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Wisconsin and Upper Michigan


Alden and Nichole

For more information, contact : Nikki Brooks at:

Family Information 

Full Names: Nichole and Alden 
Number of Years Married: 10 

Number of Children:

Religion: Christian  

Child Care Plans: Planning to be a stay at home mom  
Pets and Names: Dog named Chip and Cat named Neeko 

Ethnicity: Caucasian



Nichole, 30 years old 

Education: College courses for Early Childhood Education with a CDA credential 

Occupation: Early Childhood Teacher


Alden, 31 years old 

Education: High School Diploma, Hardwood Lumber Grading Certificate  

Occupation: Sawyer 



City Type: Rural 

Years lived here: Nikki 31, Alden 12 

Quiet neighborhood with friendly neighbors. Community offers 4H program, K.A.M.O. (Kids and Mentors Outdoors), Swimming, Bowling, lots of family events throughout the year. 


Family Traditions


  • Easter: Nikki goes to church and then we go to Alden's sister's house for family dinner. 
  • Memorial Day: We go to a family member’s house for a family cook out. Location sometimes changes 
  • Halloween: Nikki goes to church for Trunk or Treat 
  • Thanksgiving: Our family rents a fire hall where we get together for dinner and then play bingo for prizes until prizes are gone. 
  • Christmas: Usually go to Alden's sisters for presents and dinner. Some years Nikki's siblings get together at her dads house for presents and visiting. 

Vacations: Our vacations consist of going to family events like graduations and weddings 

Family Gatherings: Birthday parties for nieces and nephews and the occasional Sunday brunch 

Family Favorites





Dragonlance Series 

The Sea Wolf 







TV Show:  





Nature Education 



Snow Leopard 











Adoption Preferences

Issues We Are Open to Discussing: 

  • Alcohol use prior to knowledge of pregnancy 
  • Drug use prior to knowledge of pregnancy 
  • Drug use during pregnancy 
  • Alcohol use during pregnancy 
  • Clinical depression in birthparents 
  • Mental health issues in birthparents 
  • Developmental disabilities in birthparents 
  • Conceived through forced intercourse 
  • Conceived through incest 
  • Limited or no information about birthfather 
  • Assist birthparents with expenses (as allowed by WI state law) 
  • Ethnicity: Open to any child 
  • Ongoing contact: Open to all forms of contact  
  • Open to states other than Wisconsin? Yes  


Birthparent Letter

Greetings from a small town, 

We are excited to have the opportunity to be a part of this journey. Our names are Alden and Nikki and we have been married since August of 2006. My husband and I enjoy each other’s company while watching movies and TV shows. We go for walks around town and to the park. We also go for an occasional bike ride or a drive to discover new roads we've never gone down before. We have many family gatherings that include picnics, barbecues, birthday parties, and holidays. Alden's family enjoys camping, fishing, and hunting and would love more children to come along for the fun! Our choice to parent through adoption currently stems from an inability to conceive, however, adoption has always been an option we considered to help build our family. My mother made an adoption plan for my brother many years ago and as a result I witnessed the after effects of the closed adoption practice. The lack of information available to myself in regards to my brother has haunted me for as long as I can remember. I can't imagine his feelings when he was denied his own history. We were pleased to learn that when considering an adoption plan for their child, birthparents are given the option of continued contact. This contact provides the child with much needed information regarding their family history and heritage. We are excited about the openness of adoption today and look forward to expanding our family. 

6737 W. Washington Street
Suite 2275
West Allis, WI 53214

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