"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.

  • Stephanie and Luke

    Luke and Steph have been married for 11 years and live in the Green Bay area with their son, Luke Jr. They are parish members at St. Matthews Catholic Church and enjoy spending time outdoors with family and friends. 

    Luke works for Johnson Financial Group as an account manager and his wife, Steph, works for Prevea as a part-time physical therapist. Both of them attended University of Wisconsin-Madison where they met during their undergraduate education. 

    Luke and Steph have always wanted to have a large family. Their dream came true when they adopted Luke Jr. in 2015. Their adoption experience was a positive one and they can't imagine their lives without him. Now their dream is for Luke Jr. to have siblings to grow up with.

  • Melissa and Chris

    Chris and Melissa will be married six years in November. They live in the vacationland of the north with their labradoodle, Wrigley. Chris and Melissa enjoy going out to eat, camping, spending time with Wrigley, their family, friends, and being on a bowling league together.


    Chris attended a few years of post-education at UW-Marinette and UW-Oshkosh to earn credits towards his teaching degree in Physical Education before pursuing another direction for his life. He works as a Shipfitter for a local  shipbuilding company. Melissa earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education-Social Studies from  Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI. She's a Kindergarten Teacher in their hometown.


    Chris and Melissa have unexplained infertility, and they have had the experience of carrying their little miracle for exactly nine weeks before they had to sadly say goodbye. After struggling with years of infertility and different approaches to expanding their family, Chris and Melissa's hearts have been led to adoption. Family is very important to both Chris and Melissa, and they want to give their child a wonderful life filled with amazing experiences. They have family and friends that have adopted through Catholic Charities. Open adoption is a beautiful and memorable experience, and they are excited to welcome you and your little miracle into their family.


    Chris enjoys baseball and the Chicago Cubs, football and the Green Bay Packers, being the assistant baseball coach of their hometown's high school varsity baseball team, hunting, golfing, and being part of two bowling leagues. Melissa enjoys teaching, supporting her family and friend's small businesses, benefits, and fundraisers, and making fun memories with her family and friends. They often go shopping, camping, to craft shows, fairs, and on road trips together. She also enjoys being part of a bowling league with Chris, her brother-in-law, and her sister-in-law. Even though Chris and Melissa knew each other in school, they consider bowling as the activity that brought them together.


  • Molly and Ben

    Ben and Molly have been married for four years and live in the Green Bay area with Ben's daughter, Emily. They are members of Nativity of Our Lord Parish and enjoy spending time with family.


    Ben earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from UW-Whitewater and works at a local bank as an Operations Technician. Molly earned her Administrative Assistant Associates Degree from NWTC and works for a local non-profit in the IT and Fundraising Departments.

    Ben and Molly have been blessed with Emily, Ben's daughter from his first marriage, and have always wanted to expand their family. Both of them grew up with siblings and have always wanted Emily to be able to experience the bonds that siblings have with each other.


  • Leah and Josh

    Josh and Leah have been married for three years. They live in the Kewaunee area and are members of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. They enjoy having bonfires and cookouts in their new backyard, taking trips up north, and just relaxing with a movie or board game on the weekends. 


    Leah has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and is a Religious Education Coordinator at their church. Josh has an Associate's Degree in Marketing but now is a stay at home husband (hopefully soon a stay at home dad) due to medical issues.


    Due to Josh's medical history, Josh and Leah knew that they would not be able to have children of their own from the beginning of their relationship. They are now excited about the opportunity to give a child a warm, loving, and stable home.


    Josh's hobbies include watching and playing sports, specifically basketball and soccer, as well as playing video games to wind down at the end of the day. Leah's hobbies consist of reading and crafting. Together Josh and Leah enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities, whether that be having a cookout, playing outdoor games like cornhole, camping, hiking, or just sitting outside together and enjoying the sounds of nature. 


    Josh and Leah both have large extended families that are also very excited to welcome a new addition.


  • Ashley and matt

    Matt and Ashley have been married for 5 years and reside in Allouez. Uniquely, they work together at Cotter Funeral and Cremation Care after having met while in school in Chicago.


    Many of Matt and Ashley's friend have adopted, inspiring them to want to do so as well. The positive stories they heard from others gave them the confidence to pursue adoption as well. 


    Both come from family-oriented backgrounds and enjoy traveling, cooking, house projects, and loving their pets.


    Matt and Ashley look forward to the possibility of adoption sometime soon in the future.

  • sarah and eric

    Eric and Sarah have been married for ten years and live in Appleton. They enjoy traveling, especially to Michigan, and visiting zoos and aquariums.


    Eric works at a local airport while Sarah works as an infant and toddler teacher in a child learning center. Eric attended Fox Valley Tech and Sarah has a B.A. in Rural Human Services from Finlandia University. They met on a Christian website in 2008.


    Sarah has always wanted to adopt, especially since being raised primarily by her mom and stepdad, and Eric's aunt and uncle adopted two girls, so adoption seems like a natural fit for them to have a family.


    Eric and Sarah look forward towards adoption and the hope that it brings their family.

  • Maggie and thomas

    Maggie and Thomas have been married for almost seven years and live in the Appleton area with their son. They are members of the St. Francis Xavier Cathedral Parish in Green Bay. They love exploring all the local trails, playing games with family, and hanging out with friends. 


    Thomas is a project manager for an engineering company that builds pollution control equipment. Maggie was a teacher before she met Thomas, but his steady job allows for her to stay at home with their son. They travel as a family for Thomas' work trips and Maggie turns these trips into learning opportunities and mini-vacations.

    Growing up, Thomas was one of eight siblings and Maggie has always been great with children. They were open to a big family when they got married, but experienced complications after having their son. 


    Maggie and Thomas have so much love and time left to give to more children, and are eager to grow their family through adoption!

  • leigh and brett

    Brett and Leigh have been married for almost five years and live in Freedom. They enjoy being active in the outdoors, going on bike rides, and spending time at the family cottage. Both sides of their family live close by and are a big part of their lives.


    They met each other while attending UW-Stout. Brett is an engineering project manager for a company that builds outdoor power equipment. Leigh works for her family's small business, which offers her great flexibility. 


    Brett and Leigh's dream has been to have a large family. Unexplained infertility has led their hearts to adoption. They love spending time with their niece and nephew and cannot wait to grow their own family through adoption.

National Council For Adoption Member

Catholic Charities of Northeastern Wisconsin has been a proud member of The National Council For Adoption since 2020.


The National Council For Adoption is the leading expert on adoption issues, providing resources, education, and advocacy for all people and organizations connected to adoption so that every child can thrive in a nurturing, permanent family.


Learn more about NCFA now at adoptioncouncil.org