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Jamie & Mehak
We believe being a parent is a gift and a privilege. Family has always meant a lot to us and we would like to share our love by becoming adoptive parents. Being a parent means showing our kids how to work hard, to continue to grow, and most importantly, how to be a good human. We are excited for the next chapter in our lives. We invite you to join us on this journey.
Our Leisure Time
We both love the outdoors and many of our hobbies take us into nature. When the weather is nice we often go for a hike in the mountains or a run around the parks in our neighborhood. We try to go camping or backpacking at least once or twice a year. In the winter we both go snowshoeing and Jamie loves downhill skiing. The dogs love to go to a huge off-leash dog park/open space nearby where they can run and play with other pups.
When we’re at home we sometimes relax and watch a movie or binge-watch a TV show. Jamie has gotten into woodworking and has built our butcher block kitchen counter top and a coffee table. We are both music lovers and will almost always have Spotify or the radio on in the home, no matter what else we’re doing.
Our other favorite leisure activity is to travel! Before we moved here we took a year-long cross country road trip around the US and got to see some amazing places. We also try to take an international trip every year or two to experience different cultures. We can’t wait to have a child join us on these adventures!
Our Dogs, Scoop & Roxy
Our pets are a huge part of our lives and our family. When we adopted our first dog, Scoop, we fell in love with him on the car ride home. Both of us had always wanted a dog in our family so as soon as we got a home with a yard, we decided to adopt Scoop. A year later, we brought home Roxy who has a goofy personality much different than Scoop’s, but we love her just the same. The love they return has been very rewarding.
We make sure to spend quality time with them every day no matter how busy we might get. Our time together involves anything from taking them on their daily walks to training them and building on positive experiences to just relaxing with them on the couch. Over our time together, what we love most about them being part of our family is how much they have taught us. Just like any human, they are individuals, with different personalities, needs, and interests. Most important of all, they have taught us what genuine and unconditional love is.
What it Means to be Parents
We are truly excited to become a Mom and Dad. To us, being a parent involves putting someone else’s needs in front of our own and building a thriving relationship based on mutual trust, respect and love. Seeing the world through a child’s eyes is going to give us a new appreciation for life. Likewise, showing the child life through our eyes will help them grow and learn more about the world surrounding them. We are looking forward to teaching them good values such as responsibility, respect and kindness, and personal growth, so the child becomes the best version of himself/herself.
Our Extended Families
We both come from different backgrounds. Mehak's family is from India and she met Jamie when she moved to the U.S. for college. Mehak's father recently moved close to us from India. He is retired and is ecstatic to become a grandfather and be a part of the child's lives. He has already been great with our two furry kids. Jamie's parents live on the east coast and are also overjoyed for us! They and both our siblings live in different states, but we still visit each other a few times a year. Both Jamie's sister and Mehak's brother have daughters who are going to enjoy being big cousins!
When our families get together, we like spending quality time together. Recently, we went to Disney World to celebrate Jamie and his Mom's birthdays. We enjoyed seeing the joy in our niece's face during her first visit in the happiest place on earth. We have celebrated different traditions together with our extended families over the years such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Diwali, one of India's biggest holidays Mehak's family celebrated growing up. We both have immersed ourselves in these traditions and enjoy having these opportunities to all be together.
We are grateful for having so many family and friends supportive of our adoption plan. They all can't wait to be part of the child's life and we look forward to the child growing up in a loving and nurturing environment!
Our House and Neighborhood
We love where we live! While neither of us originally are from Colorado, we feel right at home here. Our home is in the suburbs within half an hour of two large cities. We get to enjoy city amenities and our suburban open space, trails, and parks. It's the best of both worlds! We can walk and bike outdoors on one of the many sunny days or spend time indoors with a variety of restaurants, museums, theaters, etc. nearby.
Our specific neighborhood has a good mix of all age ranges from families with newborns to families who are retired. We walk our dogs every day to a nearby park that has a great playground. The same walking paths connects us to an elementary school. We enjoy being close to public libraries that host events for all ages and recreation centers in our neighborhood that include state-of-the-art swimming pools. Each 4th of July, which is Jamie's favorite holiday, we walk to our City Park where they host a firework show. This park also has softball fields, a disc golf course, and a lake. Mehak loves the water and goes kayaking or just hangs out by the water when it’s warm.
When we're not out and about we enjoy spending time at home! We like to snuggle in front of a TV show or movie with the dogs, cook a good meal together, or hang out in our backyard.
From Us to You
Thank you so much for taking the time to read our family profile. Even though we haven’t met yet, we really admire you for your courage and strength. We can only imagine how difficult of a decision this must be for you. We hope that learning more about us will give you comfort as you consider adoption for your child.
We want to share our love for life by becoming parents and both of us feel strongly drawn to adoption as a means to do that. We are already full of unconditional love and excitement for your child! From the moment we shared our decision to adopt with family and friends, the joy and support has been overflowing. Your child is going to be given so much love.
We have known each other since 2001 when we met first in college and have been married for over 10 years. Right after college, we each got jobs on opposite coasts but maintained our relationship long-distance. We were able to make it work since the love we had for each other was genuine. We couldn’t imagine anyone else we would be happier with and were able to persevere until we could live in the same place. There have been many experiences we have shared together that have helped us grow individually as well as together as a team.
After we both completed our Bachelors and Masters in the Software Development field, we worked in our software careers for around 10 years. While we certainly enjoyed aspects of our careers, we decided we wanted to spend our time in a more fulfilling manner, so we pursued different paths after taking some time off to travel. Jamie spends his time now investing our savings in real-estate and Mehak is a dog trainer & behavior consultant. Since our schedules are flexible, we look forward to being able to spend a lot more quality time with the child than if we had a traditional work schedule. Instead of having to send them to daycare most of the time, we’ll be with them to help them learn and grow. Once they are of school age, we’ll be more involved in their school and extra-curricular activities, and we will be more available to support them as they grow towards adulthood.
We promise to provide your child a nurturing and caring home. We will raise them to be kind and compassionate, to live a healthy, happy and fulfilling life, to provide them various experiences, and all-in-all help them become a well-rounded individual. We can’t wait to share our love for being outside in nature, traveling, going on adventures, and of course spending quality time with family and friends. Of course, your child will have their own interests and goals aside from our own, and we look forward to discovering and supporting those as well.
We want you to know that we respect and value you, and always will. We know that your child will always be a part of you. The decision you have made is out of tremendous love for your child and we will never forget that. We will forever be grateful to you and your child will grow up knowing that. We promise to share pictures and letters with you and always talk about you with high regard to your child. We are looking forward to our relationship growing out of mutual respect and trust. Thank you so much for considering us. We trust that whatever decision you make will be the right one for your child and wish you peace and love.
Jamie & Mehak
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