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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 occasional 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.

About Us

We met in high school and have now been together for 13 years and married for 8. 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 our 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!

About Cody

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.

About Harlie

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.

Our Family

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.

Our Promise

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

  Cody Harlie
Our EducationCertified Journeyman LinemanBachelors Degree in Marketing Analytics
Our ProfessionsForeman Lineman Assistant Director
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasian Caucasian
Some of Cody & Harlie 's Favorites
Christmas TraditionChristmas MoviesSeeing the Christmas Lights at the park
MovieThe HobbitThe Hobbit
Ice CreamCookie DoughCake Batter
Book SeriesPercy JacksonHarry Potter
HobbiesWoodworking, fishing, gamesBaking, painting, hiking
TV ShowThe MandalorianStranger Things
PlaceCampingThe library, or camping
More About Our Family
Our Faith

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.
- We regularly attend the Sunday morning service.
- Our church has become an extended part of our family, and we are grateful and wholeheartedly believe in our church's mission to serve the community, both here and afar.

Health and Fitness

You can rest assured that your child will grow up learning the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle.
- Harlie and Cody are fortunate to have many fruits and vegetables that they can harvest right out of the garden and local meat available from the family farm.
- Harlie loves to bake unique treats that everyone can enjoy and knows how to cater nutritious meals for picky eaters and food intolerances.
- Staying active is very important to Cody and Harlie.
- Cody likes to go running and lift weights.
- Harlie likes going on walks, Zumba, and jumping on the trampoline with her niece.

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.

Cultural Respect

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.
- Cody has traveled extensively and has seen and learned to respect diverse cultures.

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.



Sibling Group

Yes, with the oldest up to 3 years old.

In Closing

Thank you so much for considering us to raise your precious child. We promise to show your child the love of God and raise them to flourish into all that God designed them to be. We both look forward to pouring our time, love, and affection into your child and our family. We are actively praying for you and your child and are excited to meet you both and to stay in contact at your comfort level.

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