Justin & Jamie

Justin & Jamie

Meet J&J: a same-sex married couple from Toronto who have a strong work ethic, a dedication to keeping fit, a love of travel and international cuisines, an appreciation for family values, and a desire to share their love and legacy with their future children (10 PGT-A tested embryos at CReATe).
Canadian Intended Parents Searching for a Gestational Surrogate


Toronto, Ontario
Embryo Status:
10 Frozen PGT-A tested euploid embryos




Strategy Management Consultant (Justin) / Realtor (Jamie)




Hi! 👋We are Justin and Jamie, a same-sex couple who live in a family-friendly neighborhood in Toronto. We’ve been together for 13 years and married for 4 years. We don’t have any kids (yet) but we did have a 19-year old wiener dog named Diesel whom we unfortunately had to put down this past summer – he was the absolute joy of our life 💔We’ve been on our surrogacy journey for a few years and have faced some hurdles and setbacks … we were lucky to be matched with an egg donor earlier this year and have 10 PGT-A tested euploid embryos that are frozen at CReATe. We are now hoping to be matched with the right gestational surrogate to help complete our journey 🙏🏻

A bit about us:

Justin is 40-years old, grew up in a small town near Hamilton, Ontario, and comes from a large, lovingly chaotic Italian family. Justin was passionate about the arts growing up – he played piano and sax, studied acting and did musical theater. He has a knack for learning different languages and did two school exchange programs in Japan and Germany. He studied International Business Management at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, then went on to do his Master of Business Administration at the University of Toronto. For the past 10+ years, Justin has worked as a Strategy Management Consultant helping global companies navigate change and solve their most complex business problems, and also volunteers doing pro-bono advisory work for a number of non-profit organizations in the community. He believes that work-life balance is extremely important and prioritizes spending time with friends and family, going to the gym to stay fit, doing some acting and commercials on the side, and brushing up on his piano as a way to unwind and relax.  

Jamie is 34-years old and grew up in Georgetown, Ontario. He has a loving relationship with his parents and sister, aunts, uncles and many cousins who are all very supportive. As a kid, Jamie was quite active playing on various sports teams and especially loved gymnastics where he was a tumbler. He also loved to be creative, doing arts and crafts and playing dress up with his sister. Jamie studied Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Guelph and sat on the student council. He went on to work for some of Toronto’s most noteworthy restaurants and hotels, but after losing his job during the pandemic he changed career paths and became a realtor, knowing that this career would offer more flexibility for the future when it comes to raising a family. He also believes in giving back to the community and sits on the planning committee for a Canadian charitable organization.

We met back in 2010 when Justin was working as a bartender and Jamie was an interested onlooker who left his number on a napkin ‘old-school’ style (before dating apps were even a thing). It didn’t take long for us to go on a first lunch date, which then blossomed into a loving, enduring long-term relationship and companionship. In some ways, we are very similar – we both love traveling, love Asian and Italian food, we tend to dress the same and to some degree, we even kind of look the same (every now and then people think we are brothers lol) 👬But we’re also different in many ways: Justin hates olives but Jamie loves them, Jamie likes to cook while Justin prefers to clean, Justin folds his pants inwards but Jamie folds them outwards etc. Despite the quirky differences, we ‘sealed the deal’ and got married in the fall of 2019. We had a fairytale wedding in a castle among our closest family and friends, with our little Diesel as the ring bearer – it was truly the happiest and most memorable moment of our lives. 🏰💙

From the onset of our relationship, we always knew that it was a common goal of ours to eventually start a family. We believe that having kids will offer us greater purpose in life, and we are ready to share our love and legacy with our children. Our own families instilled strong values in us and taught us the joy, responsibility and gratification that raising a family comes with. As proud ‘guncles’, we’ve watched our siblings and cousins raise their own children which has only reinforced how badly we want to fulfill this dream. Both of us have the flexibility to work from home most of the time, which will allow us to spend time with our kids to give them the love, care and attention they deserve. Our friends and family all live close by, and as our biggest cheerleaders they are eager to support us throughout our parenthood journey. We were fortunate to have our dog Diesel with us for 19 amazing years – he was the glue that kept us together during difficult times 🐶. Caring for a blind, geriatric dog with dementia who required constant care and attention was admittedly difficult… but the diaper-changing, sleepless nights and complicated feeding routine gave us some good practice and reinforced that we are prepared and ready to embark on the next step of expanding our family. 💪

We want to express how truly grateful we are for surrogates and their families who go out of their way to do something so selfless to help couples like us. We understand the magnitude of this decision for both you and your family and realize the significant sacrifices you have to make. For us, this is the greatest gift anyone could ever give. 

In terms of our criteria, we’d be looking for a surrogate who:

– had at least one prior uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery to term

– is healthy, a non-smoker and who would abstain from alcohol or drug use during pregnancy

– is willing to undergo all required screening (as per normal procedure to be approved by the clinic)

It’s incredibly important that throughout this journey, you and your loved ones feel supported, comfortable and top priority. You and your family’s health, happiness and well-being are something that we will always prioritize ahead of anything else. If you should consider us, our commitment to you is that we will be very attentive to your needs (whether physical, emotional, financial or spiritual) and be there by your side throughout every step of the way. If you are open to it, we would be happy to accompany you to any appointments and would love to be present with you during the birth of our child. Our hope is to build a lifelong relationship and friendship with you and keep you updated with pictures, letters, and invitations to special events (if you wish to receive them, of course). It is important to us that our child knows and understands the critical role that you and your family played in bringing them into this world. 🤰🏻

We hope you’ve now got a sense of who we are, what we value, and how deep our love and commitment to our future family truly is. We look forward to learning more about you and your family as well! 😊❤️

Justin & Jamie

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