Shane & Karolina

Hi there -Welcome to our doorstep. We are Shane and Karo from the beautiful Ottawa West suburbs.

We can’t imagine how overwhelming this moment must be while reviewing dozens of profiles. Recognizing this, we wanted to start by providing you with a quick snapshot of what makes us, “Shane & Karo” different. Putting your child first, Karo will be at home full-time to parent from day 1, dedicating 100% of her focus on your child. Your child will grow up in the safest family friendly neighbourhood, with a beautiful home and a sprawling backyard. Your child will have access to the best schools, travel, healthcare and most importantly, a nurturing loving family. Lastly, your child will have a financially secure upbringing with unlimited opportunities.

It goes without saying that we respect your bravery, love and dedication to your child. You will always have our support and we will do our best to make this transition as smooth as possible.

Irrespective of the path you take, we hope to hear from you and we sincerely wish you the best for your journey ahead.

Sending +++ thoughts!

Shane and Karo.

Contact Info:

Adoption Professional: Helen Dawkes-Brown

Quick Facts


Ethnicity: White

Religion: Catholic

Profession: Vice President - Safety, Health & Environmental Software Firm

Education: Bachelor Degree

Interests: Love sports, a brisk morning walk, nature photography, music, travel, spending time with loved ones and the occasional real estate venture!


Ethnicity: White

Religion: Catholic

Profession: Home Maker

Education: High School Diploma

Interests: Cooking, baking, crafts(love this), reading, organizing the house or family events, DIY projects and anything outdoors such as various sports and gardening!

Our Community

Years Together: 11

Province: Ontario

City: Ottawa

Neighbourhood: Suburban

Other Children: No

Pets: We love pets but do not have any at the moment.

Child Preferences

Age: No Preference

Gender: No Preference

Ethnicity: All

Special Needs: Open To Discussion

Type of Adoption: No Preference

About Us

We met a decade ago and we were inseparable from that moment on. We knew right away that we had something very rare and special and that together we can accomplish anything. We love, respect, value and take care of each other and those dear to us.

We are both in our 40’s and we have spent the last 10 years making a beautiful life for ourselves. We have such a great time together and laugh a lot, we are a strong partnership. Although we have no children of our own, we absolutely love family time with our nieces and nephews! We enjoy traveling, entertaining friends and family, seeing shows, spending time outdoors and we have been known to take on the occasional real estate venture.

Since we met later in life, natural child birth sadly did not work out for us. After experiencing loss, we decided to focus 100% on our adoption journey.

Having both started with humble beginnings we have managed to build a very comfortable, stable, secure and loving life together, which we are both grateful for.

There are still so many things to do and places to see. We would love nothing more than to be able to share this abundance of love with your child and create new memories that will last a lifetime.

Our Home & Community

We are blessed to have a beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath bright bungalow with an enormous 15,000 sq ft lot surrounded by lush green trees. Our comfy cozy  welcoming home is the ideal setup for a family. Our finished basement has a theatre and we also have a huge sunroom perfect for fun, games, and gatherings.

We live in a very special town called Stittsville in the suburbs of Ottawa. It is home to many cultural and community events but mainly known for it’s Christmas Parade of Lights and it’s safe, family-oriented lifestyle. It is sprawling with parks, tennis, pools, play structures, splash pads and more. There are trails, many schools and sporting complexes. It has managed to retain a small town feel with all the amenities of a big city. You can bike from the local farmer’s market over to the shopping outlets in minutes. It is the type of place where neighbours look out for each other and people still smile and say “hello” as they pass you by on their walks. We have many wonderful neighbours, many with small children and some retired seniors that have become close friends.

Our Thoughts about Parenting & Adoption

We have been touched by adoption. Shane’s Grandfather on his father’s side was adopted as an infant. He was a loving caring father of 6 who put family first. He was a proud, confident and successful man who competed on the world stage as a body builder helping launch an iconic company. He made the cover of many magazines and won many competitions including Mr.Universe! He will always remain Shane’s idol.

We both share the same beliefs when it comes to parenting. We strongly oppose physical punishment of any kind. We believe that patience, love and respect are key to healthy development. Please know that your child will be raised with the respect, compassion, kindness and support they need and deserve.

We believe that participation and hands-on parenting is important and essential to a child’s self-esteem and development. We will encourage the pursuit of interests and talents they may have or would like to explore. All levels of education will be available and encouraged with healthy enthusiasm. They will have many opportunities to discover art, music, new cultures and places through travel and outings with us.

We are 100% committed to:

  • always be there to wipe their tears, kiss their “boo boos”, listen and hug tightly
  • teach them honesty and how to love with their whole hearts
  • have their back and support them in achieving their dreams
  • have fun dancing around the living room with loud music, have family game and movie nights, be silly and always laugh a ton!

Closing Thoughts

Thank you for your time and consideration.

We are humbled to have this moment in time to share a glimpse of our lives with you.  We hope that we have given you sufficient insight into the happy & fulfilling life that we can offer your child.

We realize that we have never met and that at this stage, we don’t really know each other. However, we truly hope to have the opportunity to further evaluate our potential fit for you and your child. We are committed to creating an adoption relationship that benefits both you and your child.

We would like to conclude by leaving you with our promise:

We Promise to…

  • love your child unconditionally and always be there
  • provide your child with a safe, stable, happy, and loving home
  • provide your child with opportunities and education, discover their talents and explore new experiences, to travel and discover new cultures
  • raise your child to be confident in themselves and know that they can do anything they set their mind to
  • speak to your child with love and respect
  • share your courage and deep love for them
  • build a strong sense of family, community and to be proud of who they are and where they come from

We stand by your side.

Sending our thoughts and love,

Karolina & Shane

Contact Info:

Adoption Professional: Helen Dawkes-Brown

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