Married Since: 2013

Pets: No

Stay at Home Parent: Yes

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

You want the best for your baby; so do we! Be assured that if you choose us we will love and cherish your baby for the rest of our lives.

Brian and Caroline

from Minnesota

Brian

Ancestry: German

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: V.P. Operations

Education: B.S.

Hobbies: Music, Reading, Biking

Caroline

Ancestry: Irish

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Homemaker

Education: B.S.N.

Hobbies: Crafting, Quilting, Biking, Music

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: Caucasian, Caucasian / Hispanic

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Catholic

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From Us to You

The thought of you considering entrusting your baby to us is both humbling and exciting.  We understand that this is a big and difficult decision for you, and it is only because of the love you have for your baby that you are even considering an adoption plan.  You want the best for your baby; so do we!  Be assured that if you choose us we will love and cherish your baby for the rest of our lives. We have looked forward to having children since the day we were married.  After several years of marriage and unexplained infertility we have chosen adoption as the best way to grow our family.  We have dreams of reading, playing, praying and laughing as a family.  If blessed to have your child join our family they will partake in family traditions already established and help us establish new ones! We hope that new traditions will include attending sporting events and music recitals; sitting down to dinner and hearing about what happened at school; taking trips to the library, picnics at the park and play dates! A few years ago we built our dream home on three acres in a quiet and friendly neighborhood. Your child will enjoy a large yard to play in with a backyard surrounded by woods on three sides.  We have cut trails through the woods and know your child will enjoy running and exploring them as much as other children do. We both come from stable homes and there is no divorce in either of our immediate families.  Along with us, there is a large extended family of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins waiting to welcome your child into our lives! We have seen the happiness and joy that children bring to a home and long for that in our own home.  If you decide adoption is the best way for you to provide for your baby we hope and pray that you will consider blessing us with the opportunity to care for them in your place. We are committed to providing a loving and stable home where your child will be loved unconditionally and always know that you loved them first. Brian & Caroline

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How We Met

We met online when Brian lived in Minnesota and Caroline in Canada. We emailed and Skyped for a few months and then met several times in person. We quickly knew we were going to be married and within a year Caroline quit her nursing job and moved to MN, with a few boxes and a car carefully packed full of her most treasured belongings, just before our wedding day in 2013.

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About Caroline

I met Caroline in October and we were married fifteen months later in a Minnesota winter wedding and we have never looked back! Since the moment I met Caroline I knew that I had found a loving and caring women with a heart that has no limit for love. She often surprises me with little notes or treats in my lunch, the kind that remind me, I am loved. She makes our house feel like a home and often sends me photos throughout the day of projects or activities she is doing, whether it something she is baking, shopping for, or even of a little bird or deer crossing our yard that caught her eye. She adds a dimension to my life that didn’t exist before I met her; I am blessed to have married such a wonderful woman. She is already dreaming of how she will be spending her days at home with your child.

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About Brian

Shortly after I met Brian my mom asked me, “Well? Is he the one?” I answered her honestly and said, “if he isn’t, I should just stop looking!” I had often been told by others that I wasn’t going to find the perfect man.  I wasn’t really looking for someone perfect – just perfect for me!  Brian is perfect for me!  Brian is generous with family and friends alike – always willing to help with other people’s projects, whether it is tilling the neighbor’s garden, shingling a roof or financing our niece’s horseback riding lessons.  He is always willing to put others’ needs before his own.  When it comes to my crafting hobbies he is always encouraging and shows interest in my projects.  Brian is curious by nature and loves learning new things. He loves sharing his knowledge and is always willing to explain and demonstrate how things work to our nieces and nephews.  He loves to give them the opportunity to learn and experience things for themselves, he will let them hold the sander when woodworking, or steer the riding lawn mower when cutting the lawn.  Nothing would give him greater pleasure than to have his own child to teach.

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Our Families

Brian’s family all live within a half hour of each other with his sister’s family living only two minutes down the road from us. We see each other often and are involved in each other’s lives. We bike together, attend baseball games, high school plays, and robotics competitions that our nieces and nephews are involved with. Brian’s father loves woodworking and has built toy boxes for each of the grandchildren as well as a cradle for each of the first born, which for us would be your child. Caroline’s family mostly lives in Canada, so phone calls and extended-stay trips are how we stay in touch. Caroline talks with her mother almost daily and other family members regularly. Going back to Canada to see her mom, cousins and relatives is always a trip we look forward to. Your child’s future grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins are waiting to welcome them into our lives!

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Why We are Choosing to Adopt

We are choosing adoption because we want to know the joys of raising a child. We both love children and were excited to welcome them into our lives after we were married. After several years of waiting for this to happen naturally we realized that God had a different plan for us. Adoption was the only alternative we considered. Caroline’s older brother was adopted as were some of her cousins. We also have several friends who have experienced the joy of adoption and decided this was the best choice for us to grow our family.

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Our Home

We designed and built our dream home a few years ago. We have lots of space and a bedroom waiting for your child. We have a big, open living room, kitchen, and dining area that are conducive to entertaining family and friends. We love hosting gatherings, and hosted Brian’s parents’ fiftieth wedding anniversary. Music is a big part of our life. We both had music lessons as children and plan to offer that to your child. Last year we bought a piano and now enjoy playing and listening to each other. We have lots of fun learning duets with Caroline playing the piano and Brian playing the trumpet. We also enjoy inviting others to bring their musical instruments over and play songs together. Our neighborhood is on a quiet loop that has very little traffic but there are often families out walking, biking, or kids out playing in yards. We love having space to play games in the yard, and to have bonfires on the patio where many a S’more has been enjoyed.

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Our Lifestyle

We love to socialize with our family and friends but also enjoy just being at home. We live within a half hour of most of our friends and Brian’s family so if there is a birthday or special event such as an anniversary or graduation we make an effort to celebrate it. If our nieces and nephews or our friends children are playing in a tournament or in a school play we go and watch. In the winter months we enjoy playing cards with our neighbors, hosting game nights and meeting up with others for Sunday brunches. In the summer we try to get outside as much as possible; walking, biking, gardening and even just sitting outside in the evening. We often attend the local summer festivals that include everything from scavenger hunts, to rodeos and parades. Caroline loves to craft and gets together with her “crafty friends” a few times a month year round!

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Our Faith

We will raise our child in the Catholic Faith. We share a deep love for our faith and have built our relationship around it. We pray together daily and attend church every Sunday and on special Occasions. We enjoy participating in the pancake breakfasts, bake sales, and the annual church picnics. Caroline volunteers at the school two afternoons a week working mostly with the first graders and can’t wait for our child to being going to school. Brian is a member of the men’s group that meets once a month for dinner and discussion.

What We will tell our Child about their Birth Mother

We will tell our child that because she wanted the very best for them she courageously and unselfishly entrusted their care to us. That it was because she loved them so much that she chose adoption.  Any other details would be what she would like us to tell

When We Hold your Baby in Our Arms, These are our Thoughts

The trust she has shown in us to care for and love her baby is truly humbling. We will always love her for choosing us and always work hard to be everything she wanted for her child.

Message Brian and Caroline

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  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!

Contact Brian and Caroline

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!