"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.

  • 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.

  • Emily & ryan

    Ryan and Emily have been married since 2013, 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 self-employed as a writer and social media consultant. Ryan's employer is family-friendly and Emily's flexible job will allow her to stay home as the primary caregiver.

    Education has been important to both Emily and Ryan with Ryan holding two bachelor degrees- one in Accounting and the other in Business Management. Emily has a bachelors in Journalism, minor in Music, and a Masters in Business (MBA). 


    Emily enjoys reading, cooking, and writing. Ryan loves working on his classic car and listening to music. As a couple, they enjoy spending time with family and friends, including their young nieces and nephew, traveling, and RV camping. Together, they also play in their church's Praise Band - Ryan on guitar and Emily on piano.   

    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 the child(ren) 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 and Ryan among your choices for adoptive parents!

  • LIZ & Andy

    Andy and Liz have been married for 7 years and live in the Green Bay area with their dog, Lucy. They are members of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and enjoy going to Brewers games and being on their pontoon boat.

    Andy is a research and development engineer and Liz works as a dental assistant. They met online 11 years ago.

    Adoption has been in their hearts for several years. Andy and Liz cannot wait to start their family & create memories like the ones they had growing up. Andy and Liz promise to love their children  unconditionally and raise them in a caring, fun-filled home.

    Andy and Liz love spending time with family and friends. They have several nieces and a nephew, along with five Godchildren. They enjoy volunteering at their church and traveling. Disney World is one of their favorite spots!

  • Sarah & MArc

    Marc and Sarah have been married for six years and live on the east side of Green Bay with their son McCoy. They are parish members of St. Francis and St. Mary's Parish in Brussels. In their free time, they enjoy spending time in Door County with family and friends and camping.

    Marc works as a Catholic School Principal at St. Mary School in Luxemburg. Sarah works for Forward Dental in Green Bay as a dental hygienist. Marc attended UW-Oshkosh for his undergrad in elementary education before he  completed his master's in educational technology and administration and other course work at Marian University and  Viterbo. Sarah completed her associate's degree at NWTC and is currently going back to school to obtain her special education teaching license.

    Marc and Sarah knew they always wanted to have a large family to love and adoption would play a part in that. As a family, they're now in a strong position financially, with their careers, and most importantly their faith to make the adoption process possible.

    Marc enjoys coaching basketball, hunting, and helping out on his parent's farm. Sarah enjoys spending time together as a family, playing board games, cooking, and camping.

  • MElissa & Nate

    Melissa and Nate have been married for six years and live in the Green Bay area with their two dogs, Jax and Maggie. They enjoy spending time with their families, taking road trips and going on photography adventures together. 

    Melissa is an Operation's Manager for a local supply chain company and Nate is an Accountant at a local energy company. Both of their employers are flexible and support their journey to creating a family through adoption. Both Melissa and Nate went back to college to earn their bachelor's degree while working full-time. Because of this, both Melissa and Nate are focused on providing a great education for their child. 

    We have a desire to adopt and share our loving and nurturing home with a child. We have experienced the grief of carrying a child through pregnancy and birth, only to have her given to God 44 minutes after she was born due to a chromosomal disorder. This experience has reinforced our desire to be parents and we know we will provide a loving and caring home to our future child. 

    Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. Our families are looking forward to growing our family through adoption and sharing their love and WE are so excited to share our home, family traditions and love with our child. We are excited to meet you and start the journey towards adoption together.

  • amanda & Andrew

    Andrew and Amanda have been married for 7 years and live in the Appleton area with their dog Cooper and cat Clover. They are members of a local Lutheran Church and love trips to Door County and traveling near and far.

    Andrew is a Software Developer and Amanda is a Nurse Practitioner. They both attended UW-Oshkosh for their undergraduate degree, where they fell in love.

    Andrew was adopted as an infant from Guatemala, he had a very positive experience with adoption and has shared that desire with Amanda. We hope to be adopting all of our children and hope to eventually have three.

    Andrew has a passion for music and plays the guitar and piano; he also has dabbled in DJing. Amanda has a passion for traveling and different cultures; she also enjoys volunteering for different community events.

  • Elizabeth and Jonathan

    Elizabeth and Jon have been married for 8 years and live in Green Bay with their dog, Charlie. They are members of Bay City Baptist Church.

    Jon and Elizabeth attended Maranatha University where they met during their undergraduate degree program. Jon is a Project Manager for a commercial hardware company. Jon just received his Door Hardware Certification (DHC) last month, and is one of the only DHC specialists in the state. Elizabeth is a Talent Acquisition Manager for a company out of Kansas. Elizabeth is able to work 100% from home and plans to stay home after they become parents. Elizabeth also has a Master's Degree from the University of WI, Green Bay. 

    Together, they enjoy camping, shopping, renovating their home, spending time with their family and friends, and traveling. They hope to take their children to many different places so they can have great experiences and memories as a family. 

    Jon and Elizabeth have always wanted to have children, either of their own or adopted. Jon has an adopted sister, so an open adoption is something that isn't scary or foreign to them. After struggling with infertility and infant loss, they are excited to finally welcome a baby into their home and lives.