Neelesh & Neha
Hello from Neha & Neelesh in CA!
Warm greetings to you: We would like to start by saying “THANK YOU”, for taking the time to read our story. We are honored that you are considering us to be adoptive parents for your child. If you choose us, we promise to provide a loving and safe home for your child, and a life filled with unconditional love, laughter, good education, nutritious food and opportunities to travel.
We have always wanted to be parents, and over the years we have been dreaming of so many things we would do with our future children. After struggling to conceive for a few years, we were blessed with twin boys. However we lost them within the first week of birth due to twin complications.
We cannot explain the loss we felt and the love we have in our hearts that we are waiting to share with a child. We truly believe that there is a child chosen for us, and adoption is the right path for us. Our home and hearts are waiting to welcome our future child.
We have utmost respect and admiration for you for taking the path of adoption, as this is an incredibly selfless act. We have so much love to share with our future child. We would be forever grateful for your help in completing our family and fulfilling our dream of being parents. Thank you for considering us as your child’s adoptive parents!
Getting to Know Us: We first met online. At that time, Neha was working in Australia and Neelesh was working in California so we had to work out a few logistics involving long flights and late-night phone calls. We planned a visit to India, and met up. By the end of the day, we knew we had something special; we had talked for hours without realizing that we had completely missed lunch! Now we have been married for more than 8 years!
We have been through hard times and exciting times together. These have made us stronger and brought us even closer. We enjoy doing things together, and are really looking forward to raising children together. Fortunately, both our jobs allow flexible hours and the ability to work from home when needed. We also plan to take significant time off work to bond with the new baby.
Top 5 Things We Cannot Wait To Do With Our Future Child:
1. Kisses, hugs and bedtime stories
2. Family trips to explore the world
3. Spoil them with fun and home-cooked food
4. Hike, bike and run together
5. Be there for them, no matter what
What We Like Doing Together:
• Exploring various cultures
• Cooking and sampling various foods
• Volunteering at the homeless shelter
About Neelesh, by Neelesh: I have always lived in diverse settings. I spent my early childhood in Singapore. I was educated in India, where I attended a school run by German missionaries surrounded by students of different faiths. I received my Master’s Degree in Computer Science in Michigan, and finally moved to San Jose to work for a prominent technology company. Over the years, I have grown to appreciate different cultures and learn from them.
I owe my love for science to my father; despite his long work hours we used to spend time together discussing “how things work”. I look forward to being a “hands-on” dad, doing things with my child, and encouraging their interests through different experiences.
About Neelesh, by Neha: Neelesh is my best friend and is one of the most empathetic people I know. He is funny, fun-loving and always there when I need him. He always tries to make sure that people around him are happy and feel loved and valued.
Having Neelesh around makes me feel secure and I am sure our child will feel the same. He loves being around kids. During gatherings with friends and family, you will always find him playing with kids. I look forward to seeing him as a father.
Fun Facts About Neelesh:
• Loves gardening
• Grows a year’s supply of tomatoes & chilies
• Fascinated by science & history
• Avid science fiction reader
• Lived in Singapore, India, Michigan, Minnesota
About Neha, by Neha: I was raised in India in a close knit family. My fond memories include yoga and crafts with my mom, swimming with my dad and playing computer games with my brother. I have a close bond with my brother, who is 9 years younger than me. I used to babysit him and help him with his homework. Growing up, I spent a lot of time with my grandparents. I get my passion for cooking from my grandma who is an author of multiple cookbooks.
I studied engineering in India and then moved to Australia for my Master’s Degree. I have been working as a software engineer in various technology companies, and enjoy making products that are used by millions. I live near work and my job allows me to work from home and has flexible working hours. I am also planning to take a few months off when we bring the baby home.
My favorite hobbies are cooking, painting and hiking. I look forward to spoiling my future child with a variety of home cooked food.
About Neha, by Neelesh: Neha is an extremely kind, pragmatic and modest person. When I first met her, I fell in love with her sharp intelligence, fierce independence, and kind, caring heart. Of course, her charming smile also helped.
Neha is extremely creative, which shows in her art and cooking. She goes out of her way to make people around her comfortable. She once made a “watermelon pizza” as a fun nut-free appetizer for our young nieces. Her outlook and compassion for others have made me a better person. With each passing year, I grow more in awe of her.
Neha and I have always dreamt of raising children. I have already seen glimpses of her as a nurturing and caring mother. I cannot wait to see her spoil our future children.
Fun Facts About Neha:
• Loves cooking & trying out recipes
• Loves seafood & is a foodie
• Loves painting
• Makes crafts from unusual items like pistachio shells, pine cones…
• Has lived in Australia
Our Loved Ones
We both have close-knit families. Even though our families are geographically scattered, we make up for it by traveling frequently. Our parents live in India, but visit us for a few months every year. Neha’s brother lives in Seattle and we visit each other often. Luckily Neelesh’s sister lives nearby with her husband and two daughters. We meet often for meals and occasions like festivals, birthdays and our niece’s piano-recitals.
We are also blessed to have friends and extended family nearby. Our parents and siblings look forward to welcoming our child into the family. Both our moms already have plans for knitting and making quilts for their future grandchild. In fact, Neha’s mom plans on staying with us for a few months to help when the baby arrives.
• Family is the most important thing for us.
• We believe in always supporting each other.
• We always aim to have open communication.
• We believe in God, but do not follow religion strictly.
• We believe strongly in maintaining work-life balance.
• We enjoy festivities of multiple cultures and look forward to making our family traditions as we go.
A Few Of Our Favorites:
• CHILDHOOD ACTIVITY- Neelesh: Reading; Neha: Painting
• PLACE TO TAKE A CHILD- Neelesh: Legoland; Neha: The Zoo
• CHILDREN’S BOOK- Neelesh: Faraway Tree; Neha: Nancy Drew
• SOURCE OF INSPIRATION- Neelesh: My wife; Neha: My mom
Our Home and Closing Thoughts
Our Neck of the Woods: We live in a 3 bedroom one- story home in San Jose, California, which we bought 3 years ago. Our backyard has a vegetable garden and fruit trees like orange, apple, peach and mulberry. We live on the same street as our award winning elementary school, and the neighborhood swimming pool. We look forward to joining the other families walking to school (on school days) and to the pool (during school breaks)!
We live in a very family friendly neighborhood close to a lake, several parks, and a weekly farmers market. Peaceful hiking trails in the mountains and our offices in Silicon Valley are both less than 15 miles away. We love where we live, and feel blessed to call this home.
5 Things We Can’t Wait To Do With Our Child In Our Community:
1. Visit “Christmas in the Park”
2. Go trick-or-treating in the neighborhood
3. Walk to the school down the street
4. Play frisbee at the local park
5. Hike in the nearby hills
Our Promises To Your Child:
• We will always make them feel loved and secure.
• We will give them the freedom to choose their own life path with support & guidance.
• We will provide them with the best education and learning opportunities.
• We will teach them to be independent, creative and compassionate.
• We will always be there for them no matter what.
One Last Thank You!
Thank you again for taking the time to read our profile and for considering us during this important decision. We hope this gives you a glimpse of our life and family values. We wish you all the best and pray that you find peace as you make the decision that is best for you and your baby.