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

We cannot thank you enough for choosing adoption.

We promise to raise your child in a secure, loving, nurturing home. Your child will complete our dream of growing our family. If we are so fortunate to be selected as adoptive parents, we are open to sharing in your child’s life with you through open adoption. Your child will be raised in a home full of love, opportunities and happiness. Our friends, cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents are full of love to share with a child. More than anything else, we will be a loving family.

We truly look forward to meeting you & walking this path together.

With Love & Blessings,

Brian & Susan

Our Journey

Our first date was dinner in Chicago. We had a terrific time and we both knew right away that there would be many more. We always had fun together and we fell in love with each other while going to the movies, listening to live music and eating fish and pasta at our favorite restaurant. Brian proposed to Susan on Chicago’s Navy Pier while recounting memories of the fun we had enjoyed together and looking forward to our lives ahead. We were married in 2005. When we met, we instantly knew we would be together forever. Our dream has always been to have a family, and share our love, faith & values with our children. We are unable to conceive a child & truly believe that an open adoption is our path to growing our family.

We have so much love in our hearts that we want to share with a child. Thank you for considering us!

Why I Love Susan

Susie always knows how to make me smile. Whether we are laughing together at our favorite TV shows or she is sharing a colorful story about work, Susie brings me happiness and laughter. Susie loves to volunteer. She has volunteered at our local hospital, walked dogs at a community shelter (only came home with one!) and worked tirelessly for a charity serving our veterans.

Susie is always looking for the bright side of a situation and striving to bring happiness to others. I know there is nothing she would love more than to love and care for our child. Susie is my everything and I cannot wait to see her be the best mother a child could ever imagine.

Why I Love Brian

Each time I look into Brian’s eyes I am reminded of why I love him! He is full of the love and compassion for his family & friends. Brian is a very loving and supportive husband. He truly is my best friend. We laugh together and cry together and he has always been there to patiently support me, even through very difficult times.

Brian’s kindness to others is seen in his smile, through charity and by how he helps his family and friends whenever there is a project to be done. Brian loves to be active and enjoys many outdoor activities. Brian encourages me to try new things (my first time skiing was as an adult!). Brian plans many of our travels, with great attention to detail. With all of his love and all of his energy I know he will be an amazing father.

Our Family

  • Loving Parents
  • Three Siblings, Four Nieces & One Nephew (2-18 Years Old)
  • Three Godchildren
  • Many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins & Friends!
  • One Very Loving Dog

All About Tucker

Tucker is a very good boy (just ask him!). We rescued him at the age of 2 from a local animal shelter where Susan volunteered. He is now 12 years old and enjoys running around in the backyard, at the forest preserve and especially at the dog park! Tucker loves to be the center of attention. Whether we are hosting a family holiday dinner or inviting friends over to watch the Super Bowl, Tucker always finds someone to play with or snuggle with. Tucker is great with kids and likes to bring out all of his toys to play when kids come to visit.

Our Favorite Vacations

  • Our honeymoon in Hawaii
  • London & Paris as a special vacation
  • Napa & San Francisco for a friend’s wedding
  • New York at Christmas
  • Washington D.C. to take in American history
  • Rocky Mountain National Park, hiking with family
  • Skiing with friends in Breckenridge, CO
  • Relaxing on a beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Our Favorite Sports Teams

  • Chicago White Sox
  • Chicago Bears
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Northern Illinois University Huskies

Thank you for choosing to view our profile!

We are blessed to be able to provide a loving home for a precious child as we are looking to expand our family through adoption. Our dream of having children would not be possible without you.

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If you’d like to learn more about Brian and Susan, contact us at 800-baby-mom or babymom@holtsunnyridge.org.