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Hello!

We would like to thank you for taking the time to get to know us, we are so grateful for you considering us for your child. We are an easy-going and fun family of 3 excited to grow through adoption! We are excited to share our lives with your child and show them the world through education, traveling, and spending quality time together! We are open to sharing pictures, letters, and visits with you as your child grows.

A little bit about us

We started dating in 2008 after mutual friends suggested it was a good idea… and they were right! We have been married for almost 10 years now and have a wonderful 4-Year-old daughter named Reese.  We have always envisioned our family with more than one child as both of us have siblings and love them dearly. Joanne is a recent survivor of cervical cancer by way of hysterectomy and thus we are unable to grow our family. This life-changing event has strengthened our relationship and has proven how supportive our families are. We are thrilled to now move forward with adoption to grow our family.

We enjoy going to concerts, sharing our love of music, and doing home improvement projects. We also love to travel; Reese enjoys having her passport stamped and loves to be on airplanes! We also enjoy playing outside; whether it is winter or summer, we find something to do to get some fresh air!

We are looking forward to sharing these same opportunities with your child and teaching them about traveling, gardening, and the great outdoors!

Meet Nick

Anyone who meets Nick agrees that he is the most caring and kind person they’ve met. He puts other’s needs before his own and is the first to lend a hand. Nick really enjoys his work as an electrician and is very dedicated to making his family business a success. He likes snowmobiling, water sports, hockey, and NASCAR. He is very excited to share all of these hobbies and interests with our next child and is looking forward to teaching them how to water ski and ice skate. He looks forward to watching races with our kids and make lots of great memories.

Meet Joanne

Joanne is a caring, patient, and honest person. When I first met her, I could tell she was a person that was fun to be around. She loves being outside; anytime she can get outside she will. She loves going for walks and running. We have a vegetable garden that she is eager to share with another child.  She loves boating and being on the beach and is looking forward to taking more trips with the whole family. Joanne is a wonderful mom and teacher.  She is excited to teach our next child how to play the piano and how to swim, just as she has already started doing with our daughter.

Our Daughter and Our Family

Our daughter, Reese, is 4 and we know she will be a wonderful big sister! She is kind, caring and absolutely loves playing games. She is always the first one to introduce herself and ask others to play. Reese is so excited to become a big sister and is looking forward to teaching her sibling how to color, put puzzles together, and play go fish!

Both of our families live very close; our parents and siblings all live within a 10-minute drive of our home. We see them regularly and they are very involved in our lives, as we are in theirs. Holidays are a very special time for us to get dressed up, attend church together, and have a nice meal at our parents’ homes. Our moms, Reese’s grandmothers, love to do the majority of our childcare as it means they get to spend more time with Reese. They are both so excited to have a new little one to help care for and love!

Our home in Wisconsin

We live in a new 2 story, 3 bedroom home that we designed to accommodate our growing family. We have plenty of play space within the open concept and the third bedroom has already been converted into a nursery and is set up with a crib and rocker! Our back yard has lots of space to run, play soccer, swing on the playset, jump on the jump-a-roo, garden, and sit on the patio. Our neighborhood is full of young families with children and there are multiple parks, a skating pond, and indoor and outdoor pools all within walking distance.

We also share our home with our cat named Callie, who loves taking naps and getting scratched under her chin.

We promise

We promise to provide your child with everything they need to grow up to become a successful adult. They will grow up knowing that they are loved, they will be supported, cheered on and encouraged in all that they do. We will provide them with a solid education and help them to follow their dreams. We will love them unconditionally, as we love all of our family.

We look forward to getting to know you and would love to share pictures, letters, and visits with you as your child grows.

If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Nick & Joanne

  Nick Joanne
Our EducationMasters Electrical LicenseBachelor of Science in Nursing
Our ProfessionsElectrician Registered Nurse
Stay-At-HomeNoPart-time
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Nick & Joanne's Favorites
Favorite FoodCool Ranch Doritos and Mac and CheeseTacos and nachos; really any Mexican food!
Favorite holidayChristmas, getting all of the family together and eating ham!Thanksgiving! All the food! I love quality time spent with both sides of our families and friends.
Favorite hobbySnowmobiling, boating and water skiing.Crafts. I love making customized things on my Cricut craft machine.
Favorite sportTo watch, football (Go Pack Go!). To play, hockey.Cheerleading. I was on my high school's co-ed competitive team and it has been a love of mine ever since!
Favorite vacation spotCabo san Lucas, Mexico. Cabo san Lucas, Mexico. It's my favorite thing to sit and watch the boats in the marina.
Favorite seasonSpring. New growth, fresh air, and it's not too hot yet!Summer. There is so much to do outdoors where we live.
Favorite weekend activityGetting outside to do anything from mowing the lawn to going for a bike ride.Relaxing at home, trying out new restaurants, visiting Nick's parents' lake home.
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

Traveling, outdoor activities (boating, swimming, sports, summer festivals), food, family gatherings, music.

Our Faith

Nick was raised Lutheran and Joanne was raised Catholic. We were married in and have been raising our daughter in the Catholic church. We plan to do the same for future children. Our 4 year old attends the local catholic school.

Our Musical Interest

Music is one of our top interests. While we enjoy all types of music, our favorite is country music. We enjoy going to concerts and finding local live bands to sit and listen to.

About Our Home

We live in a 3 bedroom, 2 story home that is about 3 years old. We designed our home with a lot of personal touches and spent many hours helping to build it. It is very open, welcoming and kid friendly. We have multiple play areas in our home including room in our basement for our children to ride a bike or scooter during the winter months. For the warmer times of year, we have a large backyard with a playset and swings.

Our Dughter, Reese

Reese is learning to ice skate on the pond across the street from our house. In the warmer months, we spend a lot of time in the back yard on the playset or in the garden. Reese's favorite thing is eating freshly picked cherry tomatoes! Last summer, she even planted and took care of her own bean plant. She is so caring and thoughtful. She is very eager to have a sister or brother to play with!

We live in the state of...

Wisconsin. Home of the Badgers, beautiful seasonal changes, and friendly, welcoming neighborhoods!

Our Neighborhood

The homes in our neighborhood are mostly 10 years old or less. We live within walking distance of a nice park with plenty of playground equipment, soccer fields, volleyball and basketball courts, baseball diamond, and a park shelter for gatherings. There are lots of activities happening at the park spring thru fall. Directly across the street from our home is a pond where we go ice skating in the winter. Our neighborhood is full of families with children of all ages. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming. We have at least one block party get together each summer.
We live less than one mile from a gym that has indoor and outdoor pools and a waterpark which we frequent in the summer.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

newborn to 2 years old.

Twins

Yes!

Gender

Either

Sibling Group

Yes, with the oldest up to 2 years old.

Ethnicity of ChildCaucasian, Caucasian/ Asian, Caucasian/ African American
Future Contact with Birth Family

We would be more than happy to share letters, pictures and visits with you as you are comfortable.

In Closing

We are so thankful to you for reviewing our profile. God has led us to adoption and we are so excited! We promise to provide your child with everything they need to grow to be a successful and confident individual. We will provide them with a loving home to call their own, a solid education to grow from, and plenty of adventures for them to enjoy in life! As well as lots of fun, laughs, and love!

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