Brian and Lisa 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 the time to read our profile. We want to start by telling you how brave you are for making the decision to give a family the precious gift and blessing of a child and for taking the steps to ensure that your baby has the best future possible. We have hoped and prayed for a child of our own for so long, this would truly be the greatest gift we could ever receive.

We have been on a long journey that has now led us to you. We are excited to learn more about you and the wishes you have for your child. We are here to support you through this process and are happy to answer any questions you may have. We are honored that you are considering us as parents for your baby.

Our Story & How We Met

We met in 2003 after being introduced by our siblings. We dated for six years and then got engaged in 2008 after Brian asked permission from Lisa’s father. We were married in 2009 at Lisa’s childhood church. We have been married for 10 years. We are proud of the loving relationship we share and have supported each other through all of life’s ups and downs.

Our journey to parenthood has been difficult at times. Over the past seven years we have worked to expand our family in various ways. We always knew in our hearts that adoption was going to be a part of our journey. We have created a solid foundation for our family to grow and now look forward to building our family with our new baby.

About Lisa

My name is Lisa. I am from Chicago, IL. I attended Catholic grammar and high schools. After graduating from college, I knew my true calling was to become a nurse, so I went on to ultimately complete an advanced nursing degree. I currently work as a Family Nurse Practitioner and provide care to patients in the clinic setting. Prior to this, I worked as a nurse for ten years. I love to care for people and absolutely love my profession. I hope to also become a professor of nursing one day.

I have a very supportive immediate family including my parents, two sisters, and one brother that all live in the Chicagoland area. I also have a very large extended family living nearby, as well. Outside of work I enjoy cooking, exercising, spending time with my husband, cuddling with my little dog Clarabelle, spending time with my family and friends, traveling, and studying. I am so excited to become a mom!

About Brian

My name is Brian and I was born and live in Chicago, IL. My parents are the biggest inspiration on my life, and they did whatever they could to provide for me and my seven brothers and sisters.  I am the youngest of eight and growing up with the support of so many has helped me succeed throughout my life. I worked my way through college and became a mechanical engineer for most of my career.  Recently, I followed my entrepreneurial dreams to become a real estate agent. I completed my master’s in real estate and work in Chicago, IL as an agent.

I enjoy traveling, coaching baseball, cooking, woodworking, taking my wife out to dinner, spending time with my dog Clarabelle, and relaxing with family and friends. I am very excited to adopt our new child, and I promise to give the love and support that my family passed down to me as I was growing up.

Our Home & Community

We live in a beautiful home in Chicago, IL on a quiet tree lined street with great access to the lakefront path and downtown area. We plan to frequent the amazing parks, universities, libraries, museums, and theaters as our child grows.

Our Families

We both have large families that live nearby including our parents, siblings, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. We even have a grandma that turned 90 years old this year! We are also blessed to have many great friends. We live about fourteen miles away from both sets of parents and all ten of our combined siblings still reside near Chicago, IL. Our families are very close and there is hardly a weekend that passes by without a family event to attend. We have many fond memories with our families including vacations, holidays, and countless celebrations. We are all so excited for a new baby to join our family!

Our Pet

We share our home with our cute and cuddly little dog Clarabelle. Clarabelle is Chihuahua and Terrier Mix. She loves snuggles and is so excited for a baby to join our family! Clarabelle also became a part of our family through adoption and has been living happily ever after with us ever since!

 

Travel

We love to travel! Some of the places we’ve travelled to together include Scotland, Ireland, Vietnam, Japan, St. Lucia, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and various places throughout the United States. We have included some of our favorite travelling pictures. We cannot wait to travel with our new baby and show our child the world!

Thank You

Thank you again for reading our profile. We believe that you are a very brave and loving person that wants the best for the child.  We are honored and thankful that you are considering us as parents and hope you enjoyed learning about us. We will provide all the things a happy child could want, including unconditional love, a safe and nurturing environment, a best dog friend, a caring extended family, a great education, a life full of travel, and so many other things. We have spent years preparing to one day hold our baby and we know deep in our hearts a beautiful baby is on the way. You are making our greatest dream come true and we are forever grateful to you.

Sincerely,

Brian and Lisa

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