Hello, we are Lu and Shalini. Thank you for choosing to learn about us as prospective parents to your child. 

We can’t imagine the weight of the decisions you’re trying to make at this moment. As you consider the various options for your child, we’re grateful that something about us has grabbed your attention enough to consider our profile. We considered and tried many different options for growing our family, but when nothing worked, we realized that shared biology wasn’t necessary for our ideal family, and we chose adoption. Since then, we’ve adopted our first child, Amir, and now we want to do it again as we grow our family.

The fact that you’re considering adoption for your child is a testament to your love for them and an immensely caring plan. Thank you for that, and for taking the time to learn about us as potential adoptive parents for your child.

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Financial Support

Expectant mothers who choose to make an adoption plan may qualify for some level of financial assistance during their pregnancy. However, each person's situation and specific needs are different. Your adoption social worker can help you determine what level of assistance you qualify for and deserve. Many expectant mothers qualify for financial assistance to cover basic pregnancy and living expenses, including but not limited to - transportation reimbursement, utility assistance for phone, water, and electricity/gas, maternity clothing and supplements, etc.

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FAQ’s about placing a baby for Adoption

I'm considering giving my baby up for adoption. How much does that cost?

It won't cost you anything. If you choose to place your baby for adoption, all of your medical and legal fees will be covered and you may be eligible for financial assistance with other pregnancy-related expenses.

I'm experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and don't know who the birth father is. Can I still place my baby for adoption?

Yes. Even if you don’t know the identity of the birth father, you can still choose to make an adoption plan. However, every adoption situation is different. The adoption social worker you’re assigned to will get to know you and your story first, and then guide you through the process accordingly.

When is the right time to talk with an adoption professional?

You can make an adoption plan at any point in your pregnancy, even after the baby has been born. But, it's important to start the process as early in your pregnancy as possible. Connecting with those resources will allow you to gain access to important medical services, including prenatal care, to help ensure a healthy pregnancy.

When I create an adoption plan, will I get to choose who is in the room with me during delivery?

One aspect of your adoption plan is the "Hospital Plan" an outline of how you'd like your hospital stay and delivery to go. You can craft this on your own or with the help of your adoption social worker. But everything is up to you. You’ll be able to choose who comes to the hospital with you, who is in the room with you during delivery, and how much time you’d like to spend with the baby before signing the final papers.

How much contact will I have with the adoptive family after I place my baby with them?

As part of your adoption plan, you'll determine whether or not you’d like to have an open or closed adoption or something in between. Open adoptions may include phone calls, messaging (via social media, email, or text), and/or periodic visits each year. Closed adoptions may include no contact at all or annual updates provided to the birth parent(s) by the adoptive family. Each post-adoption relationship is different and can vary based on what an expectant mother chooses in her adoption plan.

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Our Blogs

never too early to learn to code?

10/10/2021

Amir doesn't usually get much screentime, but it was a Teacher Workday (no school) and he was curious -- said he wanted to help Ma with her work... I agree, Amir -- debugging can get very frustrating! Time for a snack break 🍓🥑🥜☀️  

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Halloween and Art

10/10/2021

Amir decided he wanted to walk around and view the Halloween decorations already up, but with a twist (drawing them).

Car wash

08/08/2021

Amir decided that his cars needed a wash, and added cherries (from our tree) to the mix

Kayaking in the bay

08/08/2021

Enjoying vacation in the water before summer ends. 

Black raspberries

04/04/2021

Amir watering the black raspberry plants.

Happy Mother’s Day/ Feliz día de las madres

05/05/2021

Picture of our first meeting our child three years ago.

Easter scavenger hunt

04/04/2021

Amir is very curious about this huge egg.

Happy Holi!

03/03/2021

First time celebrating Holi this year, and Amir greatly enjoyed it.

Preparing for Spring

03/03/2021

We're getting equipment ready for Spring gardening and play.

Valentine’s Day treats

02/02/2021

Making some sweet treats.

Let it snow!

02/02/2021

Enjoying some sledding in our backyard.

Gingerbread house

01/01/2021

The week leading up to Christmas Eve/Day Amir and friend made gingerbread houses.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt

12/12/2020

This year we did a scavenger hunt with our family and another family. The kids really got into it!

Diwali

12/12/2020

This year, Amir was more involved with the Diwali festivities. He especially loved the sparklers, and making a flower arrangement to decorate.

Family selfie on hike

12/12/2020

We were enjoying a hike, and took a snack break. Took the opportunity to take a family selfie. It became a lot of silliness, laughter, hugs, and kisses.

Beach trip

10/10/2020

Before summer ended we managed to make it to the beach.

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Beautiful Grilling Weather!

09/09/2020

We grilled some meat too, but this was the photo that we liked best ;)

Planting native plants in DC

10/10/2021

Helping the city replenish native plants during the Kingman Islands Family Day.

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