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Meet Hannah & Briana
Hannah & Briana

Fun Facts


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


  1. Nickname: Nana & Lemon
  2. Sign: Gemini
  3. Favorite TV Show: Good Trouble
  4. Favorite Book: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
  5. Favorite Song: July by Noah Cyrus and Leon Bridges
  6. Favorite Foods: Soup, ice cream, and crab legs
  7. Pet Peeve: People wearing shoes in bed on TV

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

We met on Tinder and after a few years of dating, we married in 2021 in a small ceremony in the Loop of Chicago. Since then, we’ve renovated and moved into a single-family home with a yard and garden in northwest Chicago.

Our relationship is built on communication and mutual respect. We share a love of food, both cooking and eating, traveling, attending odd events and performances, and simply reading a new book or watching a show and laughing with one another.

We spend a lot of time hanging out with our nieces and nephew. We have water balloon fights, do science experiments, and generally make messes and cause chaos together. 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 generously contributed some of their toys.

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.

Celebrating our niece’s birthday

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 both plan to 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.


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