When God was giving out happiness, Marc was first in line and probably got more than the normal allotment. He is the joy of any party. He is always happy and makes those around him feel joyous. He can walk into any room and light it up with his large personality, his smile, his positive energy. He doesn't worry about perceptions, rather sets the trends. He is fair. He is adventurous. He brings out the best in us. He can make anyone laugh and that probably why everyone seems to want to be around him. He’s goofy and playful. He pushes me to shed the normative ways and pushes me to learn, grow and experience new ways. He is soft, and very caring and immensely supportive. I know that all these qualities will make him a fantastic dad. He pulls me onto the dance floor to be the first couple to dance, when everyone else is awkwardly watching. Without him, I would be the one standing on the sidelines watching as others have fun. With him, I willingly go onto any dance floor.
- Age: 39
- Race/Ethnicity: Asian, Other
- Age: 33
- Race/Ethnicity: White
- Religion: Christian
- Denomination: Catholic
Preferences for a child
- Newborn to 1 year of age
- Any child
We love animals. Here is Marc holding a cat when he was a kid.
We love to see our families. Here is Marc's sister and her husband visiting us in our Manhattan apartment during Easter.
We love seeing our nieces and nephews. Here is Dev helping our nephew with a game.
Marc loves to dance. Here he is as Drosselmeyer in the Nutcracker.
We love to eat. Freshly cooked crepes, Marc's favorite receipe.
We love our local shops. Marc and Dev drinking coffee during a NYC walk, next to our new home in Queens.
Romain Baumont, Very close friend
" I have had the pleasure of knowing the prospective parents, Marc-Antoine and Devashish, for a number of years. More specifically, I have known Marc-Antoine for approximately 13 years (we both attended the same university in France), and I have known Devashish for six years, almost immediately after Marc-Antoine met him. Marc-Antoine and Devashish have a relationship that is strong, stable, and quite honestly, inspiring. They are very encouraging of one another, they show affection and pride in one another openly, they speak highly of each other, they respect and support one another in all areas of their lives, and they listen to each other’s concerns and work hard to nurture their relationship. They are not lazy people, meaning most importantly that they are not lazy in their relationship. They work hard to inject love, happiness, activities, and passion into their relationship. I am positive that they will inject this same level of commitment into raising a child together. Both partners are 100% equally interested and invested in adopting—and absolutely ready to adopt—a child. Marc-Antoine and Devashishs are deeply involved in their community and neighborhood. They are both patrons of the arts, sitting on the MCC Theatre Council, and being involved in PRIDE events in their community. With a commitment to equality, progressive thinking, and a focus on teaching and instilling values that encourage acceptance, understanding, compassion, and diversity, I could not imagine better prospective parents who possess the grit and the courage to raise a child in what has come to be an increasingly divisive society. This child would be in the best home possible—I could not think of more qualified people to rear a child and to give them the best life with all of the opportunity that said life should offer. "