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we live in: Kanata, Ontario
Our neighbourhood: Suburban
Other Children: Katelyn, age 7
Pets: 2 dogs - Piper and Mollie

We are Kathy, Mike and Katelyn…Thank you so much for taking the time to look at our profile, and we would be honoured to be considered as adoptive parents for your child. We already have a beautiful, biological daughter, and it has been such a blessing raising her. We absolutely love being parents and wish to expand our family, as we feel we have so much to offer and love to give.

We can only imagine the difficult decision that you are faced with and we would like to reassure you that we will provide a safe, happy and loving home for your child.

We look forward to hopefully making a connection with you on a personal level and develop an openness plan together. Perhaps, we might be just the right family for your child and you.

To learn more about us, cut and paste a copy of our photo book: https://bit.ly/2rvYtp6

This is us…

We met when Kathy moved to Ottawa to start a new job and have been together ever since for over 18 years now. As most couples, we have been through our share of ups and downs but always manage to love and support each other through the tough times, as well as, cherish the good times with our family and friends. We enjoy travelling when we can and most of our time is now spent getting involved in our daughter’s activities.

We lead fairly busy lives, but we also like to take the time to relax at home and do family pizza and movie nights. Sometimes just hanging out at home is the best kind of fun.

Kathy (by Mike)

Kathy is my best friend and she loves our daughter with all her heart. She is very loyal and dependable and is always there to help someone in need.

As a stay-at-home mom, Kathy’s main focus is our family, especially Katelyn. In addition to organizing and managing the family’s schedule, Kathy enjoys volunteering with children and trying to contribute to the community, where she uses her skills from her previous career as a Communications Specialist.

She has introduced our daughter to many of the things she loves such as the theatre, horseback riding and music and is always on the lookout for our next adventure with camera in hand ready to capture more family picture memories.

Mike (by Kathy)

Mike is a very caring and loving husband and father who always puts his family first. He works hard to provide for us and is always taking courses to improve his skills and advance in his IT Security career.

His current focus is spending time with our daughter and you can just see the love he has for her. While spending time as a family doing various activities is very important to him, Mike also takes time to go to the gym and would like to continue to pursue his interest in martial arts.

Mike is a great dad because he is patient, kind and understanding.

Kathy on being a mother

My daughter, Katelyn, is the love of my life and my role as a mother has provided me with the greatest happiness I have ever experienced.

As a stay-at-home mom, I am very active in Katelyn’s life and regularly volunteer at her school for various school events. I also volunteer to teach reading at her school and am a member on the school council. We also take piano lessons together and my husband and I coach her softball and soccer teams.

Katelyn inspires me to be a better person and has taught me to enjoy the simple things in life like kisses and hugs and cuddles on the couch.

I would love nothing more than to be able to share this love with your child and I promise that your child will be as loved and as adored as Katelyn is.

Mike on being a father

I do my best to be a loving and supportive husband to my wife, and we work as a team to be the best parents we can be to our daughter. A child needs a stable and loving home and that starts with a couple who works together to form a solid foundation for a family.

My wife is a great mom and being a devoted husband and father, I believe, makes me a better man.

I enjoy spending time with my daughter so much that I strive to be there for all her milestones and accomplishments from coaching her teams to teaching her to ride a bike.

Being Katelyn’s dad brings great joy to my heart. The special moments like a kiss goodnight before bed create precious memories that will last a lifetime. Part of being a father is letting my daughter know that I will always be there for her, no matter what. I would offer the same to your child.

Katelyn

Katelyn is a very bubbly and friendly 7 year old girl who makes friends easily and just loves life.  She has been asking for a sibling for many years and is so good with younger children. Katelyn would be an awesome big sister.

Katelyn is a very active child and simply thrives at all her activities from Irish dance, creative dance, horseback riding, softball, soccer, piano and swimming. We have introduced her to many things to see what she likes best, and so far, she enjoys everything. We have summer and winter activities in order to leave time to just be a kid. Your child would also have the opportunity to explore the same kinds of activities and choose what they like best.

Katelyn loves school and excels in all her subjects, particularly reading. She has often said that she wishes that she had a baby sister or brother so that she could read stories to them, as we read together every night before bed.

Katelyn is a very well-rounded and delightful girl and we love her more than words could ever say. There is no doubt in our minds that another child would flourish in our family.

Family and Friends

Coming from a close and loving family has shaped us to be the parents we are today. There is no place like home to spend any holiday and that is the only place we want to be on special occasions. Family is the most important thing to us and is very much a part of who we are.

Our numerous friends are very much like family to us as well. We have several very close friends who we have known for many years and they are like sisters to us and aunts, as well as godmother to Katelyn. Also, Kathy cherishes her role as godmother to her friend’s son, Eric.

We are so fortunate to have such close and supportive family and friends who add so much to our lives. Everyone adores Katelyn, and they are very excited that we want to adopt another child.

Our Furry Family Members – Piper and Mollie

Piper and Mollie are our fur-babies… They are both a part of our family and are so gentle and patient with Katelyn. They teach her a great deal about love and kindness, as well as responsibility.

A Loving Home

We live on a lovely tree-lined street in a child-friendly neighbourhood in a suburb of Ottawa and we are only two doors down from the park. We have a spacious four bedroom house with a big fenced-in backyard, and your child would have their own bedroom. We might not always have the perfect organized show home, but it has a warm and cozy atmosphere and is always decorated for any holiday. We have a playroom full of toys on the main floor as well as another playroom in the basement.

Family Traditions and Celebrations

We celebrate special times of the year with family and friends. We deck the house out for Halloween, Christmas, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day… whatever the holiday, we go all out. We also strive to keep the magic alive and there will always be a Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, Leprechauns, Summer Fun List and other special traditions in our home

Promises to Your Child

We are so looking forward to welcoming another child into our family and would like to reassure you that we have plans in place to welcome them home.

We have not taking the decision to adopt lightly and have well thought out plans for everything from parenting values to education and everything in between. Since we already have a daughter who is flourishing, we plan on parenting your child in the same manner. In the early years, we promise to love, provide and protect. In later years, we will love and respect your child, as well as listen to their ideas and opinions. We believe in teaching through example and will discuss any issues with them in order to achieve positive outcomes.

Your child will have all the same opportunities as does our daughter; everything from having their own room to decorate as they envision to the opportunity to try all kinds of activities and/or sports to see what they like best.

As for education, we encourage a high level of education and will support and encourage any decisions in this area, while understanding that everyone is unique in their choices and abilities.

Our Promise to You

We may not be perfect but we can promise to love your child with all our hearts and will do everything within our power to provide a happy, stable family life full of support and opportunities, education and solid values.

We understand that every child is unique and we will accept and celebrate your child for who they are and we will love, nurture and stand by them through all of life’s ups and downs.

Of course, we could write so much more but hope that this is enough to show you what kind of family we are and we hope that through our picture memories, you can see how happy a child Katelyn is, as this is very important to us.

We would be honoured to meet you so that we can share more about ourselves and learn more about you as well…