Hi! We are Heather and Jordan!
We want to thank you for taking the time to look through our profile and hope that it gives you a glimpse into our lives, and can see how much love we have for each other, our family and our friends.
We can only imagine the incredibly difficult decision you have coming up. We are wishing you strength and compassion as you make an adoption plan for your baby and know you are doing it out of selfless love for your unborn baby.
We are high school sweethearts and we have always known that we wanted to have children. We have been told by a fertility specialist that we are unable to have biological children. Although the past few years for us has been difficult as we struggled with unsuccessful infertility treatments, we cannot say that we wish anything be different. Our journey has led us to adoption which we truly believe is our destined path in life, and to you, and for that we are grateful.
We promise to love your child with our whole hearts and to provide a loving, stable, and nurturing home for them. They will be welcomed into our family with open arms and hearts. We will equip them with everything they need to grow into a kind, compassionate person and have confidence in themselves and their abilities.
We met while working at Wendy’s during our last year of high school (2003). We both felt that we were going to play a very big part of each other’s lives, we just didn’t realize how big at the time. We dated for 9 years and happily became engaged in March 2012.
We were married on September 14, 2013, 10 years after we first began dating. It was one of the best days of our lives, and a special day that we were able to share with family and friends. We went to Disney World for our honeymoon!
We are each other’s best friends and are supportive of each other’s goals, dreams and ambitions. We are fiercely loyal to each other and love each other greatly; a love that has grown and will continue to grow over the years. We stand by each other, in good times and in tough times. One of the most important things about us though, is that we have fun together! We are always up for new adventures!
We love to travel together. Some of the places we have gone include: Virginia, Cuba, Florida, Nova Scotia, New York City, Mexico, Chicago, Montreal and Jamaica. We also enjoy going for walks with Quinn, running together, visiting friends and family, watching movies together, and cooking together. We have both recently become part of the Adopt4Life committee.
We cannot wait to welcome a child into our lives and to experience that type of deep unconditional love for a little one. We feel we can provide an amazing life for a child and we have so much love in our hearts to give!
I grew up in St. Catharines, in a two parent family, with an older sister, Laura, and younger brother, Gregory. We are a very close family. My Dad enjoyed a career as a fire fighter and my Mom enjoyed her career as a law clerk. I have many fond memories of holidays, birthdays, vacations, and time spent as a family.
I have a lot of extended family. My Mom is one of four children and my Dad is one of seven children. I have many Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. I am very lucky to have 2 cousins who are adopted; our family would not be complete without them in it. My Dad was born and raised in Scotland and moved to Canada when he was in his teens. I began Highland (Scottish) Dancing at the age of 8. I Highland Danced for 13 years, competing all across Ontario, Canada, and the United States.
After graduating high school, I attended Niagara College and received a diploma as an Educational Assistant. I have worked for school boards in special education, with children who have special needs, for over 10 years. Recently, I went back to school and received a certificate in Office Administration. I obtained employment with a real estate company as a part-time administrator and I continue to work part-time for the school board.
I have many interests. I love to read, watch movies, and go to concerts/productions. I enjoy cooking, baking, and going out for meals with loved ones. Jordan and I love to travel together and spend time with our dog Quinn. Recently, I have also taken up running. My all-time favourite thing to do though, is spending quality time with Jordan, my family, and my close friends!
I grew up in St Catharines, in a two parent family, as the eldest of 2 brothers, Grant and Corey, and a sister, Miranda. My parents always encouraged us to engage in extracurricular activities of all types. For me, this included many sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, swimming, track and field, cross country, and baseball.
My parents raised myself and siblings to be close when we were growing up – and we are still close as adults. We also grew up close to our cousins in the area and would spend all the major holidays together at my grandparents. Like Heather, I also have a few cousins who are adopted, and I couldn’t imagine them not a part of our family.
In my last year of high school, I met the love of my life, Heather. After graduating from high school, I attended university for a 5-year program in mechanical engineering, with a minor in business, and a specialization in robotics. Following graduation, I secured employment with a nuclear power utility as an engineer and recently moved into management.
I would describe myself as a loving, caring, logical, generous, dependable, and outgoing person. I think I’ve got a great sense of humour and I have been working on my dad jokes in preparation to be a parent.
Some of my favourite current pastimes are spending time with Heather, travelling, playing golf, watching movies, and helping friends fix their cars. Nothing makes me happier than to see people I love happy.
Quinn is our fur baby. We don’t think there is another dog out there that is more loved!
We brought Quinn home when she was 11 weeks old and she is now 5 (where does the time go?!). She is 13 pounds of pure fluffy cuteness. She is a Shih-poo (Shih-tzu- poodle) and is non-shedding.
Quinn absolutely adores people. She really loves children. She frequently interacts with our friends children and is always very gentle with them.
We live in a small rural town in southwestern Ontario, on the beautiful shores of Lake Huron. We are very blessed to live in a community as wonderful as ours. The people in our community are friendly, welcoming and more than willing to help one another. Due to the technical industry in this area, it is a multinational town with people and families from all walks of life.
We live in a cute, cozy raised bungalow, in a small, quiet and family oriented neighbourhood. We have a big bright open house that has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. We have a large fenced yard that has a lot of room to roam and play in. Just around the corner from our house is a children’s playground and walking trails just down the street.
Your child will be able to enjoy many things in our community. The beautiful beach is just a short 10 minute walk from our house. We are a five minute walk to the soccer fields and a short drive to the baseball diamonds. There are many children’s playgrounds, a splash pad, as well as a few Provincial Parks very close by. There are also outdoor ice rinks in the winter.
Our community also offers mommy and baby/children groups, dance studios, children’s music lessons, a library, and a great recreation centre with a large gym, pool, and ice rink. Our town, and the surrounding towns, also have many different festivals throughout the year.
We cannot wait to welcome a child into our home and community, where we can watch them grow and flourish.
We would both feel very fortunate if we could have an open adoption with you and your baby. Your child will always know their adoption story. We will ensure that they are proud of it and proud of you. We envision this open relationship to include: emails, visits at least a couple times per year, and we will send pictures and updates regularly. We want you to stay an important part of your baby’s life and our life.
We would be honoured for us to come together with you in the naming of your baby. It would be nice if we could incorporate both of our families into the name, as a symbol of the joining of our families.
We hope to never lose contact with you but, if it somehow happens, we will support your child to access the services of Service Ontario in finding you. We would gladly welcome you back into our family at any time.
We are truly looking forward to becoming parents through adoption and would love to meet with you to learn your hopes and dreams for your baby.
We are so fortunate to come from warm, loving, supporting, and caring families; and we plan to raise your child much like we were raised. We will raise your child to have kindness, responsibility, honesty, family closeness, independence, healthy lifestyle, education, self-respect and confidence.
We believe that a child needs, and we will provide, unconditional love. We will provide a caring, supportive, compassionate and nurturing home in order for your child to grow into a happy, healthy and confident person. We will encourage your child to try new things and will gently guide them from infancy to adulthood.
We will introduce them to many leisure activities, encourage them and let them choose the activities they enjoy, while we cheer for them on the sidelines. We will enjoy with your child, the everyday simple joys of being parents. We envision those to include: play dates, doing crafts with them, taking them to the park, playing games with them, baking/cooking with them, taking them to activities/sports/clubs, helping them with their homework, reading with them and tucking them into bed every night. We also envision going on family day trips, camping trips and vacations. We envision them to not only have a close bond with us, but to have a close bond with their grandparents, aunts, uncles and extended family.
Heather will stay home for one year with your child. Jordan will be taking 2 months of parental leave also during that year. After that year, if your child is ready, Heather will return to work part-time (2-3 days per week) and we will encourage your child to attend a small home daycare part-time or small licensed daycare part-time until they are school age.
We would like to thank you again for taking the time to read through our profile; we really hope you were able to get a good idea of the loving family that we are. We, along with our families, are so excited to have the opportunity to welcome your child with open arms into our home and our lives. We promise to love your child unconditionally and to always support them in all ways possible. We look forward to welcoming you into our lives; please always know, we want you to remain an important person in your child’s life and in our life.
We sincerely hope we get the chance to meet you soon.
Heather & Jordan