Anj & Reza
Dear Birth Mother,
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to consider us at this important moment in your life. While we are not in your position, we fully understand that this decision must not be an easy one for you. We can only imagine that just getting to this point takes so much strength, courage, and selflessness. After all, you are your baby’s parent, and it makes sense that you would be putting your child first above anything else.
Through this page, we want to share with you a little about us and our world. We both come from large, family-oriented, close-knit, loving and supportive families and we would be honored to extend that very love to your child. Should you choose us as adoptive parents, please know your child will be unconditionally loved and nurtured in a happy and stable home. We promise to provide your child with wonderful opportunities, travel, a great education, sports, cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. And just as important, we will absolutely honor and respect you and your wishes, every step of the way.
We would love to have a chance to speak with you and answer any questions you have. But in the meanwhile, we wish you much peace while you consider what is best for you and your baby.
Anj + Reza
Our Adoption Story
Growing our family and having children have always been important to us. A few years after we got married and once we completed our degrees at school, we decided the time was right. However, the universe had different plans for us. After several years of trying, we decided to explore fertility treatments. During this time, we had many open and honest conversations and one thing we always came back to was adoption. We never saw our fertility issues as a setback. Was it hard? Yes. Was it emotionally and physically draining? Yes, for sure. But really, what it did was strengthen our dream to have a family and to realize that adoption was right for us all along.
We moved to the United States (from Canada) in 2017 and put our adoption process on hold while we settled into our new home. But we couldn’t hold off for long as we both knew we were 100% ready to welcome a little one into our lives. We are on the same page in that we don’t feel the need to have a biological connection to a child to devote our lives to them. We have friends and members in our community who have adopted, and it has shown us that adoption is an incredibly special and wonderful way to create a family – and the right way for us.
Our Promise to You
We appreciate that the decision you are making is not an easy one. If given the opportunity to be parents to your child, we promise to provide them with a loving and supportive family and home. We will be open and honest with your child and make sure that they grow up feeling safe, loved, and cared for. As parents, we see our role as raising them to be a confident and kind individual. And of course, to be there for them unconditionally and be the best parents we can be to your child. We will watch them grow and nurture them along the way, no matter what path they take. They will only know unconditional love from us, and we will undoubtedly be their #1 cheerleaders!
We met 20 years ago when we were both at the same college. At first, we were just very good friends but over time, our friendship strengthened into a beautiful relationship. In 2007 we made it official and got married!
We both enjoy being active and staying healthy. On the weekends you will find us going out for long walks, enjoying the park, hiking, or going for bike rides along the Hudson River. We also love to watch basketball (Go Raptors!).
We cook together and spend our weekends whipping up some pretty great meals and snacks (our favorite so far has been our herb and garlic chicken, with mixed veggies on the side). We also enjoy treating ourselves to all the great restaurants our city has to offer. Anj especially loves heading out for some famous NYC pizza – this is a fun weekend splurge for us!
We both have a passion for travel and have been to over 30 cities over the past 15 years. Each year, for our anniversary, instead of giving each other gifts, we celebrate by taking a trip. We can’t wait to be able to take your child along on our adventures and explore the world with them. Some of our best travel memories include visiting the Vatican in Italy, seeing the beautiful sunset and architecture in Greece, and taking a camel ride in the Moroccan desert. Quick trips like Miami are also great, especially when we want to get away from the cold winter weather and escape to get some sunshine and beach time.
We tend to be good planners when it comes to booking our trips. We often map out fun things to do, sites to see, and book restaurants in advance. But once we have reached our destination, it is so great to take each day as it comes.
Reza loves maps and the first thing he does on every trip is to get a paper map from the hotel. He has a great sense of direction and loves studying the map so he is familiar with the city before we start exploring. This works out well because Anj is not the best when it comes to directions!
Through Reza’s eyes
Anj is smart, beautiful, nurturing, and thoughtful, and goes out of her way to put everyone else before herself. She truly is my soulmate, an amazing wife, and a trusting confidant and companion. We love to be silly and laugh together, but we also are supportive people and bring out the best in each other and have a positive influence on our community, friends, and family. Anj defines what it means to be a good human being – someone who is empathetic, humble, kind, and respectful. She has had a huge impact on my life and has made me a better man.
Anj is a very loving and compassionate person who is responsible, dependable, faithful, and trustworthy in her approach to life. I know that as a mother, she will be so caring and someone who will always put your child first, provide, teach, and give them the best opportunities so they can live up to their full potential.
In my own words:
I have my master’s degree in business administration and I work in the field of Human Resources. My job is really fulfilling as I get to work with a great team of colleagues. I love to go for walks and enjoy traveling. I also love to shop – especially for others! I am an avid organizer; you can find me rearranging and organizing our home on the weekends (seriously!). Honesty, trust, and fairness are values that are important to me. I carry these values in all aspects of my life.
I am so excited to be a mom one day. I have wanted this for so long and I am 100% ready. I promise I will love your baby with all of my heart and also promise to honor and respect you, always.
Through Anj’s eyes
Reza is a loving and wonderful husband. What I love most about him is his genuine care for the people he loves. He is always willing to help his family and friends. He is charming, personable, and intelligent. He is always there for me and gives his all when committing to something. I love that he is neat, organized, and very focused – when he puts his mind to something, you can be sure he will get it done! He is patient with me and is always looking out for my best interests. He is passionate about being healthy and brings me along in his wellness journey.
I have no doubt Reza will be the most incredible father. His dedication and commitment are qualities that I admire and appreciate.
In my own words:
I also have my Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and I am a certified professional accountant (CPA). I currently have a career in Finance which is a great fit for me. I enjoy exercising, golfing, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family. I love reading and learning about new things!
I have never felt more ready for my next role in life. Being a father is something I have wanted for so long and I cannot wait to share my life with a little one!
Our Loved Ones
We both come from large and close-knit families. I grew up with two sisters and a brother. My mom was a stay-at-home mom and my dad worked in the hospitality industry. Now that my dad is retired, he has taken up hiking along with home improvement projects – whenever we visit, we are sure to get our steps in!
Growing up, Reza’s parents had international jobs, so along with his two older sisters, they lived in a few different places growing up. He lost his beloved father in 2018 and while this has been hard to deal with, we always remember the amazing memories he left us with. His dad loved food, had a great sense of humor, and loved being around family and friends. His mom is now retired after working as a pharmacist for over 40 years!
Both of our moms are amazing cooks and yes, we get spoiled with delicious meals every time we visit. Spending time with our families is so important to us so we make sure to visit as often as we can.
Combined we have a total of 8 nieces and nephews. They range in age from 7 to 26. They are a huge part of our lives, and we love spending as much time with them as possible. We have been lucky to see them grow up from birth, attending birthday celebrations, graduation ceremonies and celebrating important milestones along the way.
We have been active from changing diapers, bathing, feeding them and helping them with homework. There is nothing we wouldn’t do to help them succeed! Spending time with them often includes movie nights, playing games, taking walks, sleepovers, bike rides, and going for dessert. It’s never a dull moment and we love it! They give us so much love in return and we are lucky that they think we are still cool enough to hang out with. It is important for us that we act as good role models for them.
We want nothing more than to give these precious moments to a child as a mom and a dad. And we know our family is so excited for us to be growing our family through adoption. They are beyond ready to welcome a new little one into our world.
We live in a very family-friendly, and beautiful neighborhood in New York City. We are a 5-minute walk to parks, schools, community centers and pools. Our neighborhood is safe and located in a quiet part of the city. We have plenty of outdoor playgrounds, green space, and great schools all within a 5-minute walk. In addition to the location, our building has a pool and a play center which makes this the best for families with small children (in our opinion!).
Holidays & Traditions
An important part of our faith and to us is giving back to our community. We enjoy giving back and helping others. We have worked with many nonprofit organizations and each year, over 100 of our friends and family come out to support us in raising funds and bringing awareness to important causes around the world.
Our families are spread out across Houston and Toronto, and we always try to celebrate the holidays together. They also come visit us often in New York and we love having our family and friends visit. For Thanksgiving, we usually go to Texas to have a big traditional dinner with Reza’s sister and her family. She makes a wonderful turkey dinner and invites some of her closest family and friends over for what always turns out to be a really fun evening. We indulge in lots of food including delicious sides and of course dessert!
Throughout the holiday week, you will either find us in the pool enjoying the beautiful weather or playing cards for endless hours with our niece and nephew at the kitchen table. Anj loves playing games and has to do a little convincing to get Reza to play, but once he is in, we all have fun and enjoy a competitive game!
Christmas is extra special for Reza, as it was also his father’s birthday. We typically go to Toronto for Christmas and have a holiday dinner with family.
Our annual tradition is to bring Christmas crackers, which are fun table decorations that make a snapping sound when pulled open. These contain a small gift and a joke. No matter how old our nieces and nephews get, they still enjoy this part of the night. Christmas time is the perfect time for us to catch up with family and friends. Our moms love to cook so it’s hard to get in the kitchen to help them out, but we all do our part in helping with the side dishes and desserts. Christmas time in New York City is magical and both of us love walking the streets to see the lights and always make a trip to Rockefeller Center to see the big tree!
In our culture, weddings are very often grand celebrations, and we try to attend many of the weddings of our family and friends. Reza’s niece got married this past June and we emceed the wedding reception! Part of the reception was held outdoors by the lake, and we had an amazing time celebrating. We also enjoyed many pre-wedding events, a lot of dancing, and of course tons of delicious food!
Thank you for taking the time to read this. We hope this has given you some insight into our lives and the life that we would love to share with your child. And if you are open to sharing with us, we would love to learn more about you and your hopes and dreams for your baby but also for yourself.
We wish you peace and love while you decide what is best for your baby.
With love and gratitude,
Anj + Reza
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