Tanya & Adam
Hello. We are so thankful to get a chance to write you. We would like to give you a glimpse of who we are. Our life is full of love and stability, and we hope to share that with your child.
We respect the important decision you’re making, and are excited at the prospect of working with you. We are so excited to start our family through adoption. We believe that children thrive when they are given the unconditional love along with the security of consistent expectations, and lots of opportunities to explore the world around them, and discover where their abilities and passions lie.
If you decide that we are the right couple for you, it is important for you to know that we are dedicated to making this adoption work in a way that suits everyone. Our goal is to give your child a life that is full and happy.
We cannot wait to share more information with you.
We met in young adults through our church in 2001. We didn't start dating until 2 years later and we were married in 2004 in our family home church. We've been married now for 14.5 years.
We are each other’s best friend, and because of that, we have a wonderful, sweet and compassionate relationship. Our marriage is built on trust, communication, kindness, respect and love.
Thanks to our pre-marriage course that we took, we were able to start our marriage with clear expectations. Even though we had our moments of disagreements we never went to bed angry.
One of the best things about our marriage is our ability to listen and support each other. I, (Tanya) realized that Adam's strengths are not going to be the same as mine. I, (Adam) have learned that I don't have to fix everything.
We have a very strong, solid relationship. We share a similar sense of humour and values. We are both laid-back, however Tanya is more of an organizer and like things put in their place. Adam, however, is more relaxed and prefers organized chaos.
I grew up in a small village in Southeastern Ontario and haven't strayed too far from my hometown. I believe in having roots and staying close to the ones I love. I am the youngest of 5 siblings (3 sisters, 1 brother). We grew up a close family that spent time together, and still do.
I have my certificate in Hotel / Restaurant Management but did not pursue a career in this field. Currently, I am working for a life insurance company in a clerical position, which I enjoy.
I have been described by my friends as caring, creative, and hardworking, with a great sense of humor. I love camping and just spending time with family. To relax, I enjoy sitting back and watching Netflix.
I also grew up in a small town in Southeastern Ontario and still live within an hour of my hometown. I am the youngest of 2 siblings (1 sister). Family was always a big focus growing up - we do for family.
I completed my college career in Welding and Fabrication and I have a heart for this career path but unfortunately I can’t do it as much due to allergies. Currently I am a full time auto mechanic apprentice.
I have been described as a really fun, laid back guy who loves to make other people smile. I love being outside and playing card games with friends and family.
We are a quiet but humorous couple with a variety of interests that range from watching movies to camping, game nights, cooking or just hanging out at home.
Our favorite activity is camping. We go as often as we can, either just to two of us or with family and friends.
We also like to take day trips to visit family and friends, go to museums and festivals. The past 2 Christmases we were able to attend the Christmas (Holiday) Train and concert, which was a fun experience.
We love to have quality time, just the two of us. Whether its going for a drive, a walk, playing card games, or just spending the day doing errands.
We also love to chill at home with a good movie or TV show. Tanya enjoys Netflix (favorites right now are The Flash and Schitt's Creek). Adam enjoys TV shows like Vegas Rat Rods, Goldrush, and Misfit Garage.
Tanya also is on the worship team and Adam runs the light board at church.
I come from a smaller family. I am the youngest of 2 children.
Whether its hanging out at each other homes, going on day trips together or celebrating a holiday or birthday, we enjoy our time together.
Both my parents are retired. My dad worked in manufacturing and security and my mom was a nurse. My sister Jennie and her husband Luc have 1 daughter and she has brought a lot of joy and excitement to the family and we can't wait for more little ones to be around.
I have a large family. I am the youngest of 5 children.
We enjoy getting together for vacations, birthdays, for no reason at all, and for every holiday. Christmas is a big day - with a full meal, presents, games, and lots of laughter. With 11 nieces and nephews, spouses, and little ones joining us there is so much love and laughter. We support each other no matter what is going on in our lives.
Our families are very close. Both of our families wholeheartedly support our decision to grow our family through adoption. They would be so happy to welcome your child into their lives.
We have 2 dogs.
Heidi is our 9 year old pug. She loves to play and she really LOVES people, especially kids. She is our little cuddle bug. She also loves car rides and camping.
Kitty (yes our dogs name is Kitty) is our 2 year old Lab/Boxer/Beagle. She loves to run. She can be protective if she believes someone is hurt. She thinks she is a lap dog and is great with kids.
We live in a comfortable country bungalow home nestled on just under 1 acre of land, providing lots of room for your child to run and play as he/she grows. We live in a quiet rural suburb community with a mix of young families and mature residents. The house is within walking distance to a park and 5 minutes from the local splash pad.
We've owned our home for 5 years and would love to live here for many more years. We have 3 bedrooms and a large living area on the main floor upstairs. Downstairs we have renovated it for a large living space, play area, and computer room.
Our Christian faith is a large part of our lives. Through some of the difficult times of life our faith has been our rock. We regularly attend church and are actively involved by Adam running the light board and Tanya singing on stage as part of the worship team, as well as we both volunteer for many ministries and special events happening within the church.
We knew early on in our marriage that we wanted to have children. After trying unsuccessfully to conceive for several years, we realized that the dream of having children might come true differently than how we had pictured. As a result, we have chosen adoption with all our hearts.
We have both felt that adoption is the right choice for us. Adoption runs in our family with Tanya’s eldest sister being adopted as well as many extended family members were adopted. Adam’s father was also adopted by his step-father. Having that experience has better equipped us to having an adopted child. We both feel it is beneficial for your child to know their history. We feel it is important for your child to know where they came from. Our goal is to give your child an unconditional loving home dedicated to supporting him or her in whatever path they choose in life.
Our child care plan is family-centered. Both of us want to be activity involved in caring for your child. Tanya will stay home and be a full-time mom for as long as possible.
Once she returns to work, our plan is to find a high-quality daycare close to her work. Family is always on call as well. We are fortunate to have grandparents, aunts & uncles, and cousins, and close friends that will be most willing to babysit. We look forward to taking advantage of the many programs available for a baby to grow and learn and be around others their own age.
Our Relationship with You
Throughout our journey in adoption we have learned a lot about the benefits of open adoption. That kind of relationship fits with how we maintain contact with friends and family.
I (Tanya) tend to be more on the introvert side of life. I enjoy one-on-one get togethers and staying connected through social media. I like texting, and catching up with friends and family on Facebook.
I (Adam) am a social person. I like visiting with family and friends. I also enjoy texting and Facebooking.
We would welcome you into our lives. The relationship we would develop together would involve input from all of us. We know that the nature of relationships sometimes change and evolve. We would like to work with you to put together a plan that we are all most comfortable with in terms of our relationship.
We are open to visits, photos, updates, and developing a relationship that everyone is comfortable with and everyone's wishes will be respected.
Thank you for taking the time to consider us while working through your adoption plan. Should you choose to include us as a part of that plan, we can wholeheartedly assure you that your child will feel safe, supported and unconditionally loved and that he or she will be surrounded by family and friends, who are anxiously waiting to meet him or her and are wanting to love and support him or her.
We can’t wait to be parents - it is a dream that we have longed for for as long as we can remember. Although it has taken longer than we had originally hoped, we realize that great things take time, and good things come to those who wait. The wait will definitely be worth it.
Thank you for spending this time with us. We are here if you have any questions or if you would like to get to know us better. Please know that whatever your decision may be, or whoever you choose, we wish you only the very best in your journey.
With our warmest regards,
Tanya & Adam
Telephone/Text: (613) 803 - 1153
We live in: Brockville, ON
Our ages: Tanya - 39; Adam - 38
Together: Married 14, together for 15 years.
Our children: None. Hoping to adopt a baby up to 2 years of age.
Pets: Heidi - Pug. Kitty - lab/boxer/beagle mix.
Occupations: Tanya - Service Representative: Adam - Auto Mechanic Apprentice