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Mukta and Chris

Things That Make Us Happy

Mukta:
  • 1. Cake
  • 2. Facebook
  • 3. Traveling
  • 4. Halloween
  • 5. Dancing
Chris:
  • 1. Atlanta Braves Games
  • 2. Walking our dog Bailey
  • 3. Listening to music
  • 4. Ice Cream
  • 5. Watching Movies

Dear Birth Mother,

Hello! We are Chris and Mukta from Atlanta, GA! Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. We truly admire your courage and strength for making the selfless decision to choose adoption. We hope that through getting to know us you can gain some comfort in knowing that your sacrifice means more than words can convey to a family like ourselves.

We have wanted children since before we were married. We have been married since 2013 and have been unable to have a child biologically. After trying IVF unsuccessfully, we decided adoption was the best way for us to grow our family and also to give a loving home to a child. Family is very important to both of us.

In 2017, our prayers were answered with the blessing of our first adopted child, Asha! She has truly been the light of our lives. She has the biggest and prettiest brown eyes you will ever see. She is always smiling and spreading joy to whomever is in the room. After her first birthday, we decided that it was time to give Asha a little brother or sister. We both have siblings and we know how important that relationship can be. We have a lot of love to give and we will raise him or her in a caring, supportive, loving and stable home.

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Our Story

We met in 2011 at a Halloween party at Fernbank Science Museum in Atlanta, GA. The theme was 80’s Prom Fright Night. Mukta was dressed as a warrior princess and Chris as an 80’s prom king. We met on the dance floor while listening to the 80’s music cover band. We still love dancing to live music to this day! We started dating and soon realized that we had emailed each other years earlier on Match.com but had never actually met. We saw that as a sign and within a few months we knew that we were meant for each other. The following October, while on a trip to the north Georgia mountains, we happened upon a picnic shelter with a fireplace. After a delicious picnic, Chris noticed a spark in the otherwise cold and dark fireplace. He started blowing on the spark and after a few minutes, a roaring fire erupted. He thought, well there can’t be a better time than this, so he dropped to one knee, produced a ring, and proposed to Mukta!

Since October was such a significant month for us (Chris’s birthday is also in October), we decided to get married the following October. The wedding was at the Sonesta Hotel in Lilburn, just outside of Atlanta.

We like to take Asha and our dog Bailey on walks to the park, go to art and music festivals, watch movies and Netflix, cook together and spend time with family and friends!

About Chris, by Chris

My mom was a teacher and was very musical and creative, which she passed on to me. I was playing piano and singing in the chorus at age 6. My dad was very hard working and smart, with a PhD in Education, so a good school for me was a priority. As a teenager, I became interested in the behind the scenes work of television. I was always seen around school with my video camera covering events and shooting comedy skits and music videos. I continued my studies in media production at a university in Florida. After graduating with honors, I began a long and illustrious career in television, including working with the local news investigative team where I won over two dozen Emmy awards. After many years in television production, I decided to hang up my spurs and try my hand at entrepreneurship. I run a small vending machine business which gives me the freedom to manage the household and do things such as planting flowers and bushes, installing light fixtures, and especially raising Asha.

More About Chris, By Mukta

Chris is the most patient, passionate, caring, loving, gentle giant in the world. He treats me with so much kindness. He helps me with my problems. He listens to me when I have bad days. He gives me good advice. He is so cute that I can’t really stay mad at him.  Chris has been the best father to Asha. He is great in the kitchen, making fresh food and trying new recipes. He is sensitive and caring. I wish I had had the opportunity to meet my in-laws and thank them for such a wonderful son.

 

 

About Mukta, by Mukta

I’m a Southern Belle from Atlanta, Georgia, home of the 1996 Olympic games, which I had the opportunity to volunteer for and witness the greatest athletes compete for the gold. My mom won a gold medal in basketball and volleyball but the sports gene passed me and went to my younger brother. Growing up, I took tap, ballet, and jazz dance classes. I was determined to be a doctor at a young age due to my father’s influence. I stayed in Atlanta for undergrad and went to the Caribbean for medical school. I was uncertain of what type of doctor I wanted to be but then tragedy struck when my older brother died of a head injury in 2002. I was in Rhode Island, doing my internal medicine residency. I left my medical residency as my first priority was to be with my family. I was accepted into a medical college in Georgia and fell in love with psychiatry. God works in mysterious ways as I feel like I was destined to be a psychiatrist. I have passion for my job and thrive to do good for others. I work Monday through Friday with a flexible schedule to attend PTA meetings and extra curricular activities.

More About Mukta, by Chris

Mukta is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. She has shown me how to live healthier and happier than I have ever been. She is very generous and charitable. Her career as a psychiatrist has saved many lives and helped numerous people suffering from depression, addiction, and anxiety to name just a few. She gives a lot of her time and money to various charities. Mukta is very close to her family. Mukta has been kinder to me than anyone I have ever met. I admire her and love her very much and she is a terrific mother!

 

 

 

Our Family & Friends

Family is very important to both of us. When Chris’s parents were alive, he spent a lot of time with them going to the movies, to lunch and dinner, and helping out around the house. Some of his fondest memories are of performing in musical theater with both his mom and his brother, Curt. When his dad passed away suddenly in 2003, Chris was devastated. He took care of his mother who gradually became ill with Alzheimer’s disease. As her illness progressed, she forgot the names of all of those around her, but she always remembered his. A few years ago, Chris’s older brother Curt was forced to relocate to the D.C. area for work, so Chris was the last of his family in Atlanta. That is, until Asha came along!

Mukta’s parents live about 30 minutes away and we love to spend time with them. They absolutely cherish Asha. Mukta’s mom is an amazing cook and an amazing mother. Mukta’s father is the source of her intelligence. She followed in his footsteps as a psychiatrist. We can’t wait to bless them with another grandchild! Mukta’s younger brother Aalok is also a psychiatrist. He works alongside their father in private practice.  He and his wife look forward to spoiling another niece/nephew.

We enjoy celebrating the holidays, decorating, cooking and baking. We have large gathering with family and friends at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Meet Bailey

Before Asha came along, our dog Bailey was the only “child” we had. Chris rescued him from a shelter before he met Mukta. Bailey immediately fell in love with her. He is a great friend and companion. He gets compliments whenever we take him for walks. Everybody that meets him instantly falls in love with him. He is gently and friendly and loves people. He especially loves Asha! He is very protective of her and they play together every day.

 

 

Our Home & Community

We live in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. It is a nice, family oriented neighborhood. We bought our huge house with children in mind, and we have 3 empty bedrooms just waiting to be filled. Some of the best schools in the state are in our neighborhood. There are many parks and playgrounds nearby with plenty of activities for kids ranging from soccer and tennis classes to cheerleading and volleyball camps. We regularly take Asha and Bailey on walks to these parks, and we are excited about having our future child join us.

Closing Thoughts

We are so excited about welcoming another child into our home. We have a lot to offer and are looking forward to teaching all we have learned in our lives to another little one and seeing him or her grow into an adult as we grow older together. We promise to give your child a loving home, a great education and take care of him or her throughout their lives. It’s hard to know someone on paper so we hope to meet you soon if this is something you would be open to!