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Bill & Cate

We are excited to be starting our family through adoption. We have been together 11 years and have worked to build a happy life together. We can't wait to be parents. Cate looks forward to diapers, endless bottle washing and late night feedings. Bill looks forward to playing games, answering all sorts of questions, repairing bikes and scraped knees.

About Us

Database Team Leader
Receiving Manager
Bachelor's Degree
High School Diploma
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives

Sweet Treats with Our Niece

Cate has an aunt that is adopted and a sister-in-law who is both an adoptee and a birth mother. Through Cate's sister-in-law we have learned the importance of staying in contact with birthparents. We have seen the extreme pleasure that was displayed when the letters and pictures arrived in the mail. This showed us that keeping in contact helps cement that their decision was the correct one. It also helps the birthparent be a part of the child's life and see the child mature and grow in all of their endeavors.

Rob and Michelle, the couple that introduced us, have two adorable adopted children, Jackson and Blake. Much like us Rob and Michelle can’t have children on their own. In their adoption journey Rob and Michelle have been a few years ahead us, showing us the way. They have shared advice, as well as baby clothes and toys and continue to be supportive in all of our efforts.

Favorite Vacation Spot

Painting Pottery at the Dells

Our favorite vacation spot is at Christmas Mountain Village in the Wisconsin Dells. We like to rent a cabin for the week and mostly relax with our books, movies and games in a quiet pine forest next to a golf course just outside the Dells. We visit the pool and hot tub and occasionally go into town for a night out. If there is a science fiction or superhero movie playing we will try to catch it at the Dells Drive In. The picture quality isn't the best but the popcorn is excellent! We visit each of the dozens of t-shirt shops lining main street, and pick up some fresh made candy at Swiss Maids Fudge. Almost every year we visit Paint It! Pottery so Cate can hand paint pottery as gifts for our family, and Bill can paint a videogame themed coffee mug that he can’t quite work up the courage to take into work. We have gone horseback riding, and taken the Upper Dells boat tour to watch a dog jump across Stand Rock. Every time we go we try to look for a new and fun experience and we can’t wait to have a child join us on these trips!

Our Religious Beliefs

We were raised in the Lutheran faith, and both attended church on Sunday regularly as children. Now we attend church on special occasions like Easter and Christmas. We tend to view our faith as a personal matter and do not often burden others with our beliefs. We pray, believe in tolerance, charity, and forgiveness. We recognize that we are not perfect and try to do better. We also do our best to live by the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

We do plan to baptize our children in our faith. At the appropriate age they will be prepared and instructed in Confirmation for the Lutheran Church much as we were. We will provide them with the basis of our faith and experience and will continue to love and support them regardless of where their personal journey of faith takes them.



A Stroll Through the Garden
A Stroll Through the Garden
Big Kisses for Our Nephew
Big Kisses for Our Nephew
Game Night with Our Nephews
Game Night with Our Nephews
Our Cat, Bella
Our Cat, Bella
Visiting NASA
Visiting NASA
At Our Nephew's Baptism - We Can't Wait to Have a Little One of Our Own
At Our Nephew's Baptism - We Can't Wait to Have a Little One of Our Own
Playing at the Park with Our Niece and Nephew
Playing at the Park with Our Niece and Nephew
So Happy Together
So Happy Together
Touring a Winery
Touring a Winery
Riding a Horse at the Wisconsin Dells
Riding a Horse at the Wisconsin Dells
Proud Uncle Bill
Proud Uncle Bill
We Can't Wait to be Parents!
We Can't Wait to be Parents!
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A Stroll Through the Garden
A Stroll Through the Garden
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Big Kisses for Our Nephew
Big Kisses for Our Nephew
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Game Night with Our Nephews
Game Night with Our Nephews
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Our Cat, Bella
Our Cat, Bella
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Visiting NASA
Visiting NASA
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At Our Nephew's Baptism - We Can't Wait to Have a Little One of Our Own
At Our Nephew's Baptism - We Can't Wait to Have a Little One of Our Own
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Playing at the Park with Our Niece and Nephew
Playing at the Park with Our Niece and Nephew
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So Happy Together
So Happy Together
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Touring a Winery
Touring a Winery
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Riding a Horse at the Wisconsin Dells
Riding a Horse at the Wisconsin Dells
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Proud Uncle Bill
Proud Uncle Bill
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We Can't Wait to be Parents!
We Can't Wait to be Parents!

Our Extended Families

All of the Cousins on Cate's Side

We don't have family in the immediate area, but we try to see our family as often as possible. We typically get together for birthdays and holidays. There is always a lot of chatting and catching up!

Cate has an older sister and a younger brother. Her sister has four sons. The oldest of which has a daughter and two sons. Cate also has a younger brother. He and his wife have two daughters and a son. Bill has a younger sister who has a daughter and two sons. Her daughter also has a daughter.

Bill Gaming with Our Nephews

When we're with family Bill spends time fixing family computers and helping everyone figure out their new technology. His father, Ron, always make sure there is a heavy, greasy engine in the garage so they can sneak out to do some work and talk about their projects.

Cate loves to spoil the nieces and nephews to make sure everyone has nice things to wear throughout the year. With so many nieces and nephews on her side of the family a lot of time is spent working out the details of when we can all be together next.

Our families and friends have been behind us 110% in our adoption endeavor. Our extended families are eager to welcome another child into their lives. Our nephews, nieces and little cousins will certainly be thrilled to welcome a new baby. We are blessed to have loving families that have so much to share.

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

Our house has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, kitchen, dining room, living room and a room we call the waiting room. It’s supposed to be a dining room, but its waiting for us to figure out what else to do with it. In the meantime we filled it with books, board games and comfy places to sit.

Local Park

Our subdivision was developed to promote a real sense of community. There are several families in the neighborhood with kids. We often see them playing outside in our yard and their own yards. We see them taking walks with their parents and can chat with them from our front porch. We'd like our children to be active in the community. Our hopes are to participate in programs at the county humane society which is also near our home.

We have a park nearby with swings, slides and a jungle gym. During a recent family get together, we took 7 kids to the park for an hour or so – we had so much fun! We also like to regularly visit the Zoo and the Children's museum. These are two of the many kid friendly destinations in our area that encourage play, laughter, fun and child development.

From Us to You

Thank you for taking time to view our profile. We already know that you are a brave, unselfish, loving woman and man. We promise that your child will grow up knowing this. We would be so blessed to have that honor and thankful that you are considering us as parents.

We were introduced in 2005 by mutual friends on a double date to Cheeseburger in Paradise. We have been together ever since! Knowing a biological child was not in our future, we chose to pursue adoption. It was an easy decision for us as we had witnessed our close friends (the ones who introduced us) become parents through adoption. We are so excited to be on this journey!

We picture ourselves down on the floor with an infant playing, being involved with every aspect of their young life and sharing our happiness with them. We have a sunny home that Cate has filled with everything we need to care for a child, from bottles to bright warm clothes. We look forward to toys scattered everywhere, and the sounds of children at play. We live in a friendly neighborhood with a park nearby and children of all ages racing from yard to yard, riding bikes and playing with one another.

We will be loving, caring, and actively involved parents. We look forward to providing guidance to a child to help them make their way through life. At every stage we will encourage them to discover and develop their interests. Early on there will be books and crayons but later in life they will show us what they want to be. We will share things with them that we enjoy; our love for reading, storytelling, playing games and having new adventures together. We look forward to attending sporting events, dance recitals, plays, and will always encourage them in what they decide to pursue in life.

As parents we will give a child unconditional love, support, endless patience, and broad shoulders to cry on. When they make mistakes we will be there to help them learn from them. When they fall down we will be there to pick them up, hug them and send them off in a new direction.

We hope that the child will share our love of the theater. One of our first dates was to see the musical Chicago. We have also seen, and very much enjoyed, Cats and, most recently, Phantom of the Opera. We've made the trip to Spring Green to American Players Theater. It is an outdoor theater deep in the woods that is open from June until October. They have recently built an indoor theater that has shows through November.

We will tell your child about you and the courage, care and love that went into your decision. You will be in our thoughts and prayers throughout our lifetime. We are eager to meet you and share this time with you. We are open to sharing pictures and letters with you; you can count on our honesty and respect. We are interested in getting to know you if that is what you choose and talking about what the future may look like together.

We look forward to our time together,

Bill & Cate


Anthony Hopkins
Kaley Cuoco
Angelina Jolie
Our Cat, Bella
John Scalzi
Nora Roberts
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Candy Bar
Milky Way
Adventure Time
Bugs Bunny
Childhood Memory
Riding in a Model A in the 4th of July parade with my dad.
Spending time on the farm with our outside dog
Childhood Toy
My Little Pony
Children's Book
Where the Wild Things Are
Misty of Chincoteague
Wisconsin Rapids
Classic Movie
2001 A Space Odyssey
The Birds
Day of Week
Disney Movie
The Little Mermaid
Dream Car
Any muscle car I can afford
Ford Taurus SHO
Dream Job
Video Game Developer
Dream Vacation
European vacation
European tour
Family Activity
Roasting Marshmallows Around a Campfire
Visiting My Grandparents
Flower / Plant
Form of Exercise
Ticket to Ride
Thinking about restoring old cars
Holiday Song
Ring Christmas Bells
Silver Bells sung by Burl Ives
Holiday Tradition
Spending New Years together
The food
Ice Cream
Junk Food
Potato Chips
Nutty Bar
Leisure Activity
Video Games
Video games
Reader's Digest
Memory with a Child
Playing video games with my nephew
Riding in an elevator with my 2 year old niece. She had never ridden in one and was enthralled.
Memory with Spouse
Going down a roller coaster with Cate
Exploring Madeline Island which is an island in Lake Superior
Jurassic Park
Movie Munchie
Movie Quote
I have been and always shall be your friend. -Spock
Hold onto your butts!
Movie Type
Science Fiction
Science Fiction
Musical Group
The Silver Bullet Band
Nursery Rhyme
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Hush, Little Baby
Personal Hero
My mom
Babes in Toyland
Robert Frost
Quality about my Spouse
He makes me laugh
If the while I think on thee dear friend, all losses are restored and sorrows end.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
An old school super club
Porta Bella (a local Italian restaurant)
Ham and cheese
Revelation 21, 3-4
Shopping Store
Target, but most of the time I'm dressed for Walmart
Stay Alive by Jose Gonzalez
Mama Said
Sport to Watch
Sports Team
The Green Bay Packers
Subject in School
Thing to Cook
Roast beef
Time of Day
6pm, when I can relax at home with Cate
Parking classic cars with my family at the Iola Car Show
Birthday celebrations with family
TV Show
Game of Thrones
Big Bang Theory
TV Show Character
Tyron Lannister
Sheldon Cooper (he reminds me of Bill)
Type of Music
My iPod has music from the 1920's - today, I like it all.
Vacation Spot
Wisconsin Dells
Madeline Island
Video Game
Fallout 4

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