Our Story

We are high school sweethearts and began our relationship in 2003 when we were just 15 years old. We met in high school drumline and soon after fell in love. We became best friends very quickly and have remained as such for almost 17 years. After high school, we continued on to the same college, and we were married in 2010 on a very, VERY cold, Minnesota day in January. We have always wanted children and were unable to have biological children. We decided on adoption because we have our hearts set on being parents. We are so excited to welcome a child into our family through adoption. We love spending time with our nieces and nephews, taking them on adventures, reading books and playing games with them and are so excited to get to do all of those things with our child.

Background Information

State Of Residence




Whitney is of German, Irish, Scottish, and Welch descent. Joe is of German, Danish and Norwegian descent.


Both of us are in good health.


Whitney holds a Master of Secondary Education in Speech-Language Pathology. Joe obtained his Bachelor of Science in Horticulture-Landscape Design.


Whitney is a Certified Speech-Language Pathologist working in an elementary school with children with significant special needs helping to develop communication systems for non-verbal children. Joe is the Operations Manager for a Landscape Design and Installation company.


We are Christian and are active members of a Lutheran church.


We have a lovable, energetic, 6-year old Border Collie mix named Diesel and two 9- year old cats- a black cat named Monte, and a gray tabby named Sully.

Children In Family


Plans For Number Of Children


Race Of Child

Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Island.

Plans For Work/Daycare

Both Whitney and Joe work. Whitney plans to take a family leave to spend time with the baby of 8-12 weeks, and Joe plans to take a few weeks off as well. Once returning to work, we will use a combination of our family for childcare including both of our moms.

About Joe and Whitney (Written By Their Partner)

Whitney is one of the most thoughtful people I know. She always thinks about other people in her life and often puts their needs ahead of her own. As a speech and language pathologist for elementary aged kids with special needs, she is skilled at connecting with kids and discovering their needs when others can’t. Whitney has a huge heart for animals and loves spending time with our two cats and dog. She can’t wait to share that love with a child of our own.

Joe is a very kind, calm, gentle and thoughtful person. He is the first to offer help to friends and family when they needed and never expects anything in return. Joe has a great sense of humor and is easy-going. When spending time with our families, he can often be found playing and being silly with our nieces and nephews, and they just love spending time with Uncle Joe. Joe doesn’t let much bother him and is a dedicated, hard-worker. Joe is a do-it-yourselfer for sure, even making wooden toys for our nieces and nephews for Christmas. He has many talents including woodworking and playing piano. Joe is the most loving, supportive and accepting person I know, and he will make a great father.

A Message From Us Both

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit about us. We are very excited for our family to grow through adoption! We admire your strength and courage as you navigate this process. We want you to know how appreciated and prayed for you are. We look forward to getting to know you and hope you find peace as you make this decision.