"We want to welcome a child into our home."

All of the couples listed below have been approved for adoption. The couples listed are waiting to welcome a child into their home.

Additional information about any of these couples is available by contacting us at (920) 272-8234, texting us at (920) 680-2544 or sending us an email at charitiesgb@gbdioc.org.

  • rich & shannon

    We are married and live in the Green Bay area. We enjoy time spent taking our Schnoodle dog, Scruffles, on long walks, and doing all sorts of other activities with both of our extended families. We have many strong, loving relationships with others, and looking to share these relationships with a child through adoption.

    Rich works for a non-profit corporation in training and sales, while I, Shannon, work for a local financial services company as a marketing specialist. 

    We believe that we are meant to share our family’s love with a child at this time, and would like to invite you to consider a possible adoption with us. Thank you.

  • Katie & andrew

    We are a fun loving couple who try to put Christ first in our lives everyday. 

    We have been married for three years, and live north of the Green Bay area with Rose, our lovable Golden Retriever. In addition to actively participating in our local church, we enjoy spending time together, participating in all sorts of outdoor activities and hanging out with family and friends. 

    I (Katie) work as a Digital Design Specialist and Andrew works as a Trust Operations Specialist at one of our local banks.

    We feel that God has put it in our heart to adopt at this time. We have a desire to give a child a good home, and ask God to help us be great parents as we do so. In all of this, we believe that it is important to have a good, ongoing relationship with the child's birth parents. 

    Thank you for thinking of us as you consider your adoption options. 

  • Sarah & Eric

    Sarah and Eric have been married for six years and live in the Fox Valley area with their two cats whom they love dearly. Eric works for a well-known, large corporation as a customer service representative, and Sarah works in a child learning center as an infant and toddler teacher.

    Sarah and Eric both have a deep desire to adopt, and Eric is motivated in part by seeing his aunt and uncle’s beautiful example of adopting two girls.

    They are both close with their families, often all spending vacations together, as well as enjoying traveling to Michigan to visit family and friends. In addition to these family adventures, Eric likes video games, playing on the computer, paintball, and downhill skiing. Sarah loves all sorts of animals, as well as being a Pinterest type of person, teaching herself to knit and crochet while in college and enjoying cooking for family and friends.

    Eric and Sarah would be honored if you would be interested in considering their family for adoption, and look forward to the possibilities if this would be an option for you.

  • Abbey & Michael

    Abbey and Michael have been married for five years and live in the Manitowoc area, right near Lake Michigan, and have one son named Henry. Michael works for an insurance company, and Abbey works as a registered dietitian at a local hospital. 

    In addition to their “day jobs,” Abbey and Michael have a combined total of 16 years of experience coaching high school cross country and track, which is a passion they both deeply enjoy. This family of three spend a lot of time outdoors year-round, running, hiking, and snowshoeing.

    They feel very strongly about welcoming another child into their home through adoption, and providing him or her a loving, Christian home as faith is core to who they are as a family. They ask that you would please consider them as an adoptive couple as you make your adoption decision.

  • Carrie & Ben

    Carrie and Ben have been married for 5 years, and live north of Green Bay with their two hound dogs, Cooper and Gailee. Ben is a computer programmer, and Carrie is a middle school science teacher. A fun fact about them is they met at Northern Mighigan University on the first day of their freshman year.

    Their life goals include renovating an old house, having a hobby farm, and to continue to enjoy boating, cooking, traveling, and reading.

    Ben and Carrie have always wanted to be parents, and they believe that God is leading them to adoption as the way to build their family. Your choice to adopt might just be this family’s answer to prayer, and they’re grateful for your consideration as you make your decision to adopt.

  • Ryan & Jenna

    Ryan and Jenna live in the Oshkosh area with their daughter, Emily, who they welcomed through adoption, and have been married since January 2013. They enjoy traveling, being up north, and spending time with Emily, other family and friends, and their dog, Lola. 

    Ryan and Jenna are both employed as physical therapists. And although they didn’t meet while in school or training for their professions, it was their work that, in a way, brought them together. Jenna got a piece of physical therapy mail meant for Ryan!

    This family has had a tremendously positive experience of open adoption with their daughter, Emily, and would welcome that experience again. Emily’s birthparents have become a real part of their family. They simply say to anyone reading this: "Thank you for considering us as you create an adoption plan, we would be honored to welcome you into our family if we are the right fit for you."

  • Matt & Angela

    Matt and Angela have been married for four years and live a half-an-hour north of Green Bay with their cat, Marshmallow. 

    Matt is a high school Social Studies teacher and Angela is an elementary school counselor. They love that working during the school year allows them to have off in the summer. They met while working together at a YMCA summer program for kids in 2008.

    When asked about why they want to adopt, they said, "We both love children and welcoming them into our family has never been a question. When a love of adoption began growing in our hearts we knew that God was showing us how we would become parents. We can provide our child with a fun, loving, safe, and supportive home. We are so fortunate to live close to so many family members who will be involved in our child's life."

    Also, they added that all of their parents live in the area, and they enjoy going to their family's cottage in Sturgeon Bay in the summertime.