Arka & Goldi
We are Goldi and Arka from Seattle!
Dear Birth mother: 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 want to take this time to let you know that the enormity of your decision is not lost on us. 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.
We met 11 years ago through mutual friends. When we met we were attending different colleges. Since our first date we have been inseparable. We spent hours on the phone and to this day we share every part of our lives with each other. We have always been naturally in sync with each other’s values.
Kindness, responsibility towards our families and love for animals have been shared traits in both of us from the beginning. We have been blessed with a natural compatibility and connection that has helped us build a life together.
We moved to the United States two years after meeting. We started our graduate studies in two different states but frequently visited each other. After two years, we moved in together. We have moved from city to city before building our home in Seattle surrounded by loving friends and family.
A Little Bit About Us: We start our day by working out, getting ours dogs fed and cleaned and then driving to work together. After work we share our day’s stories and enjoy each other’s company. In the summer we enjoy spending evenings sitting on our porch with our dogs and watching the neighbor kids play. In the winter months we cozy up and watch movies or cook up a fun meal together.
Our weekends are spent with friends and family whether it be having a bbq or walks together on the many Washington lake beaches. There is a hiking trail near our house and the marina is a quick drive away. Nerfball soccer games with the dogs are a weekend tradition at our home. We play rain or shine and we can’t wait to have the youngest member of our family join us!
We have been ardently hoping to expand our family for the past four years. We know that adoption is the right way for us and we can’t wait to become parents.
As Told By Goldi: Arka has a stellar career. He 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 at the University of California Berkeley and Intel. Now, he is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics at the University of Washington, Seattle. But his humility rather than his intelligence, his humanity rather than his achievement and his kind heart rather than his intellect defines him. 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 is hands down the most insightful person I know. He thinks things through and makes the most sensible decision. He is the reason I have become the person that I am. 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.
If he has me by his side, a book in his hand and a steaming cup of coffee he is happy. He likes to watch goofy movies and play nerf ball soccer. He also likes to go on long drives to the many lakes and mountains in and around Seattle. After all these years, he is still the simple, shy and smart person that makes a great husband and will make an amazing father. Arka completes, defines and inspires me. He has always stood out as the most genuine, intelligent and warm human being.
Arka embodies the saying “If you do something you love, you never work a day in your life.” Arka teaches graduate classes in both Physics and the EE Department at the University of Washington. He enjoys his research and teaching his students. He also works in collaboration with high school students to help foster early interest in science and technology. He has been featured several times in Geekwire magazine and other media outlets.
As Told by Arka: Goldi is the kindest person I have ever known. She loves animals, babies and showers all our friends with gifts and love. 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 puts family before her career and her own happiness.
She is the initiator in our relationship. She takes charge and gets things done. She brought our first dog home, she bought our first car, bought our first house and plans all of our vacations. I do not know how she manages everything: her demanding career, dogs, being in close touch with our parents back in India, and entertaining friends and family here.
Each day since our first date, Goldi has made me a better person. Her kindness and love for everyone has made me a more humble and modest person. She loves playing board games with me, playing nerfball soccer; and cooking for friends. She loves to sit together and play with the dogs, or find new recipes to cook. Even after eleven years, she still amazes me with her dedication to family, and thoughtfulness towards people and animals. I know she will be the greatest mother to our future child.
Goldi’s Work: Goldi is a Senior Product Manager with Amazon. She is passionate about how to make the customers experience better when they use a Kindle. She has been rising steadily in her career. Backed by her technology education and great communication skills she helps design and implement new feature to Kindle.
Our Family & Friends
We have been blessed with families that have loved, nurtured and provided us with all the tools to uild a meaningful life. Arka’s parents are both doctors. Arka’s mom is a pediatrician and his dad is an OBGYN surgeon. Both are sharp, kind and logical parents that advise and guide us. 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 definition of a family man. His diligence and care are values that we both have learned.
Introducing Our Friends: Neither of us have siblings, but we have been blessed with a strong network of friends and extended family. Arka’s cousins live in New York and Seattle. Together we have friends that love and support us in all corners of the country.
We have spent 4th of July in New Orleans and New Year’s Eve in San Francisco, we have toured Washington DC and Disneyland all with our friends. We are lucky enough to still have friends that we have known since we were 6 years old. Our friends provide an incredible support system to us.
Our Home and Closing Thoughts
Our Home and Community: A few years ago we bought a beautiful new house in a wonderful family-friendly community. We specifically purchased our home because it is in a top notch school district. We are in a cul-de-sac that is shared by four houses. We’re only 10 minutes away from a beautiful lake and we have an amazing hiking trail right outside of our street.
We have plenty of room for a growing child with 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a large back and front yard. There are many kids in our neighborhood ranging between one to six years of age. We long for the day when a baby will make this house a home and light up our lives.
Our Pets: We have three Pomeranians, Coco, Coffee and Cola. Coco is almost five and she is the friendliest dog. Next is Coffee, our four-year- old middle pup. He enjoys fetching the ball endlessly or playing soccer for hours – he never gets tired. Cola is the smallest puppy at three-years-old, he still jumps around like a six-month-old. All of our dogs are great with kids and will love a new addition to the household.
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.
If you like we promise to send you a letter and picture on his or her birthday so that you are always in the loop. You will continue to know how well your child is growing up with a teacher for parent, doctors for grandparents and everyday full of laughter and hugs. He or she will have a whole family wrapped around their little finger.
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. We are prepared to take on the tremendous responsibility of raising your child with open hearts. We thank you for reading our profile and hope that you give us the opportunity to raise your baby.