Brady and Katie are waiting to welcome a child into their heart and home through open adoption. Learn more about them!
Dear Birth Mom/Family,
Thank you for taking a few moments to learn about us. We are so in awe of you & the immense amount of courage it takes to consider an adoption plan. It is important to us that you feel supported along this entire process & beyond. We promise to honor you and that sweet little babe’s beginnings. Your story is important and one we will always protect and hold closely in our hearts.
We have felt a strong calling to adopt stemming back to Katie’s childhood – can you believe that?! While we are devoted parents to our two biological children, we are thrilled at getting to love another child with every bit of our being. Baby will also be welcomed by a big brother and a big sister, who are excited to welcome their youngest sibling and forever best friend into our family.
We pray for your peace and comfort in knowing that your baby will be held by hands who will always want him/her; he/she will be loved fully and unconditionally forever; and he/she will grow and be shaped into a man/woman of greatness because of you and this beginning. You are an integral piece of that story. Thank you for learning about our hearts and dreams for our family.
With love and gratitude,
Brady & Katie
Our Story & How We Met
Our relationship has grown leaps and bounds since the time we met at a small coffee shop back in 2006. From young college kids who gave each other butterflies to a beautiful decade of marriage today, we love getting to live this life together. We have endured a lot as a couple, which has nurtured our high value and respect of one another. As cliché as it sounds, we are one another’s other halves!
About Brady – by Katie
Brady is a fiercely loyal and hardworking husband and father. He is easy-going and is always willing to lend a hand. He is one of those people who is easy to be around; what you see is what you get with him. We know a lot of people through our community, church, and business – yet I have never come across a single person who doesn’t adore Brady. One of the first things that attracted me to him was his attentive care and love for his dog. It was obvious he was going to make a wonderful husband and father someday.
About Katie – by Brady
Katie is superwoman. She makes being a wife, mom, and entrepreneur look easy. She would do anything for me and our kids, and she is an amazing model of strength and determination that we all admire. Katie is beautiful, inside and out, which you quickly realize after you get to know her. Her personality, sense of humor, faith, and love for family is what make her easy to love. Watching Katie become a mom and evolve in that role has been one of the greatest things I’ve witnessed during our relationship.
Liam & Skyla make this family all the sweeter. The ultimate brother-sister duo, these two are happy, adventurous, fun kids. They’re almost exactly four years apart in age, and love animals, toys, books, games, outdoors, & cuddles. They’re really excited to have a new baby brother or sister someday. Liam is six years old, and Skyla is two.
Our Home & Community
We live in our dream home! It’s a four-bedroom ranch on 3+ acres of land where we enjoy year-round exploring and playing. Our neighborhood is peaceful, safe, and friendly; comprised of families of all ages. The next-door neighbors have a giant swimming pool, which they let us use throughout the warmer months. Our community has a fantastic school district and many family-friendly community activities throughout the year. We love our little community, and it’s only an hour or two road trip away from bigger cities, like Madison, Milwaukee, or Minneapolis, where we enjoy getting away on day trips for all sorts of adventures.
Brady’s mom, two older sisters, and their families live in Northern Minnesota. We visit there several times a year, and always look forward to lots of time outside and on the lake, campfires, baking, crafts, and play time with cousins. Our visits double as a fun vacation. It’s our time to get away from our work and responsibilities at home, and just play and enjoy simplicity for a few days.
Katie’s mom lives in the same town as us, so we see her a few times per week. She excels in her duties of cuddling and spoiling our kids. Six of her seven siblings and their families live in Wisconsin, so we get together regularly. She has six brothers and one sister – her two youngest siblings were adopted through foster care as infants. Foster care and adoption has always been a huge piece of our family! There’s lots of extended family, too, who we see regularly. Liam and Skyla think it’s pretty cool to have so many big, fun uncles.
We have both lost our fathers recently to cancer. Those difficult experiences took place only three years apart, so we make it a point to talk about our dads with fondness and for the remarkable men they were. We were both very fortunate to have wonderful fathers who were hardworking, family men.
Stuart is our gentle, sweetie pie, who we rescued from a local animal rescue organization. Guessed to be a Lab/Shar Pei mix, he is very well-mannered and easy to love. He adores people and does very well with young children. He’s a wonderful family dog.
We opened a Fitness Center in 2015, which we own and operate as a team. We share a huge passion for health and wellness, largely stemming from the cancer battles our fathers fought, and because we appreciate being able to be active and play with our kids and take part in all life has to offer! We both coach classes and members, teach nutrition and lifestyle choices, and create a supportive, welcoming community. Katie also coaches women who struggle with emotional eating.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to learn a bit about us. Our hope is that you feel with certainty that we are a family who will cherish and love your baby as if he/she is our own. We understand that adoption itself can be a tough reality to walk through with a child, and we are fully committed to engaging in that conversation & honoring the plan we make together.
With so much love,
Brady & Katie