San Francisco Bay Area
Thanksgiving, Passover, and Diwali. This is when our families get together.
Emily: Ice cream in a waffle cone
Hawaii and Japan
Emily reads about one book each week. Harsh speaks English, Marathi and Hindi.
We are Emily and Harsh, both 37 years old. We were married in a multi-cultural ceremony in 2019. We absolutely love spending time with our young nieces and nephews. We hope to be able to experience the joys of parenthood. We admire your strength and we would love to welcome your child into our loving home through adoption.
We moved to the Bay Area separately in 2012. A few years later, in 2015, we met and hit it off right away. We enjoy being outside as much as possible, which thanks to the beautiful weather in the Bay Area, is often!
We especially enjoy going for long walks around our neighborhood, hanging out in our local parks, and taking day trips to the beach. We love exploring the local farmers’ markets to access all kinds of ingredients for our weekend cooking adventures. Together, we see plays at our local theater, have games night with friends, and grow fresh vegetables in our container garden.
Emily is the Director of Health and Social Services at a local non-profit organization that supports older adults and their families. Her position allows her to have a good work/life balance. Harsh works as a Program Manager in the tech industry. He has the flexibility to work remotely and has generous parental leave policies and benefits.
Emily grew up in Michigan, the youngest of three sisters. She is grateful to have had very involved parents; they are strong role models who exemplify the traits she wants to possess as a mother. Emily’s two best friends are from childhood.
Emily is an avid reader, enjoying mostly fiction and mysteries. She is an “old soul” – she likes to solve 1000-piece puzzles and crochet blankets for her loved ones. Emily has been an active volunteer for several organizations. She loves being ‘Aunt Em’ to her nieces and nephews – especially reading stories, Facetiming, choosing special gifts, and being silly with the kids.
Harsh grew up in Mumbai, India and Bahrain in the Middle East. He is the youngest of three siblings. Harsh came to the US in 2002 for his Computer Engineering degree and recently became a US citizen. He is grateful to have the chance to participate in the pursuit of the American dream like many immigrants before him.
Harsh is learning to play guitar and enjoys playing video games with friends. He loves watching soccer and following the leagues in Europe. He also has a passion for baking for friends and family. As an Uncle, Harsh loves to build Legos, play outside, and listen to their jokes.
We are each the youngest of 3 kids. Emily has weekly phone dates with her two older sisters. Her parents visit California every winter. Harsh’s family is spread out across the world. He has stayed close to his siblings, mom and uncle, who reside stateside. They have family video calls every weekend. Our families fully support our adoption journey and are excited to welcome a new addition to our family.
In our combined family, we have five nieces and nephews under the age of 10. They bring out all the goofiness in us and keep us on our toes! We travel across the country several times a year to meet everyone for holidays and summer vacations.
We want to teach our child to have empathy for others. It’s important to keep an open mind to diverse experiences and points of view. Our child will learn about our families heritage and be immersed in long-standing traditions. We value education and the opportunities that it opens up. We will build our family upon support, open communication and love.
We admire your strength and want to offer our encouragement and support as you consider open adoption. We hope to have an opportunity to learn about you and we would be honored to have you consider us as adoptive parents for your child.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and opening your heart to learn more about us and our family. We look forward to hopefully meeting you and hearing what dreams you have for your child.