Dustin and Rikhil | Adoptions of Wisconsin

Dustin and Rikhil

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about us.  We are Rikhil and Dustin, and we are super excited to welcome another child to our family through adoption!

We became a family of three when our daughter Leila was born in 2014.  Before that, we had been a couple for nearly 14 years, having met in college back in 1998.  Rikhil is originally from India and is a political science professor; Dustin grew up in New Jersey and is an attorney.  We got married in 2012 in Dubuque, Iowa—the closest place to Madison where it was legal for us to get hitched!

Leila joined our family through open adoption, and she makes us deliriously happy.  Now that Leila is almost three years old, we are ready and eager to welcome another child to our family.  And Leila is ready to be a big sister!

Before moving to Madison, we spent a decade exploring our interests and passions, going to graduate school, and laying the foundation for our careers. We settled in Wisconsin more than five years ago when Rikhil began his job as a professor at the university.  We love our adopted city and state!  This has proven to be the perfect place for us to raise our family.

We knew since very early in our relationship that we wanted to be dads, and fatherhood has been better than we could have ever imagined.  There is nothing like seeing the world through your child’s eyes. Leila loves music and books and is discovering new things every day.

If you decide that adoption is the right choice for you, we’d love to get to know you.  To learn more about us, visit our profile below.  All the best to you.












Rikhil and Dustin