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QUICK FACTS

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Years together: 13
we live in: Kincardine, Ontario
Our neighbourhood: Rural
Other Children:
Pets: Quinn (Shih-poo)

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to read our profile and to hear our story. We hope that it allows you a glimpse into our lives and allows you to get to know us a little bit. We hope you see something in us that resonates with you and that it gives you a small amount of comfort in this difficult time.

We can only imagine the important life 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 child.

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 have been difficult as we struggled with unsuccessful fertility treatments, we cannot say that we wish anything be different. Our journey has led us to adoption which we truly feel is the path we are meant to be on, and to you, and for that we are grateful. It has reinforced in us our desire and commitment to become the most amazing parents we can possibly be.

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for considering us as possible parents for your son or daughter and we promise to love them with every piece of ourselves for our entire lives. We are sending you love, courage and strength as you make the important decision ahead.

Our Love

We met while working at Wendy’s in St. Catharines 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 while we were in university/college and then worked hard establishing our careers. Our dog Quinn joined our family in February, 2012 and we happily became engaged a month later in March, 2012. We were married on September 14, 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 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 pick each other up when we are down. We stick by each other; in great 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: Cuba, Florida, Nova Scotia, New York City, Mexico, Chicago, Montreal and Jamaica. Travel is just one of the many things we will introduce your child to. We also enjoy going for walks with Quinn, running together, exploring the area we live in, visiting friends and family, working on house projects together, watching movies together, and cooking together.

We cannot wait to welcome your 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 your child and we have so much love in our hearts to give!

Meet Heather

I grew up in St. Catharines, in a two parent family. I have an older sister, Laura, and a younger brother, Gregory. We are a very close family. My Mom is one of my best friends and both of my parents are an incredible source of support for Jordan and myself. I have many fond memories of holidays, birthdays, vacations, and time spent as a family, and we look forward to making more memories with a little one! My Dad enjoyed a career as a fire fighter and my Mom enjoyed her career as a law clerk.

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. Everyone is so excited to welcome your child into our lives with open arms. 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 USA.

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. I love children, and I have been lucky that my career has allowed me to work with them every day. 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.

Heather’s Hobbies & Interests:

-Running
-Walking Quinn
-Dance
-Paddle boarding
-Reading
-Photography
-Baking
-Movies
-Concerts/theatre
-Travelling
-Spending quality time with Jordan, my family & close friends

Meet Jordan

I grew up in St Catharines, in a two parent family, as the eldest of 2 brothers, Grant and Corey, and a sister, Miranda. I have been lucky to witness my parents’ great marriage and parenting. It has allowed me to apply what I have learned from them in my life with Heather and in the future to the children we adopt. 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, and baseball) and science/computer hobbies.

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. Like Heather, I also have a few cousins who are adopted and I couldn’t imagine them not a part of our family. 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. I can’t wait to make more memories like this with our children.

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.

Jordan’s Hobbies & Interests:

-Travelling
-Golfing
-Soccer
-Snowboarding
-Movies & music
-Helping friends fix their cars
-Working on my Dad jokes in preparation to be a parent
– Spending time with Heather, Quinn, my family and friends

Love is wet noses, sloppy kisses & wagging tails

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 (slow down time!). She is 13 pounds of pure fluffy cuteness. She is a Shih-poo (Shih-tzu-poodle) and is non-shedding.

Quinn absolutely adores people and she really loves children. She frequently interacts with our friend’s children and is always very gentle with them. She is going to make an amazing big sister!

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!

Our Home and Community

We live in a small rural beachside 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 bright open house with 3 bedrooms. We have a large fenced yard that has a lot of room for your child to roam and play in. Just around the corner from our house is a children’s playground and walking trails are 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.

Our community also offers your child wonderful schools, 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.

We cannot wait to welcome your child into our home and community, where we can watch them grow and flourish!

Our Vision of the Future

We are so fortunate to come from warm, loving, supportive, and caring families; and we plan to raise your child much like we were raised. We will raise your child to have kindness for all people, 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 believe that children learn through play, using all their senses in exploring and using their imagination.

We will introduce your child 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, coaching /taking them to their 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 (sports games, zoos, museums, etc), 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 at least one year with your child. 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 or small licensed daycare part-time until they are school age. If your child is not ready, Heather will stay home until they are ready or until they are school age.

We cannot wait to become parents through adoption and know without a doubt it will be the greatest gift we will ever be given.

Our Promise to You

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 want you and your family to stay an important part of your baby’s life and our life. Your child will always know how very much they are loved and wanted, by both you and us. We recognize that every adoption relationship looks different, and we will honour the level of openness that you are comfortable with.

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.

Our favourite adoption quote is “I love a child I have yet to meet”. This quote could not be truer for us. This love for your baby really has been growing in our hearts.

We are truly looking forward to becoming parents through adoption. We would love to meet with you to learn your hopes and dreams for your baby.

Thank You

We would like to thank you again for taking the time to get to know us. We really hope you were able to get a good idea of the loving couple that we are and how important our family and friends are to us.

We, along with our families, are so excited to have the opportunity to welcome your child into our home and our lives. Our parents are bursting at the seams with excitement as it will be their first grandchild, as well as our siblings as it will be their first niece or nephew. Our family and friends have been incredibly supportive in our adoption journey and we all cannot wait to shower your child with unconditional love!

We look forward to welcoming you and your family into our lives. Please always know, we want you to remain an important person in your son or daughter’s life and in our life.

We sincerely hope we get the chance to meet you soon.

With love,

Heather & Jordan