Words cannot express our gratitude and respect for the selfless decision you have made. The amount of courage it takes to make a plan to do what’s best for an unborn child is amazing. We are firm believers that everything happens for a reason and although it took time to accept that conceiving was not part of our plan we have embraced our new journey of becoming parents and are very excited for what the future holds.
We have an amazing support system of family and friends and are fortunate that they all live close by. They are excited for our future family and to see our dreams come true. There are a lot of people anxiously looking forward to being grandparents and aunts/uncles that have a tremendous amount of love and affection to offer our child.
In the simplest terms, thank you for the gift of life, love and joy.
Our Life Together
We met through a matchmaking agency and had an immediate connection. Within one year we were engaged, and married in the summer of 2010. Our backgrounds are similar in that we both grew up in small towns in Saskatchewan. One of the best things about our relationship is that we can be ourselves and have lots of fun and laughs together. Our challenges with infertility have brought us even closer, creating a new found level of respect and love for each other.
We enjoy travelling, camping, fishing, skiing, movies and cooking up delicious meals together. We are very lucky to be able to vacation throughout the year. In the winter we like to travel to warm and sunny destinations and in the summer we take our RV camper to the mountains in Alberta and BC. We have fun getting together with our family and friends for holidays, barbeques and bonfires in the backyard. Evenings in, we hang out with our Labrador Retrievers, Tanner, who has been a part for our family for twelve years and Brady who is sixteen months old and full of life. Tanner and Brady are very gentle, well trained dogs and they love kids.
About Kyle (by Cheryl)
Kyle is fun loving and laid back. He enjoys life to the fullest and takes the smallest of opportunities to have fun and laugh. Watching Kyle interact with our nieces, nephews and friend’s children, I know he will be a terrific dad and be very hands on. Kyle has a wide variety of interests, enjoys a lot of activities and will be able to teach our child about sports, fly fishing, bike riding, fixing cars and handy work around the house. More importantly he will teach them about kindness and respect. Kyle has a degree in Accounting from the University of Calgary, and now works in the technology field as a Manager. Kyle is the first person to give up his seat on the bus for an elder, lend a helping hand or take the time to get to know someone. I look forward to sharing with Kyle the joy of raising our child and experiencing fun and unforgettable memories as a family.
About Cheryl (by Kyle)
Cheryl is a gentle and loving person. I knew this from the moment we met and after all this time she continues to amaze me more each day. She is my rock. Cheryl loves to be active with exercise and dancing. Cheryl’s experience working as a nurse is evident when she shows compassionate caring when talking with anyone, especially with children. Cheryl works part time at the Foothill Hospital. Watching Cheryl with our nieces, nephews and friend’s children, she is fun, gentle, protective and takes advantage of teaching moments. I know without a doubt that Cheryl will be a wonderful mom.
We built a three bedroom two story home that has plenty of space for family gatherings and a big back yard with lots of room to run and play. Our home is at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in a safe neighbourhood, on the southwest side of Calgary. There is a park with a playground near to our house where children of all ages play. We are fortunate to have wonderful supportive neighbours and look forward to raising our child in such a nurturing community.
Our promise as parents is to always provide a loving, stable, secure and supportive home. We will provide our child with a good education, financial security, and opportunities to follow their dreams, no matter how big or small. We will encourage them to be their own person, stand up for what they believe in and always treat others with respect. They will be unconditionally loved by us and our family and friends who will embrace them with open arms.
We thank you again for considering us to parent your precious child. Even though we have not met, you hold such a special place in our lives. Regardless of whether you choose us, we want to thank you for your brave decision to give your baby life. If we do get the privilege of raising your child, we promise to love and support him or her wholeheartedly. We also promise to honor you and your courageous decision by sharing with you your child’s milestones and special events through pictures, letters and arranging visits. Our hope for you during this time is that you will know with certainty and peace that you are giving your child tremendous opportunity. Thanks for getting to know us a bit!
Cheryl & Kyle