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Lutheran Social Services of
Wisconsin and Upper Michigan


Daryl and Lori

For more information, contact Beth at Phone: (715) 261-8807 or

Family Information

Full Names: Daryl and Lori

Number of Years Married: 6 years (married Oct 2005)

Number of Children age(s): Jonathan, adopted at birth, Feb 2010

Religion: Christian

Child Care Plans: Lori will take off 12 weeks following child placement. Daryl will take off 1 week. During the school year, Baby will attend a family daycare with Jonathan, located just a few blocks from the house. Lori is a teacher so she will care for the children during the summer months and all other breaks during the school year.

Ethnicity: Lori - Caucasian and Daryl -Caucasian

City Type: Urban

Years lived here: 6

Community/Neighborhood: In 2005, we built our house. We chose the area because the street would receive little traffic, it is close to the church and we would have enough room for a grassy yard for our children to play in. Our spacious 3 bedroom home is nestled in a wooded neighborhood with several young families and children. We are within walking distance of two schools, nature trails, and a park is located across the street. We look forward to playing ball in the park, swinging, going down the slides, and taking bike rides to the local ice cream stand as our family continues to grow.

Holidays: Our parents' houses are filled with scents of fresh baked pies and roasting turkeys as we gather around the table eating holiday meals and playing games.  Family traditions are carried out: finding the pickle ornament on the tree and digging an igloo for the annual bonfire at Christmas time

Family Gatherings: We spend a lot of time with our families. Family gatherings always include lots of food, fun,games, and laughter! During the spring and summer, weekends are filled with attending festivals with family, camping, having friends over for BBQ’s,attending ball games, going to local parks or biking on the nature trails. Heading to Iowa to hang out at the family farm, harvesting sweet corn, and giving four wheeler rides to family are also enjoyed. In the fall, the crisp air is enjoyed while we create piles of leaves for Jonathan, and our nieces and nephews to jump in. We travel to the pumpkin farm to find the perfect pumpkins to carve.

Others: See more pictures of us andour life at

Family Favorites

  Adoptive Mother Adoptive Father

Tuesdays with Morrie

Color: Purple Blue


Steak and eggs

TV Show:

House Hunters



Scrapbooking, woodworking with my brother and father, dancing, hanging out with friends and family

Basketball, attending football games, construction, and hanging out with friends and family


Golden Retriever



Ticket to Ride and other board games

Othello and Phase 10

Season: Fall Fall

Christian Rock



Adoption Preferences

Ethnicity: Open to any child

Ongoing contact - Open Adoption: Through the relationship with Jonathan’s birthmom, we understand the importance of open adoption and look forward to building a life-long relationship with you. Whether it is through visits, letters, pictures, or phone calls, it is our intention to be open with you and to let your child know who you are and how much you love them.

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)

Location of Birthparents:We are open to a birthparent in Wisconsin and other statesTo learn about all the states we are open to,  contact Beth at Phone: (715) 261-8807 or email:

Dear BirthParent,

Our names are Daryl and Lori. We have been married for 6 years, and our love for each other continues to grow stronger every day. We happily look forward to traveling through the adoption journey with you so we can share our love with you and a new life.

Why Adoption
We have always wanted to have children. After lots of prayer and discovering we couldn’t get pregnant on our own, we decided that adoption is the way we are meant to grow our family. We adopted our son, Jonathan, in 2010. We are looking forward to our family growing through adoption again and discovering what kind of relationship we can develop with you. We feel so blessed to be on this journey with you.

About Daryl (from Lori)
One of the first things I noticed about Daryl was his love for children and the passion he has for teaching them about God! He is a very loving and attentive husband who loves being a father and teaching Jonathan all the wonderful things about the world! During the summer Daryl loves outdoor activities such as volleyball, baseball, biking, and hanging out at his parents’ farm.

About Lori (from Daryl) 
When you first meet Lori you will notice her natural motherly ability and her cheerfulness. I’ve never seen someone light up a room with a smile like Lori can. You will learn that Lori loves children! Her job allows her to have a lot of time off over the summer, holidays, and weekends to spend with Jonathan. Lori enjoys any outdoor activities, hanging out with family and friends, and serving in the church.

About Jonathan
Jonathan is an energetic little boy who loves discovering the world. He is always full of giggles and smiles. Jonathan enjoys playing with his friends and family, getting into mischief, and playing in the water. Jonathan sends text messages and monthly updates to his birthmom. He also has occasional visits with her. Pictures of his visits are available at

About You 
We look forward to building a life-long relationship with you. Whether it is through visits, letters, pictures, or phone calls, it is our intention to be open with you and to let your child know who you are. Your child will always know how much you love them.

We want to thank you again for taking the time to get to know us a little better, and we pray God’s blessings on you. 

~Daryl, Lori and Jonathan


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

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