we celebrate each other’s successes. We are each other’s best friends.

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Our Vacations

We have both always loved to travel. Before COVID we frequently travelled internationally. Some of our favorite places have been Japan, Vietnam, and Thailand. Unfortunately, post pandemic we have not had that opportunity. We did take a camping trip to the lake this summer and though it was quite different from what we would usually do, we all loved it, especially Madin! It will probably become a new family tradition each year.

We also love skiing and scuba diving! Madin is fast approaching the age appropriate for beginner ski lessons. He already loves snow, so we hope he takes to skiing too! Britney’s whole family does a scuba trip each year that we love to join in on. Hopefully, it will be safe to do so in 2021!

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Our Careers

Britney works as an ICU physician. She often takes care of COVID and non-COVID patients that are critically ill. It is her job and passion to help both patients and families through difficult times in their health. Though COVID has been a challenging time, it has been fulfilling in many ways. She takes pride in the patients that she has been able to save and in the families who she has been able to guide through caring for a critically ill loved one. She loves the team that she works with and knows they do the absolute best for their patients every day.

Rajeev works as a gastroenterologist, a physician specializing in digestive health. He loves fostering long term relationships with patients in clinic. Prior to becoming a physician, he worked on research projects involving addictions and public health and found a particular passion in using that background to apply to patients with ongoing addiction and liver disease. Outside of clinic, much of his time is devoted to cancer prevention through removing pre-cancerous and occasionally cancerous growths in the colon.

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What We will Tell your Child about You

You are a courageous and loving mother. When we tell your story we will always reflect on how you carefully, and with infinite love, chose a family to provide all the love, support, and opportunities you dreamed of for your child. We will always emphasize how that decision was made with bravery and unconditional love. Your child will know this because we know this. Your impact on their lives will be immeasurable and we are committed to maintaining a relationship with you to whatever degree you feel comfortable. And if that comfort level changes, we will honor that as well.

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Racial & Cultural Diversity

We have a multicultural family and live in a remarkably diverse city. We believe that all color is beautiful and love the family we have already built. We celebrate diversity every day in our house and would continue to do so with our adopted child. We are committed to giving our son and future child an upbringing that exposes them to traditions and lifestyles beyond our own with the hope that they grow to be more well-rounded, caring and understanding individuals.

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Our Promise to You

We will love your child as our own from the moment they enter our minds until the moment we take our last breath. We will be present to them always. We will give them the opportunity to thrive. We will dance with them. We will laugh with them. We will sing with them. We will cry with them. We will always be there for them, no matter what. If they want to learn to play the guitar, we will give them lessons. If they ask us about dinosaurs, we will teach them about dinosaurs. If they ask us for a pet tiger, we definitely will not get them a tiger. But maybe we will get a rescue kitten and name her Tiger.

We will be completely committed to your child and their dreams. We will do our best to mold them into open minded, loving citizens of this world. We promise we will love them always. We promise to be the best parents we can be every day.

Message Rajeev and Britney

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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!

Contact Rajeev and Britney

  • 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!