Married Since: 2013

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Part-Time

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: Yes

We want to help you give your child a good and loving home. We want to help give you a variety of options for who will raise your child. We want to give you the option to have an open relationship with your child and his or her adoptive parents.

Carl and Brianna

from Wisconsin

Carl

Ancestry: Swedish, Norwegian, German

Religion: Nonpracticing

Occupation: Physician

Education: D.O.

Hobbies: Travel, Cooking/Baking, Magic the Gathering, Video gaming

Brianna

Ancestry: Norwegian, French, Irish, Native American

Religion: Nonpracticing

Occupation: Educational Assistant

Education: B.A.

Hobbies: Travel, Graphic design, Exercise, Curling (the sport)

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Nonpracticing

Favorites

Carl

Animal
Dogs
Family Activity
Going out to eat
Food
Cajun
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Sport
Soccer
Subject in School
Philosophy
Thing to Cook
Pork belly burnt ends
TV Show
Top Gear
Music
Metal
Vacation Spot
London

Brianna

Animal
Birds
Family Activity
Boating
Food
Indian
Holiday
Christmas
Sport
Soccer
Subject in School
Mythology
Thing to Cook
Cookies
TV Show
Scrubs
Music
Alternative/Indie
Vacation Spot
Colorado
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From Us to You

Dear Expectant Mother,

Hello! We are Carl and Brianna. We have been together for 13 years and married for 8 years. As we plan on growing our family, we keep you in the forefront of our mind. We cannot imagine how difficult a decision you are faced with making for yourself and your child. We are in awe of your courage and strength. We will raise your child knowing about his/her story and hope to include you in these conversations, in as much as you desire!

We are very excited to grow our family and your child will be well loved by us, our daughter, our very close friend group, and our extended family. Our five-year-old daughter is extremely excited to be a big sister and constantly asks when her baby sister or brother will be here. We have a very close group of friends who have been involved in our adoption journey from day one and are excited to welcome a new child. Although we both have siblings, our daughter is the only grandchild to both sets of our parents and the only niece or nephew to our three siblings. Our family is absolutely in love with our daughter and beyond ecstatic to welcome a new child to our family!

We look forward to enriching your child’s life by honoring his/her background, culture, and story. We will ensure your child is well-educated in these areas. In addition, we love to travel and look forward to exploring the world with your child.

We cannot imagine how difficult this decision is for you, but we want to encourage you to do what is best for you and to make the best choice for you. We would be honored if you choose us as your adoptive family. Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile and considering us as adoptive parents.

Love,
Carl and Brianna

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Why We're Choosing to Adopt

We have always known we want to adopt. Since we first met, we have both been passionate about adoption and the benefits it has on our community. We want to offer a child a good and loving home and a life filled with opportunities. In addition to our passion for adoption, after giving birth to our daughter, Brianna suffered from postpartum depression that was debilitating for us both. Due to this experience, we have decided that adoption is the best way to grow our family. We have always wanted a big family and we are hoping adoption will grant us that wish.

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About Brianna

It is difficult to summarize Brianna in a short paragraph because she is so many things. Simply, she is the best partner anyone could ask for. She is incredibly kind and supportive. She is the most thoughtful person I have ever met and is always thinking of others. Brianna is a phenomenal teacher and parent to our daughter. She is always thinking of ways of making our lives better and richer. Additionally, she reinforces the best parts of my own personality and balances the other parts. We just celebrated 8 years of marriage and 13 years of being together; I am looking forward to many more years of adventures and misadventures.

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About Carl

Carl is the foundation of our family. He is so incredibly strong and hardworking. He is an extremely dedicated father and family is truly the most important thing to him. Carl completed his undergraduate degree and then went on to complete medical school. He is a doctor, but defines himself as a father and husband first. Carl is goofy and fun loving. He loves spending time playing baseball with our daughter and cuddling with our dogs. Carl is an incredibly loving and supportive partner. I could not ask for a better person to spend my life with.

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Our Home

Our home is located in a beautiful and diverse neighborhood in a thriving city. There are many young children on our street and our daughter plays with them on a regular basis. We love to have them over for barbeques, roasting s’mores, or just playing in the backyard. There is a park and playground located two blocks away. We have a zoo nearby that we frequent often in addition to a children’s museum and a plethora of different types of restaurants.

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Our Sweet Pups

We currently have a 12-year-old Italian Greyhound named Toshi. Toshi is a small dog, weighing about 13 pounds and is truly the perfect child dog. He has been with us since before we had our daughter and has been great with her through every tail grab and ear pull. We also have a Mastiff puppy named Nargles who loves chasing and running around with kids. She is an incredibly sweet, loving, and gentle giant.

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Our Families and Friends

We are extremely fortunate to have a large support group of close friends and family. We have one biological daughter who is almost six years old. She is an energetic and loving little girl and she is extremely excited to be a big sister. We have a very close group of friends that are all young couples who have started families or are hoping to start families soon. Our friends have been involved in our adoption journey from day one and are excited to welcome a new child. Although, we both have siblings, our daughter is the only grandchild to both sets of our parents and the only niece or nephew to our three siblings. Our family is absolutely in love with our daughter and beyond ecstatic to welcome a new child to our family!

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Our Lifestyle

Although Carl’s career is very important, he has chosen a work environment that provides a flexible schedule and ample home time. Brianna works as a teaching assistant at a Montessori school. She is done with work at 1:45 every afternoon and is completely off during the summers. Due to our flexible schedules, our lifestyle is full of family time, fun with friends, and vacation. During a typical week, we love to have pizza parties and movie nights with our daughter. We also love reading, hiking, watching football/soccer as a family, dancing in the kitchen, working in the yard or on cars, and barbequing with friends. Carl’s parents have a cabin on a river in Wisconsin and we try to visit there for boating and beach fun as much as possible. Our family is especially important to us and we visit them as much as possible. We live an exciting life and love to go on new adventures together.

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On a Typical 3-Day Weekend

When we have extra time, we like to visit our parents. Carl’s parents own a cabin on the river where we are happy to spend time playing with our daughter on the beach or boating down the river. When staying in town, we love to explore our community by going to farmers’ markets or exploring new restaurants. We also have a very close group of friends in here in town that we like to have over to our home for movies or game nights whenever possible. Most of our friends have children and/or babies and we love to get them all together to run around in our backyard.

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Family Traditions

There are several traditions that are important to our family. We love holidays! Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter are big holidays for us and our extended families.  Every Thanksgiving Carl’s dad cooks an incredible turkey and Brianna makes way too many pies. Then the day after Thanksgiving, we go together with our extended family to look for a tree for Christmas. Brianna and our daughter skip through the fields until they find the perfect tree and then Carl cuts it down.  When Carl was growing up, family was a big part of his life. Every Sunday, his aunts and uncles would come over to watch football with the family and spend time with his grandfather.  This was a tradition that was very important to him growing up and he is hoping to continue to make Sunday an event and a time to gather with family and friends.

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Our Vacations

We love to travel the world, which is something we will share with our children. We hope to enrich a child’s life in many ways, but we are excited to show our children the world.

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Diversity

Our city enjoys stunning diversity, but not without its issues.  Where we live, there are many different ethnic backgrounds and we were drawn to live here because of that.  We love to learn about new cultures and experiences. We travel to new countries almost every year and love to learn about the unique cultures there. It is important to us that our children have a connection to where they came from and we hope to learn and grow with these traditions ourselves. In addition, we have a diverse group of family and friends that we treasure and love to spend time with.

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What We will Tell Your Child about You

We will tell your child everything you would like your child to know about you. We would love to be able to tell them about his/her story and family. We hope to sustain an open adoption with open communication and love.

Message Carl and Brianna

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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 Carl and Brianna

  • 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!