Here’s a little background info on us — how we met, what we do, where we live, what we enjoy and what we hope to offer and provide for our child.
When we first met, it was through a website called Tennisopolis. On our first date, we discovered we shared some similarities: playing tennis; studying abroad in college; and spending probably too much time watching college basketball. We also discovered that we are both the younger sibling in a set of twins. What a coincidence!
Neel works as a broker for semiconductors, and Annie manages and markets to clients for a professional training services company. The best part about our jobs is we leave our jobs at work and our home lives are devoted to what’s important to us personally. We live in Brooklyn, NY, and absolutely love the area! Most of our friends and some family members live within a five-mile radius. Our neighborhood is filled with families, young professionals and long-time New Yorkers. It’s a great mix of cultures and diversity. And, there are numerous parks and playgrounds in the area that cater to the growing number of families moving into the neighborhood. We are enthusiastic about bringing up our child in this community that embraces diversity, openness and creativity.
We both come from loving families who cannot wait to meet our new child. Although they try not to badger us, they often ask us “How’s the adoption coming along?” Everyone is eager to welcome a new little person to the extended family. Annie’s parents live in Maryland, and her four sisters live in Maryland, New York and Connecticut-all east coast folks. We call her family the United Nations. Why? Because all of their significant others are culturally diverse ranging from Chinese, Scottish, English, Cuban, and Indian (that’s Neel). Neel’s parents live in Minneapolis close to his twin brother, who has a family of four young kids. His sister is close by in Queens. Family is truly important to us, and we make time for get togethers and constant communication with one another.
When we are not working, we love to travel, hike, play tennis, watch movies, visit museums, exercise at the gym and spend time with family and friends. Neel is excited to share his other interests such as music, film, golf and soccer with our child. Annie is looking forward to teaching our child to cook, appreciate art, get captivated by theater shows, and to simply have fun.
We live in a brownstone home in Brooklyn and absolutely love the area. The neighborhood is ideal for young families. Not only are there good schools in the neighborhood but there are fun playgrounds and parks in closes proximity. In addition, there's no shortage of restaurants, cultural institutions and kid-friendly places to visit.