Nithya & Subbu
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
We would like to express our gratitude for considering us. While words can’t really do justice for your actions and your courage to put your baby’s well-being first, be assured that we mean every bit of our ‘thank you’ from the bottom of our heart.
We have always wanted to adopt a baby or adopt children to be part of our family. Although, we had our share of challenges in trying to become biological parents, the thought to adopt ‘someday’ had crossed both our minds even before we met each other. We want to welcome you on this journey in getting to know us better. We hope that you will learn more about our values & principles, culture, relationships, our love for each other and our love for our current and future family.
We both come from the southern part of India, a beautiful city called Bangalore. We met each other by the traditional Indian matchmaking process in March 2008 and were married in July.
Subbu comes from a family where education, principles, and togetherness was the foundation of his upbringing. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Engineering in India and came to the US in 2002 to pursue a Master’s degree. He worked in the Software Engineering industry for a decade before co-founding a software startup in the Silicon Valley in 2014. He prides himself in being a super-positive, happy-hearted, people-person who is grateful for everything in his life. When he is not working, he loves to sing/listen to music, watch something that makes him laugh, hit the gym, travel, play tennis, and read a good self-help or leadership book.
Nithya was raised with values that focused on being grounded, humble, and being conscious of one’s roots and beginnings, while remaining ambitious and focused on one’s future. She completed her undergraduate and graduate education in India and pursued her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in the US. She has a realistic outlook on life, is warm and kind hearted, and aspires to make a significant difference in people’s lives. Being a licensed psychotherapist, she continues to pursue her passion for music and enjoys travelling during the short breaks she gets.
We live in a small and quiet community in Union City, CA. We bought our home which is a 2 Bed 2 ½ bath condo, in 2012. We have an entire room allocated for a nursery. Our home is filled with love, laughter, music, art, and books. We have a deck and some yard space with lovely flowers and fruit bearing trees that Subbu enjoys tending to. We live in a quiet and diverse community with access to a number of trails, parks, temples, churches and schools.
Our Extended Family
We can see three broad factors that impact our life as a couple, they are family, our profession, and spirituality. Our strong grounding in values like integrity, simplicity, and generosity is from the joint family who also taught us to enjoy each moment of life as a precious gift and never take oneself too seriously.
Both of us have been fortunate and blessed to be raised by both sets of grandparents as well as our parents. Subbu’s older brother and sister-in-law have a son who is 9 years old and they live in India. Nithya's younger sister is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Biotechnology Management at UC Irvine, CA. All of our extended family members are thrilled to hear we are adopting. We are committed to building a family that is close-knit and loyal to one another.
Our Family Traditions
When we are not working, we love to meet and spend time with family and friends, travel, read a good book, watch a movie, or go on walks together. We both love singing and have plans to set up a home recording studio.We travel to India to visit our parents and family every other year if not every year and usually have our parents over to visit us for a few months every year. We have a lot of friends who we like to meet and spend time with, playing board games, and occasionally travel with too.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have always wanted to adopt a child or adopt children to be part of our family. Although, we had our share of challenges in trying to become biological parents, the thought to adopt ‘someday’ had crossed both our minds even before we met each other. We come from families where adoption has never been an ‘if not then’ thought and has rather been a ‘we believe, can and love to – so why not’ thought.