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Sanjana & Philipp

Family Type: Heterosexual Couple
State we live in: Texas

dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mother,

We understand your decision to consider adoption most certainly took strength and deep consideration. We promise to honor your best intentions by being proud, protective, patient parents who cherish the baby you nurtured for nine months. The life you are making will fulfill our dream of becoming parents.

We have a wonderful life together and promise we will be fully committed to your child’s health, happiness, and well being. We, along with our large extended family, would welcome this baby into our loving world and will give your child the best this world has to offer: doting and generous parents, a warm home environment, a high-quality education, travel around the globe, amazing aunts and uncles and cousins, and the world’s best grandparents.

We realize you are making the most difficult decision of your life. We admire your strength and selfless action and are beyond grateful to you for considering us. We promise to love your child unconditionally. Your baby will make our life complete, and we will cherish your little one forever.

We promise to love your child unconditionally. Your baby will make our life complete, and we will cherish your little one forever.

-Sanjana & Philipp

About Us

We come from different backgrounds and grew up in completely different parts of the world but bonded over our close-knit families, our love for travel, and our desire to be global citizens. We met in our first year of our MBA program and started dating soon after. We moved to Texas after we graduated and got married in a stereotypical “big fat Indian wedding” in 2013. Since then we have traveled to almost all 50 states in the U.S., hiked up volcanoes in Guatemala, and spent two years living in London. Most of our weekends are spent watching Formula 1 racing on Sundays, traveling, taking long walks, and cooking together. Our different cultural upbringings have only made us stronger as a couple as we adopt each family’s traditions as our own, whether it is creating an Advent calendar for Christmas or learning to cook Indian food.

Our Home

Our three-story home is newly built and has an open kitchen floor plan. Like our family, it is a blend of our two cultures. The decorations and items remind us of the places we have lived and our families. The neighborhood we live in is quiet and close to work. There are several parks and play areas for kids nearby. Every weekend an ice cream truck plays music and stops on our street. We enjoy playing host and having family and friends over for meals or even longer stays, as is often the case when they visit from abroad.

Our Extended Family

We have family in almost every corner of the world and try to see them as often as we can.

Sanjana grew up in India, where every summer, Diwali and Christmas vacation were spent traveling in no less than groups of 15 uncles, aunts, and cousins. Even though we’re all grown up now, all cousins (now with spouses and kids in tow!) meet for a long weekend where we go wine tasting, kayaking, or hiking or spend time indoors playing board games. Philipp, who grew up in Europe and the U.S., is very close to his extended family and has talked to his great-uncle every Sunday for the last 10 years.

Even though our immediate families are scattered across four different countries, we still meet several times a year, and sometimes both sides of our families will travel together over a Christmas trip. No matter what, we talk to our parents and siblings at least once a week over FaceTime and have several different family groups where we are always texting and sharing photos and updates, and, of course, several jokes and memes get sent around too!

We love that our niece (aged 7) and nephew (aged 5) call us often now that they have learned how to use Zoom and even organize family calls over the weekend themselves.

What Led Us To Adoption

Growing up in India, Sanjana always knew adoption was in the cards for her. We’ve been married for seven years and are ready to start our family. The joint decision to adopt was one we made over a year of discussions and talking to friends and family who have adopted. We know this is the right way forward for us as a couple.

more about Sanjana

more about Sanjana

Occupation:
Airline transportation
Religion:
Hindu
Race:
Middle Eastern
Education:
BA, MA, MBA
Food:
Anything spicy!
Hobby:
Travel, reading
Movie:
My Cousin Vinny
Favorite Tradition:
New York Times crossword puzzle every day
Sport:
Cricket
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Pop
TV Show:
The Big Bang Theory, The Simpsons
Book:
Freakonomics
Subject in School:
Math
Dream Vacation:
Machu Picchu, Morocco

more about Philipp

more about Philipp

Occupation:
Oil and gas trading
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
BA, MBA
Food:
My mother in-law’s cooking
Hobby:
Travel, reading
Movie:
The Big Short
Favorite Tradition:
Advent calendar at Christmas
Sport:
Car racing
Holiday:
Labor Day (cousins trip)
Music Group:
Empire of the Sun
TV Show:
Top Gear
Book:
From Beirut to Jerusalem
Subject in School:
Economics
Dream Vacation:
Morocco

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Call/Text 224-410-0522

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