Meet the Families

Meet Patrick and Tara

Meet Patrick and Tara

Family’s Case ID: 21975

Region: Toronto and NE GTA Area

Ethnicity: Caribbean, Jamaican and Canadian

Open to ages: 0-12

Number of Siblings: 1-3

Worker’s Contact: Lindsay Chaplin | [email protected] 

Meet Patrick and Tara! This dynamic duo shares a deep love for mentoring children and youth while cherishing every moment together. Patrick brings valuable experience as a Child/Youth Support Worker, having dedicated years to organizations like 360 Kids, where he worked with individuals aged 11 to 26. With a robust support system comprising friends and family, Patrick and Tara eagerly anticipate extending their love, guidance, and joyful experiences to a child in search of a loving, supportive home through adoption.

Meet Maxine

Meet Maxine

Family’s Case ID: 21701 

Region: Toronto and NE GTA Area

Ethnicity: West Indian

Open to Ages: 0-11

Number of Siblings: 1-2

Worker’s Contact: Lindsay Chaplin | [email protected]

This is Maxine! A dedicated educator, Maxine has devoted her career to providing education and support to children ranging from Kindergarten to grade seven. Her passion for nurturing young minds led her to pursue a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Maxine recognizes the significance of advocating for proper support and is well-versed in the educational programs available within the system. Beyond her professional endeavors, Maxine dedicates time to her fitness pursuits, whether it’s CrossFit or other gym-related activities. She finds solace in nature and cherishes moments spent with loved ones. Eager to extend her care and knowledge, Maxine looks forward to opening her home and sharing her love, patience, and expertise with a child or youth in search of permanency.

Meet Liam

Meet Liam

Family’s Case ID: 16492

Region: Grand River Zone Area

Ethnicity: Canadian

Open to ages: 5-12

Number of Siblings: 1-3

Worker’s Contact: Marta Celejewska | [email protected] 

Introducing Liam! With several years of experience in the realm of Boy Scouts, Liam serves as both a troop leader and the chair of the local scouting association, overseeing a variety of troop programs. He has offered guidance to youngsters aged 11 to 14 and provided mentorship to younger children. Despite working remotely in the tech field, Liam holds a degree in sociology and has a fervent commitment to creating a secure, collaborative, interactive, and adventurous environment for children. Liam is actively pursuing the opportunity to extend support, guidance, and love to a child or youth seeking permanency.

Meet Taylor

Meet Taylor

Family’s Case ID: 19070

Region: Northern Ontario Area

Ethnicity: Canadian

Open to ages: 0-6

Number of Siblings: 1-2

Worker’s Contact: Marnie Poluk | [email protected]

Introducing Taylor! With a wealth of experience and a deep passion for child welfare, Taylor has served as a Foster Care Provider, welcoming children from diverse backgrounds into her home. She’s adept at accommodating and advocating for their needs, guiding them toward realizing their full potential. Taylor’s journey as an adoptive parent to her 6-year-old son has enriched her life and fueled her excitement to expand her family further. She looks forward to extending love, support, and guidance to another child or youth in search of permanency.

Meet Sandra and Dwayne

Meet Sandra and Dwayne

Family’s Case ID: 21328

Region: South West Ontario Area

Ethnicity: Indian and Canadian

Open to ages: 3-10

Number of Siblings: 1-3

Worker’s Contact: Elly Freund-Bell | [email protected]

Allow me to introduce Sandra and Dwayne! Sandra and Dwayne embody a devoted couple eager to extend their love and lives to others. They cherish moments spent with their nieces and nephews, creating lasting memories together. Sandra’s passion for mental health has driven her past career as a psychotherapist, where she dedicated 8 years to helping others. Both Sandra and Dwayne are enthusiastic about offering permanency to a child or youth and eagerly anticipate the opportunity to do so.

Meet Rodney

Meet Rodney

Family’s Case ID: 20907

Region: Toronto and NE GTA Area

Ethnicity: Black and Canadian

Open to ages: 6-18

Number of Siblings: 1-2

Worker’s Contact: Lottie Skrobot ([email protected])

Meet Rodney! Rodney is a fun and adventurous spirit, with a passion for community-based volunteer work. He enjoys spending time with his nieces and nephews, and lives in a house with his 2 dogs. Rodney has close friends in his circle who have experience with adoption. Rodney hopes to share his supportive and loving nature with a child/youth through adoption. 

Meet Sharn

Meet Sharn

Family’s Case ID: 18766

Region: Toronto and NE GTA Area

Ethnicity: Jamaican

Open to ages: 4-13  

Number of Siblings: 1-2

Worker’s Contact: Lynsey Dale ([email protected])

Meet Sharn! An experienced Early Childhood Educator, assisting children for over 26 years. Sharn is from a large family where she engages with her many nieces and nephews. She is passionate about a child-centred approach when parenting and hopes to extend her love and passion for children/youth through adoption. 

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