We would like to thank you for taking the time to get to know a little more about us. We know this is a difficult decision and we hope that after reading our profile you will feel confident that we can provide a fun-loving home full of opportunity and love for your child.
We started dating in 2000, after meeting at work. Eighteen years later we are still together, married and happier than ever. We have had quite the journey throughout our marriage and look forward to welcoming your child into our lives.
In 2011 we moved way up north, to Thompson Manitoba. We experienced new culture, very cold weather and met some of our very best friends. In 2012, our journey brought us to a tiny town in Saskatchewan where we stayed for 3 years. It was during our time here we discovered we could not have a biological child of our own and began to explore adoption. To our disappointment private adoption was not an option in Saskatchewan. Committed to growing our family, we found new jobs, packed up our life and moved back to Ontario.
Kurt is a hard working, creative and kind man who always puts family first. For the past ten years Kurt has worked in his trade as a millwright and is also a member of mine rescue at his company. He currently works straight days, Monday to Friday. On his free time, Kurt loves to build unique pieces of furniture for our home and restores anything made of wood. Kurt is also a great friend and is there for them anytime they need a hand. He loves spending time with his niece and nephews and makes sure each visit filled with outings and fun.
Jenn is caring, passionate and creative. She is a child and youth worker and has spent the last 14 years devoted to working with teenagers. She has worked in mental health, corrections and currently works at a high school in our community. She works days, Monday to Friday and has every weekend and all school holidays off, including summer. On her free time she loves cooking, learning guitar and kayaking. She too, loves spending time with her niece and nephews doing crafts, playing games and spending time outside with them.
We have two dogs that we love to bits. Colt is our 4-year-old wiener dog. He is extremely energetic, plays fetch for as long as you will allow and enjoys jumping in the pool. Sophie is our 1-½ year old bloodhound. She is a gentle giant and the calmest and laziest puppy we have ever met. Both of our dogs are regularly around other dogs at the park and around the children of friends and family members.
Jenn’s parents are married and have been for 36 years. They are kind and really value family togetherness. Jenn’s mom, Susan, loves hosting all the holiday dinners and goes above and beyond decorating birthday cakes and Christmas trees. Her father, Jack, is truly happiest when family is together and hosts a big family barbecue in the summer and a big Christmas gathering over the holidays. Jenn has a younger sister, Kerri, who is married with two kids aged 7 and 2. She also has a half brother, Jack, that is 11 years older with two sons aged 9 and 1. They keep regular contact and visit when possible, as he lives 20 hours away.
Kurt’s parents are also married and have been for 38 years. They are generous and welcoming and make every visit fun. We spend many visits playing cards or board games with them and Kurt’s younger sister, Natasha. She too, is married to her husband John. Kurt’s dad, Mark, has a great sense of humour and is handy just like Kurt. Terry, Kurt’s mom loves cooking and makes sure you never leave her home hungry. Both our families live in the same town, which is great when we visit because it means we get to see everyone, every time!
We live in Sudbury, Ontario and chose this community for several reasons. This area is the perfect balance of city life and country life. We have all the shopping, restaurants and culture of a big city, surrounded by hundreds of lakes, hiking trails, camping and skiing. It is a diverse community with a very family friendly feel. There is never a shortage of activities for families in the summer or winter. The lake in the middle of the city is fantastic for boating and canoeing and in the winter has a path around the entire lake for skating. We have indoor gyms, rock climbing an impressive science centre. We moved to pursue adoption and we couldn’t be happier that we will get to raise a child in this community.
We enjoy doing so many things as a couple. At the top of our list would be our backcountry camping trips and canoeing. We also love hiking and in general being outside. In the summer we love relaxing in our back yard by the pool with our dogs and in the winter we enjoy snowshoeing and ice fishing. Travelling is very important to us, as we love meeting new people and experiencing different cultures. We make an effort to get away at least every other year.
We have gone into this stage of our lives extremely open minded as we truly believe from our experiences that things happen when they are meant to. We respect the difficult decisions you are facing and admire you for being selfless and doing what you feel is best for your child. If we are fortunate enough to be picked by you we promise to always put your child first, immerse them into our loving family and provide them with opportunity, security and love.
Thank you again for taking the time to read our letter and get to know us a little better.
Jenn & Kurt