Hi Isadore, and welcome to the forum!
My parents, and actually EVERYONE I've ever known closely, socialized with, etc., were/are unbelievers. I was born and raised in the former USSR in a family of very loyal Soviet citizens, servants of the rabidly anti-Theistic Communist state. It goes without saying that I haven't received any religious upbringing or education. Later, as a grownup, I was, for quite a while, a secular "humanist," and so were (and still are) all of my close friends.
Right now, I live with my wife who identifies herself as an agnostic and says that all these religions and churches and prayers and fasts and other "stuff" are completely redundant and silly. We have a daughter who is, at the age of 25, a bitter, venomous, militant Atheist (even though a great, wonderful, extremely nice and good and loving human being), and so is her husband, and, to a large extent, all of her husband's relatives. My own only surviving relative, my mother, is an agnostic and is rather bitter and aggressively negative about any kind of "organized religion."
And yet I, somehow, retained the hearing of the "gentle wispering of the Spirit," and was baptised (at the age of 46) in a Protestant congregation, and then, being further drawn by the Spirit, chrismated and received into the Orthodox Church in February 2007, at the age of 49.
It's never over until it's over.
God willing, you will be baptised and received into the Church.