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we live in: , Ontario
Our neighbourhood: Suburban
Other Children: Violet and Willamena
Pets: Dog - Prada - Poodle/Chihuahua

Hi! We are David and Kim

We are a young family and have two amazing daughters, Violet who is 8, and Willamena who is 6. They are the light of our lives. First, let us express our gratitude to you in looking at our letter. We are a practicing Christian family who trusts in God. We hope and pray that as you read our family profile you will get a snapshot of the life we hope to share with several children. Our lives changed forever for the best when we adopted our daughters. We are very excited to hopefully be chosen to parent your child and want you to know how much they will be loved and welcomed into our family. We admire the courage and strength you have as an expectant parent in choosing adoption for your child. We cannot wait to get to know you!

HOW OUR STORY BEGAN!

We met in university. We bumped into each other while out with friends and quickly found out that we attended the same church and had some classes together – we had no idea until that night! We had so much fun dating for three years and then we got married, and have been happily married ever since.

MEET DAVID Through Kim’s eyes

DAVID IS MY BEST FRIEND and we enjoy spending almost all of our time together. I call him my rock since he is very laid back and doesn’t often get stressed out. He is passionate about healthy living and makes sure our family eats a mostly organic diet including fresh produce he has grown himself in the summer.

He is a hipster. He proudly styles his hair into a man-bun, he has a very cool beard plus he rocks colorful skinny jeans. David works for the federal government doing financial analysis at an office close to home.

David has unending patience with the girls. They will play Uno and Lego for hours. Since adopting our children, he has been an equal parent sharing all parenting responsibilities including being the one who gets up with the girls at night if they are scared. He is the best fun dad who flies them around the house like an airplane, goes jumping on the trampoline with them, and reads them extra bedtime stories. 

He plans to be a stay at home dad during the first 18 months after our next future adoption and is thrilled to become a daddy to another little one.

MEET KIM Through David’s eyes

KIM HAS A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOUR, LOVES ADVENTURE AND IS VERY FASHIONABLE. One of her favorite pastimes is hanging out at the beach swimming and searching for seashells. She grew up with 2 sisters (both adopted) whom she loves very much. She is very determined and when she really wants something, she

perseveres until she gets it done. She is very sensitive, especially to the needs of others and is always helping out family and friends.

I love sharing my life with her, she is my teammate and biggest supporter. I love her so much and can’t wait to see her become a mom again. SHE IS VERY EAGER AND ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT BEING CHOSEN TO BE A MOMMY TO YOUR BABY AND WOULD BE OVERJOYED.

She is really great at photography, and used to have a photography business, however now she uses her skills only for family and friends as she finds that to be more enjoyable. It’s been very fun to see her and the girls do photo shoots around the city.

Kim is a wonderful mom to both Violet and Willamena. They have a very close bond and being a mother has been everything Kim hoped and dreamed. They do art projects, and bake gluten free cookies and cakes. Kim loves Christmas, especially decorated trees, I think we now have about 14 different Christmas trees that go up every year. She has a flexible accounting job within a family business close to home. She works part time now and will continue to work from home so she can be with David during the parental leave of 18 months.

HOME sweet HOME

WE BUILT OUR HOME ALMOST 8 YEARS AGO, and chose the location that was close to Kim’s mom, 1 block away. We love our neighbourhood for many reasons, but mostly the proximity to close family and friends. It’s also very multicultural which is important to us given that we are a transracial family. Our home is all white with fun bright accents. We have a bright and lovely bedroom set aside for a baby, and Kim is very excited to decorate and set it up in a beautiful style with your child in mind.

WORK & LIFE BALANCE

BOTH DAVID AND KIM HAVE GREAT JOBS WITH MEDICAL AND DENTAL BENEFITS. We have job flexibility that allows us to work around the kids schedules and appointments. We both have 4+ weeks of paid vacation time. A healthy work/life balance is made a huge priority in our life as we believe that family time creates strong bonds and strong relationships.

MEET big sis VIOLET

VIOLET IS AN OUTGOING HAPPY 8-YEAR-OLD WHO SINGS AND DANCES HER WAY THROUGH LIFE. Her favorite activities are listening to music and reading. She is a girly girl and loves princesses, fairies and the color pink. She is very excited to become a big sister again and wants to be involved in caring for a new baby.

MEET lil sis  WILLAMENA

WILLAMENA IS AN ENERGETIC 6-YEAR OLD WHO IS A NATURE AND ANIMAL ENTHUSIAST. She loves to be outdoors on hikes and looking for bugs. Her and our dog Prada are best buddies. She takes horse riding lessons and wishes that one day she could live on a farm.

LOVE MAKES A FAMILY – by David

I am the oldest child in a family of five. My parents are happily married and live about an hour from us on a beautiful country property. They garden and grow their own organic produce and have three chickens they call their “ladies” so we have farm fresh eggs when we visit. They are amazing with their grandchildren, and spend lots of time together. My two sisters live close by. They are fun aunts and will sometimes babysit so Kim and I can have date nights. They cause loud giggling while they are visiting because they read the funniest stories and play the silliest games.

I have a large and close supportive extended family, including some cousins who were adopted. I get together with my uncles to wakeboard and sail on the local river. Our holiday gatherings are super fun, like for example at Christmas we do funny gift exchanges. One year, everyone had to a bring a funny hat as a gift.

LOVE MAKES A FAMILY – by Kim

I have a close extended family who I see frequently. A tradition we have is to vacation in Virginia Beach together for 2 weeks in August since I was young. Our family loves the ocean. We surf together, which is so much fun to see who can catch the biggest waves. I am also the oldest child in a family of four.

I was an only child until I was 17, when my mom adopted my two sisters from China. My youngest sister is going into grade 10, and my other sister is starting university. I went to China with my mom to bring home my sister which started my love of adoption. My mom and I are very close and we see each other often during the week. My mom and aunt own and operate three homes for people with different disabilities and I work alongside them at one of the locations. She taught me how to be a strong and confident woman and I very much look up to her.

ABOUT OUR FAITH it means so much to us!

We are practicing Christians and we put our trust in God to help us make our life decisions, by praying and listening to His direction. We believe that God has planned for us to have several kids, and we can’t wait to see how He orchestrates that. We think God has big plans for our kids and are so excited to be a part of it. We believe that prayer changes situations and we have prayed so much for our future children. We attend a wonderful vibrant church, and it has a wonderful kid’s program.

WE LOVE our puppy PRADA

PRADA IS A CUTE POODLE-CHIHUAHUA MIX. She has curly white hair and is hypo-allergenic. She was born on the same day we got married. It was no coincidence and we are sure she was meant to be in our family. She is very gentle and playful, and has been great with Violet and Willamena ever since they came home, they are best buds.

We are a transracial family; we think of our children’s birth parents often and try to incorporate Chinese culture into our home and lives and will do the same with your child with whatever cultural background you come from. Your child will always know their adoption story as we are passionate about ensuring they know the sacrifice you made out of love for them to choose adoption.

Our Adoptive Parenting Beliefs

Having 2 now nearly adult sisters who were adopted as young children, Kim has experience with adoption. She is very sensitive to the needs of adopted children. This is incorporated in how we parent using connected parenting approaches. We only use positive reinforcement with lots of praise and encouragement. We consider our parenting style relaxed but intentional. We absolutely do not use any physical discipline. We hope to one day have several children to share our life with. We love Violet and Willamena and promise to love them and all our future children unconditionally. We promise to support them in their interests and passions. Our aim is to bring up our children to be kind, considerate, happy kids, who trust in God and who are secure in who they are.

OPENNESS

We want to respect the amount of openness you wish to have with us. We would be honored to share in the naming of your baby. We are willing and able to send photos multiple times a year as well as having several visits per year.

ONE LAST THANK YOU

THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEART for considering us to adopt your child. We are truly grateful. Please know that should you choose us to adopt your child that they will be given every opportunity in life to be loved, cherished, supported, and to be a son or daughter and sibling.

Reach out! kimdavidadopt@gmail.com