Meet Hannah & Briana
Hannah & Briana

Fun Facts


  • Nickname: Hanny the Nanny
  • Sign: Libra
  • Favorite TV Show: Top Chef
  • Favorite Book: It changes often but right now “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee
  • Favorite Song: Paper Rings by Taylor Swift
  • Favorite Foods: Spam, breakfast tacos, Reese’s cups
  • Pet Peeve: Unsolicited Advice


  • Nickname: Nana & Lemon
  • Sign: Gemini
  • Favorite TV Show: Good Trouble
  • Favorite Book: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
  • Favorite Song: Grandma’s Hands by Bill Withers
  • Favorite Foods: Seafood and ice cream
  • Pet Peeve: Movie trailers that include spoilers

Hello, we are Hannah and Briana and we thank you for your openness, patience, and consideration. Adoption has always been part of our plan, and we are so excited to be bringing a child into our family! We hope our story and vision for the future will help you in making your choice.

Our Story

Our relationship thrives on open communication and shared values. We share a love of food, both cooking and eating, traveling, attending all types of events and performances, and simply reading a new book or watching a show and laughing with one another.

We met on Tinder and after a few years of dating, we got married in 2021 in downtown Chicago surrounded by our closest friends and family. Since then, we’ve renovated and moved into a single-family home with a yard and garden in northwest Chicago. We chose a home with many great features for a growing family and plenty of space to host! With renovations complete, we have kept ourselves busy this year by visiting 6 different countries and exploring our new neighborhood when we are at home.

We also spend a lot of time hanging out with our nieces and nephew. We have water balloon fights, do science experiments, and try to make an adventure of all our activities. Our nieces helped decorate a bedroom and play nook in our home for their future cousin. They drew some pictures to hang on the walls and contributed some of their toys. Our youngest nephew roams the house and does safety checks by shaking, pulling, and pushing anything within reach! We have a generous and full community of family and friends to help us navigate parenthood.

Exploring the Yukon on our honeymoon

About Hannah and Briana

Hannah grew up in San Antonio, Texas and moved to Chicago about ten years ago to attend law school. She is currently a partner at a small Chicago law firm. She has a small family, including a twin brother in New York City, a younger sister in DC, and parents in San Antonio. We try to visit them often and always love a reason to travel.

Briana grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago. Her siblings all went to college together and worked at the same company for years! She is currently an Associate Marketing Manager and enjoys that her work focuses on health equity programs. Briana’s entire family lives in Chicago, and we spend time with them for all occasions, big and small.

Surprise vow renewal for Briana’s parents on family vacation.

Openness and Adoption

We want you to be a part of our child’s story and plan to follow your lead on how open and involved you want to be with their life. We will always be grateful and in awe of you for making us parents. We plan to communicate with you openly and honestly.

We will both take leave from work for the first few months of our child’s life, so we can bond and form a routine. We plan to have in-home childcare either from Briana’s parents, who live less than two miles away, or hire a nanny. Either way, Briana and/or Hannah will be working home for additional support.

Hannah & Briana

Hannah & Briana Family Photos

Contact the Cradle

We’re available 24/7. All of your information is confidential.

To speak to someone now, call our 24-hour hotline: (800) 272-3534 or text us at (312) 800-1559 (answered 8:30am-8pm).

If you’d like us to contact you, please use the form .

If you are looking to adopt a child, please schedule a call with an Adoptive Parent Counselor.

If you are an adopted person looking for information, please schedule an informational consultation with our post adoption department.

Centennial Celebration

The Cradle is 100 years old in 2023! You can get involved with our Centennial Celebration by sharing your story to be part of Faces of The Cradle, attending an event, learning more about our history or making a donation.


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