“…whoever welcomes a child like this…. welcomes Me.”
Meet Cody & Harlie
A video message from Cody & Harlie
A Letter from Cody & Harlie
We are a Christian couple from Wisconsin, and we are excited to grow our family through adoption. We believe God has led us down this path, and we look forward to sharing letters, pictures, and visits with you if you are comfortable.
We both have secure, flexible careers that allow for ample time off and have made us financially stable. We look forward to providing your child with a high-quality education, sharing the importance of having dinner together, supporting their passions, and teaching them about their culture.
We met in high school and have now been together for 13 years and married for 6. We feel called to grow our family through adoption after seeing firsthand how great a blessing it has been for family and friends that have adopted or have been adopted.
We enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, and cooking together. We look forward to taking your child with us camping, sharing holiday traditions with them, and supporting their passions as they grow.
To a certain extent, we are kids at heart, so we are excited for all the fun new activities we will do as a family of three – like going to trampoline parks, getting a slip ‘n slide, and singing and dancing to Disney soundtracks together!
I was drawn to Cody because of how patient, creative, wise, and humble he is. I consider him our “home improvement guru” because he always seems to know how to build or fix anything – including cabinetry, plumbing, sheetrock, and more. Cody is a certified journeyman lineman and works as the foreman for a local electrical power distribution company. He enjoys camping, fishing, woodworking, and playing games.
I love watching Cody interact with our niece and nephew. They absolutely adore him – and Cody always gives them his undivided attention in talking about each of their different passions, helping them build model planes, playing board games with them, and reading books to them. I know that he will be the best dad! He regularly talks about how excited he is to grow our family, share his life with your child, and support them in their passions.
Harlie is a genuinely caring, loving, creative, and self-driven woman. She loves to bake (her chocolate chip cookies are amazing), hike, garden, and play with our dog Mango and our niece and nephew! Her favorite hobby is painting. For the past few years, she has been selling her work to local hospitals and to family and friends.
For work, Harlie is the Assistant Director of the Small Business Development Center at the university. This position brings her absolute joy. She has become close friends with many of her clients and loves helping small businesses in the area grow.
Harlie has always had a place in her heart for kiddos. She teaches art classes for grades K-12 and spent her college years creating and running incredibly successful summer camps for middle school students. I know she will be an incredible mother to your child and is excited to share her passion for painting and nature with them.
We are fortunate to live very close to family. Cody’s parents live a short 20-minute drive away while Harlie’s parents and sister live just 3 minutes down the road from their home.
Harlie’s family owns a large bison farm that they regularly visit to help with the animals, play with their niece and nephew, and go on walks in the fields.
Cody’s parents are thrilled to welcome their first grandchildren into the family and his mom, who is the director of the church preschool, has already agreed to play a large role in babysitting while we are at work.
Our parents, as well as our extended family, are all so excited for our family to grow through adoption!
Our Home in Wisconsin
We live in a peaceful, cozy 3-bedroom home in the woods on 6 acres of land. Our favorite feature is our sound system which allows us to listen to Spotify or an audiobook throughout the house. Our house is a big studio in that we have dedicated spaces for arts and crafts throughout our home and garage. We have a large yard with 2 garden plots, bedded flowers, apple trees, and hills perfect for sledding down in the winter. The woods around us provide our home with privacy, and the location makes it so we can always visit the farm and be with family.
We share our home with our 2-year-old Goldendoodle, Mango. Mango loves kids and is ecstatic when our niece and nephew come over to play. She is patient, kind, and the goofiest dog we’ve ever met.
We promise to raise your child in a home filled with love, laughter, and grace. Your child will be raised to know and respect their story and heritage and encouraged to follow their dreams. We will instill a value for education, the importance of following your passions, and the great love that Jesus has for us. We look forward to getting to know you and are open to staying in contact through letters, photos, and visits through the years.
If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.
Learn More About Cody & Harlie
|Our Education||Certified Journeyman Lineman||Bachelors Degree in Marketing Analytics|
|Our Professions||Foreman Lineman||Assistant Director|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Cody & Harlie 's Favorites|
|Favorite Christmas Tradition||Christmas Movies||Seeing the Christmas Lights at the park|
|Favorite Movie||The Hobbit||The Hobbit|
|Favorite Ice Cream||Cookie Dough||Cake Batter|
|Favorite Book Series||Percy Jackson||Harry Potter|
|Favorite Hobbies||Woodworking, fishing, games||Baking, painting, hiking|
|Favorite TV Show||The Mandalorian||Stranger Things|
|Favorite Place||Camping||The library, or camping|
|More About Our Family|
Our faith has always been a large part of our life. We are members of our local Lutheran church.
- We enjoy going to Wednesday night activities - which includes games in our church's gymnasium, Bible studies and events for all ages.
|Health and Fitness|
You can rest assured that your child will grow up learning the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle.
We look forward to sharing the joy of staying active with your child and allowing them to explore the active hobbies they enjoy - whether that be dance, hiking, sports, or just playing games outside around the house.
Cody and Harlie both feel strongly about the importance of being debt free and the freedom that can provide a family. Cody and Harlie are debt free- including their house. Because of this, they can provide your child with a high quality education and a secure, stable home.
Both Cody and Harlie have taken great lengths to learn about diverse cultures and the systemic oppression that can occur for minority groups.
- Harlie works on a diverse campus with ongoing equity and diversity training and regularly serves minority small businesses. She recognizes the discrimination that occurs regularly to these groups.
You can trust that your child will learn about their culture and will have both of us to root for them and stand up for them in the face of oppression.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 3 years old
Yes! We would love twins.
Yes, with the oldest up to 3 years old.