Rashmi & Stephanie
Rashmi & Stephanie
Race of child interested in adopting: Caucasian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: TX
Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you for considering us as your baby’s adoptive parents. We consider it an honor that you have chosen to read our profile and get to know us. Though we cannot begin to imagine what you must be feeling in this moment, we can tell you that the path you have chosen is selfless and courageous.
We are truly grateful to you for making this decision. Though the world is unpredictable and the path can sometimes feel unstable, we want to assure you that we will do our best to control the things we can. We promise to provide love, fun, laughter, opportunity, education, and plenty of experiences that will help your baby grow into the most awesome person they can be. We promise to always protect and provide stability for them while at the same time allowing them to express themselves authentically. We promise to try to better ourselves throughout the journey because we know that nobody is perfect and there is always room for improvement and growth. Above all, we promise to love them unconditionally. You will not find a more grateful or loving family than us. We have been waiting to welcome your baby into our family for a long time.
Stephanie grew up in Washington, went to college in Wisconsin, and attended graduate school in Tennessee. Rashmi grew up in Texas, went to college in Connecticut, attended medical school in the Caribbean, and did her clinical training in Brooklyn. We were both college athletes: Stephanie played basketball and Rashmi played tennis. Stephanie works from home as a fundraiser for a nonprofit organization that mentors young people. Rashmi is a doctor and loves teaching and treating patients from all backgrounds. When we’re not working, we like to travel, exercise in the many parks nearby, eat at new restaurants, cook together, and listen to live music. We have been married for three years, and we have been in a committed relationship for more than eight years.
We live in a townhome in a mid-sized city in Texas. We have one dog, a Havanese named Albie, who loves kids, cuddling, and hiding his toys under furniture. Our community is very diverse and there are many families with small children who live in our complex. Our neighborhood is safe, close to great schools, and has many parks within walking distance.
Our Extended Family
We are both close with our families, and each of us is the oldest of two siblings. Rashmi lost her younger brother to cancer in 2014, and though this was a tragedy, his death has made us certain that we want to adopt at least two children, because the bond shared between siblings is something we believe every child should experience.
Stephanie grew up in a Christian household, and religion is very important throughout her large, extended family. Her parents and brother live on the west coast, but she has extended family in Texas. Rashmi grew up in a Hindu/spiritual household and has family scattered throughout the US and Canada. Family traditions and recognizing the differences in our cultures are important to us and we love spending time with our families.
What Led Us To Adoption
From the beginning of our relationship, we have always known that we wanted to have kids. Stephanie found out in her twenties that she is unable to become pregnant, and Rashmi recently discovered that pregnancy through IVF would be extremely difficult.
This was a huge blow to both of us, but it didn’t take us long to determine that adoption was the right path. Stephanie has always wanted to adopt a child, which could be partly due to growing up with a handful of adopted cousins. We strongly believe that our journey has led us here for a reason.