Jeff and Kristi
Hi! We’re Jeff and Kristi! Jeff is a Certified Public Accountant and Kristi is a Registered Nurse. We adopted our daughter Mackenzie and our lives immediately changed in the most wonderful way! She lights up our life! Mackenzie is lively and outgoing and is super excited about the idea of a brother or sister. We live in a small town with easy access to both Madison and Milwaukee.
We are easy going and enjoy spending time together as a family. We like taking trips and planning vacations and weekends away as a family. We enjoy working with children and teens and are very involved with our church’s youth group.
We have several family members in our extended family who were adopted, and we feel that families created by adoption are special. We’ve grown our family by adoption and hope to continue to do so. We want you to know that your child will always know his adoption story and the wonderful way we became a family. We like the idea of openness and will work with you to respect your wishes, comfort level, and privacy.
We are praying that God leads you to the family that is best for you and your baby!
Jeff, Kristi, and Mackenzie
Brian and Jacky
Hi, we’re Brian and Jacky from Southern Wisconsin. We’ve been joyfully married for over 6 years. Time for God and for each other is on top of our priority list and we are very grateful that we have stable jobs that allow us to take weekend camping trips, go on a movie date, invite friends over for dinner, enjoy a bonfire in our yard, and be with our church family on Sundays.
We are so grateful to have been given the opportunity to work with children whose families are in crisis through a non-profit organization. This hands-on experience taught us so much about parenting and how to make our home a safe place for a child to flourish in every way.
We live in a wooded property just outside of the city limits so we enjoy the peace and quiet of a small town and at the same time have all the important places like parks, hiking trails, library, and schools close by. Jemima, our very gentle but fun-loving English Cream Golden Retriever, is very excited to welcome a sibling that she could play with in our yard.
We are blessed to have people in our lives whose families have been changed forever by adoption. We have the full support of our loved ones and friends with our decision to adopt. We plan to go through this process in prayer, with transparency and honesty, and most importantly, with your privacy, thoughts, and feelings in mind.
We look forward to learning more about you and sharing more about us with you.
Joey and Hannah
Ben and Drew
Hello! Our names are Ben & Drew Bostian!
We live in Columbus, WI along with 2 cats, Mim & Twix, and our tortoise, Gus.
We are both daycare workers, Ben works with 2-3 year olds and Drew works with 4-5 year olds.
In our free time, we like to visit family, cook/bake, work on crafts, garden, along with the occasional relaxation.
Our family loves going on adventures and seeing new places. Our goal is to take a trip to Hawaii one day.
Every July, we take a week to visit Drew’s extended family on a beach in Oak Island, NC. Drew’s family has been doing this for the last 30 years.
Our extended family is vast and very supportive of an impending baby in our future.
Thynne and Ryann
In the happiest of our childhood memories, our parents were happy, too. Like Jim and Pam from The Office, Thynne and Ryann are best friends as well as partners. Our joy in each other’s company knows no end; through homeownership, parenting, road trips, and anything else life throws our way.
Some things are infinite. There is no biggest number, no farthest star, no end to the love we have for Lark our daughter. She is smart, kind-hearted, creative, stylish, loving, and (infinitely) lovable. She is the kid who made us parents—the greatest joy we know—and the one who inspired us to embark on the journey to adopt another. We champion her interests as they emerge, helping her to develop the skills she wants to take with her into adulthood.
Bradley and Kara
Thanks for reading our bio! Our names are Bradley and Kara, and we’ve been married four years. Bradley is an engineer in the electric utility industry, and Kara is a teacher at a Christian school. We love interacting with and working with kids. Between school, our church’s children’s and youth ministries, and our friends’ children, we have countless kids of all ages in our lives, and we are excited to welcome a child into our own family!
We have a great community through our church which includes many close friends, and even though neither of us are from Wisconsin originally (Kara’s from a big city near the West Coast and Bradley’s from a small town in the Southeast), we both feel right at home and have put down roots here.
We value our relationship and love spending time together. We believe that maintaining a healthy marriage is not only good for us, but it’s also one of the best things we can do for our children. For this reason, we intentionally set aside time for weekly date nights where we just have fun together, as well as family meetings where we talk through all the important things going on for the week.
We love learning, reading, telling stories, and playing board games. We enjoy music and theater. Kara loves gardening and dancing, and is learning a lot about cooking and languages (specifically Latin, Spanish, and Italian). Bradley loves playing Zelda, playing his bass guitar, and mentoring high schoolers. We’ve made a cozy home for ourselves in our condo. We have a fish tank, photos on the walls, and every room is painted a different color. We live in a small, but growing, city, with plenty to do–like going to the various beaches, shops, restaurants, or parks, and we can’t wait to share these things with our future family!
Thanks again for taking the time to consider us. May God bless you and guide you as you make this decision.
Brandon and Leah
We’re Brandon and Leah, a fun-loving couple from Wisconsin. We live in a great neighborhood in our beautiful home where we are just a block away from a park. We have been married for three years and together for almost seven. We have a six-month old puppy, Jax who keeps us busy! We are so excited to complete our family through adoption.
Brandon is a Senior Business Analyst and Leah is a Third Grade Teacher. We enjoy watching and attending Wisconsin Sporting events, biking, hiking, and going to the dog park with Jax. We also enjoy getting together with family and our close group of friends for dinners, game nights, campfires, and trips!
We are grateful that you are taking the time to learn about us, and we would be thrilled to have an open connection with you. We will absolutely follow your lead in navigating this journey and are willing and open to whatever helps you to feel the most supported and comfortable. We want to be completely transparent throughout this entire journey. We are here to support you as well and will do our best to help wherever we can now, as well as in the future.
We know you will make the best decision for you and your baby, and we are thinking about you and holding you in our hearts and prayers as you make this very difficult decision.
Keith and Jessica
Hello, we are Keith and Jessica!
We both work in the financial community. Keith is a Financial Control Analyst. Jessica is a Quality Control Analyst. We live in south eastern Wisconsin on 4.5 acres outside of town. We have been married for almost 5 years. We have 2 miniature goldendoodles, a cat, and a tortoise. We spend lots of time outdoors camping, hiking, gardening and playing with our dogs.
Both of our families have been touched by adoption; Jessica and her siblings are adopted and Keith’s half-sister was adopted. Our families are very supportive and excited for us as we continue on our adoption journey.
Thank you for taking time to read a little about us. We will be praying for you and we wish you the best as you navigate your decision.
Melissa and Troy
Hello! We are Melissa and Troy from Sussex, just outside of the city of Milwaukee Wisconsin. We have always dreamed of becoming parents, and are excited to be on our adoption journey. We are a family of four with our Shorkie, Zoey, and our Mini Goldendoodle, Lucy. In our free time, we love to go to the dog park, garden, and hang out with our family and friends. We enjoy going to our family’s cabin up north, exploring the many parks and trails around our neighborhood, and going on family vacations.
We understand that this is one of the biggest decisions you may ever have to make in your life. We hope that we can show you that we would make great parents for your child. We will love them unconditionally and wholeheartedly. We promise to give your child a childhood filled with many fun and wonderful experiences. We would welcome an open adoption and see the value in maintaining birth family connections.
We’re grateful for the opportunity to share a little about ourselves, and look forward to answering any questions you might have. We truly wish the best for you in whatever decision you make. Love, Melissa & Troy
Greg and Amy
Bryan and Gina
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Ben and Katie
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David and Nicola
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Ben and Codie
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What our clients say
I can’t imagine a better experience than working with Cindy! She was incredibly thorough and detailed in her explanations of every step of the process. She was INCREDIBLY responsive and even helped us with things that were technically not in her job description. We ended up leaning on her more than any other person in our adoption journey. She was also extremely thoughtful and kind to the birth mother, which is the most important thing in my opinion. We are so happy with our new baby boy and cannot thank her enough for helping us through this process.
Adoption Ave & Cindy are wonderful. As a biological mother, my pregnancy and adoption were a happy experience.
A picture of Cindy can go in the dictionary to define “bubbly”. She is also organized and fiercely protective of birth mothers. I’ve been in contact with many families and adoption agencies before finding Cindy… the difference is day and night. She spoke to me with respect and kindness, she is passionate for her work and has decades of experience. Both myself and the biological father felt comfortable and welcome from the first time we met her.
I knew that I could contact her at any time for questions or support and sometimes did. Even after the adoption, she was receptive to me reaching out, even about unrelated topics & I believe that Cindy and I will have an ongoing connection.
The adoptive parents also loved her! She took charge of the “behind the scenes” stuff and that went so smoothly – I didn’t have to lift a finger even once to get support and legal requirements arranged. Thanks to her experience, she set us up with a strong legal team and the parents were able to leave Wisconsin with the baby in less than a week! We expected to be stuck for much longer.
Cindy and the adoptive parents are among the most amazing people I’ve met in the past years. I highly recommend them & I am so glad that I didn’t settle for anyone else.
“From the first informational meeting through the home study process, to navigating the red tape of final adoption, Adoption Avenues has guided us through the uncertainties of the adoption process. Both Cindy and Andi were a pleasure to work with. We wholeheartedly recommend Adoption Avenues.”
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