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About Us/Me

Friendship laid the foundation for our relationship. We met during our college years through mutual friends. But we didn’t go on a date for about seven years later – when the stars aligned and we were both single at the same time. Our relationship was a long distance one at first. We spent a lot of time getting to know each other over the phone, spending weekends together and even traveling to Italy. A few years after that first date we got married in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Our marriage was tested early on due to Amy’s severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome, our daughter June’s six week stay in the NICU, and Amy’s mom fighting breast cancer. We found out quickly how well we work together as a team and somehow made it out of a very challenging time even closer.

We hold our family and friends very close in our hearts. We show love through kind actions and shared experiences, not material things. Traveling together with June is one of our favorite things to do; seeing new places and experiencing the world outside of our own.

Our main goal as a family is to love and support each other, help each other reach our full potential and encourage each other to make the world a better place. We want to ensure our children become thoughtful people who see the best in others. Who feel empowered to be their authentic self.

We believe our parenting style is about being good examples. We live our values and know our children will replicate that. We are open to learning and making ourselves better all the time; which is something we see June already doing now too. We want to ensure our kids are on the right path, which means giving them positive guidance to do that.

Our faith in God helps encourage us to emulate His teachings – to be more kind and loving to everyone. Our faith does not revolve around rituals and religious standards. We believe God is love and love is everything.

ABOUT COLLIN

Having meaningful relationships centered around love, joy, peace, kindness, gentleness, and goodness is what life is all about to me. My faith, family, and friends taught me this and I plan to instill this in our children.

I started my career as a banker, which lead me to my current job as the chief financial officer at a premier food manufacturing company in Wisconsin. Outside of work, one of my hobbies over the years has been coaching youth basketball. I love seeing kids improve and engage in an activity that promotes teamwork and exercise. It is also a great opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of the next generation. I try hard not to focus on success but on creating meaningful relationships. I also like golfing, running, reading, and cooking.

As a dad, I hope to nurture an environment where our kids learn to be themselves and be comfortable in their own skin. Having authenticity helps us gain an appreciation and a perspective of all walks of life. We want our kids to be loving and kind to everyone.

ABOUT AMY

My world revolves around family, friends, and my love for humanity. I grew up in a family that centered itself around unconditional love. We spent a lot of time together making memories. Joy, music, and dancing filled our home. That’s what I hope to provide for my children.

I aim to leave a positive impact on those around me. I see things that can be better, and I work to improve them. That’s why I joined Women’s March Wisconsin and why I’ve become a fierce advocate for maternal healthcare reform. I believe our society needs to do a better job of listening to women – all women.

I’m so very proud of my career as an executive producer in the communication industry. I’m even more proud to call myself a mom and to be able to stay home with June for the first few years of her life.

My goal as a mother is to raise children who want to make the world a kinder place. When I look back on my life, I will know I have been successful if my children are loving and accepting of all people.

Learn even more about us and our extended family here >>> www.amyandcollin.com

 

About You

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn a little about us. Whether you choose us or not, we hope you find answers as you wrestle with these decisions that lie ahead.

Know that we sincerely honor you and will center this adoption journey around the choices you make for you and your child. We respect the process and will support you in whatever way you choose. Motherhood, pregnancy and birthing plans should be celebrated and supported. We are here for you.

It’s important to us that this child is surrounded by not only people who love them but people who look like them and share a similar heritage. We will celebrate their whole history and culture. We pledge to make that a priority so they can be proud of their past, present and future.

Adoption found its way into our hearts after Amy experienced a life-threatening pregnancy complication. We are grateful every day for our healthy daughter. We cannot wait to grow our family through adoption and share all the love we have with this extraordinary child.

 

About Us/Me

Friendship laid the foundation for our relationship. We met during our college years through mutual friends. But we didn’t go on a date for about seven years later – when the stars aligned and we were both single at the same time. Our relationship was a long distance one at first. We spent a lot of time getting to know each other over the phone, spending weekends together and even traveling to Italy. A few years after that first date we got married in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Our marriage was tested early on due to Amy’s severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome, our daughter June’s six week stay in the NICU, and Amy’s mom fighting breast cancer. We found out quickly how well we work together as a team and somehow made it out of a very challenging time even closer.

We hold our family and friends very close in our hearts. We show love through kind actions and shared experiences, not material things. Traveling together with June is one of our favorite things to do; seeing new places and experiencing the world outside of our own.

Our main goal as a family is to love and support each other, help each other reach our full potential and encourage each other to make the world a better place. We want to ensure our children become thoughtful people who see the best in others. Who feel empowered to be their authentic self.

We believe our parenting style is about being good examples. We live our values and know our children will replicate that. We are open to learning and making ourselves better all the time; which is something we see June already doing now too. We want to ensure our kids are on the right path, which means giving them positive guidance to do that.

Our faith in God helps encourage us to emulate His teachings – to be more kind and loving to everyone. Our faith does not revolve around rituals and religious standards. We believe God is love and love is everything.

ABOUT COLLIN

Having meaningful relationships centered around love, joy, peace, kindness, gentleness, and goodness is what life is all about to me. My faith, family, and friends taught me this and I plan to instill this in our children.

I started my career as a banker, which lead me to my current job as the chief financial officer at a premier food manufacturing company in Wisconsin. Outside of work, one of my hobbies over the years has been coaching youth basketball. I love seeing kids improve and engage in an activity that promotes teamwork and exercise. It is also a great opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of the next generation. I try hard not to focus on success but on creating meaningful relationships. I also like golfing, running, reading, and cooking.

As a dad, I hope to nurture an environment where our kids learn to be themselves and be comfortable in their own skin. Having authenticity helps us gain an appreciation and a perspective of all walks of life. We want our kids to be loving and kind to everyone.

ABOUT AMY

My world revolves around family, friends, and my love for humanity. I grew up in a family that centered itself around unconditional love. We spent a lot of time together making memories. Joy, music, and dancing filled our home. That’s what I hope to provide for my children.

I aim to leave a positive impact on those around me. I see things that can be better, and I work to improve them. That’s why I joined Women’s March Wisconsin and why I’ve become a fierce advocate for maternal healthcare reform. I believe our society needs to do a better job of listening to women – all women.

I’m so very proud of my career as an executive producer in the communication industry. I’m even more proud to call myself a mom and to be able to stay home with June for the first few years of her life.

My goal as a mother is to raise children who want to make the world a kinder place. When I look back on my life, I will know I have been successful if my children are loving and accepting of all people.

Learn even more about us and our extended family here >>> www.amyandcollin.com

About you

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn a little about us. Whether you choose us or not, we hope you find answers as you wrestle with these decisions that lie ahead.

Know that we sincerely honor you and will center this adoption journey around the choices you make for you and your child. We respect the process and will support you in whatever way you choose. Motherhood, pregnancy and birthing plans should be celebrated and supported. We are here for you.

It’s important to us that this child is surrounded by not only people who love them but people who look like them and share a similar heritage. We will celebrate their whole history and culture. We pledge to make that a priority so they can be proud of their past, present and future.

Adoption found its way into our hearts after Amy experienced a life-threatening pregnancy complication. We are grateful every day for our healthy daughter. We cannot wait to grow our family through adoption and share all the love we have with this extraordinary child.