Steven & Vinay
Our letter to you
We realize that if you’re reading our letter, you may be considering our family in your adoption plan. This is a significant decision for you to make, and we understand that any decision you arrive at is borne out of a love for your child.
Our profile is here online to help you get to know a little bit about us and to help you on your journey. We would be honoured to be part of your adoption plans and would love and welcome a child in our lives.
Who we are
We are Steven & Vinay, a loving couple who have been happily married for over four years and together for over eight. We live in Vancouver, where we were both born. Home for us lies in a beautiful neighbourhood, situated close to the ocean and many parks and playgrounds.
It’s our plan to stay within the area, keeping us close to our families, many of whom live in the lower mainland or within the province.
We have long talked of raising a child together, and have mutually arrived at a place where we feel excited, ready, and able to welcome a new member into our family.
Being adopted at birth, Steven can relate to the experiences of a child who would have gone through this process. Steven is fully reunited with his birth parents, and has a close and enduring relationship with many biological relatives. His extended network of family, both adopted and by birth are a major support in both his and Vinay's lives.
Steven loves nature and any chance possible he wants to be outside hiking, skiing, camping, snowshoeing, you name it! Steven has a deep and profound love and respect for nature and is very knowledgeable about the natural world.
Vinay comes from a large Indian-Fijian family in Vancouver and large family gatherings are a part of our lives. Every holiday, milestone, and birthday is a chance for the family to get together, socialize, eat and connect, and spending time with the extended family is always welcome and anticipated.
Vinay is patient and kind, children are drawn to “Uncle Nay Nay”, as they call him; they hold his full attention as he sits and plays with them without getting distracted.
Openness in adoption
We will do our best to raise any child adopted into our family in a safe and loving environment. Nothing would make us happier than to see a child grow into a confident and well-grounded adult.
Both of us fully support openness in adoption. We feel that a child can only benefit from having knowledge of and contact with their birth family. We fully encourage any opportunity for a child to have a healthy connection with their birth family, and are completely flexible in navigating those additional relationships. It's our firm belief that a child could never have too many people who love and support them!
With Steven navigating these dynamics in his own life, he can only emphasize the fact that having love and support from both his birth family and adoptive families has been nothing but positive. We would want the same for any child we adopted. Due to Steven’s own experience he is sensitive to the attachment needs that are unique to adoption.
We would love to hear from you. You can learn more about us, or reach us through our social worker, Gurjyot Rai at 1.866.582.3678 or 604.736.7613, ext. 4034 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Both of us fully support openness in adoption. We feel that a child can only benefit from having knowledge of and contact with their birth family. We fully encourage any opportunity for a child to have a healthy connection with their birth family, and are completely flexible in navigating those additional relationships. It's our firm belief that a child could never have too many people who love and support them!"