Elie & Anya
“Being parents has given us so much joy and we guess you could say that our hearts are calling for one more to complete our family.”
Ages: 33 and 34
Professions: College Programming/Sr. Product Manager
Other Kids: 1 son
Preferences: Caucasian/Hispanic, Either Gender, Newborn
How We Met: We met and became friends in high school, but fell in love in college. After a summer teaching children in Cambodia we knew we wanted to spend our lives and raise a family together. We were married in 2010 surrounded by friends and family (and lots of music, delicious food, and amazing dancing!). Today we’re still smiling and laughing, and eager to grow our family more than anything.
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other: Elie is incredibly caring, thoughtful, and smart – and an awesome cook! He is a wonderful listener and loves music. Elie is a devoted friend to many and always puts his family first. It’s common to see him drumming on a table or chair, bringing a positive beat to the room. Anya is a loving mom, a great listener, and always up for adventure! She is kind, fun, and amazingly generous. She turns kitchen items into musical instruments and leftover flour from baking into play-doh — always finding humor in a situation and easily connecting with people of all ages. Her career developing tools for cancer research brings out her creativity and curiosity.
Our Hobbies and Interests: We are a very active and community focused family. We get together with our fun (and super loving!) family all the time for dinners and holidays, and love getting our son Razi together with his cousins. You can usually find us all in the backyard playing ball, hosting BBQs or at the playground down the street. Community is incredibly important to us: we feel loved and give love, and will pass along the same values to our child.
Why We Want to Adopt: We have always known that we wanted to have children. In 2017, we were blessed with our son Razi. However, due to continued fertility challenges, we have been told that Anya will not be able to carry any more children. We remain committed to growing our family and want you to know that if you place your child with us, they will be a part of our warm and loving home and embraced by a caring (and thrilled!) big brother. Being parents has given us so much joy and we guess you could say that our hearts are calling for one more to complete our family.