We want to thank you for taking the time to look through our profile and hope that it allows you to get to know us a little bit.
We recognize that you may have an incredibly difficult decision ahead of you, and we think you are brave, strong and selfless in considering adoption for your baby.
We are Heather and Jordan. We met while working at Wendy’s in St. Catharines during our last year of high school (2003). We both felt when we met that we were going to play a very big part of each others lives, we just didn’t realize how big at the time.
We were married in 2013 in Niagara on the Lake, 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 others 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 pick each other up when we are down. Our challenges and heartaches in life, most recently our infertility diagnosis, have brought us closer together. 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 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 with an older sister and younger brother. 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. We all celebrate, Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas together. I come from a very Scottish/Irish family. My Dad was born and raised in Scotland and moved to Canada when he was in his teens. I began Highland 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 now. It has been a very rewarding career. 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; there is nothing better than slipping into some comfy clothes, making a hot cocoa, and reading a great novel. I am also a big movie buff, and love going to concerts. I also love food (who doesn’t right?). I enjoy cooking, baking, and going out for meals with loved ones. Jordan and I love to travel and have done quite a bit of it in recent years. I love spending 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, Ontario as the eldest of 2 brothers and a sister. My parents always encouraged us to engage in extracurricular activities of all types (music, sports, outdoors, educational). For me, this included many sports, basketball, soccer, volleyball, swimming, track and field, cross country, baseball, etc. My parents would spend the evenings driving us to extracurricular activities and our father would coach our various sports teams and cub scouts.
My parents raised myself and siblings to be close when we were growing up and we’re 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’. Some of my favourite memories from childhood are the summers; where, as a family, we would go camping and visit my father’s family in Virginia.
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’d describe myself as a loving, caring, logical, generous, dependable, and outgoing person. I think I’ve got a great sense of humour and I’ve been working on dad jokes in preparation to be a parent.
Some of my favorite 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 being happy.
Quinn is our fur baby. We don’t think there is another dog out there that is more loved!
We adopted Quinn 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.
Some of Quinn’s favourite things are: walks, belly rubs, cheesy bites, going to the beach, sitting outside in the sunshine, playing with her doggie friends, cuddling, and sleeping!
We live in a 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 out.
We live in a cute, cozy raised bungalow, in a small, quiet and family oriented neighbourhood. We have a bright open house that has a lot of room to play and do activities in. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. We have a large fenced yard that has a lot of room to roam and play in.
There are many things for the outdoor enthusiasts 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 walking trails through woodland right in town. 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, church groups, 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 will be open with your child on their adoption story and their roots. We recognize the many benefits of an open adoption and we would love to have an open adoption if that is possible for you. We envision this to include emails, photos, visits, and phone calls. We recognize that the relationship between a birth family and adoptive family is unique and we will honour any level of openness that you are comfortable with.
We, along with our families, are so excited to have the opportunity to welcome a child into our home and lives. Our family and friends have been incredibly supportive in our adoption journey and we can’t wait to shower a child with unconditional love.
We promise to love your child with our whole hearts and to provide a stable, nurturing and loving home for them. They will be welcomed into our family with open arms and hearts. We will equip them with everything they need to become a great person and have confidence in themselves and their abilities.
Thank you again for taking the time to read about us and our story. We sincerely hope that we get the chance to meet you soon.
Heather and Jordan