Kelly and Sanjay

Introduction

Hi, I am Kelly! I am adopting as a single parent. In Georgia, in order to pursue a joint adoption, you have to be married for at least two years prior to starting the process and while my significant other, Sanjay and I have been together longer than this we are not married and did not want to delay the process any longer. The plan is that I will adopt as a single parent and once we are married, Sanjay will immediately complete the adoption as well. 

I am very excited to expand my family through adoption and hope these pages give you a glimpse into my life. I cannot begin to imagine how difficult this process might be for you and much appreciate the fact that you might consider my family for your child.

Sanjay and I are the definition of modern dating in that we met online. Our connection and love grew quickly, and we have been partners since 2015. We have a very strong friendship and enjoy sharing adventures together. We truly love spending time with one another, whether it be going for a hike with our dog, traveling, or just spending time at home.

I am ready to grow my family on a strong foundation and adoption is my first option. I chose adoption because of a desire to give a child in need of a loving home a place where they can safely explore who they are and who they want to become. I cannot wait to welcome a baby into my home and my heart!

Family

My family lives in New York, but with family vacations and holiday visits, we see each other often. I have an older brother and younger sister. My brother and sister-in-law have three children – two sons and a daughter. My family is very close, and we love spending time together. Board game night is never boring in my family!

Sanjay’s family lives in North Carolina, and they live close enough for frequent visits. Sanjay has an older sister, a brother-in-law, one niece and a nephew. Sanjay’s family loves sports. Every visit turns into an energetic game of football, basketball, or soccer. Even Grandma gets into the action!

Both Sanjay and I come from loving families and a baby will have three Grandparents and aunts, uncles, and cousins to look out for them. All of the grandparents have already proven that they are always ready to spoil a grandchild with love and attention. A baby’s future aunts, uncles, and cousins are excited to have another child to join in all of the fun family vacations and traditions.

No family is complete without a dog. We adopted our dog, Nooshie, in 2015 and he has brought us joy every day since. He loves playing outdoors, hiking, and belly rubs. Nooshie is great with children and would love to have a new friend!

Home and Community

Sanjay and I live in a charming, single-family home that has an extra bedroom waiting to be filled. The home has a nice backyard with a small stream running through it – the perfect play area for our dog, Nooshie, and a future child. Our favorite room in the house is the new kitchen, where we love to cook dinners each night.

Our home is located in a family-friendly neighborhood. It is consistently recognized as one of the best places to live in the Atlanta area. It is very safe and racially and economically diverse, which is important to our family. We live just minutes from downtown Atlanta and provides all the amenities of a big city, while still having a hometown feel.

The home is within easy walking distance of two parks with playgrounds and green space for kids to play. A zoo, pool, tennis and basketball courts, ball fields, and city recreation center are also only a walk away. Families with children walk, ride, and stroll past the house every day!

We also are fortunate to have tremendous schools in our neighborhood. The schools offer hands-on learning and engagement that helps their students to thrive, including a school garden that provides food for student lunches.

Hobbies

As you can see from the pictures, Sanjay and I love traveling and outdoor adventures. Whether it is a weekend trip to the North Georgia mountains or an African vacation, we love seeing new things and exploring new places. No matter where Sanjay and I go, we are always active. We both enjoy hitting the trail for a hike with Nooshie or going to the river for paddleboarding with friends. Even if we stay near home, Sanjay and I take daily family walks around the neighborhood or local parks.

Living in a city has great perks. We really enjoy trying diverse restaurants with friends, visiting museums, and going to concerts of all kinds. Together, Sanjay and I love volunteering at interesting events throughout communities around the city. Most of our volunteer time is spent helping to ensure all Atlanta has access to green space, including planting trees, building community garden plots, or leading family hikes.

We always find happiness in spending quiet time at home. I love reading, watching T.V. and movies, and working in the yard with Sanjay. I enjoy cooking and baking, and Sanjay always pitches in cleaning up the mess I make in the kitchen!

We are really looking forward to instilling our love of nature, adventure, and community in a child and incorporating their passions into our family.

Closing

Thank you for taking the time to look at my book and learning about my life with Sanjay. I am so grateful to you for bringing this beautiful baby into the world, for being brave, loving and nurturing. I know that you have a very important decision ahead of you and hope that you would consider my family and me to raise your child.

I have always deeply desired to be a parent, and when I found Sanjay, I knew I found the right partner to help me raise a child in a loving home. I promise to give a baby everything we have to offer – love, acceptance and nurturing, a healthy lifestyle, a great education, a caring extended family and more. I hope that someday we will be able to meet and that we will stay in contact throughout the child’s life. Regardless of the level of openness that you prefer, our family will always remind the child of the great sacrifice that their mother made for them so that they could have the life they deserve.

I send warm thoughts of support as you consider the best option for you and your child. Again, I greatly appreciate you considering our family.