I recently had the opportunity to chat with hopeful adoptive parents Biju and Sara from Georgia. I asked Biju and Sara some fun questions that you won’t find in their adoption profile, and I learned that they are a loving Christian couple who are ready to expand their family through adoption!
1. What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas! It’s such a fun holiday; we decorate and put giant blowups on our lawn. We enjoy putting up a tree and making Christmas cookies for Santa.
We get the chance to take a break from work and school together and come up with fun activities to keep us busy, like puzzles, board games, movies, and spending time with our extended family.
We teach our children to be grateful for everything and that Christmas is a time to celebrate our faith. Every year, we attend Christmas mass and enjoy listening to and singing Christmas carols. We love the time with family and the chance to reconnect with our loved ones.
2. What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Sara: When I was a kid, I wanted to be a baker. I thought this would be so much fun to be able to cook treats that would bring happiness to someone. I loved the idea of someone coming into my shop to get a special treat that gave them joy.
I still love to bake as a hobby but realized my baking skills would not be a career. I love baking with the kids and hope to do that more with our family.
Biju: When I was a kid, I wanted to be a basketball player. I enjoy watching and playing basketball. I still enjoy playing with my kids and coaching their basketball teams. The dream of being a professional basketball player was short-lived, but we hope to support our kids to reach whatever dreams they have. At the same time, we hope to be able to guide and coach our children to make wise, practical decisions.
3. What advice would you give yourself at age 15?
Sara: Not to be so eager to grow up. Instead, savor the comfort and time with your friends and family. Remember just to be a kid, and sometimes you make mistakes, but you have a safety net with your family to support and uplift you.
Biju: That there is a long road ahead and mistakes will happen and are not bad, but you need to learn from them. You need to be careful with what you do and realize that negative actions have consequences.
4. What is your greatest accomplishment so far?
We’re both very driven individuals and are very proud of the careers we have built. Sara got her doctorate in pharmacy, while Biju is a CPA and has been climbing the professional ranks at a prestigious accounting/consulting firm.
Sara is glad she chose her career path because she gets to help people figure out how to best take care of themselves or a loved one.
We hope to instill our work ethic and the value of a good education in our children. We will help our children in any way we can with their education and professional goals.
5. As parents, what is something specific you want to teach your child?
We want to teach our children how to be good humans that contribute to society. We want our children to care about others and to want to help others less fortunate.
We also want to teach our children how to have a strong work ethic and treat others with kindness. Our greatest gift will be a child that we can help grow to be successful in whatever they choose. We hope our children will try to make the world a better place in their own unique way.
Curious to know more about Biju and Sara?
You can view their adoptive family profile online.
If you’re interested in talking to them as potential adoptive parents to your baby, just text or call Lifetime at
1-800-923-6784 and we can connect you with them.
As the Vice President (VP) of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.
Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.
As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.