Thank you so much for taking a glimpse into our life!
We hope that you can see that we’re a very loving couple, surrounded by incredibly supportive family and friends. We’re real, down to earth people with a great life and so much love to give to a child.
You have a very difficult decision to make but hopefully something about us stood out to you. We would be so grateful to get to know you and have the opportunity to answer any questions you might have.
Keeping your thoughts and feelings in mind, we are comfortable with any level of openness that you would like to maintain. We feel very strongly about always holding you in high regard and referring to you in an honest and respectful way.
Our struggle with unexplained infertility reinforced how deeply we desire having a family and we’re very excited about the prospect of growing our family through adoption. Although life will surely present challenges, we are wholeheartedly committed to being the best parents we can be and providing every opportunity for an amazing life. It is a privilege and a responsibility that we will make our top priority for the rest of our lives.
We plan to be very hands-on parents that encourage our child to learn through exploration and provide them with endless opportunities to discover their passions in life. We will play right alongside our child and create a lifetime of magical memories!
We love celebrating holidays! From fun-filled birthday parties, to amazing Christmas traditions, and all of the special occasions in between; we love spending quality time with our family and friends!
We believe that participation in sports teaches kids so many great life skills, such as a strong work ethic, cooperation, time management and dedication. We will encourage our child to have a competitive drive yet to always display good sportsmanship and be a team player.
We also feel very strongly about obtaining a postsecondary education; whether that be in college, university or a skilled trade. We have the experience and financial means to support our child in this endeavour.
We’ve both had great examples of truly amazing parents and we really hope for the chance to have the same loving and positive impact on a child’s life.
Personality: Kind, optimistic, honest, outgoing, happy, caring, intelligent, organized
Interests: Spending time with family and friends, food festivals, cooking, wine tasting, social media, reality tv, traveling, fashion, interior decorating, party planning, music
Education: B. Sc. Biological Sciences, M. Sc. Education
Occupation: High School Science & French Teacher
“Stacey is patient, understanding and trustworthy. She’ll be a great mom because she’s very nurturing and terrific at connecting with people; from young kids to her teenage students.” – Bruno
Personality: Generous, hard working, dependable, thoughtful, witty, friendly, artistic, knowledgeable
Interests: Music, comic books, museums, baseball, golf, bowling, reading, watching pro sports, movies, video games, building and refinishing furniture, hanging out with family and friends
Education: Hon. B.A. Critical Media Theory
Occupation: Restaurant Owner
“Bruno will be an awesome dad because he’s so much fun to be around. He’s young at heart and still likes cartoons, comic books and playing games. I’d be lucky to parent a child with him because he’s loyal, loving and protective.” – Stacey
We met in high school and were friends for 8 years before we started dating. We met up at a social event in our hometown once we both moved back from university and we’ve been inseparable ever since! We got engaged on Christmas morning 2010 and were married on July 21st, 2012.
We live in a beautiful two-story home in the Niagara Region. Bruno designed and built our home, while Stacey did all of the interior decorating. The neighbourhood is safe and full of young families. There are 2 beautiful parks and plenty of space to play in the backyard.
My favourite TV show is The Simpsons. I’ve been watching it since I was young and have seen every single episode! – B
I’m so lucky to have a career that I love. Having summers off is pretty awesome too! – S
I collect vinyl records. My favourites are The Constantines and Ladyhawk. – B
My favourite foods are the pizza and pasta from Bruno’s restaurant … and candy. I have a major sweet tooth! – S
Go Leafs Go! – B
My favourite outfit is a pair of ripped jeans with a girly top and sandals. –S
Summer is my favourite season because I like hanging out with friends on our deck after work and roasting marshmallows in a backyard bonfire . – B
I love to host theme parties! The Mexican fiesta was a big hit with our friends! – S
I consider myself a cereal connoisseur. – B
My favourite concert was the Pearl Jam show we saw at Wrigley Field in Chicago! – S
I’m a big Yankees fan. They were my grandfather’s team, they’re my dad’s team and now they’re mine and my brothers’ team. – B
When we want to unwind, nothing beats going for a long walk with our dog Wrigley. – S & B
“Stacey has been my closest friend for 20 years and has always been there for me. Now that we have Max, she is there for him too. I know she will take all of that love and generosity and make a wonderful mom.”- Krystle
“Bruno has a good heart and would drop anything to help you. He’s wise and a great teacher; that’s why he’s my best friend and why he’ll be the best father. ” – Adam
“Baby Cohen is so lucky to have Uncle Bruno and Matante Stacey’s unconditional love! We can only imagine the love they’ll have for their own little one!”- Krystle & Andy
“I love that Auntie Stacey helps me with my homework and plays french games with me. Uncle Bruno owns the best restaurant in the world and gives me free pizza! I like Wrigley because she licks my face!” – Edie
“We have fun when we go to BBQs at their house. I like Uncle Bruno’s superhero toys!” – Elliott
“Mme is the type of person you can count on to be there for you. I consider myself very fortunate to have her as a role model in my life and I feel that any child would be lucky to have her as a role model of their own. – Hillary