Our parents were great role models, and we are now ready to make this same kind of life-long commitment to your child.
With our love for teaching kids and our experience coaching kids’ sports, we see this as an exciting opportunity to now coach your/our child through life.
We desire to have an active involvement in our child’s life, providing a balance of guidance and structure while also encouraging flexibility, independence and problem-solving as they get older.
We seek to model good behaviour and we believe in setting clear rules and expectations.
With respect to misbehaviour, we are strongly opposed to physical punishment. Instead, we believe in age-appropriate consequences and setting aside time to connect with our children to further understand their needs and emotions.
We plan to encourage your child to be the best that they can be and to be supportive in all hobbies of their choosing.
We look forward to helping with homework, family movie nights, and after-school activities.
Both of us have always felt positive and passionate about forming our family through adoption. We believe that our home would provide a healthy and nurturing environment where we would do everything we could to encourage your child to feel confident about their adoption. We believe adoption can be a positive part of their self-image.
We hope for an open adoption and would love to foster an open relationship with you. We want you to be a part of your child’s life. Visit us, text us, email us, phone us - whatever works for you. We welcome you to the family!
Please tell us what would help you most to feel connected to your child, and how we can help you nurture your relationships as well. We are here to listen.
We would be happy to come together with you in the naming of your child too! We like the idea that all of us would choose this child’s name together.
We fully understand that openness isn’t for everyone, and we will respect your decision. Regardless of your decision about openness, we will always share with your child the utmost respect we have for you, and we will encourage love, kindness, and respect towards you.
We both grew up going to church and were encouraged by friends and family to explore our faith. Our Christian faith is an important part of our lives, and we now attend church regularly at a local, non-denominational Christian church.
We really enjoy helping out with the children’s ministry and with the church’s food bank. We are also leaders with the foster and adoption care ministry.
While your child would be brought up in a loving Christian home, we will encourage and support them in discovering their own beliefs as they grow older.
We have a built a great community of friends, and we are always there to support one another as we journey through life. We enjoy dog walks, bbqs, birthdays and holiday celebrations together. We are always ready to lend our friends a helping hand with babysitting, gardening, and meal preparations, and we know that they are all willing to do the same for us.
Known as “Uncle Jeff” and “Aunt Caitlin,” we’ve grown close to many of our friends’ young children. Our friends are extremely excited to invite another baby into the group, and your child would be warmly welcomed with baby showers and many friendly visitors.
Our church also has a monthly gathering for families built through fostering and adoption, so your child would have the opportunity to build lasting friendships with other adopted children.
We feel so fortunate to have these friends and community and such a supportive and loving environment.
We in good shape financially, and we both have stable jobs. We are wise with our finances and we work together to manage our monthly budget and long-term goals. This includes saving for your child’s education, should they desire to pursue higher education.
We also have life insurance and disability insurance, as well as medical and dental benefits. We are fully capable of taking care of your child’s medical, dental and financial needs.
While Caitlin is currently working as a kinesiologist, she will be a stay-at-home mom, dedicating her days to the happy raising of your little one. Both of our mothers put their careers on hold to stay at home and raise us and our siblings, and we loved that.
Your child will attend play dates, crafting at the library, visits to the playground, and lots of fun activities with other children his or her age. Late afternoons will always include family dinner time - a most wonderful time for us all to connect.