“Holding hands, hopeful, happy … always.”
Hello, we are Frank and Vanessa and this is our story.
We are absolutely ready to start the next chapter of our lives, excited to build a family through adoption. So we have created this profile to give you the opportunity to get to know us and learn what your child’s life would look like if you were to pick us as their new forever family. We know you must wonder what it will look like placing your child with people you have yet to really know, so we want to share with you as much as we can in this profile. So here we are ready, open book, open hearts, happy to “meet” you …

True Love – by Frank

We met in March 2005 through mutual friends at a restaurant. I thought Vanessa was very pretty and had a great sense of humour, so I asked for her number, and the rest is history. We have been together over 14 years and married for 9. We got married on August 1, 2009, on a beautiful hot sunny day. The day was perfect, and the love of my life was stunning – she took my breath away! Family members came from as far away as France to celebrate with us. Honestly, it was the perfect wedding. We still have people telling us what a beautiful day it was, what a wonderful time they had and what a great party it was! 

Frank – by Vanessa 

Frank is 37 years old, and he works for a construction company as a heavy machine operator. He has always had a fascination with construction machines. 
In his spare time, Frank loves to spend time with me and with our families and our dogs. I call Frank my social butterfly as he always talks to anyone and everyone! No matter where we go, he’s always making friends – everyone loves Frankie!
The funniest thing about Frank is that he loves to dance while working around the house. Frank has recently realized that he loves to do home renovations, and one day we hope to have our own business where Frank does the renovations and I do the interior design. 
Frank is funny! He always knows how to make me laugh when I’m having a hard day. He’s got the biggest heart, always making sure I am taken care of with little things, like filling my car up with gas so I don’t have to stand outside in the cold.
Frank loves to travel, spend time with family, work and do home renovations. His personal aspiration in life is to become a father and to start his own family business. He will be a great dad! 

Vanessa – by Frankie

Vanessa is 34 years old. She spent years working as a dental receptionist; however, now she has a job with Canada Post as a mail carrier. Canada Post is a great company that pays brilliantly and has amazing benefits.
Vanessa is a kind, considerate and soft-natured woman. I still am dumbstruck at how lucky I am to have her as my wife. She is a great teammate to share my life with.
Vanessa’s favourite hobbies include spending time at the beach, shopping, walking our dogs and watching heart-warming movies and TV shows. She loves music and making our home comfortable and beautiful (she has a passion for interior design); she also enjoys cooking and spending time with friends and family. 
Most of all, however, Vanessa loves spending time with our niece and nephew, who are also our godchildren. Her whole world revolves around doting on those two! Watching her with those kids has only reinforced to me how Vanessa truly was meant to be a mother. She will be the most dedicated mother to your child, and your child will always feel the happiness and joy that radiates from Vanessa’s soul.

Simple Happy Lives – by us both

Together, the two of us live a simple happy life. We are a team, and we always work together to make each other’s lives better. The person who arrives home first cooks our dinner, which we always eat together, and our evenings are usually spent relaxing and watching television or chatting together.  

On weekends, we enjoy sunny mornings, making breakfast together and relaxing in the back yard or doing household projects. We regularly have plans to see family and friends. On Sunday, we do the grocery shopping and enjoy the day. Pretty simple, eh?

What we really want, though, is the chaos of raising a child. The toys all over the house. The laughter. The sounds of cartoons too early in the morning. Children’s music drifting through an open window in the summer. Back yard swing sets. Even the wail of a child who has dropped their ice cream cone. We are ready! We want it!

Our Families – by both of us

We both grew up in close-knit Portuguese families. 

Frank is the baby of his family, with 2 older siblings. He was born and raised in London, Ontario, where his brother and parents still reside. His sister lives 10 minutes away from us in Brampton. We spend as much time as we can with Frank’s family, and we love them dearly.

Vanessa is the middle child of 2 siblings, born and raised in Cambridge, Ontario. Her family now lives in the Guelph area. Vanessa is especially close to her sister and her niece and nephew. We are active in their lives, and we FaceTime with them constantly. 

Family Support and Love

We are very close to both of our families. They were so excited when we told them that we will be adding to our family through adoption. Seriously, every single member of our family is totally on board with our plans to adopt a baby. Each grandparent talks excitedly about meeting you too. Everyone is so supportive; it has been really wonderful! We have good families – good, loving, considerate families.

Our Home – by Vanessa

We live in a relaxed but beautiful 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home. It’s a very comfortable and welcoming home. We love that over the past nine years together, we have made many renovations to make it our own. We ripped out the carpet and replaced it with engineered hardwood, and we sanded down the cherry wood staircase and changed it to a piano staircase with wrought iron (Frank and my dad did all the work themselves), as well as a million other things. The love we have put into our home makes it extra special to us.

Perhaps our favourite part of our home is the outside space. We have a large back yard that backs onto green space, which would be perfect for raising a child. In the summer months, we spend a lot of time outside, making the yard look pretty, planting veggies and enjoying time together on our large deck. It’s a relaxing and spacious back yard that smells of fresh flowers and has butterflies flitting about while the bees buzz. 

Our Godchildren – by Vanessa

We have two amazing godchildren, Gage and Mila.

Gage is 6 years old  and the most kind-hearted, gentle kid you will ever meet. Gage is the sweetest. He is always telling us how much he loves us, and if he receives a gift from us, he’s always thanking us. Gage loves to cuddle with Vanessa. He will make an awesome best friend cousin for your child. He’s just the sweetest! 

Mila was born in June 2017. She’s a tiny little thing, but ohhh sooo sassy (which we love)! She loves to dance and has quite the talent for a little one – always on beat! Lately, she’s always so mesmerized by Frank, staring at him and smiling, but if he talks to her, she gets very shy. It’s so cute!

We love them soooo much!!! 

English & Portuguese – by Vanessa

We are both fully fluent in Portuguese. Of course we would love to give this gift to your child – the gift of a second language. When young children hear their parents speaking to them in another language, they automatically pick it up … an easy way to learn, if you ask us! And having two languages really opens up a wealth of opportunities later in life as well.

Being Portuguese is rather fun. We love Portuguese foods, and we are kind of obsessed with the music too. I personally love the sweets, like Portuguese custards and donuts. Frank loves the Portuguese chicken, potatoes and rice. It’s a good life!

Bella & Lily – by Frankie

We have two Chihuahuas, Bella & Lily. 

Bella is a brown and 10 years old, and she loves going for walks or cuddling on the couch, watching TV. She loves being wrapped in a blanket, and sometimes we bundle her up and laugh so hard.

Lily is white and 9 years old. She also loves her walks and cuddles. Lily is funny. If one of us is dancing in the house, Lily wants to be held so she can dance with us. Just funny creatures, both of them.


We love to travel and make memories together. Relaxing and spending time together is something that is important to us, as is building memories as a family, which is why we believe children should come on holidays with their parents. We have been to Dominican Republic, Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica, New York and Portugal, but our last trip (to Cuba with our niece and nephew) was the best holiday we’ve ever had. Your child will come on all our travel adventures with us, making memories as happy family!

Faith – by Frank

We were both raised as Roman Catholics and we continue to practise our Roman Catholic faith. Honestly though, we only attend church now on special occasions, but we do plan to baptize the child we adopt and teach them about being Catholic.

Why Adoption – by Frank

We have always wanted to have children together. Obviously we had some complications and are unable to have biological children. Sure, the challenges of infertility were hard, but honestly, all the struggles made us closer and stronger as a couple. So here we are now, hoping that through adoption, we can finally become a Mom and Dad to a little human being. 

Open Adoption – by us both

We are comfortable with having a fully open adoption with you and your family members. Let’s exchange phone numbers, email addresses, text each other and have regular visits. We are excited about being parents, and we want you to be happy that you picked us. We want this adoption and the relationship between our families to be comfortable and relaxed. 

We also understand the benefits of talking to our child about adoption right from the very beginning. We heard someone say that if a child can remember being told they were adopted, then the parents waited too long to tell them. It is important to us to let your child have a sense of truly belonging to two families: their adoptive family and their biological one. How wonderful! 

Thank You

We promise that your child will be the most miraculous and appreciated human being in our lives. We will LOVE your baby UNCONDITIONALLY, forever, no matter what! 

And we guarantee that every single day, we will wake up amazed at the honour you have placed upon us. We will always respect you and treat you like you belong to our family too.

So now, it’s up to you. No matter who you choose to parent your child, and no matter where life takes you, we really want to thank you for your time today. Take care of yourself, be strong, and know that you can do whatever you need to do. We believe in you.

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Frank & Vanessa