Home Study Approved Families!!


  Nathan and Brigitta

Our names are Nathan and Brigitta.  We have been married 11 years, have a daughter who was adopted, two dogs, chickens and cows. One of our Papa's live with us and is very involved in our lives as well. We are into the outdoors, traveling, being out exploring.  We are also active in the life of our daughter.  Nathan is an involved father and works in the agricultural industry.  Brigitta is a dedicated mother, who is a Speech and Language Therapist.  We enjoy science experiments, reading, going to the fairs, zoo, gymnastic, dance and playing in the backyard.  Our families are extremely supportive of adoption and we will treasure your baby and shower them with tons of love, attention, encouragement and nurturing in a loving, fun, happy home.   We promise to value every quality you pass to your child and love them endlessly. We know you have a difficult decision ahead, but we would like to thank you for considering us to start this journey with you and your baby 


Doug and Tracey


We can only imagine how incredibly difficult this decision is for you and we are grateful at the opportunity to share our story.  We want you to know we admire you for the courageous and selfless act you are considering.  No matter what you decide, we are praying that you will gain peace and clarity in the weeks and months ahead.  We plan to honor your child’s history through our words and actions; reflecting your sacrifice and loving heart.  We will provide your child with a loving, stable, happy home that values faith, kindness, education, generosity, adventure, community and time together.   We promise to always place your baby as our top priority and provide a forever loving home.  Our hearts are open and excited to share our love with your child.

Tracey & Doug


Ben and Katie

Thanks for reading a little about us as you consider a family where your child can grow and thrive.  We are a down to earth couple who love to spend quality time with people. We have a 1 year old daughter who joined our family through adoption.  She is excitable, adaptable and loves to explore! 

We enjoy traveling in the U.S. and abroad, and seeing how different people live and make their place in the world.  We work together for a campus ministry where we invest in the lives of college students, through which we spend time at retreats and conferences guiding students in their faith and helping them make the most of their lives in college.  Our work is rich and meaningful and impacts all of our life together. Our faith is the single most important thing about us, and the foundation for our family and the life we live. 

Ben is a sports fan (Cubs and Packers), a great dad, and can easily make anyone laugh with his witty puns. Katie likes to cook and bake, do crafts, read in her hammock, play with their daughter, and hang out with friends. We are active together, our favorite things being playing tennis, or catch in the back yard, as well as sitting around our fire pit making s’mores and talking. 

We are committed to providing a home that is safe and secure, full of opportunities to learn and grow through exploration, support, and encouragement.  We have mentored hundreds of young adults over the years, and it is so rewarding to see them learn and grow.  We are excited to grow our family and invest in the little ones in our home, and see them grow into the people they were created to be!  We are grateful for your consideration as you navigate the many decisions ahead. 


 Albert and Melissa

Hi there! We’re Albert and Melissa, a pair of friendly humans who are so excited to start our family. Thank you for making such a brave choice and for taking the time to get to know us. You will always be a part of this child’s story and, if we raise him or her, they will grow up knowing that and we will treasure the traits you pass down.  

Right now it’s just the two of us, plus our beloved 14-year-old black cat, Jane. Most of our time is spent with our family and friends (we are grateful to be part of a very loving and supportive network of people) or consuming stories at home (through books, video games, news articles, etc).  

We love Pokemon, watching football on Sundays, wearing hats, hosting an annual Oktoberfest party, homebrewing, and singing our cat’s name into every song. We work for a university (Albert) and a library (Melissa) so we are very passionate about education, growth, and exploration. We want to help a child discover their passions and we can’t wait to teach, learn, and grow with them.

David and Nicola

Thank you for taking a moment to get to know us. It is a privilege to be able to share a bit of our lives with you and hope we might get to know you too. 


We met in college at an audition for a performing group. We find joy singing together in the car and dancing in our kitchen. We are playful and our friends and family describe us as fun and loving. We are committed to one another as partners and love each other with all our heart. Our faith is central to our lives and shapes our desire to love others, because of Christ’s love for us.


David is a loyal friend, the youngest of five, and an avid runner. He is a Catering Event Planner and although he works mostly in the office, his Italian heritage encourages his love for cooking. Nicola is a joyful presence and caring friend who loves spending time with others. She works from home in Nonprofit Administration and for fun as a Fitness Instructor.


Together, we enjoy playing card games, traveling, and being active–hiking, playing ultimate frisbee, and neighborhood walks. We have been married for seven years and can't wait to be parents and grow our family through adoption.


Hi, my name is Kristi. I’ve wanted to adopt my entire memorable life—literally. I was 3 when I first knew. It’s been a long road, but I’m finally becoming a mom.

I share a home with my mom and 16-year-old sister, who was adopted at age 2. My brother lives across town, and my grandpa’s till out at the farm. Grandma’s in Arkansas.

Art and science are important; head and heart. There’ll always be music, craft projects, and bug-catching. Also novels and medical studies. Baking bread, and buying cookies on the way to a friend’s house because we’re running late. Random and deliberate acts of kindness.

The hardest thing about taking care of other peoples’ kids is that I always have to give them back; I want one (or 5) that I get to keep. Learning and teaching are both fun, and I can’t wait to get started.

Ryan and Emily

Hello! We are Ryan and Emily and we are hopeful adoptive parents. Our future child will be loved and cherished not only by us, but by grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins close in age, and many friends. We enjoy traveling and RV camping. We love spending time with our families and friends, including our six (soon to be seven) young nieces and nephews. As a couple, we share our musical talents in our church’s praise band.

Ryan is a hard-working family man who enjoys playing guitar and bass, finding and listening to great music, and restoring a 1968 Pontiac GTO. In his professional life, Ryan leads operations for a family-owned logistics company. Emily is a compassionate woman who enjoys reading, writing, cooking, knitting, and playing piano and flute. Professionally, she works from home as a writer, owning a small content marketing company that helps other small business owners.

As parents, we will teach hard work, respect, and self-confidence. We will raise our child in the Christian faith. We will provide unconditional love to this child all of our lives. We promise to respect the irreplaceable connection our child will have with their birth family and will do everything in our power to raise our child to know their culture and remain connected to their roots.

Thank you for reading our story and considering us as adoptive parents as you make this very difficult decision. 

 Ben and Codie


Brian and Jennifer


Claire and Jeremy


 Scott and Laura



 Scott and Amber



Call 877.347.7650 for more information or email Cindy Jensen at cindy@adoptionave.com or Andi Crump at andi@adoptionave.com!

Eager to build their families!