Meet Erik and Sunita:

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About Us

We met as graduate students in Boston and immediately became best friends.  We married a few years later and eventually adopted our daughter.  Our lives are filled with adventure, love and laughter.  We enjoy spending time outdoors biking, hiking and taking walks.  We cherish the time we spend with our daughter, family and friends.

Our Hobbies

Sunita loves cooking and baking, arts and crafts and gardening.  She also likes sports - tennis, golf, running and biking.  Erik likes outdoor activities like camping, hiking, biking and running.  We both enjoy reading and traveling to explore new places.

Qualities We See in Each Other

Sunita is smart, strong, loving and full of fun.  She makes life fun for all those around her, giving her time and energy to make others feel included and loved.  These attributes make Sunita a great mom.  She is creative and inspires our daughter to draw, paint, build and read.

Erik is everything you could want in a husband and dad.  He is adventurous, smart and energetic.  He is also kind and caring.  He strives to make connections with people and most importantly, he loves to teach, nurture, and have fun with our daughter.

Our Extended Family

Sunita’s immediate family lives in her hometown in Pennsylvania.  The whole family gets together a few times a year and it is so fun to watch the kids having good times together.  Erik’s family lives in Portland, Oregon.  We travel there or to Montana, where Erik grew up, to spend time with his family at a family cabin in the woods.  Sunita’s mom and Erik’s parents visit us often as they love to play with our daughter.  We frequently FaceTime to stay connected.

Our Adoption Story

After several years of trying to have a child, we decided on adoption.  It was an easy choice since we knew we wanted a family.  We are thrilled to have our daughter in our lives.  We have an open relationship with her birth mother and will continue to help her understand and know her birth family.  We also know how much more love we have to give and so we’ve again turned to adoption to expand our family.  We are excited to welcome another child into our home.

Special Activities We Look Forward to Doing with Our Child

We look forward to including our child in all the fun things we typically do - trips to the beach in the summer, walks to neighborhood playgrounds, cheering on Boston sports teams and going to museums.  Our child will also share in the small things we do everyday- doing puzzles by the fireplace, reading books before bedtime, playing catch in the backyard, weekend mornings cuddling in mom & dad’s bed with our two cats, and giving and getting hugs and I love you.

Holiday Gatherings

Our holidays are always special times.  There is always a lot of food, as Sunita loves to cook, especially with her mom and daughter.  We spend holidays with family as much as possible, either having them visit us or traveling to visit them.  It is always a great time to reconnect and fun to see how much the kids have grown and what their new interests are.

Our Home and Neighborhood

We live in a three-level four bedroom home in a family-friendly neighborhood.  We have a large backyard with plenty of space to play.  We enjoy spending time on our deck and patio.  There are several great playgrounds and parks we walk to, including one by the school our daughter will attend.  We do bike rides on the local bike path and there is a small town beach that we frequent in the summer.

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