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We have embarked on a life-long journey to become a family. In June 2013, we have brought home two beautiful babies. Our family is now complete and our marriage formally recognized by state and federal laws.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

Feliz Natal e um Feliz Ano Novo a todos.

God Jul och ett Gott Nytt År till alla.

Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr für alle.

मेरी क्रिसमस और सभी के लिए एक नया साल मुबारक हो.

This will be short and sweet. Just thinking of everyone who shared our journey (directly or indirectly) during this festive season. I hope that you and everyone around the world, regardless of religion, culture, ethnicity, personality, or sexual orientation, would find peace and happiness this season and throughout the coming years. Life is short, so live life to the fullest.

Below is a 9 month old photo of the twins. My boy is now 20 lbs (9 kg) and my girl is 17 lbs (7.7 kg). They are starting to crawl around with the use of their upper arms (can't use their legs yet). It will be a challenge when they can both walk and run. Ugh! :)

Standing up with a little help from Papa (and Daddy)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Australia = India... Homophobia galore!

Yes, both countries in the last few days have put LGBT civil rights back in the era of prejudice and persecution when people don't know any better. It's a major setback, but our day will come eventually. India also appears to be closing its door on surrogacy for same-sex couples and single individuals. Unfortunate, but inevitable for a country that neglects its citizens, and rely on 18th century British law on sex between consenting adults. Sad!

In a more positive note, our family is finally complete and "legal". We are now married. A few more hoops to jump such as adoption of the twins by my partner. Yes, despite us being legally married, my partner is still considered a stranger. Adoption is the only means for him to have legal recognition for the twins. I guess this process also applies to heterosexual couples in cases of step-parents. Next step is getting them New Zealand citizenship. It will be a challenge, but it's something I'd like for the twins to have so that they have a choice to embrace the country I loved dearly (their daddy) for its beauty and pristine nature, or the country of their Papa's birth (which is not too bad... LOL).

Anyway, the twins are almost crawling. In a few months, they'll be running around. They celebrated their 9-month birthday (whilst 2 months premature).


Our Wedding Cake made by our dear friend Sonali