Our names are Jenn and Ken and we know all too well that life can take you to unexpected places and so it means a lot to us, to have this chance to share with you a little about both of us and our lives as our hearts, home, families and friends are all waiting with open arms for a little one to arrive into this world and into our lives.
We know it takes a special person to consider helping another couple create a family through adoption. It takes an incredible amount of courage and strength in taking this difficult step and we realize this is a decision that cannot be taken lightly.
As you make this important decision for your child, we hope that by looking at photos and reading about us, that you find comfort in knowing how much love we have to give, and appreciate the opportunity to share that love with your child. ♥
We’ve been together for 13 years and married for seven in July, and have a secure and loving relationship that has always given us the strength to know we can get through anything together.
We struggled with infertility for several years and have recognized that life takes you down unexpected paths and adoption is a special way for us to grow as a family.
Our paths were brought together by a friend and she still holds a special place in our life. Loveable, energetic, easygoing, laughter and loves spending time with family and friends are some of the things that best describes us as a couple BUT there is so much more to our lives that we would like to share with a child.
We live in Thunder Bay in a residential neighborhood where kids play or visit the nearby park. We are close to bicycle paths, soccer fields, schools and skating rinks, which are awesome for raising a child!
Growing up, we both participated in sports and recreational activities and would like to encourage that in our children. Keeping active and making new friends are all part of a fun and healthy lifestyle. We are a couple that continues to enjoy the outdoors and you can find us spending time at family and friends cottages, BBQ’s, enjoying a local baseball game, walks and ice skating, just to name a few.
We both agree that traditions passed on to us throughout our childhood play an important part of our lives. Like carving pumpkins at Hallowe’en and roasting the pumpkin seeds, going out and picking a Christmas tree, getting together as a family for Sunday suppers, or simple fun things like blowing out candles on your favorite birthday cake and of course eating certain foods unique to our ethnic backgrounds. All great memories that we look forward to sharing with our children and perhaps coming up with a few new ones too!
Our home is spacious both inside and out and it is not unusual for it to be filled with family and friends…the only thing missing is having children of our own to share it with.
Jenn is the youngest of six children (three boys and three girls) and has a close relationship with all of them and their children. Adores her nieces and nephews and you’ll find her going to special events, baseball, soccer and hockey games and cheering them on. Yes life can be busy but she wouldn’t want it any other way!
She was born on Father’s Day and raised in Thunder Bay, ON and enjoys her job as a Medical Secretary.
She is a godmother to her niece Andrea, nephew Bryce and her best friend’s son, Jacob and will always be there for them.
She enjoys subscribing to Home and Food Magazines and looking for the latest greatest recipe and one of her favorite things to do is pampering herself by going for pedicures and sipping on a chai tea latte.
Has a great circle of friends for 20 plus years but also values newer friendships that feel like she’s known them forever. Ken would say Jenn is…loveable, playful, loves to laugh, and loves spending time with family and friends.
Ken is the oldest of two boys. Born in Merritt, BC and raised in Terrace Bay, ON and is a project manager for a local company. You can find him singing around the house to Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley. He loves salmon fishing, walleye fishing, ice-fishing…pretty much any kinda fishing! Ken takes advantage of the outdoors as Thunder Bay is surrounded by lakes, Provincial Parks and snowmobile trails!
He works hard in life and takes good care of his possessions.
He has an amazing relationship with his father – you could say they are best friends. A special bond that he looks forward to having with his children. Jenn would say Ken … has a great sense of humor, would do anything for her, can’t wait to be a father and strives to provide the best life for us.
We are a family that loves to have fun! We spend a lot of quality time together and are fortunate to have a large family with a number of nieces and nephews who get together often. But it doesn’t stop there, as our good friends and their kids are very much part of our family. You can find us celebrating Canada Day at the marina and watching the fireworks from our boat, getting together for Super Bowl Sunday, playing games and gathering around the TV to cheer on Team Canada at the Olympics. Holidays, birthdays, special occasions or just cause are best spent with parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends!
But aside from getting together and enjoying each other’s company, we are there for each other in good times and bad. We are a very supportive and caring family and are good at giving hugs when you need it the most. And yes we consider ourselves lucky to be surrounded in such a loving environment and are thankful for our parents who made it an important part of our lives both growing up and still today!
“Being a family means you are part of something very wonderful and you will love and be loved for the rest of your life. No matter what.”
We are so excited to become parents and now that you know a little more about us, you can see that our lives are full and blessed!
Our families have instilled in us a strong set of values that have given us the basis for providing a very stable loving home. As hard working people we will inspire our children to pursue their hopes and dreams, whatever they may be.
We can promise that your baby will always know that you loved them and wanted the best for them.
We will provide your child with a lifetime of love, happiness, and guidance and surround them in an environment where they feel safe, in the love and support of family.
We hope that we have made some connection with you, and are very open and willing to answer any questions you may have.
Know that if you choose us, your precious gift will be cherished more than words could ever express. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to wear our hearts on our sleeve. Hoping to meet you soon…
Jenn and Ken ♥