Parthi + Pria
Our heart is open: Should you choose adoption, we can figure out together what our relationship needs to look like. We invite you to develop a lasting friendship with us! We know that you have a lot to think about, and we hope that you are getting all the support you need as you develop a plan for what lies ahead. Our hope and desire is that you arrive at the decision that brings you most peace. We want the best for you and your baby. Whatever you decide, we are standing with you in the hope of a wonderful future.
A Little About Us
We were both born and raised in Malaysia. Malaysia is a small, multi-racial, multi-cultural country in Southeast Asia. What we love the most about the country of our birth is its diversity. Thanks to our background, we have a unique perspective to offer a future child.
Both of us are deeply aware that we are who we are because of those who have loved us. We believe that every life should have the opportunity to flourish, and we have long had the desire to adopt as a way of extending the love that we have received. We have both felt led to adopt since we were young, and when we started to date years ago, we discussed it in depth. We knew it was something we wanted to do, and we sought opportunities to involve ourselves in the lives of children.
In having a biological son ourselves, we know the depth of emotion and devotion one can feel for a child in the womb. Few experiences in life are as remarkable as growing a baby; it is challenging mentally and physically. We are in awe of your strength and love, and we respect you deeply for the choices you are considering.
Meet Pria Through Parthi's Eyes
Pria is a very loving mom, spouse and friend. She is intelligent, creative, protective and loyal. Pria came to the United States a few years after I did and she has embraced everything the country has to offer. She has immersed herself in the culture and loves trying new things, especially new recipes.
Pria's family and friends see her as someone they can lean and depend on in times of joy and difficulty. As a mom, she delights in creating fun and engaging games to help Avi grow in knowledge, caring, and social skills. It's amazing to watch the bond they have continue to flourish and the love she has for him deepen.
Pria also loves plants, and within our home she tries to recreate the tropical country we grew up in. We have 52 (ish) house plants that she cares for. I am slowly starting to understand that there is no such thing as too many plants. They are glorious! Another thing Pria likes is abstract art and draws during her free time. Lastly, she loves to cook and puts her nutrition degree to good use by nourishing us at home, our extended family, friends and neighbors.
Meet Parthi Through Pria's Eyes
Parthi has such a strong moral compass. He is an incredibly loving, kind, honest, generous, patient, and optimistic man. He is also an amazing husband and dad to Avi. He is always supportive and encouraged me to go back to school to earn my degree in nutrition. He wants the best for everyone and experiences so much happiness in seeing other people succeed. Friends and family often come to him seeking advice on both business and personal matters.
Parthi has a calming energy. He is a morning person, and Avi and I are often greeted with an off-key song that he makes up in the moment. He also accomplishes all the home improvement projects that I dream up with a smile on his face. He is currently drawing up plans for our dream library and reading nook.
Parthi is an avid reader of current events. He loves to run and has completed a full marathon with his best friends from high school, with whom he still meets up with every couple of years. He enjoys building and playing with Lego as much as Avi does. Lastly, he is a total geek, loves technology and music.
Avi is our sweet 5-year-old son. He brings us so much joy, and we are very fortunate that we get to be his parents. Avi loves school, his stuffed Panda toy (which you will see in photos), playing at the park, and creating art with his mama. His favorite activities are soccer, swim, and dance--he is currently enrolled in classes for all three. He loves shapes and is currently learning 2 new languages.
Avi's strongest trait is his compassion; for instance, when his best friend was reprimanded by his mom, Avi held his hand and cried alongside him. We know that he will be a great older brother because he loves other kids and expresses excitement in showing a new sibling everything in life. Avi is inclusive and always ready to help any person he comes in contact with.
Growing up in Malaysia meant that we were a part of a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural society. We celebrated Diwali, Chinese New Year, Hari Raya, Christmas, Thaipusam, Good Friday, and Wesak together with our friends and family. In Malaysia, open houses are a common concept. People open up their homes during cultural and religious festivals to extended family, friends, and strangers to come and eat and partake in the celebrations. It speaks volumes about the Malaysian hospitality and has made it so easy for us to integrate American holidays and traditions into our lives. Every year, we go to our city's wildflower reserve to celebrate the arrival of spring. For Halloween, we love decorating pumpkins and handing out candy. We always spend Thanksgiving with either family or friends; we love opening our home and trying new recipes. Come winter, we head to the holiday light shows with our closest friends. We love the spirit of generosity that comes with Christmas, and every year as a family we pick a charity to contribute to. We also exchange gifts, though what we value more is giving "experiences"--trips, events, or shows that will create long-lasting memories and forge closer relationships. As a family we work to honor both our Malaysian and American cultures.
Our Promise To You
We will love, guide, comfort and support our current and future children throughout their life - they will ALWAYS be our top priority.
We will teach them compassion, kindness, gratefulness, humility and spirituality.
We will teach them that all people are equal and are to be treated with respect as God intended.
We will show them the value of a strong work ethic and provide them with the BEST education possible.
We will expose and immerse them to as many cultures as possible, including their own.
We will instill in them a love for nature and the environment.
We will encourage them to follow their dreams.
We also want you to know that we are strongly committed to being open and honest about your child's story with them and where they come from. We will emphasize that every decision made by each of us at every juncture had their best interests at heart and was centered around love. Thank you again for taking the time to learn about us. We hope and pray you feel peace and comfort in your heart as you make the best choice for you and your child.
Hugs and great love,
Pria, Parthi and Avi
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