Janie Koepp

Janie Koepp

Janie Koepp has been writing about mail order brides for over a decade. She is an expert on the subject, and her insight into the industry comes from personal experience as well as years of study. Janie's mother was Ukrainian, so she grew up with stories of Eastern European women looking for husbands in America.

As a child growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Janie heard these stories often; they fascinated her and made her wonder what it would be like to be one of those girls seeking love abroad. As she became older, she began to research how these international romances work—who is involved? What are their motivations? How do they find each other? The more questions she asked, the more intrigued she became. She started explaining this in her blog in the early 2010s, and now she works for websites like ours, educating and supporting people who're looking to start a family with a foreign partner.