Yathi and Gina are waiting to welcome a child into their heart and home through open adoption. Learn more about them!

Dear Birth Mom/Family,

Our hearts go out to you as you face this decision and thank you for your consideration.  We are so excited to expand our family and want to let you know a little about us in the hopes that you will see us as a good match for you and your child.

Sincerely,

Yathi and Gina

Our Story & How We Met

Gina grew up in rural Idaho before moving to inner-city Chicago during her middle school years.  Yathi, on the other hand, grew up around Chicago.  We met during our undergraduate college years at Loyola University.  We very soon became close friends and about 3 years later became engaged.  While it was not easy, we coordinated our lives to follow each other as Gina went to medical school and Yathi pursued his graduate school career to become a scientist.  After having been married for over 10 years now we can honestly say that we can’t imagine doing this crazy thing called life with anyone other than each other.

About Us & Fun Facts

About Yathi According to Gina…

Yathi is the most kind and gentle man I have ever known.  He is so hands on with the kids and loves to share his love of science through fun experiments.  Over the past few years he has become quite the good cook and everyone looks forward to Saturday waffles!

About Yathi According to Gina…

Gina is dedicated to enriching our family’s life with new adventures to go on and new foods for us to try at home. Gina is very creative and loves to bring out our children’s creativity through art projects and music. Gina brightens up our days and it is always exciting to see what new ideas she has next.

Our Children

Kai is so fun loving!  He is now 6 years old and very excited to be a big brother again and is already telling us which books he will read to his new brother or sister.  This inquisitive little boy never stops reading and loves all things that are growing.  You will often find him outside with

“Lita” (grandma) in the garden.  He has such a contagious laugh!

Enora is such a sweet 3 year old little girl.  She loves to be part of whatever the rest of the family is doing and will often “bake” right alongside us with her own little bowl and spoon or sit on our laps to learn her ABCs while Kai completes his lessons since she does not want to be left out of the fun.  She loves to spin and dance!

Our Home & Community

Our 4 bedroom home has a large backyard complete with a basketball hoop and garden.  We are also in the process of building a gazebo in the backyard and we are looking forward to all the friends and family that will enjoy the space.  We chose this small community just 15 min south of Madison for its proximity to the city while still allowing us a little bit of land to get our hands dirty.  We especially enjoy our sun room that allows us to get lots of light even through the cold Wisconsin winters.

Our Families

“Lita” is what the kid’s call Gina’s mother who lives with us and she adds such flavor to the home!  She frequently makes delicious Mexican food and speaks Spanish to the kids so they have become bilingual thanks to her.  Kai and Enora adore her and we love that they have been able to become so close to their grandmother.

Nana and Tata (Yathi’s parents) still live near Chicago but we see them frequently.  They are so generous in spirit and have a close relationship with Enora and Kai.  You can often find Tata being dragged around by the kids while they show him their newest project.  And between Nana and Lita, we have no lack of spicy delicious food!  In the picture below you can also see two cousins who visited us from Germany.  Although they are far, we try to FaceTime when we can.

Pets

Vicky (short for Queen Victoria) is a very introverted ~ 10 year old little kitty, preferring many days to venture out when the house is quiet.  She has a very sweet personality though and fascinates our little ones who are always trying to get her to be more social.

Traveling

We enjoy traveling so much!  Although it is not easy to do so with small children we have found that the troubles are far outweighed by the beautiful family memories that are formed.  Chicago is where we get to most often as we have a lot of family there. “Big” trips may only happen once a year but we have been able to explore Washington D.C, Hawaii, and many areas of India together, as a family.  We also really enjoy our time in nature so we try to be in it and around it as much as possible.  Whether it is a local farm, a state park, a beach, a hiking trail, or our own backyard,  we always return rejuvenated and inspired for the days ahead.

Thank You

Thank you for your brave decision to consider adoption.  We know that by making this decision you only want what is best for your child and we deeply respect your desire to find the right people to love and cherish your baby.  We will do everything that we can help them to fulfill the dreams you have for their future and we will always be grateful for the opportunity to do so.  We believe that all children deserve honesty and the most complete knowledge of where they come from so an open adoption, if desired, would be welcome.  Your child will always know that your decision was made out of love and your hopes of giving them a fulfilling life by choosing the right family specially for them.  We look forward to honoring you by sharing with them the amazing love you have for your baby and how you had a dream for their precious life.

Sincerely,

Yathi & Gina

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