Bret and Sandra are waiting to welcome a child into their heart and home through open adoption. Learn more about them!


Dear friend,

We hope our family profile will provide you with a sense of peace and hope for your little one. We always dreamed of adopting a child since we were close to several adoptees who had a wonderful experience with their families. We are very loving parents and center our lives around our children. Your little one will be loved to the moon and back by Bret, Sandra, Madison, Lauren and our extended family. Our girls look forward to being wonderful big sisters. Lots of love, hugs, kisses, bedtime stories and blessings are on the way!

Bret & Sandra


bretBret is a dedicated and loving husband and father. Bret grew up in California and is very laid back. He ended up being the perfect partner for me! On our first date, he made me laugh by telling stories with his dry sense of humor.

Bret lived in Japan for a few years and worked on getting me to try sushi. His patience paid off and it’s now a favorite meal. Bret works in human resources as a recruiter. He loves to watch movies, play basketball, workout and play with our girls.


SandraSandra is a passionate mother and devoted wife who loves contributing to the success of her family. She also brings a spirit of adventure to try new things (like sushi) leading to both personal and professional growth. This picture was take at the Tough Mudder Chicago and is a good, muddy example of her planning (6 months of training)
and then “just do it” style. The sandra-cookingwhole family is inspired by her enthusiasm and drive for creating a great life for all.

Sandra works in human resources as a learning and development leader. In her spare time, she loves to workout and cook tasty meals, which we all enjoy!


madisonMadison is our oldest daughter. She is a very sporty girl and loves to be active. Madison is determined to score a goal in every soccer game or kick through a board in karate. When our youngest daughter was born, Madison immediately fell in love with her. She spends lots of time with her little sister Lauren reading and playing together. Madison also loves to do well in school. Her favorite subject is math.


laurenLauren is our youngest daughter. She is a true princess through and through. Lauren loves to pretend by wearing princess dresses and crowns every day. Lauren also enjoys swimming and dance lessons where she gets to meet new friends. Our little love enjoys doing just about anything fun! Lauren’s favorite meal is mac ‘n cheese.


Family Home

homeWe live in a large community in the western suburbs. There are plenty of parks, pools and festivals! We’re happy to live in a family-oriented community that provides lots of opportunities to enjoy our time together.

We would like to thank you for taking the time to get to know our family. family-2While we can’t begin to imagine all that you are experiencing, we hope you will find comfort in knowing we will embrace you and your little one with open arms.


If you’d like to learn more about Bret and Sandra, contact us at 800-baby-mom or