"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. 

  • Greg & sarah

    Greg and Sarah enjoying living in the country near Black Creek with their adopted son, Sam. They have been married for 7 years.

    Greg owns and operates his own trucking company, while Sarah works at a local hospital as a part-time occupational therapist.

    As it said in the first line of this bio, they have adopted one child so far. Being unable to have children of their own, they are gratefully in awe of the miracle which is adoption.  Their deepest desires and dreams for their family have come true in it.

    Lastly, in their free time Greg enjoys snowmobiling,racing, and active church participation. Sarah enjoys running,gardening,cooking, fun with her dog, Macie,and volunteering at various local running events. Their son, Sam, enjoys being active and reading books.

    Thank you for considering this couple in your adoption process!

  • 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.

  • Dan & Kelly

    Dan and Kelly have been married for 7 hears and live in the Green Bay Area. They have one son, two dogs, and are members of St. Bernard’s Parish, also right in Green Bay. Dan graduated from UW Green Bay and Kelly graduated from UW Whitewater. Both of them now work managing and running their family business.

    Their first son was adopted 3 years ago, and their experience of adoption has been a positive one. They love him very much and hope that their family will continue to grow through adoption. There is a wonderful history of adoption in the family as Kelly has an older brother that was adopted, whom she loves dearly. She’s says, “I would not have a sibling if it was not for adoption.”

    Dan and Kelly continue to be close to their extended family, and love spending time with them regularly. They also really enjoy attending football and basketball games. A goal connected to this - One day they hope to travel to EVERY football stadium in the NFL.

  • Ann & Jeremy

    Ann and Jeremy have been married for 8 years, and live with their dog, Bailey, in the Green Bay Area.

    They both work for local city municipalities with Jeremy working in Information Technology as a Network Administrator and Ann working as a Recreation Supervisor. Jeremy is a St. Norbert graduate and Ann a graduate from UW-Stevens Point.

    Both Ann and Jeremy are very close to their extended families who are very supportive of their choice to adopt, and who are willing to pitch in however they can to help as they go through this process. They remain close to them, living in close proximity, and enjoy seeing them often. They have family dinners, game nights and go on vacation together as well.

    Lastly, this couple goes a long way back. They met when they were both 8 years old, and were on the same swim team.  It was just a matter of time before they took the plunge into married life together and a life spent loving one another.

    Thank you for considering this couple as a possible option for placement among many other adoption alternatives!

  • Emily & ryan

    Ryan and Emily have been married five years, live in a newly built home in the Hobart area, and are active members of St. Mark Lutheran Church in De Pere. A high value of faith and family is at the core of who this couple is and the family they are looking to build together.

    Ryan is a financial manager for an international manufacturing company, and Emily is a marketing manager for a national construction company. Both of their employers are flexible and family-friendly. 

    Education has been important to both Emily and Ryan with Ryan holding two bachelor degrees- one in Accounting and the other in Business Management; and Emily having a bachelors in Journalism, minor in Music, and a Masters in Business (MBA). By day, those business degrees get much use, and at other times, that minor in music is used often as this couple plays in their church's Praise Band - Ryan on guitar and Emily on piano. Emily also loves to teach piano lessons, reading and writing. 

    While always wanting to grow a family, Ryan and Emily are unable to conceive on their own. They want to share their growing love and connections to their family with any and every child that they welcome into their home. As they say: "We are so excited to bring a baby into this family, where he or she will be cherished by grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins close in age." 

    Thank you for considering Emily & Ryan among your choices for adoptive parents!

  • Alex & Jen

    Alex and Jen met in college 11 years ago and have been married for almost 3 years. They live in Green Bay and enjoying traveling and new adventures together.

    Alex and Jen both received their first degree in Winona, MN. They both went back to school and now Jen works at Aurora BayCare and Alex is a 5th grade teacher at Eisenhower Elementary.

    They both enjoy the outdoors, staying active, and Alex volunteers at Bay Beach animal Sanctuary "Critter Counter." Jen enjoys reading and getting crafty with sewing, painting, and all-around being creative.

    Caring for others has always been a large part of Jen and Alex's lives, and they believe they have a loving, safe, and stable home to offer. This is a beginning of a family that they want to see grow greater in love throughout the years. Jen and Alex thank you for considering them as possible adoptive parents for your child.