Jennifer & Matt
Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us. We are a young, active, and outgoing couple who are excited with the possibility of becoming parents through adoption and would love to make our home your child’s forever home.
Our first date was an afternoon of fishing on the lake, followed by dinner. Although we didn’t catch any fish, we did connect with one another right away. We shared many of the same interests, hopes and dreams, including becoming a parent and raising a family.
We were engaged 7 months after our first date, and married a year after that. Our wedding took place in the Dominican Republic with our closest family and friends.
We live an active lifestyle and participate in recreational sports from hockey, cross country skiing, and curling during the winter month, to baseball and mud runs in the summer. We spend many of our weekends during the summer with family and friends at the family cabin and out in the boat on the lake. We also enjoy travelling and being able to see the world, and would love to share these passions with your child.
We believe in a supportive and nurturing home environment, filled with love, respect, and opportunities. We have a strong relationship with our family and friends whom are extremely supportive with our decision to adopt. They not only share our excitement in the possibility of us becoming parents through adoption, but are also excited to become a part of your child’s life.
Where We Live:
We live in a four bedroom home in a quiet neighbourhood in Fort Frances, a small town in Northwestern Ontario with our dog “Bosco”, a four year old Lab/Chesapeake mix. We enjoy spending time together outside on the deck, in the backyard, or walking along the waterfront located just blocks away from our home.
There are two great elementary schools near our home, with the option of public, Catholic, or French Immersion programming. There is also a playground at the end of the block, and the public library and community center only two blocks away.
Our small town offers numerous activities for children and we look forward to exposing your child to a variety of activities and pursuing their interests. Most importantly, we are excited to take part in these activities together as a family.
About Jennifer (by Matthew):
Jennifer grew up in loving and supportive blended family who welcomed me with open arms. The day I met Jennifer I knew there was something special about her. She has the ability to light up a room with her laughter and her smile. She is loving, caring, compassionate, motivated, and strong. She has a way of looking past negativity and turning it into something positive; always looking for the positive in every situation.
For work, Jennifer supports students with special needs. She enjoys her job and loves being able to spend time with the students, helping them succeed. I know she will be an amazing mother and cannot wait to begin our family together.
About Matt (by Jennifer):
Matt is originally from Southern Ontario. He moved to Northwestern Ontario in 2009 and fell in love with the area and the outdoor activities that the northwest has to offer.
Matt has a large family, growing up in a blended family with six older sisters. Even though most of his family resides in Southern Ontario, they remain close. His family has always been open to foster care and adoption; his parents and sister continue to foster and he also has two adopted nieces.
He is kind hearted, generous, open to helping anyone in need, and you know you can always count on him. His eyes light up when he’s around children. You can be sure when we are visiting with our friends and family who have children that he will be found joining them in play, making faces, or chasing them around the room. Matt’s a big kid at heart and I know he will make an amazing father who will be very involved in your child’s life.
Our Relationship With You:
We are open to discuss whatever type of adoption best meets your needs. Your child’s birth story will always be shared openly with them and we would be honoured to be the chosen adoptive parents of your child.
Thank you for considering us as potential adoptive parents and we wish you all the best in choosing the family that is best for you and your child.
Yours truly, Jennifer and Matt
Telephone: (807) - 276 - 3838
We live in: Fort Frances, Ontario
Our ages: Jennifer - 32; Matt - 30
Years together: 2 years and were married late last year!
Our children: no children yet, hoping to adopt newborn to 6 months
Pets: "Bosco" Chocolate Lab/Chesapeake
Occupations: Jennifer - Behavioural Therapist; Matt - Operations Manager
Our Adoption Worker/Agency: