FC: The Toews Family
1: To a Very Special Person Thank you for giving us the opportunity to introduce ourselves and give you a little glimpse into our lives. While we have not met you, we already know that you have a great deal of love for your baby by the fact that you are considering adoption. We admire the courage, strength and selfless heart that you have, and we feel honored to even be considered as parents for your child. We hope that you will find qualities in us that will make you confident that we will love, care for and protect your child forever. We have so much to share with you and we hope this profile will give you a sense of who we are as a family and how much we look forward to welcoming another child into our home.
2: About Us We are Leroy and Lena, We are a young couple dedicated to creating a loving family. We have known each other since college and after nine years of marriage we are still best friends. We share many hobbies and interests and it seems that the fun we have together has only increased over the years. Some things we love to do together is go on regular dates, travel, watch movies, going for walks, camping, hanging out with friends and family, shopping and most importantly spending time with our children. We do our best to live life pretty simply and make the most of each moment we are given. God has blessed us with two beautiful miracles, they continually brighten our days and keep us on our toes. Shaelynn is six, She is sensitive, social, energetic, giving and nurturing. Rylan is four, He is easy going, affectionate, inquisitive and independent. Our kids have been a part of our adoption process from the beginning and cannot wait to have another sibling. Not only have we been blessed with two beautiful children, We have also had the privilege of being foster parents to two wonderful babies that we loved with our whole hearts. While they have both come and gone, and we have said our goodbyes- We have no regrets because this experience of loving then letting go has truly made us stronger as people, as parents, and as a couple. It has definitely been a difficult experience but one that has put things into perspective for us and shown us the importance of family unity and love. We are thankful that through our struggles with secondary infertility and recurrent miscarriage, that God has revealed His plan of adoption for our family. We are excited to see what God has planned for us in welcoming another child into our family. We know God has created this path for us, and we are excited and blessed to travel this road. Our Values Our faith and belief in Christ is important to us, we do our best to live the life God has asked of us through everything we do. This is lifestyle is one that we hope to pass onto our children and hope that they will come to know Christ personally. We attend our church as a family regularly and have grown so much as a result of the messages preached there. We believe education is invaluable and we want to do what we can to help encourage our kids academically. We both have attended college and we will encourage our kids to do the same.
3: All our family and friends know about our plans to adopt. They are super supportive and are excited to see another child added to our family. | Our family is very important to us, we are fortunate Leroy's family lives nearby- we enjoy spending time with them and we treasure the love and support they give. They are a big part our life and they are a big part of who we are. Lena's family lives a province over, even though there is a physical distance- we have still managed to remain close. Most of our time together is usually spent on the phone or Internet, however We make a purpose of going there to visit on a regular basis. We already have many happy memories through visiting Lena's family. We also have a large group of friends- they are all like family. We all live in the same small town and spend a lot of time together hanging out playing games and watching movies. We also all get together for supper on weekly basis, we have a lot of fun together and share many laughs. This year we had the privilege of going on a trip to Minnesota with friends- we had an incredible time! | Extended Family & Friends | Leroys Grandma scrapbooking with friend Leroy visiting with friend Calvin Julie | Lena and friend Lisa The kids with Lenas mom Feeding fish with friends | Lena & friend Candace Leroy's dad reading to cards games with friends the grand kids | Shaelynn & Cousin Anicka Christmas dinner Hanging out with Lena's brother on our deck | Lena and sister Amanda Rylan with Leroys mom | Lena's dad and the kids Shaelynn with Lenas sister
4: Leroy is a very sweet and devoted husband and father. He has a wonderful personality that appeals to many people. He is naturally kind-hearted and gentle; yet, capable of standing firm when it comes to moral issues. Leroy, is a selfless, encouraging husband and father. He has such a servant's heart. Whether it be helping a friend in need or providing service to a complete stranger, Leroy is always eager to help out. He is continually seeking to be an encouragement to others, and definitely has a way of making everyone around him feel comfortable and valued. He has an incredible sense of honesty, devotion to family, and trust. Watching him with our children is such a joy. They have a great time together and have many laughs. He genuinely cares for his family and has more love and patience than any child could ever desire in a dad. He is an incredible father who takes good care of his children in every way needed. Leroy went to college for several years to gain his business administration diploma, he now works as a manager at a credit union and has a superior work ethic, he is motivated to provide for his family. Not only has he provided a beautiful house for his family to grow into, but he also has renovated and finished it into a beautiful home. Leroy also enjoys reading, playing games, learning new things on his computer, and spending time with family and friends | About Leroy By Lena
5: Lena is the most wonderful person I know, she is my best friend and I love her more than I can say. She takes such good care of our children and works hard to truly make our house a home. Lena loves cooking and being creative. Her artistic abilities are more than she gives herself credit for. She loves photography and graphic design as well as spending time with the children by doing crafts, playing games, taking our dog Molly for a walk and baking together. She has opened up her arms and heart to foster children and treated them like they were her own. Her desire to grow in character as a person is incredible and she always strives to be the person that God wants her to be. Lena works hard to provide additional income for our family by running her own online business from home. This gives her lots of flexibility to accomplish her desire to contribute to our family finances. Along with her desire to be available to take care of our children, and help them to learn, grow, and gain skills to help them in life. Her love for babies is amazing she loves all of them. If there is a baby around she is the first to see if she can help out and care for the baby to give the mother a break. Her love for her children is so deep she would do anything for them. | About Lena By Leroy
6: Shaelynn dancing with daddy | Rylan The BIG helper | Rylan at the zoo | Leroy Coaching Shaelynn's soccer team | Shaelynn at the petting Zoo | Rylan at the carnival | Shaelynn's 6th Birthday | Lena doing crafts with the kids | Silly Faces! | The kids hanging out in our bed Saturday morning | Lena and the kids at Niagra falls | Rylan helped put the tree up- he was proud | Shaelyyn horse back riding | The kids at the beach
7: Our Family | Climbing on daddy | Shaelynn and our dog Molly | enjoying a bonfire with Mommy | On Holidays at Lilac Resort | Snuggles With mommy | Reading bible stories | Shaelynn loves to swing | All dressed up for halloween | Building lego with the kids | Fun in the snow | The kids at the midway
8: The Nursery | Our home is spacious and offers a safe, bright and secure home for your baby. We have a large backyard perfect for playing. Our home has four bedrooms and a finished basement with a large playroom. We feel it is a warm and welcoming home. We are happy here and love to have friends and family over. It is located in a small, quiet, family oriented community. We live on a quiet street and are walking distance from the elementary/middle school and park. | Our | Beautiful Home
9: We are dedicated to making this adoption work for EVERYONE involved and we believe you and your child should feel positive about adoption. We think it's important for your child to be a part of your life, because you are a big part of who they are. We are very open to the idea of remaining in contact with you through pictures, e-mails and letters as often as you would be comfortable with. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to open our lives to you. We hope we have successfully conveyed to you our genuine feelings, and we pray that you will trust us to raise your child. We will do everything we can to provide your child with strong family values, an education, Christian values, a secure home, and self esteem, but most of all we will give them all of our love unconditionally. We hope you find peace and comfort in your decision. To contact us please call our agency Adoption by Shepherds Care at: 1-800-966-2060. They have our approved home study on file and will be more than willing to help and answer any questions you may have. | In Closing | Sincerely