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Alvin & Nick

Do you hope to connect with a happy and loving family who values education, and can provide a child with a lifetime of opportunity? Then look no further! We are Alvin and Nick, a caring couple and parents to a little girl, Willa. We're looking forward to sharing our lives with another child. We thank you for taking the time to review our profile and considering us as parents. Will you join us on this adventure?

About Us

Alvin
Nick
Job
Dean of a College
Stay-at-Home Parent
Education
Master's Degree in Education
Master's Degree in Education
Children
Willa
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Adoption Story

Our Family

We adopted our daughter Willa in 2018. She was born in South Carolina and she has British and Puerto Rican heritage. We were matched with her birth family for a month before her birth. During that time, we were able to talk on the phone, text, and exchange pictures of our lives and families. When it came time for her birth, we were lucky enough to be present with her birth mother throughout the process. We witnessed Willa's entrance into this world and she has been the highlight of every day ever since.

Willa's First Birthday

Willa is an adorable, curious, silly, and happy little girl. She loves meeting new people and playing non-stop. Watching her develop over the first year has been an amazing experience. Seeing her transform into a walking and talking child has brought us so much happiness and joy. She loves playing with other kids and we know that she will be a caring and kind big sister when the time comes. We notice similarities between Willa and her birth parents and those reminders help us continually appreciate how her adoption has made our family possible.

Our Individual Strengths

A Day at the Lake

Nick grew up in a tight-knit, two-parent family in a small town. He is well-educated and well-traveled. He has musical talents that he has been using since he was young. He plays the piano, guitar, sings, and writes and records his own music. He is committed to education, having taught elementary school for sixteen years. His personality is calm and patient. He is kind, empathetic, and an excellent listener. He loves gardening, tending to plants, and watching things grow and change. He has a curiosity about the world and different cultures and loves participating in cultural events. He is very aware of his goals in life and has a strong desire and commitment to reach them.

Alvin grew up in a tight-knit, two-parent family in a suburb of Houston, Texas. He also is well-educated and well-traveled. He has an artistic side that enjoys interior design, modern furniture, and gardening. He is committed to education, having spent his whole career teaching and leading in urban schools. He is very organized and efficient with his time and money. He works hard and achieves success at his job. He has a passion and talent for cooking. He has a strong desire to take care of his family and make sure that their needs are met. Socially, he is very outgoing and personable. He will always be a strong advocate for his children. He has very high expectations for his quality of life and that of his family.

Our Professional Lives

Alvin Judging a Science Fair

Before we adopted our daughter, Nick was an elementary teacher for 16 years. He has taught all subjects but has a special interest in teaching math. In his career he taught grades 2 through 6. All of the schools that Nick taught in were in urban areas with very diverse populations. He loves getting to know his students, their families and their cultures. Celebrating differences was always a priority in his classroom. He wanted his students to know that their unique abilities and talents were what made them special. Since becoming a parent, Nick stays home with Willa and is able to focus his time and attention on her care and development. His career as a teacher has prepared him well for parenting and he has been cherishing his time with her.

Alvin also began his career as an elementary teacher. He taught first and fifth grade for a few years before becoming an Assistant Principal and eventually a Principal and school director. In the last three years, he has moved into higher education and is now the Dean of a college. He is passionate about giving all students a chance to take their education to the highest levels no matter where they grew up or how much money their families have. He strives to make opportunities available for young people who have the passion to work hard and focus on learning. Education is so important to our family and we will make it a priority for our children.

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Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
On the Beach in Florida
On the Beach in Florida
Piano Man
Piano Man
Masked Ball
Masked Ball
Love the Kids in Our Lives
Love the Kids in Our Lives
Bundled Up at the Cabin
Bundled Up at the Cabin
With Our Pup, Jack
With Our Pup, Jack
Cheering on the Twins
Cheering on the Twins
Chef Alvin Preparing a Meal
Chef Alvin Preparing a Meal
Daddy & Willa
Daddy & Willa
Visiting Papa at Work
Visiting Papa at Work
We Can't Wait to Add Another Child to Our Family!
We Can't Wait to Add Another Child to Our Family!
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Merry Christmas!
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On the Beach in Florida
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Piano Man
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Masked Ball
Masked Ball
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Love the Kids in Our Lives
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Bundled Up at the Cabin
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With Our Pup, Jack
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Cheering on the Twins
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Chef Alvin Preparing a Meal
Chef Alvin Preparing a Meal
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Daddy & Willa
Daddy & Willa
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Visiting Papa at Work
Visiting Papa at Work
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We Can't Wait to Add Another Child to Our Family!
We Can't Wait to Add Another Child to Our Family!

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood in a suburb of Minneapolis. Our house is built on a forested hill and overlooks a lake that bustles with fishing, boating, and swimming. A busy downtown area is only fifteen minutes away, so sporting events, theatre, and great restaurants are not far. A five minute walk down the trail will take you to a neighborhood park with basketball hoops, playground equipment, barbecue pits, and a beach with lifeguards.

We chose to move to this neighborhood because of its access to nature, as well as closeness to the city. It was also very important to us that there be great schools nearby. Our home is zoned to one of the best public school districts in Minnesota - one known for excellent academics, tremendous community support, and high-quality teachers.

Our home is a contemporary style home with five bedrooms. Our favorite room is the kitchen, where we spend almost every evening cooking a meal together and discussing how our days went. There are large open spaces for kids to play and for us to host family and friends. Design is important to both of us, so we enjoy keeping the inside and outside of our home looking nice.

We love our home and neighborhood and know that it is a great place to raise our children.

Our Extended Families

With Extended Family

We are fortunate to have grown up in families that were kind, hard-working, spiritual, and generous. Our parents instilled strong values in us and we aim to grow our family on those same values.

Nick grew up in a small, lake town in Northern Minnesota. His parents and sister still live there and run their own businesses. We go up north to visit them at least four times a year. Highlights of our trips include pontoon rides on the lake, playing with our nephews and niece, picking fresh food from the garden, and trips to the coffee shop where everyone knows your name.

Cuddle Time With Our Niece & Nephew

Nick's brother lives in a suburb near us in Minnesota. He has young children and we love spending time with them on the weekends. They love playing with Willa and teaching her new things.

Alvin grew up in a suburb of Houston, Texas to parents who immigrated to America from India. His parents are retired and still live there. They travel all over the world as retirees, but their favorite thing to do is spend time with their grandchildren. His sister also lives in Houston with her husband and young son. Alvin's brother lives near Orlando, Florida with his family. We visit Houston at least three times a year, and Alvin's family visits Minnesota, too.

Our families have embraced Willa into their lives and are looking forward to another grandchild to love.

From Us to You

"Love the people with whom fate brings together, and do so with all of your heart."

It is with this approach in mind that we want to connect with you. The two of us have learned through life's joys and disappointments that it is one's relationships with others that make life interesting, exciting, and worthwhile.

One of the most exciting relationships that we're seeking right now is one with a child. We have been blessed to be parents by adoption once already, and we long to add one more child to our family. But we cannot do this alone. We also long for a relationship with you. You are the one who imagines what your child will look like, or be like, or grow up to be. You are the one who is searching for a family who could possibly care about your child as much as you do. We want to be that family for you. And we want you to be a part of our lives.

You would be sharing your journey with a loving multi-racial family. Alvin is South Indian and he grew up in Texas. Nick is Caucasian, Irish and Ukrainian, and he grew up in Minnesota. We both graduated from college and became teachers. After 16 years of teaching elementary school, Nick has been fortunate to take a leave of absence to stay home and care for our daughter, Willa. Alvin works at a local university as an administrator. When we are placed with another child, Nick will continue to stay home to care for both of our kids.

Our story together began seven years ago when we were both working at schools in Minneapolis. Having been in the education field our whole careers, we discovered a shared commitment to making urban schools better for students of all backgrounds. We started dating about five years ago and are now happily married, living in a beautiful home that we love, and raising an amazing little girl together.

We are lifelong educators and we promise to give our children the best possible education in order to maximize the opportunities they will have in their lives. Alvin nurtures his creative side through gardening and interior design. His talent always keeps our home looking spectacular on the inside and out. Nick is a singer and a songwriter. He plays the piano and the guitar and has a home recording studio. That means many lullabies and fun songs for our little ones. We have both traveled and seen many places in the United States and in other countries. We hope to make taking trips a priority for our family, showing our children the beauty and diversity in this world. Alvin's cooking skills take dining at our home to the next level. Whether he is cooking traditional Indian food, or a regular American meal, his food is full of flavor, spice, and his love for cooking comes across in the taste.

We have found that parenting our daughter, Willa, has really put all of our talents and resources to great use. She has brought such a light to our life and will be an amazing big sister when the time is right! Our extended families have embraced Willa and are excited to welcome another little one to our family.

There's no real formula for how modern adoptions are supposed to look. But, we want our child to know that they have two dads who will do anything in their power to protect them and give them an amazing life. We also want them to know that they have a birth mother. A birth mother who loved them so much that she made a choice for them. A choice so big and powerful that it will change everything, for all of us.

If you choose us as a partner in this adoption, we hope to continue the relationship with you after the child is born. By communicating through letters, pictures, phone calls, and even visits, we hope you will be able to find comfort and peace in your decision, as well as offer our child a valuable piece of their life's puzzle.

Thank you for your consideration.

Alvin & Nick

Favorites

Alvin
Nick
Actor
Morgan Freeman
Ryan Gosling
Actress
Viola Davis
Emma Stone
Animal
Elephant
Owl
Author
Paolo Coelho
Elizabeth Gilbert
Book
The Alchemist
The Alchemist
Candy Bar
Twix
Twix
Cartoon
Simpsons
The Smurfs
Childhood Memory
TGIF: Pizza + movie night with the family every Friday
Spending time at our lake cabin
Childhood Toy
Nintendo
Matchbox cars
Children's Book
Where the Wild Things Are
The Boxcar Children
City
New York City
New Orleans
Classic Movie
Home Alone
Grease
Color
Green
Blue
Day of Week
Friday
Saturday
Dessert
Ice cream
Pumpkin Pie
Disney Movie
Lion King
The Lion King
Dream Car
Range Rover
Range Rover
Dream Job
University President
Music Producer
Dream Vacation
Maldives
African Safari
Family Activity
Cooking a meal together
Boating in the summer
Flower / Plant
Peonies
Jasmine
Food
Pizza
Chili
Form of Exercise
Jogging
Yoga
Fruit
Honeycrisp apple
Mango
Game
Card games
Trivial Pursuit
Hobby
Cooking
Songwriting
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
Winter Wonderland
O Holy Night
Holiday Tradition
Game night on Christmas Eve
Making Christmas Cookies
Ice Cream
Butter Pecan
Butter Pecan
Junk Food
Cheetos and ranch dip
Sour Patch Kids
Leisure Activity
Watching tv
Listening to music
Magazine
People
National Geographic
Memory with a Child
The day our daughter was born
Adopting our daughter Willa
Memory with Spouse
The day we got engaged
Our Wedding Receptions
Movie
Shawshank Redemption
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Movie Munchie
Buttered popcorn + M&Ms
Milk Duds
Movie Quote
"Here's looking at you kid!" - Casablanca
"If you build it, he will come." - Field of Dreams
Movie Type
Comedy
Comedy
Musical
Rent
Les Miserables
Musical Group
Beyonce/Destiny's Child
Years and Years
Nursery Rhyme
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Olympic Event
Swimming
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
My mom
Barack Obama
Play
Raisin in the Sun
Our Town
Poet
Langston Hughes
Ranier Maria Rilke
Quality about my Spouse
He's the best dad
How he takes care of his family
Quote
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." Gandhi
"Be the change you want to see in the world." - Gandhi
Restaurant
Olive Garden
The Olive Garden
Sandwich
Grilled cheese w/bacon
Turkey Sub from Potbelly's
Scripture
"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13
Romans 8:31 - If God is for us, who can be against us?
Shopping Store
Macy's
Barnes and Noble
Song
American Pie - Don McLean
Gran Torino by Jamie Cullum
Sport to Play
Soccer
Volleyball
Sport to Watch
Football
Summer Olympics
Sports Star
JJ Watt
Odell Beckham Jr.
Sports Team
Texans
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Subject in School
Science
Math
Superhero
Superman
Spiderman
Thing to Cook
Ribs
My Great-Grandma's Banana Bread
Time of Day
Evening
Morning
Tradition
Family Dinner
Planting tomato plants every spring
TV Show
This Is Us
The Voice
TV Show Character
Uncle Jessie - Full House
Jack Pearson - This Is Us
Type of Music
Pop
Electronic Pop
Vacation Spot
The beach
Florida
Video Game
Super Mario Brothers
Sonic the Hedgehog

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