We both come from loving families who cannot wait to meet this child. Although they try not to badger us, they often ask, “How’s the adoption coming along?” Everyone is eager to welcome a new baby to the extended family.
Annie’s parents live in Maryland, and her four sisters live in Maryland, New York and Connecticut-all East Coast folks. We call our family the United Nations. Why? Because all of their significant others are culturally diverse ranging from Chinese, Scottish, English, Cuban, and Indian (that’s Neel).
Neel’s parents live in Minneapolis close to his twin brother, who has a family of four young kids. His sister is close by in Queens. Family is truly important to us, and we make time for get-togethers and constant communication with each other.