Waiting Families: Adoption Parent Profiles Ready for Open Adoption


We deeply honor your journey and arrival at the decision to share part of your life with part of our lives. The truth is we think and talk about “You” a great deal in our household.

Thank you for your strength and for taking the time to get to know us a little bit. We look forward to meeting you, to hearing your story and to sharing more about our lives with you.

Hola y hello from sunny East Oakland and from two women who are waiting to meet you! We are in our early thirties and were married in 2012, and we are ready to add to our family. We love good music, strong opinions, and fresh veggies. We both work for the public library, and we plan on having a full-time parent at home. We love each other very much, and we want to share that love by welcoming a child through open adoption. Thank you for considering us as parents for your baby. We hope that you will get to know us (starting with thi

We understand the choice to make an adoption plan for your child cannot be an easy decision – it may be difficult to know what to do at each turn in life, especially when your child is involved. Choosing adoption as a plan in your life will likely affect many people: it creates a circle between you, your child and the adoptive family you choose.

If our partnering with you in this decision offers you any comfort and solace, we look forward to being a part of your adoption plan and building a new family with your help.

In our

Hi! We're John and Emily, a healthy, active couple in our 30's living in Dublin, California.

Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us.  We hope our photo profile gives you an idea of what it's like to be a part of our family. Of course, we have lots more to share and would love to get to know you back!

We are excited to start our family through open adoption. We have family and friends who have adopted or who are adopted, so adoption is part of our lives and near and dear to our hearts.

We admire your sel

We are Katie and Robert from San Francisco, California. Thank you for talking the time to “get to know us” in what we imagine must be a very difficult time for you. We have such respect for the choice you have made to explore your options, to decide what is best for your own future and that of your unborn child. We’re an active and social couple who enjoy spending lots of time outdoors, travel, sailing, visiting our family all over the US and enjoying healthy food. As a family, we value learning and experiencing life; educ

Matt and Michelle  

Hello, our names are Matt and Michelle from San Francisco, California. We are extremely hopeful and excited to adopt a child and expand our family. We met in college and are grateful that we came into each other lives at such a young age. We have had years to grow together, to explore the world together, to support and to love one another. After getting married we knew we wanted to have a family and were blessed with our daughter, Sabina, who is 3 years old. As Matt is fond of saying, “our daughter is the best thing that I’ve ever

We are honored to have you consider us as prospective parents. We extend our sincere respect and love from our heart to yours through this important decision making process. Our commitment to parenting will be our life's joy as we provide a loving Christian home and countless fun-loving memories. Jennifer looks forward to being a stay at home mom, and Brian's job gives us stability and also flexible hours to spend together as a family.

Hi there! We are Jeffrey, Clint and Trevor and we have made our home in the St. Louis, Missouri area. Trevor is 7 and was adopted at birth, and being his parents has been the greatest privilege we've ever been given. Having walked the path of adoption with Trevor, we respect all the thoughts, questions, and feelings you may be having as you consider adoption for your baby. And, as believers in open adoption, we promise a home that will always recognize the important role of mom you play in your child's life.

Hello! Hola! We are honored for the opportunity to introduce ourselves to you! We are both San Francisco Bay Area natives in our thirties who are overjoyed to be parents again. Allegra will be a stay-at-home Mommy (just as she was with our first) and Daddy Mike works ten minutes away in the same town where we live. We are a Christian practicing family and our family values are based on love, justice and peace. We are an open-minded couple who cannot wait to expand our family to a family of four!

KAMUSTA and LEI HO! (HELLO!  in Tagalog and Cantonese) from Fremont, CA 40 miles across the bay from San Francisco

You may be going through so much right now and you are in our thoughts.  We admire your courage and hope that we can help you through what may be a challenging time in your life.  We acknowledge that your decision is the highest form of unconditional love.  We believe that there is a plan for each and every one of us.  Jen’s aunt came to the family through an open adoption as well as Becky’s cousin.  Our close frie

Hello! We are Antoine and Bitania and we want to thank you so much for considering adoption for your baby. We sincerely appreciate that your decision is not an easy one and as Christians, throughout your decision making we hope and pray that God guides you towards the right parents for your child. We want to let you know what respect and admiration we have for you and we feel incredibly honored and blessed to be able to share this journey with you if you so desire us to be the adoptive parents to your baby.

By reading our profi

Hello! We are Brian and Kira from Santa Rosa, CA. We are an active, warm couple in our early 30's with a strong foundation of love that we can't wait to share with a child. We are so grateful for your courage and that you are considering open adoption. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us!

We would be overjoyed to share our love of nature, sports, reading, and cooking with a child. We are educationally focused and can provide a financially stable environment with a full-time at home parent. We are so excited for our

We’re Erin and Robbie from San Francisco, California (and during the summers, can often be found at our cabin in Lake Tahoe). We’re so grateful you’ve given us this chance to tell you about our life!

We’ve been married for (almost) 10 years and are eager to start our family through open adoption. Robbie (as his own boss) has a flexible work schedule and Erin (who runs her company out of our home) will be a work-at-home mommy.

We can only imagine the thoughts and feelings you must be experiencing as you make this important d

Candace and Rob  

Hello. As you imagine the future for your child, we hope you will consider us as a family your little one can be part of.  We are Candace and Rob. As a couple, we’ve been together since our senior year in college and married for more than 19 years. After college, we moved to New York City and lived there more than 25 years. We adopted our daughter Violet five years ago and later moved from NYC to San Francisco for better quality of life and a great place to raise our child. We live in the heart of beautiful San Francisco on one of

Hi! We're Ken and Melissa. We live in the town of Danville, California, and are very excited to begin the adoption process to fulfill our dream of providing your child with unconditional love and support. We would love to get  know you better and learn more about your dreams for your child. Whether or not you end up selecting us, we hope that you find peace in this process and finding the right parents for your child.

Hi, we’re Allison and Ethan, a happily married couple from Alameda, an island community in San Francisco Bay. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us!

We are incredibly excited to become parents and create a family filled with unconditional love and understanding. We are lucky to have a wonderful and loving relationship, great jobs that bring us financial stability with flexible schedules, and a beautiful home in a neighborhood filled with families.

We know the love at the heart of adoption. Thirteen years ago

Hello! We are Blair and Jen from the gorgeous East Bay, 20 minutes from San Francisco.

Thank you for considering us as potential adoptive parents for your child. We recognize that this is likely one of the most difficult decisions you will make in your lifetime, and we truly admire your courage.

We were both fortunate to come from loving homes in supportive, caring communities. Our families were great models for us, and we look forward to providing the same warmth and love that we received. As a couple we are proud of our s

Hi! Our names are Meg and Laura. We’re in our early 30s and have been married for about 7 years. We’ve been living in San Francisco for 6 years, and we’ve come to call the Bay Area home. We love animals, the great outdoors, good food, and hanging out together. We’re a couple of self-proclaimed nerds who love to read and learn new things.

We’ve always known that adoption was the right choice to start our happy family. We have many friends who were adopted at birth, and many friends who have grown their families through adoption.

Hi there! We are Jeff and Louis from Portland, Oregon. We started our family two years ago when we adopted our daughter Jacqueline, whom we call Jax for short. We have tremendous respect for your decision to consider adoption. We appreciate you taking the time to read this letter and learn more about us and the dream we and big sister Jax share to expand our family.

We are Scott and Katie, in our mid 30’s and are from San Anselmo, which is located in Marin County, California.  Marin County is just right over the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. San Anselmo is a wonderful family oriented community, where Katie grew up. Scott also grew up in Marin County, just a few miles away in Greenbrae. Both our families still live in the area (even in the same houses we grew up in), as do many of our extended family members and long time friends. Not only are there two great parks within walk

Hello/Hola!  We are Greg and Eric, a married couple who lives in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. We started talking about adopting a child on our THIRD date, and now, 8 years later, we are ready to welcome a child into our home through an open adoption. We each have stable, secure careers that will allow us to be “stay at home” dads for much of the first year of our child’s life, and great flexibility thereafter to work from home to be with our child when they are ill, or for every special event. We also think there is great


Hi, I’m Ruth from San Francisco, California.  Thank you so much for reading this letter.  I am in awe of you.  I have always, always wanted to be a mother.  There is nothing I want more, and it is because of your courage and openness that it might someday happen.  My extended family has given me a personal connection to adoption, so it means the world to me to build a family through open adoption.  Luckily I also have the financial resources to take time off when my son or daughter arrives and to hire quality help, which I know wil

Hi! We’re Kevin and Conor — two guys in love living in San Francisco, California. For both of us, becoming dads has always been a dream. Kevin used to teach kindergarten and is most looking forward to finger painting and stories before bed. Conor can’t wait for trips to the neighborhood playground and quiet nights cuddling with our baby on the couch. We’re married, in our mid-thirties, and have been together for eight years. Thanks for taking time to get to know us, we’d love to share a bit more...

Hi! We are Marcus & Kristina in San Francisco, California. We are both 33 years old, and after trying to start a family on our own for a few years we became the proud parents of our son Mateo who we adopted in 2014. We are ready and excited to grow our family through open adoption once again!

We hope this letter helps you learn more about us. We have also made a website with videos of our home and family to help you get to know us better. Feel free to visit www.hungfamilylife.com to watch them.

Thank you for taking the time

Thank you for taking the time to learn about us!
We are Kenny and Travis, a married couple from beautiful Castro Valley, a small community in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Our neighborhood is diverse, with several other young families and easy access to several regional parks, where we enjoy lots of walks with our pup, Bandit.
Our proximity to San Francisco also allows us to take full advantage of many diverse cultural events, including museums and theater.
We are eager to share our community and lives with a child, and

Andy and Dominic  

Andy and Dominic here, we are in our early 30’s and have been married since 2013. Originally from Chicago, we are midwestern transplants living in San Francisco, California. We’ve been together for over 13 years and have always looked forward to welcoming a child into our home. Andy’s job provides up to a year of parental leave and Dominic has a flexible work schedule, so for the first year of our child’s life someone will be at home everyday to nurture their development.
We’d love to share a bit about ourselves and of the type o

Hello!  We are Erin and Martin (pronounced "Marteen") from San Mateo, California.  We appreciate the thoughtfulness you are putting into your child's future.  During a time of so much change in your life, we can only imagine that this process of finding an adoptive family for yourself and your child must be overwhelming.  We hope together we can make this experience a little bit easier as we would love the opportunity to be parents.  This is our story...

Dear Birthmother,


We are Ben & Jim, a married couple in our early thirties. We have long dreamt of becoming first-time dads, and believe that adoption would be an amazing gift in our lives.  

Thank you so much for taking the time to consider us. We truly admire your strength and courage, and are honored that you are reading more about us. We live just down the street from our extended family in the suburbs of Philadelphia, in a family-oriented neighborhood.  

If you'd like to learn even more about us and our f

Hello!  We are Mike and Melissa from San Francisco, California. We are so thankful that you’ve taken the time to learn more about us. We deeply respect the courage and strength you have to explore adoption for your baby. We hope this gives you an opportunity to learn a little about us.  We are a very active and happy couple, and are excited about becoming first time parents!


This profile comes to you with warmth and respect.

I honor your huge heart, trust and courage as you consider open adoption. I deeply respect all the feelings you are having about your life right now and wish I could pop out of this computer or phone and hug you. I would love to listen to your story and learn about your dreams for yourself and your child. I'd like to help those dreams be reached.

I am excited and humbled that you are reading this. It is a bit weird trying to tell you who I am through words and photographs.

Thank you so much for reading our letter. We see adoption as an incredible gift, and we know it’s a big decision. We hope this gives you a sense of who we are and the kind of parents we’d be. Adoption has always been a part of our lives and we’re excited to create our family this way. If Mel’s great grandfather were not adopted, she wouldn’t be here today! Among our family and friends, some have adopted kids or were themselves adopted. We’ve been together for almost 20 years and married for the past 12. By heritage, Scott is German

Hello.  We are Stefan and Sandra, a happily married couple who are excited to announce their upcoming move to Fort Bragg, California this September where Sandra will be continuing her practice as a physician.   Stefan can't wait to be a stay at home dad! Once tests revealed infertility issues, we realized that open adoption was definitely the next step for us!  We are so excited to expand our family and thank you for considering us during this difficult time.  Our inspiration is our 6 year old goddaughter who was adopted through Ad

Hello! We are Anjali and Bronwyn, a married couple in our early 30’s from Berkeley, California! We moved to California from Philadelphia almost two years ago. Anjali is a doctor who also does research, and Bronwyn is a nurse who works on projects to improve mental health care. Our ability to work from home and to set our own hours will allow us to be present and hands-on as first-time parents! We want to acknowledge the difficulty of the decisions you are currently facing. We have so much respect for you as you navigate this proces

Dear Birthmother,

We are Allwyn and Cecille from Alameda, California.  Thank you for taking the time to read about us.  We acknowledge the courage it takes to consider an open adoption, and are grateful that you are considering us to be adoptive parents to your child.

We would love to talk with you!

Allwyn & Cecille

Hi there!

We are Seth and Jared – we are married, in our mid 30’s, and live in Berkeley, CA. Our moms think we are the two most handsome guys on the planet.

Thank you for reading our profile and we hope to get to know you soon! 

Hello, we are Charlie and Tina - and we are honored you are taking the time to get to know us. We live in sunny San Mateo, CA. We're a loving and active couple, surrounded by amazing friends and family. We have experienced many wonderful things; however, our biggest dream is yet to be fulfilled - that of being parents. We're excited to start our family through adoption, as we were not able to conceive on our own.

Charlie is a Jr. High School Teacher and has always wanted to be a father! Tina, a former Project Manager, is a natu

Hello from Janna and Simon in San Francisco, California!
We feel very lucky to have the opportunity to grow our family through open adoption and thank you for your courage and the love you are showing your baby.
We admire you for considering adoption and would be grateful if you would consider us as possible parents for your child. We are very excited about welcoming a child into our lives and look forward to building a healthy, respectful relationship with you.
We hope our letter will give you a sense of the world we hope to share.


We are Elke and Malcolm from Gilroy, California. We are grateful you have chosen to read our letter.  We hope reading about our family, will help you to make this very important decision. We both work as educators, as such, Elke will be a part time stay at home mom and Malcolm has a traditional school schedule with weekends and holidays off. We have had the opportunity to see open adoptions happen firsthand because we have many friends / family members who have been adopted. We realize that open adoption can mean many di

Hi! We are McNeil and Samantha a happily married couple in our mid 30s, living in beautiful Concord, CA. 

We recognize the choice you are making is one of the most difficult a woman can face in her lifetime.  Entrusting your child to be raised by someone else requires incredible bravery, strength, and most of all, love for your child. We feel extremely honored to be considered as adoptive parents.  In our family, your child will be loved and encouraged in how God uniquely created them and will be listened to, cared for, and res

Hello from Boston! We’re Justin & Brent and we appreciate you taking the time to read our profile. We’re a married couple in our 30s and are both very excited about becoming parents.

We know that this cannot be an easy decision to make based on just a few words and pictures and you have our utmost respect for considering this brave and loving choice. Hopefully as you explore our profile and get to know us you'll see that we're the right fit for you and your child. We want to share with you how thankful we are to have each other

Hello! We are excited about expanding our family through open adoption - thank you for looking at our profile and considering us. We adopted our son Walter in March 2015, and have loved every minute of being parents. He is an awesome kid and we are sure he will be a wonderful big brother.

Hi! We are Rey and Jovits, from Danville, California, and we have been blessed.  We have so much love in our family that we wish to share it.  We wish to grow our family and raise a child like our very own.  We wish to bless the child as much as the child will bless us. 

We have a big house, but its walls and ceilings could be made much brighter by the smile of a child.  Its rooms and halls could be made more joyful with the sounds of a child’s laughter.  Its space could be put to better use with the skipping and hopping of a p

Hello!  We are James and Jillian from Morgan Hill, California. We met almost 14 years ago while attending Fresno State University.  We became fast best friends and married in 2008.  From the day we met, we have nurtured a relationship based on love, respect, support, and commitment to each other and our families.  We adopted our son Trent four years ago, and parenting has been the greatest journey that we have been on together, not to mention, it is also a lot of fun!  This is why we can’t wait to grow our family through open adopt

Hello! We’re John and John from San Jose, California
Thanks for taking the time to read about us and our dream to become Dads. We’re eager to open our life, our home, and our love to a child. We know you’re reading this because you want your baby to have a wonderful life. We want that, too.
We've been together for 20 years and share values like honesty, integrity and standing up for what’s right. We have a love of education, history, art, and outdoor adventure that we can’t wait to share as parents.

Hello, we are Joel & Hermann from the San Francisco Bay Area. We met nine years ago and from the beginning we wanted to start a family. Hermann is from Germany. Joel is from Virginia and speaks Spanish. We will be first-time parents in our early 30s and both be stay-at-home dads at first. We are excited about open adoption, as one of our best friends was openly adopted and has had a great relationship with her birth family.

We admire your decision to consider open adoption.

Hi, we are Greg, Suezann, and, Alexa from Hercules, California.
We are excited to expand our family once again through adoption! We are honored and very thankful to have you read our letter. We respect and admire your courage and willingness to consider adoption for your child. Thank you for considering us as potential parents for your baby. You are doing something for us that we cannot do for ourselves. The grace in that act is so beautiful!

Hello, welcome and thank you for reading our story - and maybe becoming part of it!
We are Alexa and Maurice – originally from Germany and today permanently settled and hoping to raise a family in Oakland, California where Alexa will be a stay-at-home mommy.
The decision that you are faced with is one of the most difficult we can imagine. Whatever the circumstances that have brought you to this point, we are grateful for your strength and admire your courage to consider open adoption. We would love to hear your story as well, l

Hi! We are Dan and Catherine from Mountain View, Ca. Thank you for taking a moment to get to know us a little bit. We are a caring and thoughtful couple excited about becoming parents.

We value and appreciate your willingness to explore open adoption as you consider what is best for you and your baby. It takes a remarkable person to take a surprise event and transform it into a life changing possibility. We look forward to hearing about you and the hopes and dreams you have for you and your baby.



Welcome! We are Nicole and Chris from West Sacramento, California.

We chose open adoption based on research and people we have spoken with, both adopted and adoptive parents. We hope choosing the parents for your child gives you peace of mind, and should you choose us we will welcome you into our home. We want you to have the opportunity to see the positive impact your decision has made on us and your child, to know your child in the capacity that is comfortable for us all, and to give your child the benefit of knowing where th


We are Eddie and Becca, thank you for reading our profile, we understand this can be an intimidating and emotionial journey and our hearts are with you.

We are a fun loving and energetic couple and are looking forward to being first time parents. We met in college and have been best friends ever since.  After trying to start our own family for a few years we are ready and excited to Adopt! Becca can't wait to be a stay at home mom and Eddie can't wait to be a dad! We have seen the unique love and joy that can come fr

Hello! We’re Sherean and Vanessa. Thanks for taking time to know us better!  We live in a small San Francisco Bay Area town beautifully perched between the ocean and forest. In 13 years together, we’ve been blessed to share laughter, tears, and many great adventures. Most significantly, we’ve grown stronger together and as individuals. We are ready to share our blessings with a child.  As you read this, we hope you see a glimpse of how loved and special our child will be.  Moreover, we wish you heartfelt comfort and dignity as you

Thank you for taking the time to read our letter and considering us as adoptive parents. We have been married for 17 years and have a welcoming home in Santa Rosa, about 45 minutes north of San Francisco. We are very excited about the possibility of meeting you and sharing a common dream to give your child a safe and supportive environment to grow. We are committed to open adoption and maintaining a relationship with you throughout our lives. We are confident that we can provide a safe, loving and fun environment for a child to gro


We are Jay and Ryan and we believe that love makes a family. We live in beautiful San Francisco, and we are excited to start our own family through an open adoption. Ryan’s grandma was adopted and Jay’s best friends adopted two little ones. We feel humbled to keep this tradition going.

We both come from loving parents that taught us the values of support, trust, love, service, diversity, hard work and respect. We want to pass those values down to our child in a nurturing environment. And, we want to have lots of fun

We are Eric and Christine, Canadians who have settled in Emeryville, California. Emeryville is a small city just a short drive across the Bay Bridge to San Francisco. We are in our early 30's and excited to start a family through open adoption. Eric's career bought us to Emeryville in 2015. Eric has a flexible job where they value family and is only a 5 min drive from our home where Christine will be a stay-at-home mom.

We have always been interested in open adoption as a way to start our family. We have close friends

Hello! We are Lisa and Ryan from Alameda, California. We found each other in Ukraine while serving as Peace Corps volunteers, and fell in love over borscht and mix tapes. Now ten years into our marriage, we would love to start a family through open adoption. We have friends who adopted, and learned a lot from them about how they built relationships with their children's birth parents, not to mention adapting to being first-time parents. 

Like our friends, we not only want to open up our home and hearts to a child, but we hope o

Hi! Our names are Laurel and Andy. We are a happily married couple who live in San Francisco, California, and spend a lot of time at our second home in the redwood forest and countryside nearby. We are both artists who work from home, and we look forward to being stay-at-home parents together.

Thank you for reading our letter and considering us as potential parents to your child. We hope you find the right decision for yourself and your child, whatever that might be. Making this choice either way takes strength and bravery. We

Hello. We are Migle and Russ from Washington, D.C. area.
We admire your courage as you consider adoption for your baby. Deciding who should have the honor of raising your child is a big responsibility. After having difficulty conceiving, adoption was a natural choice for us. Russ was adopted at birth, and he reunited with his bio mom as an adult, so we might know a little about what you are going through. For Russ, his parents, and his bio mom, adoption was a wonderful experience, so we are pursuing open adoption as a way to buil

Hello, we are Joe and Natasha from Woodland, a small town near Sacramento, California. We have been married for over 13 years, and since the beginning we always talked about adopting a child. Joe was adopted by his dad as a toddler, and we watched our friends raise 2 amazing adopted daughters. This remarkable personal experience reaffirmed that open adoption is our way to become first time parents and start our family. We both have flexible schedules and will be able to work from home, so we can spend all our time loving and nurtur

Hello!  Our names are Namie and Paul. Thank you for reading our letter and considering us as adoptive parents. You are probably going through a lot right now, and this is no doubt a stressful time as you consider adoption for your baby. We'd like to share with you our vision for raising a child, so you can determine if it is compatible with yours. We had fertility struggles in the past, but we've moved on from these challenges. We are excited to pursue open adoption as the way to complete our family. Giving a home of unconditional

Hello! We are Craig and Jennifer, and we appreciate you giving us a moment to tell you a little about ourselves. We live in Sacramento, CA and enjoy all the area has to offer for us as a couple, and will eventually enjoy as a family of three. We are excited to bring a child into our home and become first time parents. We look forward to welcoming you into our family, as well, in whatever way you desire. 
Thank you for your courage in considering adoption, and thank for you for choosing to get to know us a little better. We would


I’m Kristen from San Francisco, California. I very much respect and admire that you are considering open adoption for your child.  I can imagine that you have a lot to think about and appreciate you taking the time to learn about me.  I am beyond thrilled to start my family through open adoption. I have friends who have adopted or who are adopted, so adoption is part of my life and close to my heart.  I was raised by wonderful single mom who is my role model, and has shown me that you can raise children as a single parent a

Hello from the San Francisco Bay Area. We are Bill and Lori and we are looking forward to hearing from you and getting to learn more about you. We are honored that you are reading this letter to learn more about us. We imagine that this is a difficult decision for you and we want you to know that we appreciate you and your decision to look into open adoption.

Hello! We are Abby and Kate from sunny Oakland, California. We are in our early thirties, have been together for nine years (married for five) and are very much looking forward to starting our family through adoption. Kate is a first grade teacher in Oakland and Abby is a work-at-home librarian for an online school. We sincerely hope that by reading our profile and viewing our photos you will see the love in our lives and all we have to share with you and your baby.

We acknowledge that even just considering adoption is an incre

Hi! We are Crystal and Jonathan from San Jose, California. We are 33-years-old, and after being together for over eleven years and married since 2013, we are ready and excited to become first-time parents through open adoption! We can only imagine what you are experiencing, including how potentially overwhelming it may be to read these letters from multiple adoptive families. Like all the families you have been reading about, we are ready to love and provide a safe home to your child. But we also promise, that our home will be fill

Hi! We are Ed and Holly, an energetic and compassionate couple from the San Francisco Bay Area. We can only imagine the difficult decision you are faced with, and respect the courage it takes to consider an adoption plan for your baby. We believe in open adoption and welcome a relationship with you should you be comfortable-we feel that there are never enough people that can love a child.
We both have dedicated our professional lives to teaching and counseling students and now have the resources so that Holly can be a full-time,

Hello! We’re Cecilia and Lawrence, a happily married couple living in Sunnyvale, California. We are grateful for your interest in learning more about us. We understand your decision may be both difficult and emotional, and we truly appreciate and respect your courage. Thank you for considering us as potential parents to adopt your baby.

We have always dreamed of having a family of our own. After trying to conceive and unsuccessful infertility treatments, we are hopeful adoption will make our dreams of becoming parents come true

Hello from Badger and Lisa! We are a loving couple living in the Bay Area and we are excited to begin our family through adoption. We can only imagine how difficult a time this must be for you, and we very much admire your courage in choosing adoption for your child. We have great compassion for your situation, and we trust whatever you decide to do it will be the best choice for both you and your child. We hope this letter will tell you enough about our lives to encourage you to reach out to learn a bit more about us, and also sha


Hello! My name is Laura, and I live in San Francisco, California, along with my wonderful son John (4 years old) and our two dogs, Shasta and Chuck. We live in a beautiful Victorian home in the center of the city, surrounded on all sides by parks, playgrounds, and loving neighbors. I work part-time from home and love being able to provide for my family while also being home to nurture and enjoy them. Motherhood has been a dream come true for me. John is joyful, creative, passionate and compassionate, with a wild imagination and a s

Hello (and Hola) from Berkeley, California! We’re Jason and Andy, and we’re so grateful you’ve taken a moment to get to know us. We’ve been happily together for over 16 years and married since 2004. Our biggest dream is to build our family, and share the love, laughter, and joy of our household with a child like yours.

You are showing so much love and courage in considering adoption for your child, and we’re humbled to be part of your search for the right family. Our home is bursting with love, and we promise to nurture, care f

Hi! We are Lauren and Jason from Martinez, CA. We hope that this letter will give you a small glimpse into our life and the chance to get to know us a little bit.

We have been together for 6 years and married since 2013. We met on an online dating site in 2011 and from the start we knew that we had met the perfect match because we had so many similar interests.  To this day, we both love any activity that involves exercise. We like hiking best and feel fortunate that where we live has many beautiful hiking trails to explore on

Thank you for taking the time to learn about our family. We want to acknowledge how difficult this decision may be for you and want you to know that we respect and admire your decision to consider open adoption for your child. 

We are Zach and Erica and we are happy to share with you a bit about us and our hopes to expand our family through open adoption. We have friends who have adopted and we have witnessed what a gift adoption has been to their families. We are drawn specifically to open adoption because we believe it is so

Hello from Elizabeth, Eric, and Emilia Grace!

Greetings from the San Francisco Bay Area! We are honored that you are reading our letter, and are in awe of your bravery in considering open adoption. As you contemplate your child’s future, we are eager to share with you some information about our loving home. We are excited about the possibility of completing our family through open adoption. We hope to have the chance to talk with you about your own dreams and hopes for your baby.

Hello, we are Stafford and Kenny, a happily married couple in our 30s, from San Jose, California. We’d like to start by saying thank you for the opportunity to share our story with you.

Although we’ve never been faced with a decision like the one in front of you, we hope to be as supportive as possible throughout this process. If you select our family to raise your baby, we promise to provide them with unconditional love, a supportive family environment, laughter every day, and the freedom and support to become the person that

Hello! Thank you for taking time to know us as you make the difficult decision of who will raise your child. We can’t pretend to fully understand the depth of what you’re going through. But we already know you’re incredibly brave and full of love.

Aaron’s a SoCal boy who loves music; Isabella is a Hong Kong + Singapore girl with boundless energy. Together we are citizens of the world building a life full of love, joy and beauty in San Francisco! We’re excited to be first-time parents.

Hello!  Thank you for reading our letter. We can only imagine the difficult choice you have before you and hope you find the best option for you. We hope that you will consider us to adopt your baby and, if you do, we promise to raise him/her to be a wonderful human being you will be very proud of.

We met online more than 6 years ago while Rick was serving as a Physician in the U.S. Army.  Katherine grew up in Australia and can’t wait to share her Australian heritage.  We have been unable to have children and, having adopted ch

Hello, we are Annie & Jonathan, a happily married couple from San Francisco, California. Thank you for checking out our profile!

We know the decision ahead of you is not an easy one, and we admire your strength in making it. Thank you for considering us as potential adoptive parents -- we hope we can make your decision a bit easier by promising to do everything we can to give your child the best life possible.

Our own extended families have grown and been completed thanks to open adoption, and we are excited to grow our fam

Lauren and Joe  

We are Lauren and Joe, from San Jose California. Thank you for your interest in getting to know us. We look forward to getting to know you too. We are so thankful that you are considering this process because it gives people like us the opportunity to become parents.
We are genuine, down-to-earth people who are very excited and ready to welcome a baby into our lives. We are both in our early 30’s and have been married for five years. We will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary together this year and we would be overjoyed to ce

Hello! We are Alex & Kristi.

We are a happily married couple in our mid-thirties, and we live near San Francisco, California. We are very eager to start our family, and are truly grateful that you are taking the time to consider us as adoptive parents. The decision to place a child for adoption must be difficult, and we admire your incredible strength and courage.

We have wanted to adopt a child since before we got married. Kristi has four cousins who are adopted, and Alex has an uncle who is adopted, so adoption has always

Josh and Jessica  

Hola! We are Jessica and Josh. We know that considering placing your child for adoption must be a very difficult decision, and we are humbled by your courage as you explore options for your life and the life of your child. We too have been humbled by life as we have tried to build our family, and appreciate you considering us to parent your child through open adoption.
Adoption has always been close to our heart - a few close friends have built their families through adoption and we have been so inspired by adoption’s power to tu

Hi! ¡Hola! We are Megan and Abe Gardner, and we’ve been in love since high school. Married and in our mid-30’s, we live and work in Napa, California. Megan’s adopted brother and sister showed us how the gift of adoption can create a beautiful, loving family. Our child will grow with that same strength and connection thanks to the brave decision you are considering.

Megan is an elementary school counselor who will be a stay at home mom, and Abe is an attorney for Napa County. We moved and remodeled our home close to family and f

Hi! We're Jay & Staci.
Family is very important to us, and adoption has always been a part of it. We both believe strongly in the healing power of a good cry and a good laugh. We tell a lot of jokes and like to give each other a hard time. It’s all in good fun!

We admire you for considering to place your child for adoption and we look forward to getting to know you. If our family seems like a good fit for you, we'd love to connect. 


Jay and his sister were both adopted and so were Staci's cousins. Our daughter Mabel

Hi, we’re Sean and Jeremy.  We are a married couple in our 30’s from San Francisco, California and we are so excited to start our family through adoption!

Thank you for taking the time to read our profile. We’re honored that you would consider us in the decision you are making, and we would love for you to know why it is so meaningful to us. Like many, we have always had a dream that we would one day be parents. Of course, having a biological child that was equal parts of each of us was never an option. Instead, we are both hum

Hi, we’re Jen & Tony. We live in Oakland, California, where we love to be outside — running, biking, or drinking coffee in the sunshine on our deck. Jen runs operations at a tech startup in San Francisco. Tony, a pastry chef, will be a stay-at-home dad.
Adoption runs in our family — Tony’s mom was adopted — and should you decide adoption is best for you and your baby, we’d love to welcome you both into our family.

Cassie and Lauren  

Hello! We are Cassie and Lauren. We are in our mid-30s and live in Tiburon, California. We have been very happily married for 5 years and together for 12 years. Due to work, we have lived in many different cities and states over the years, but are now happily settled in California and plan to stay that way! Cassie is a pediatric doctor that specializes in cancer and Lauren is a business manager at a large construction company. Cassie comes from an American Indian background, where a close-knit family was a priority. These tradition

We are Carolina and Mike, a married couple from Napa, California, and we are excited to become parents!  We feel fortunate to have found each other and are really looking forward to sharing our love and lives with a child.  We can't wait to sing (Carolina) and play guitar (Mike) for the baby, to take hikes carrying the baby on our favorite trails, and to spend time playing and pointing out the birds and butterflies in our backyard garden!  We both would be thrilled to meet you and honored to have this special role in your life of r

Hello and thank you for taking the time to get to know us! We are Scott and Michele from San Francisco, CA.  We admire and respect your decision that you are making.  We hope that the profile provides you with an introduction to us.  Our hope is to eventually have an opportunity to meet with you to get to know each other better.  If you choose us to be your child's adoptive parents, we will love, support and nurture your child for the rest of our lives.