Dear Expectant Parents,
Hello, We are Hilary and Josh from Milton, Ontario. We’re glad you found us here and can begin to get to know us. This information will give you an in-depth look into our life as we are thrilled to be adopting and bringing a child into our family. We respect this may be a very difficult decision for you. Since we started dating we have always dreamed about having a family. We have been unable to have children due to infertility and we are so excited to be on this adoption journey. We have a special connection to adoption as Hilary’s grandmother was adopted as a baby. This has given us intimate insight into starting a family through adoption. Our ideal adoption situation would be an open adoption with you. We believe this is the healthiest situation for everyone, especially the child. We would love for you to keep in contact with your child with regular visits and we’d like to send letters/emails, photos and updates. We look forward to meeting with you.
We met in June 2008 at a Tragically Hip concert in Belleville, Ontario and we dated throughout that summer. We went our separate ways as Hilary returned to Sudbury to finish University. We reconnected a year later just before Christmas. We both felt something strong and knew there was incredible potential for a lasting relationship. We instantly hit it off once again and bonded over dreams of family and healthy futures. We managed our long distance relationship until Hilary relocated closer to home. It was just a matter of time before we took the next step. In April of 2011 we moved into a lovely townhouse in Milton. In August 2013, we were married in Milton surrounded for our friends and family. Through the years there have been many milestones – buying our first house, two cats joined the family and most recently we welcomed our much loved dog, Courage to our home.
Nothing would make us more complete than the children we dream of each day. Since our relationship became serious we always dreamed of a future raising a family. Our plans had to be paused because of fertility struggles the past few years. We are eagerly awaiting the chance to make that precious addition to our loving family.
We both come from close-knit families and regularly celebrate holidays, special occasions and enjoy family dinners and other activities. Hilary has one sister who along with her husband, live in Vancouver and come home often to visit. Josh has one half brother and 3 step siblings. We have 1 niece and 3 nephews on Josh’s side. Hilary’s parents are divorced and both live in the Prince Edward County area along with many of Josh and Hilary’s extended family. Josh’s parents are also divorced. Josh’s mom, step dad live, and many extended family members live in Milton close by Hilary and Josh.
We have many deep friendships and we enjoy spending time together. They are like family and they mean the world to us. We like to gather at each other’s homes and go out for dinner. Most of our friends have children and we love playing with them. We enjoy celebrating birthdays and special holidays and events with one another. They are a great support system for us and they are people we can always depend on.
Since we first met I have been amazed at how loyal, thoughtful and loving Hilary is. She has such a big heart and so much love to give everyone. She is a very giving and unselfish person – always putting others first. We connect on a very deep level and know everything about each other. We love each other unconditionally and share a true bond that is anchored by our shared values and dreams. Hilary is quite social and loves to be with her friends and family. She loves the outdoors and being active. She is an extremely driven person and gives her best effort in all of her ventures – home, work and play. She pushes me to be a better person and keeps me accountable. Hilary has always been great with kids of all ages and they love her energy and enthusiasm. Hilary was born to be a mother and there couldn’t be anyone more deserving of that role. I can’t wait for the day that she gets to hold our first child and to watch her nurture our child along in life.
Josh and I have always been extremely close throughout our entire relationship. He is my best friend. He is my top supporter and is always there for me and our family. Josh is an extremely thoughtful and loving man. He pays special attention to detail with work around the house and in his career. He is an incredible leader at work. At home he is thoughtful and a caring listener and this allows him to give the best advice. Josh is one of the most honest, loyal, and patient people I know. He is always learning new things and values personal growth. He is athletic and he is also very talented in the arts, he enjoys playing the guitar and drawing. Josh will make the best dad ever. I know he looks forward to cuddling his child, reading stories, enjoying sports & musical activities together, playing the guitar to them, and drawing with them. My favourite memory of us is yet to come; watching Josh be the most loving father I know he will be.
Seven years ago we purchased our first home and have customized it for our future family. It is an end unit, two-storey townhouse with 3 bedrooms upstairs and 2.5 bathrooms. Our favourite part of our home is our open concept living room, dining room, and kitchen as we love spending family time in these areas!
We live in a family-oriented neighbourhood with many parks and trails. We’re surrounded by conservation areas along the Niagara escarpment plus swimming pools, libraries, arenas, sports complexes, arts centres, family farms, ski hills, and beaches within walking and driving distance.
We both love going to the gym, hiking with our dog, running, cooking healthy meals together, watching Netflix, reading, cuddling our cats, golfing, kayaking, skiing, canoeing, biking, and exploring and travelling and exploring to new places. We hope to enjoy these activities with our children and to also learn new hobbies they develop as they grow.
Together we love to experience new places, people, and foods! We appreciate the beauty of the world around us, and try to soak in as much as we can each year, whether it’s close to home or a far off destination. We have traveled together to Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Amsterdam, Belgium, Paris, Las Vegas, Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia. We hope to see even more of the world with our future children!
Josh graduated from Police Foundations at Humber College. He has worked in security and law enforcement for the past 15 years. Now in his 10th year, he thoroughly enjoys his career as a GO Transit Special Constable. He has been a Sergeant for the past four years and enjoys the challenges of leading a team of people. He has always been most interested in the coaching and development side of the job and loves working with new officers.
Hilary graduated from Physical & Health Education at Laurentian University and Teacher’s College at Queen’s University. She is in her ninth year of teaching secondary school where she teaches both Science and Physical & Health Education. She has always had a love for working with children. She also enjoys coaching and has coached almost every sport.
We both value the importance of Education. We will support and guide them through elementary, high school, and post secondary of their choice.
We promise to provide a safe, loving and nurturing home for your child. We would love to have an open adoption and we look forward to a healthy relationship with you. We would love for you to visit our home and celebrate milestones and holidays together. We would also like to honour your family’s history with a middle name, if that is something you would like. Your culture and traditions will be respected and celebrated. Most of all, we promise to love your child unconditionally. We know whichever decision you make is the best one for you and your child.
With lots of love,
Hilary & Josh
For more information and photos of us, our family and friends, and our lifestyle, please see our online profile book at https://www.mixbook.com/photo-books/interests/adoption-profile-album-21776695?vk=zQM9UcRhZzOyo4vafjDF