Dear Expectant Parents,
We are so thankful to you for considering us as adoptive parents and for taking the time to get to know us. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to introduce our family to you. We wanted to take this time to let you know that the enormity of your decision is not lost on us. It is unimaginable for us the feelings that you are going through and we admire the strength it takes to consider adoption for your baby. It is a courageous decision and we would be honored, to be considered as a family for your child. It is our hope with this letter, to provide you with a picture of what life with our family would be like for your baby. We will also tell you a little about ourselves prior to starting our family.
We met 11 years back when we were in different collages and for the past decade we have been on each other’s side through good and challenging times. Our mutual friends introduced us and since our first date we were inseparable. We spent hours on the phone starting at 6 am before our classes and till this day we share every part of our lives with each other. We never go to bed angry. From the very first day we were naturally in sync with each other’s values. Kindness, responsibility towards our families, love for animals were shared traits in both of us from the beginning. We have been blessed with natural compatibility and an immense connection and this helped in building a life in a new country.
We moved to the United States two years after having met. At that time, we did not have any friends or family other than each other. We started our graduate studies in two different states but frequently visited each other. After two years, we finally moved in together. Starting from a studio apartment we have moved houses, moved cities and improved our careers till we built our home in Seattle. In preparation for a baby a few years back we bought a beautiful new house in a wonderful family friendly Kirkland area. It is a great school district and located in a cul de sac that is shared by four houses. It is 10 minutes from Lake Washington and has a hiking trail right outside our street.
We start our day by working out just a little bit. We get our dogs fed and clean and then drive to work together. After work we share our day’s stories and enjoy each other’s company. Summer evenings generally allow us to sit on the porch with our dogs and watch the neighbor kids play. In the winter months we cozy up and watch movies or cook up a fun meal together. Weekends are mostly time with friends and families, bbq and peaceful walks on the many Washington lake beaches. There is a hiking trail less than 200 steps from our house and we can drive to the marina in a few minutes. Nerfball soccer games with the dogs are a weekend tradition at our home and we play rain or shine and we can’t wait to have the youngest member of our family to join us.
Arka as told by Goldi
Arka completes, defines and inspires me. Since the day I met him he distinctly stood out from the crowd as the most genuine, intelligent and warm human being. While boys of my age listened to pop music Arka enjoyed classical (like me). While guys wanted to go out for dinner and date, Arka liked to sit beside me and read and talk all day. On our first date, we were supposed to have only a brunch. The brunch extended to a movie, followed by a late lunch and coffee. We spent almost 8 hours with each other the first day that we met and I knew right then that he is the man I wanted to marry.
Arka has had a stellar career progression. He was a straight A student who topped the state exams in India and received the President’s Gold Medal in his undergraduate studies. He completed his PhD from Stanford with a 4.0 GPA and did two post-doctoral studies in University of California Berkeley and Intel. Now he is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics at University of Washington, Seattle. Since the age of sixteen he has been frequently in the media for his achievements. When we are walking he never let go of my hand, when we are cooking he is never too busy to help out, when we are together he is never without a smile and most of all when anyone is in need he is never without the ability to support. It is how he treats others that makes me love him even more. He thinks things through and takes the most sensible decision.
In 11 years I have never heard him use a curse word or lose his bearings. He is the reason I have become a hard working person. He clearly believes no work is small as long as you do it with love and diligence and this work ethic is hard to ignore. After all these years, he is still the simple, shy and smart person that makes a great husband and will make an amazing father.
Goldi as told by Arka
Goldi is the kindest person I have known. She loves pets, and babies, and showers all our friends with gifts. Goldi holds our family together. She loves me, and our dogs more than anything in the world. She is passionate about what she does. From the first day we met, Goldi has amazed me with her dedication to her family. She always keeps the family before her career, or her own happiness.
She is the initiator in our relationship. She takes the charge, and gets things done. She brought the first dog to our home, she bought the first car, bought the first house and planned all the vacations. To her, family is everything, and she takes care of all the things in the house.
Goldi is a Senior Product Manager with Amazon. She is passionate about how to make the customers experience better when they use Kindle. She has been rising steadily in her career. Backed by her technology education and great communication skills she helps design and implement new features to Kindle.
Each day from the first date, Goldi has made me a better person. Her kindness and love for everyone made me a more humble and modest person. She loves playing board games with me, playing nerfball soccer with our dogs and me; and cooking for friends. She loves to sit together and play with the dogs or find new recipes to cook. Even after meeting for eleven years, she amazes me with her dedication to family, and thoughtfulness towards people and animals.
We have three beige Pomeranians. Coco is almost five and she is the eldest sister and friendliest possible dog. Once we took her to the beach and two small kids wanted to play with her. They were pulling her tail and playing with her ears and she silently let them do as they please the whole time. Next is Coffee our four-year-old middle pup. He is the doer. Fetching the ball endlessly, playing soccer for hours or barking at the squirrels he never gets tired. Cola is the smallest puppy. At three years, he still jumps around like a six-month-old. We rescued him a few years back and he has been rescuing us from day to day stress every day since then.
We have been blessed with families that have loved, nurtured and provided us with all the tools to build a meaningful life. To start with Arka’s parents are both doctors. Arka’s Mom is a pediatrician and his Dad is an OBGYN surgeon. Both of them are sharp, kind and logical parents that have advised and guided us. They are the reasons we hardly ever have to go to the doctor. We are constantly in touch and they visit us frequently.
Goldi ‘s parents are the most kind and patient folks that have instilled care, integrity and forward thinking values in her. Goldi ‘s Dad is an Engineer and her Mom is a home maker. Both of her parents grew up in large families and know how to have fun. They bring a positive energy and an affectionate warmth wherever they go. Her Mom has dedicated her life to her family and her generosity and gentleness permeates through our relationships. Goldi’s Dad is the definitive family man.
Our promise to you
We both feel in our hearts that adoption is the right path for us. We promise to love and care for your child without reservations and provide a home full of laughter, support, care and warmth. He or she will have every access to a wonderful life and grow up in a home that places great emphasis on education and learning. We believe in exposing our child to as many opportunities and activities as possible so that they can identify and pursue their passion. From education to sports to music to arts the opportunities for your child will be endless. He or she will explore different places, people and cultures and will be taught to live a balanced life. We will never settle for giving your child anything less than the best we can provide.
We are committed to a relationship with you at a level that you are comfortable with. We promise that your child will know about you and his or her heritage and history will always be appreciated and respected.
We would be honored for you to choose us as your child’s adoptive parents.
Arka and Goldi