I grew up in a small town in India. Like Cecille, I too come from a large family. I am the fourth child in a family of six. I have three brothers and two sisters. My dad used to refer to his kids as a sandwich. A girl on the top, a girl at the bottom, and his four boys in between – the lettuce, tomato, ham and cheese. I don’t know to this day which part of the sandwich I was supposed to be – perhaps the tomato because I grow red easily :)
I work as a software engineer in the Silicon Valley. My passion, when I was young and to this day, is knowledge. I love reading just anything. Whether it is based on science, history, or simply mystery, I get engrossed in it. I love stories and can’t wait to share these stories with our child.
I also have a passion for the outdoors. I love hiking, camping, backpacking. I used to do a bit of rock-climbing when I was younger, and have even climbed some really high mountains in the Himalaya, but that is in the past. Today I get my thrills from car camping and short day hikes and can’t wait for our little one to be at a campfire for the first time!
I love kids. When we go to parties, I usually leave the grown-ups and hang out with the kids. Kids seem to love me too. There is nothing more pleasurable than hanging out with kids, playing games with them, reading to them, or just watching TV with them. Perhaps hanging out with kids brings out my inner youth, which is why I find it joyful.
Smita, my 17-year old daughter, is the joy of my life. She gives me life, she gives me youthfulness, she gives me strength. I am looking forward to becoming a father again through open adoption. I have so much love to give and will love my adopted child as much as I love Smita. I look forward to helping my new child grow, to continue my own journey of growth with him or her, to bring out my youthfulness all over again.