Hello, we are Mark and Cameron and we would love to become adoptive parents. We are a gay couple who have an incredibly supportive network of family and friends. We can provide your child a warm and beautiful home filled with love and laughter. We both have secure, well-paying careers, live in a wonderful neighbourhood filled with great parks, schools and services. We can only imagine the range of emotions you must be feeling when choosing who you want to raise your child. We want you to know that we will give your child a life filled with love, support, opportunity, fun and incredible memories. We want to be parents more than anything and have prepared for this moment like no other in our lives. We are ready and excited for this new chapter.
We met in London UK when Mark was studying for his Master’s degree in Real Estate Development and Cam was travelling the world while on a sabbatical. It was fate that brought two guys who lived in Toronto together on the other side of the world. It was love at first sight and we knew very shortly that we were meant for each other. We moved in together a few months later and one year later Cam proposed to Mark while back in the U.K. We have been together for five years and married for three.
Family is so important to both of us. Mark comes from a large family with one sister and two brother’s. Mark is an identical twin. He has six nieces and nephews. Cam has one older brother with one niece and one nephew. We love getting together over the holidays and special occasions. We are grateful to have incredible groupd of diverse friends who bring different perspectives and experiences to our lives. Most of our friends are parents themselves.
We are both passionate about our careers and doing our part to make the world a better place. Mark is an urban planner that works as a Director of Development for a major property developer based in Toronto. Cam works for a major Canadian retailer overseeing Visual Merchandising, Store Design, Social Media and Editorial.
Mark is truly one of the kindest, most empathetic, caring people I have ever met. I knew he was the one I would spend the rest of my life with the moment I met him! After we had met and chatted for a couple hours, I got back on a plane to go home. When a friend picked me up from the airport, I told them I met the person whom I was going to marry and a little over 2 years later, I did! Mark is patient, he always thinks of others, he makes me laugh, he always tells me how much he loves me and shows it in his actions every day. I love hanging around Mark, he is so easy to be with, he makes everything fun! Mark is an incredible role model and a natural with children. He connects with children so easily and authentically I just know he will be a wonderful father, just as he is an incredible husband. Mark is everything I could have hoped for which I will always be grateful.
Cameron makes me a better person. He is so incredibly kind, considerate, generous, creative and funny! I can’t imagine a more perfect partner and I know he will be an incredible father. We first connected over our passion for travel, however it was Cameron’s deep spirituality, interest in mediation and positive outlook on life which made me fall in love with him (in addition to his beautiful blue eyes and warm smile). I admire his creativity which is expressed through poetry, painting and decorating the house at Christmas time. He is very close with his family and has an intimate group of close friends. He is incredibly genuine and easily connects with children. My nieces and nephews get so excited to see Uncle Cam because they know he will take the time to play with them at family functions. Cam has a wonderful relationship with his own niece and nephew. You can be sure to find each of them cuddling right on either side of him when together at family functions
We value open, honest communication. We are loving and affectionate with one another and are not afraid to say it and show it daily. We have a lot of fun, always laughing and enjoying the small everyday joys of life. We both love to cook, travel, be surrounded by nature and enjoy the cultural activities. We are both spiritual and attend a the Metropolitan Community Church which is founded on its openness and acceptance of all people. Its important to us that we do our part in life to be kind, protect our environment, strive to create a society that is more inclusive and be the best sons, parents, siblings, friends and coworkers. We want to make a difference in the lives of those we meet, be in service to others and leave the planet in better than when we entered it.
We are open to whatever relationship the birth parent would want. It would be our hope that we would have an open adoption where our child has the opportunity to know who their birth parents are, where they came from and as much about their culture as possible. We want to ensure our child has a strong sense of belonging and understanding of who they are. If we have a child from a different race than ours we will go above and beyond to ensure they are connected to that culture. We will create a home filled with love and warmth rooted in open, honest communication.
We’ve heard from so many other parents that raising a child is the most difficult job, but also the most rewarding. We are up for the challenge and the wonderful highs as well as the lows that come with it. We take comfort knowing that we can provide a loving home, balancing the needs of our child with our own so that as a family we can be the best we can be, stronger as a whole than we would ever be apart. We hope you consider us to be the parents of your child and get to know us better. If not, we wish you all the peace and love in your journey.
Mark and Cam