Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to get to know us. We can’t imagine what you’re going through but we hope that you have the support of friends and family to help you figure out the best plan for you and your baby. We want you do know how brave we think it is for you to be considering placing your child up for adoption.
We met when we were both living in Vancouver, BC. Devyn was working at a bike company and Jocelyn was teaching at a local school after retuning home from teaching overseas in Abu Dhabi. We quickly realized how much we enjoyed each others company. Fast forward through two years of dates, hikes, camping trips, countless plates of nachos, and traveling, Devyn decided to take Jocelyn on their favourite hike up the Sea to Sky trail. Halfway up, he dropped to a knee and while he had originally planned out an entire speech, all he could get out was “will you marry me?” Jocelyn responded with an uncharacteristically decisive, YES! The rest is history. We got married at Harper Mt. surrounded by the mountains and all of our favourite people. It was a day to remember!
Devyn grew up just outside Atlanta, Georgia in the USA. He decided to move to Vancouver, BC after highschool to go to University. He now runs a small business in the cycling industry and has the luxury of working from home. Devyn loves to ride his bike and can spend hours riding or checking out a new trail with friends. He also enjoys cooking and is always willing to whip up a feast! Devyn is playful, caring and a treat to be around. Devyn is a natural and is going to make the best Dad. I couldn’t ask for a better life partner!
Jocelyn grew up in Kamloops, BC but left after highschool to go to University to become a teacher. She now teaches Physical Education and Special Education at a local highschool as well as coaches the soccer team. She has a passion for being active and tries to instill her love of activity to her students. Jocelyn loves to travel and has spent time abroad both as a child and as an adult and will jump at any chance to get on a plane. She is funny and easy going and loves a good joke! She has built a solid friendship group and loves being social. I can’t imagine doing life without her and can’t wait to see her become a Mum!
We love living in Kamloops as there is always something in the outdoors to do. Whether it’s skiing in the winter or biking and hiking in the summer there are a variety of activities to do. On weekend mornings you can find us having coffee on the couch followed by some sort of physical activity, usually hiking with our dog, and ending the day off with having friends over for a backyard BBQ or hitting the couch again for a good movie or tv series!
We have been together for 5 years and are so excited to start our family! We both love kids and have always dreamed of having a family. Adopting was always part of the future plan but has come upon us sooner than expected and we couldn’t be more ready. We are open to welcoming a baby of any ethnicity and any gender into our family. We are so thankful that we are being considered to raise a child through adoption.
Jocelyn’s parents, Peter and Judy live in Kamloops. They are a short drive or bike ride away and love having Devyn and Jocelyn so close by. Both of them are retired teachers and spend their days gardening, skiing, sailing, or traveling the world! Jocelyn has one older brother, Brendan, who lives in Vancouver with his partner Colleen and their dog, Stella. Brendan is an archeologist and Colleen is a lawyer. Judy and Peter can’t wait to become grandparents and Colleen and Brendan are looking forward to becoming an aunt and uncle for the first time!
Devyn’s parents, Craig and Heather live in South Carolina. They are both retired and spend their time enjoying the pool and hot beautiful weather as well as going on road trips and visiting with their friends and family. Devyn’s older sister, Ashley and her husband Brendon and daughter, Lillian live in Ontario. Lillian is the cutest and can’t wait to have a cousin. Although they live far away we usually get together 1-2 times per year as well as have lots of facetime conversations. We love watching Lillian grow!
We live in a child friendly neighbourhood. We have a huge backyard with lots of room to play. We’re steps away from nature trails and a short walk to the local elementary and highschool. We love where we live!
Sophie is our beloved bernedoodle. She is 2 years old, loves to play, and jumps at any chance to get out for a hike. Sophie loves kids and is very gentle with them and can’t wait to have a new playmate and welcome a baby into our family.
We work hard creating a life that we both love. We both prioritize outdoor adventure, taking care of each other and ourselves, a happy home environment, and time spent with family and friends. We believe one of our defining characteristics, as a couple is a strong extensive support network that we have built over the years. We are aware of the many challenges that parenting can bring, but we feel as though we’re good at reaching out for help from people in our lives when we need it. Our community couldn’t be more excited for us to expand our family through adoption and will be there every step of the way with us.
We both feel ready and excited to be parents and believe that we each have different strengths to offer a child. Some of our values include a love and appreciation for the outdoors, respect for yourself and those around you, providing a loving and caring home, and always being true to who you are. We also love to travel and believe it teaches us things about ourselves in a completely different way than our day to day lives.
If you decide to make an adoption plan we will honour any and all of your requests for a birth plan. We would love the chance to have an open relationship with you and your family and welcome you into ours. We will respect your privacy and whatever level of communication you would like.
We promise to love and support your child and always remind them about their first mother and how much admiration we have for you.
We can’t wait to meet you!
If you choose us we commit to:
-Respect for their first family
-Honesty at all times
-A healthy and safe place to grow up in
With love and admiration,
Jocelyn & Devyn