Pets: No

Stay at Home Parent: Yes

Other Adopted Children at Home: Yes

Other Biological Children at Home: No

I look forward to providing your baby every opportunity that was afforded to me and more, so he or she may enjoy a life of limitless wonder; caring less about the destination and more about the journey.

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from Wisconsin

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Ancestry: Indian

Religion: Hindu

Occupation: Recruiter

Education: MA

Hobbies: Tennis, Movies, Reading, Music, Wine tasting

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Hindu

Favorites

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Book
I love the feeling of holding a book and turning actual pages. I have several favorites, but my top choices are "The Firm" (a fantastic legal thriller) and "The Kite Runner" (a gorgeous story of a young boy in Afghanistan).
Childhood Memory
Playing with my big brother and his friends. He always let me tag along :)
Color
Red
Family Activity
Laughing together - it doesn't matter where we are as long as we are together and happy.
Food
A big hearty steak. I am a meat lover.
Sport
Tennis - I grew up playing tennis and now love watching my daughter learn.
Subject in School
History. I love learning about the past - there is so much to learn about the world that came before us.
Thing to Cook
Chicken curry and grilling the perfect steak
TV Show
"Friends" - I can name an episode based on Chandler's haircut.
Music
I love dancing with my daughter to fun pop music, but also love choral music and grew up singing in choirs.
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From Me to You

Dearest Expectant Mother,

It is with gratitude and admiration that I write you this letter and hope my story that follows will provide you peace and comfort as you make this love-filled decision.

Born and raised in Missouri, I am a single mother of an adopted daughter living in Wisconsin.  Although I’ve moved all over the country, those Midwestern values have always remained intact. Life is best when I am enjoying time with my daughter, Zara, playing a bit of golf, spending a quiet afternoon at home curled up watching a movie or reading a book, traveling to a beautiful vacation spot with my best friend, spending holidays with my family or watching my beloved St. Louis Cardinals hopefully win the World Series!

I can’t imagine the struggle you are facing in making this decision, so I will simply say, if you choose our little family, please know that we will honor you, your child and your decision every day in the way we love and care for your baby.  I look forward to providing your baby every opportunity that was afforded to me and more, so he or she may enjoy a life of limitless wonder; caring less about the destination and more about the journey.

With Endless Respect,
Nina & Zara

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Why I Am Choosing to Adopt

Growing up, I always knew I wanted to be a mother and prayed it would happen at the right time. When my darling niece, Arianna, was born nine years ago, it was the first time I truly felt like a mother. I so looked forward to my visits to Washington to see her, play with her and be a constant presence in her life from afar as my aunts and uncles were for me.

As life went on and the years were passing by, the desire to be a mother grew stronger, but how it would happen was becoming a mystery.  Being a single mother was not the “dream” I envisioned for myself, but not being a mother at all was not a life I could accept.  My mantra became: “If Mom could do it under the worst of circumstances, I could under the best of circumstances” and so began my adoption journey.

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Zara, "From the Heavens"

My daughter was born in 2017.  She was in my arms when she was seven hours old. We have been inseparable ever since. It has been the joy of my life to watch her grow, laugh, and learn about the world around her.  While she is absorbing everything, she also has so much to give.  Her compassion and empathy at such a young age astound me.  Her desire to care for me and others takes my breath away.  It is for these reasons that I am embarking on this wonderful journey again…so Zara and her sibling may enjoy these experiences together, care for one another and navigate this world together.

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Home & Neighborhood

We live in a lovely five-bedroom home.  Zara has her own room and the bedroom closest to mine will be your baby’s nursery.  As an infant, your baby will sleep in a crib right next to my bed so I am there instantly to feed and comfort them through the night.  As your child grows older, we will convert the nursery into a big boy or big girl room or they can choose another room in our home when they are old enough to decide. Zara loves to play in her room, but when her friends are here they have the basement all to themselves to play, celebrate birthdays and run around freely. I look forward to seeing your baby enjoy spending time with their friends there too.

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My Family

My older brother and I were raised by our darling mom. Our mother was a single mother, although not by choice, but by circumstance when my father unexpectedly passed away when I was three, my brother five. We struggled, we fought, we cried, but most importantly, we loved, we laughed, and we survived…we made it!  Mom showed us what true grit was; we absorbed it and pushed our way forward against the odds to become the people we are today.  My brother and I were raised in Missouri with our Indian cultural core of “Family, Food, and Education” firmly instilled within us.  After losing my father, Mom knew, even more, that it was up to her to ensure my brother and I became citizens of the world through education and life experiences. We believe the world owes us nothing as there are those who have faced far more challenging obstacles, but the challenges we faced have helped shape our outlook on life today: be grateful for what we have; work hard for what we want; give to others as often as we can.

Zara and I have been blessed with a world of support from family and friends, but at the top of that list is my amazing big brother. My brother, Jit, is a doctor and lives 10 minutes from us so visits and slumber parties happen often. 😊 Picture the gentlest, funniest, most brilliant, protective, handsome gentleman and doting uncle you can…THAT is my brother. This is who he was when we were children, who he is today, and who he will always be.  We take care of each other and our darling mom; we make each other laugh, we look out for each other, we respect each other and we are each other’s biggest fans.  THIS is what I wish for Zara and your baby.

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Lifestyle

Our life is simple and full. Family, friends, and fun are the ingredients that make up our every day and we hope we will have the opportunity to share these experiences with your precious one.

My mother, who lives 10 minutes away, will be with us for the first 6 months during my maternity leave when your baby joins our family, as she was when Zara was born.  Following my maternity leave, I will return to work full-time from home. My mother will be here with the help of a nanny, enjoying the deliciousness of caring for your baby, reading and singing to them, taking them for walks in our beautiful neighborhood, introducing them to the neighbors, and holding him or her as close as she possibly can as proud and doting grandmothers do.  When they are home, I look forward to plenty of cuddle time between my meetings throughout the day.

In the evenings, my brother, who also lives 10 minutes away, will make his way to us to ensure the baby is clear on who their favorite Uncle is! 🙂

Our weekends will be filled with a variety of activities ranging from adventuring out to a museum, a park, trying a new restaurant in town, or just relaxing at home. I believe in children experiencing everything in life from Day 1, which is exactly what we will do.

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Career

As for my career, I took a less traditional route and stumbled into Recruiting after graduate school.  On the first day of my first job, I knew Recruiting was my calling.  I have so enjoyed my 20+ year Recruiting career with various companies, working in Atlanta, Seattle, London, California, and now Wisconsin.

I moved to the Bay Area in 2010 for work and have lived in different areas across the Silicon Valley (Palo Alto, Mountain View, San Jose).  However, when Zara was born, I wanted to raise her in a home and neighborhood similar to what I experienced growing up – a neighborhood filled with children, families walking their dogs, a home with a backyard, and where Zara could grow up riding her big wheel along tree-lined streets.

And the blessings didn’t stop there – I am lucky enough to work for a company based in California, but allowed me to move and work remotely from Wisconsin so Zara and I could be closer to my mother and brother.

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Family Traditions

Growing up, we experienced and have continued so many fun family traditions, like opening one gift on Christmas Eve, putting out cookies and milk for Santa and carrots for his reindeer, and waking up on Christmas morning to see if Santa had really come. I knew for sure he came when I was 6 years old because the nail polish I hoped for was under the tree! Zara was sure Santa came last year because the bath bombs she wrote Santa for were under our tree!

I wondered how the Easter bunny was able to lay so many eggs throughout our yard and home each year and how the tooth fairy always left a quarter under my pillow without my knowing each time I lost a tooth. These are just some of the fun traditions Zara is now enjoying and there is nothing purer than the innocence in her eyes as she experiences these traditions and talks about them throughout the year. I can’t wait to create these magical moments for your child.

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Racial & Cultural Diversity

My parents and extended family were born and raised in Kolkata, India.  Although my brother and I were not born in India, we were raised with strong Indian values and a strong spiritual life based on our Hindu faith.  It has been lovely instilling these values in Zara and she has taken to them beautifully, but we never forget Zara’s African, Hawaiian and Native American heritage and enjoy teaching her about her background as well.  If Zara chooses to maintain the Hindu faith as she grows older that will be up to her, but as a parent, it is my responsibility to ensure she has a strong spiritual life in some form so she always feels anchored in whatever religious faith she chooses. I would love to learn about your heritage and background so we can incorporate it into our lives, too.

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Our Relationship with Zara's Birth Mom

Our relationship with Zara’s birth mother has become limited in terms of contact, as I have followed her lead on if and when she has wanted to be in touch. We text occasionally, but I see she often takes pictures of Zara from my Facebook page and posts them on to her own page, which is always a special moment. Zara turned 5 this past February and when I checked Zara’s birth mother’s Facebook page, sure enough, she had posted two of our pictures wishing Zara a happy 5th birthday. It was of course beautiful to see that, but even more inspiring was her support system of friends and family commenting with admiration about her strength for making the best decision for Zara and reminding her Zara is loved beyond words. It brought tears to my eyes that WE (her birth mother and I) were doing this for Zara. Our gratitude and admiration for Zara’s birth mother are overwhelming. By sharing Zara with my family and me, she introduced another tidal wave of love into our already loving family and she gave me the invaluable gift of becoming a mother. Whatever you decide, never forget how brave you are to be considering this decision, and know you will always have our eternal respect.

Message Nina

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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 Nina

  • 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!