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Scott & Allison

Thank you for considering us as potential parents for your child. We have been looking forward to becoming parents for a long time and are excited about the opportunity for our family to grow through adoption. While we know this is a very difficult decision for you, please know that we will provide all the love, support and guidance for your child to help them grow in to a strong, confident adult.

About Us

Vice President, Strategy
Human Resources
Master's Degree in Business
Bachelor's Degree in Sociology & Consumer Science in Business Affairs
Legally Married

Our Favorite Vacation Spot

Skiing in Colorado

We lived in Colorado for ten years; since moving back to the Midwest, it has been important for us to take a yearly trip back to the mountains for a vacation in the winter. Each year, we make a trip for an extended weekend to one of our favorite mountain villages -- Breckenridge, Vail or Beaver Creek. Sometimes the trip is just the two of us and other times we have friends join us from the Midwest or meet up with our friends from when we lived in Colorado. In every scenario, we enjoy the crisp mountain air, skiing, snowshoeing, good food and then cozying up by the fire to unwind for the evening before doing it all again the next day. As our family grows, we look forward to teaching the child how to ski and laughing as we all explore and make new memories in an area of the country we used to call home.

Our Leisure Time

At the Rose Bowl - Go Badgers!

We both love to travel, both domestically and internationally, and explore new places. While we consistently do a yearly trip to the mountains, we always try and pick a new place to explore, as well. Our weekends are otherwise spent reading, enjoying the outdoors, or spending time with family and friends.

Summer Trip to the Lake With Friends

We have an extremely tight-knit group of friends whom we consider family. Most of our friends have young children, ranging in age from one to eight years, who would be cousins to a child in our family. We share a passion for cooking and get together consistently for cooking adventures where we all try something new and different. Summers include spending the day outside and gathering around a fire in the backyard for s'mores. We enjoy Badger athletics and our weekends include Badger football in the fall and basketball in the winter. Our friends are all from the Midwest, so we enjoy heathy rivalries over football tailgates and March Madness. We can't wait to have a little one to share our lives and adventures with!

What It Means to Become Parents

One of the most important things a parent can do is put their child first, above everything. The role of a parent is to nurture, develop and instill life's important values -- for us, this means instilling the importance of honesty, integrity, hard work, respect, and family. It is our job to be there for our child and to support them as they grow up and develop their own sense of self. We are most looking forward to seeing the world from the eyes of a child. We are looking forward to seeing a child grow and experience all the joys of growing up, but also being there for those difficult times, as well. Being a parent isn't going to be easy, but we are committed to being supportive and learning from each other and the child along the way. There is nothing in this world that we want more than to be parents and we are thrilled at the opportunity to become ones in near future.


Fun Exploring Snoqualmie Falls
Fun Exploring Snoqualmie Falls
Fly Fishing
Fly Fishing
Scott Skiing
Scott Skiing
Allison Painting
Allison Painting
Date Night
Date Night
Hiking in Hong Kong
Hiking in Hong Kong
Both Families Together
Both Families Together
Out for a Walk in Lincoln Park
Out for a Walk in Lincoln Park
Dressed Up for a Wedding in Atlanta
Dressed Up for a Wedding in Atlanta
Preparing to Go White Water Rafting
Preparing to Go White Water Rafting
Allison Baking
Allison Baking
Scott Fishing
Scott Fishing
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Fun Exploring Snoqualmie Falls
Fun Exploring Snoqualmie Falls
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Fly Fishing
Fly Fishing
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Scott Skiing
Scott Skiing
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Allison Painting
Allison Painting
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Date Night
Date Night
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Hiking in Hong Kong
Hiking in Hong Kong
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Both Families Together
Both Families Together
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Out for a Walk in Lincoln Park
Out for a Walk in Lincoln Park
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Dressed Up for a Wedding in Atlanta
Dressed Up for a Wedding in Atlanta
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Preparing to Go White Water Rafting
Preparing to Go White Water Rafting
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Allison Baking
Allison Baking
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Scott Fishing
Scott Fishing

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We recently bought a home in the suburbs of Chicago -- close to the train for an easy commute in to the City for work and weekend adventures, yet far enough removed so there is a true community feel. Our community is very active and has summer programs and activities centered around each holiday, including annual pancakes with Santa. Our neighborhood is made up of many ethnicities and kids ranging in age from newborns to high schoolers. There is always someone outside riding bikes, playing basketball, walking dogs, or heading to the park up the street.

Our lawn has a built-in mini snow hill for having fun during the Midwestern winters and we have plenty of space, both inside and out, for fun and adventures. We spend a lot of time outside when the weather cooperates, spending time gardening, sitting on the patio and making s'mores by a fire in the backyard. Two blocks away there is a forest preserve where we walk the trails and enjoy the changing fall colors and wildlife.

Our Extended Families

With Allison's Family

We have a close-knit family who couldn't be more excited about our decision to adopt. Our parents both live close to us and they are ecstatic about becoming first-time grandparents! We enjoy casual weekends together throughout the year, often times centered around Wisconsin Badger sporting events, but we look forward most to when we host everyone in our home for Thanksgiving. Nothing is better than the entire family waking up together under one roof, sharing stories, laughter, and good food together for an entire weekend.

With Scott's Parents

Scott is an only child and Allison has two sisters that are ready to spoil this child rotten. One of them already has requested to be called Auntie B and the other already has Badger gear picked out for their first tailgate. They couldn't be more different but everyone is so excited for us to adopt and bring a new member in to our fun, energetic and loving family.

From Us to You

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us as a couple. We admire the courage and selflessness it takes to consider adoption for your child and can't imagine how difficult of a decision this must be for you. If we are chosen to parent your child, we will provide a home full of love and support as we foster a thirst for knowledge and teach him or her how to be a trustworthy and hardworking individual who cares about others.

We started dating in college and always knew we wanted to have a family together. After college, we continued dating and established ourselves in our careers - Scott in healthcare consulting and Allison in human resources. We got married in 2013, back on campus where we had met, and have been happily married for over eight years. The only thing missing from our lives right now is expanding our family and we are so excited for what the future holds.

Every decision we have made the last five years has been to prepare us for welcoming a child in to our home. We moved from Colorado to Illinois in order to be closer to our families and the strong support system they provide. Since moving to Illinois, we have purchased a home in a diverse suburb with an excellent school district. Our home has a large yard and plenty of space for our family to grow, explore and house many adventures and memories.

Despite all of our preparations and dreams, we have been unable to conceive biological children. We went through many rounds of infertility treatments and were told it wasn't meant to be. While that wasn't the easiest news for us to hear, we were there for each other during the roller coaster of treatments and disappointment. Through it all, it deepened our desire to have a family and that's what brought us to adoption.

We are enthusiastically awaiting the opportunity to grow our family and are excited to provide your baby with a loving home. Our parents are ecstatic to become first-time grandparents and our siblings cannot wait to become aunts. We also have a close-knit group of friends that we consider family; these friends all have children ranging in age from one to eight who would be immediate role models and big siblings. Everyone in our life is so supportive of our decision to adopt and they all will help play a pivotal role in the raising of your child.

We recognize your decision ahead is not an easy one. We will always be honest and open with a child in regards to adoption and the role you play in their life. We will ensure your child knows how much you love them and the decision you made was difficult, but was made for them. We will share with you your child's growth and experiences through photos, emails, and letters, if desired, and are open to making arrangements for visits when the time is right.

Thank you again for allowing us the chance to share a bit of us with you; we hope that you will consider allowing our dreams to come true through adoption.


Scott & Allison


Tom Hanks
Denzel Washington
Meryl Streep
Melissa McCarthy
Michael Lewis
Dan Brown
Big Short
The Giver
Candy Bar
Take 5
Scooby Doo
Childhood Memory
Badger games
Trick or treating -- and always needing to plan our costumes to go over snowsuits
Childhood Toy
Basketball hoop
Kitchen set
Children's Book
Boxcar Children
There's a Monster at the End of This Book
Classic Movie
Lion King
Wizard of Oz
Day of Week
Turtle bars
Berry Pie a la Mode
Disney Movie
Dream Car
Pick-up truck
Shiny red convertible
Dream Job
Bed and Breakfast Owner
Dream Vacation
Private hut over the water in the Maldives
Family Activity
Travel and exploring
Flower / Plant
Form of Exercise
Playing sports
Weight lifting
Crafting for the holidays
Holiday Song
Silent Night
Pentatonix -- Little Drummer Boy
Holiday Tradition
Time with family
Baking Chrismas cookies and then delivering them to family and friends
Ice Cream
Butter pecan
Cookie Dough
Junk Food
Chips and some sort of dip
Leisure Activity
Fine Cooking
Memory with a Child
Time with our godson/my best friend's kid
Vacation this summer with our friends' families ad the two kids whom had never met, immediately went up to each other, hugged each other and said, "you're my forever firiend".
Memory with Spouse
First dance at our wedding
Seeing Scott's face when I walked down the aisle at our wedding
Home Alone
Home Alone
Movie Munchie
Popcorn with truffle salt
Popcorn with truffle salt
Movie Quote
Life's a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get. - Forrest Gump
"Gird your loins" -- Devil Wears Prada
Movie Type
Musical Group
Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney
Nursery Rhyme
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Twinkle Twinkle
Olympic Event
Gymnastics and diving
Personal Hero
Mom and Dad
My mom
Book of Mormon
Kinky Boots
Maya Angelou
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Quality about my Spouse
Genuine care of people
Passion and loyalty to those who are important to him
Be the change you want to see in the world. -Ghandi
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover." -Mark Twain
Lou Malnatis
Peanut butter and jelly
Chicken Caprese
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
Shopping Store
Dick's Sporting Goods
Just a Kiss -- Lady A
Just a Kiss -- Lady A
Sport to Play
Sport to Watch
Football and March Madness
Sports Star
Peyton Manning
Michael Jordan
Sports Team
Badgers and Packers
Badgers and Packers
Subject in School
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Time of Day
Anniversary Dinner with Allison
Setting up a Charlie Brown Christmas tree in the cemetery for my brother around Thanksgiving. The tree is decorated with food for the animals -- puffed popcorn, cranberries and orange peels, and pinecones stuffed with peanut butter and birdseed
TV Show
Million Little Things
TV Show Character
Walter from Breaking Bad
Miranda Bailey on Grey's Anatomy
Type of Music
Vacation Spot
Anything near water
The Mountains
Video Game
NCAA Football
Duck Hunt

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