Hello, we are Phil and Natasha a happily married couple living in a family friendly area of Toronto. We have always loved children and believe we could offer a child an incredible life where they feel, safe, secure, loved and cherished. We would love to grow our family through adoption and look forward to connecting with you and your family should you choose us as your adoptive parents,
Profession: Sustainable Finance professional
Education: Masters Degree
Interests: Phil loves to cook and is very good at it. He enjoys hiking and camping and loves to go cycling along Lake Ontario at the weekends.
Profession: Banking compliance officer
Education: Bachelor Degree
Interests: Natasha loves animals and walking Colin. She loves to garden in the summer and also enjoys soap making and crafting. Natasha also loves to go cycling along Lake Ontario.
Years Together: 8
Other Children: No
Pets: We have a cute little Wiener dog called Colin and two sweet cats
Age: No Preference
Gender: No Preference
Special Needs: Mildly Correctable
Type of Adoption: No Preference
Phil is French-Canadian and grew up in the city of Montreal. He is a fluent English and French speaker. Phil works as a compliance officer at a Canadian bank. Phil loves animals, Nature, hiking, camping, working out and history. Phil also loves to cook and is very good at it! Natasha is British and grew up in a rural village in England. Natasha speaks French, Spanish and German and is very open to other cultures. Natasha works in sustainable investing at a Canadian asset manager. Natasha loves animals and gardening and grows flowers and food in her back garden. Natasha also loves art and dance. We have a marriage of equals where Phil does the shopping and cooking and Natasha looks after the house and garden. We are open with our thoughts and feelings to each other and are supportive of each other's hopes and dreams
Health and Fitness
We are a very active couple, and being fit and healthy is an integral part of our lifestyle. We both love to cycle and walk around our neighbourhood and down to Lake Ontario and enjoy going hiking and walking. We eat organic food as much as possible and even grow our own food in our back garden! We love being outdoors in the fresh air and hope to instill a strong connection and love for Nature within your child. We believe we must be good stewards of our Earth and to this end, Phil supports the Canadian Parks and Wilderness society and Natasha is a Blue Flag beach volunteer. We would give your child every opportunity to connect with Nature in their every day lives and through holidays and trips to Canada's amazing National Parks.
Phil and I believe that everyone regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation and should be treated equally and we live our lives according to those values. We would ensure that your child felt equally as accepted and loved in our home. Phil and I are both big believers in the value of education - both in school and outside of school. We both love to read books and are members of our local library. We would both love helping your child with their reading and their learning and providing them with opportunities to learn and explore. Phil and I are both enjoy learning about the Arts and love to visit Art exhibitions. We love the beauty and the expression of emotions that art embodies and would encourage your child's artistic nature by exposing them to different forms of Art and music in their daily lives.
Our Home & Community
We live in a vibrant and diverse neighbourhood of Toronto, not far from Lake Ontario. There are lots of child friendly parks and local community activities such as music and art classes and sports in the park opposite our house. There are great neighbourhood schools and a public library and hospital near by. We love that our neighbourhood is very child freindly and kids of all ages live here. We have some great children's parks within walking distance and lots of open space and greenery for kids to play sports and parents to meet up. There is an skating rink in the park in the winter and a baseball field in the summer so it's great for kids who want to take up sports and spend time with their friends.
We each have a bike and we enjoy going for bike rides along the bike trails and by Lake Ontario at the weekend. We also have a bike trailer for our dog and we cycle everywhere with him. We love to walk our dog in our local parks to stay fit and active, we are very much part of our local community. We shop locally and spend most of our time in our neighbourhood chatting with the locals and enjoying the super friendly atmosphere.
Our Thoughts about Parenting & Adoption
We would love to adopt your child into our family because we have always loved children and feel we can provide a loving and nurturing home for them. We understand your child may face additional challenges with their identity, their education and their place in the world and we are ready and very willing to spend the time it takes to nurture them and help them on their life journey. We believe in the next generation and would gain so much joy from raising your child to be everything they want to be in the world. We have a lot of love to give and want to share the gifts we have been fortunate to have in life and give your child a life of love, happiness, educational opportunity and emotional security.
Why we think we'd make great adoptive parents
We think we'd make great adoptive parents to your child because we have studied the journey of adoption from an adopted child's point of view extensively and seriously. We have engaged positively in our adoption studies - reading, attending webinars and researching the role of adoptive parents. We believe 100 percent in open adoption and would honour your child's birth name and ensure that they continue to have contact with you and their birth family. There would be no secrets in our household and your child would know that they are valued and loved by you and their birth family.
We would support your child with their education which is something we both value and show them the world that we have come to know and love.
We want you to know that we understand that you are about to make one of the most significant decisions of your life and we support you. For our part, we want to reassure you that if you choose us to adopt your child, she or he will be cherished, loved, encouraged and nurtured by us into adulthood and beyond. He or she will grow up feeling safe and secure. Your child will be given every opportunity to reach their potential in life.We promise you that we will ensure that he or she always remains connected with you and enjoys the love and affection of two families.