Hi there! Nice to meet you!
Welcome! We are Caitlin and Jeff, hopeful adoptive parents. We hope that, through this book, you will see we are a couple overflowing with love for one another who have a deep desire to be parents.
Our hearts are with you as you make this decision. We can’t really imagine how big this decision must be for you. But we do respect you, and if given the opportunity to prove ourselves to you, we want you to know we will give your child the happiest of childhoods - and would love for you to be a part of that childhood through an open adoption.
Falling in Love
We met online and connected immediately on our first date (pizza and bowling). Lost in conversation and laughs at dinner, from afar we must have looked like long-lost friends catching up. This was the start of something beautiful.
We became best friends, and before we knew it, we were walking down the aisle together!
We were married in the summer of 2017 at a beautiful location in Stratford.
A Happy Life
We are a fun, loving, easy-going, and happily married couple. We are over-the-top excited to grow our family through adoption.
Our relationship is built on kindness, laughter and honesty. We are both compassionate individuals who value family, balance, faith, healthy living, and treating others with consideration and respect.
We are down-to-earth and enjoy the simple life. Whether it is cuddling up to watch a movie, going for an afternoon hike with our dog, or going to our weekly salsa dance class, we are a team. A happy, dedicated, committed team!
As a team, our biggest dream is to be parents through adoption. We have an absolute love for children, and we will take our role as parents to your little child very seriously. It is our hope that we give you peace and assurance that your child would grow up in a happy home with two totally committed parents!
We express our love for each other every single day. We often write surprise love notes to one another and hide them around the house. We also enjoy a weekly date night and daily prayer together.
What do you think about your child having a home where you can guarantee the parents will be together for their entire lives? That is us. And you can be confident that we are making a lifelong commitment to love you and your child for our entire lives too!
Caitlin – by Jeff
Caitlin is my best friend, my teammate in life, and she has the biggest heart.
Caitlin is incredibly compassionate, kind, outgoing, and hard-working.
Caitlin is 29 years old and works as a kinesiologist, helping clients regain strength and mobility after sustaining injuries.
Caitlin grew up with two brothers, and this made her strong! She has a competitive side and loved playing hockey, soccer, volleyball, and badminton.
Caitlin also loves watercolour painting, quilting, playing guitar, and gardening. She enjoys volunteering at the local food bank and taking care of children in our church's nursery.
Caitlin as a Mom
Caitlin has all the great qualities of a great mother - patience, love, compassion, and leadership.
Caitlin keeps our home running smoothly with groceries, laundry, cleaning, and I always look forward to coming home to her home-cooked meals.
Caitlin would be a dedicated stay-at-home mom. We both grew up with moms who stayed at home, and we would love for your child to have that same experience. Caitlin will be there with for your child before and after school, listening to all they have to tell her about their day at school, helping with homework, preparing delicious meals and providing a supportive, happy home environment. Whether it’s reading books, spending time at the playground, or taking your child for haircuts, Caitlin is so excited to be a mom.
Caitlin will be supportive of whatever path your child will pursue, and she will be a forever faithful fan, cheering on your child every step of the way.
Jeff – By Caitlin
I am so excited and proud to introduce to you my lovely husband and best friend, Jeff. I fell in love with Jeff very quickly, and I know once you meet him, you too will see just how wonderful he is! He is an amazingly loving, caring, loyal, smart and hardworking man.
Jeff is 30 years old and has established his career as an accounting manager. His strong work ethic and loving heart are two things that stand out and make him such a great husband, friend, worker, and father-to-be. Jeff makes a point to always prioritize his family and friends, demonstrating that work-life balance is a great strength of his.
Jeff is a man of many talents. He enjoys hockey, baseball, tae kwon do, mountain biking, fishing, skiing, and piano. Since we got married, his new activities also include ping pong, squash, paddle-boarding, and salsa dancing. Jeff is a true outdoorsman who enjoys his canoeing and camping as well.
Jeff as a Dad
Jeff is going to a great dad! He expressed his desire to be a father early on in our relationship, and I saw very quickly that his skills and personality would be a great fit for parenthood. I can clearly imagine a life where Jeff would come home every day and run to your child to give them a big hug and kiss.
I know spending time chatting over daily dinners and evening reading or playing outside with your child would fill your child's heart with joy. And I know he will be committed, like a father should be. For example, when our dog stepped on a nail while out hiking, Jeff carried her 2 kilometres back to the car, rushed her to the emergency vet, and then slept the night on the floor beside her. That’s just the type of commitment, dedication and love Jeff pours onto his family!