Waiting Families: Adoption Parent Profiles Ready for Open Adoption

Jeffrey and Clint  

Hi there! We are Jeffrey, Clint and Trevor and we have made our home in the St. Louis, Missouri area. Trevor is 6 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.

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 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

Dear Birthmother,
We are Ben & Jim, a married couple in our early thirties. We have long dreamt of becoming first-time dads, and wholeheartedly 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.  We are especially grateful that both of our employers wi

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

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

Claudia and Jeff  

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.

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. Eleven years ago Al

We are Analiza and Gregorio from San Jose, California. After being married for ten years, we look forward to the next adventure in our lives…parenthood!

Analiza has a compassionate, patient, and adventurous spirit, which will make her an amazing mother. She is a also middle school teacher who thrives on nurturing positive experiences for her students and family members. She is excited about the opportunity to become a first-time mom. Gregorio is a loving and hard-working husband and business-owner. He has a wonderful sense of h


One of the most important and difficult ways to love someone is to be able to let go. We are so impressed with your loving and selfless plan to seek an open adoption for your child, and we can’t wait to meet you. In the meantime, we wanted to tell you a little bit about ourselves, our family, and our home.

We’ve been together for over thirteen years, and during that time we experienced two transatlantic moves, attained degrees and jobs, supported each other’s family members, made a lot of friends, and surrounded ours

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.

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 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! 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

Migle and Russ  

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

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.

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!

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

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

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

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.

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 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.

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! 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

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

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!

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 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

Thank you so much for looking at our profile! We are Lisa and Zack, a married couple in our mid-30’s living in the beautiful Bay Area in Northern California. We respect what a difficult decision this must be for you and are very grateful you are considering us as potential adoptive parents for your baby. We are very much looking forward to starting our family through open adoption and raising a child in a loving home that fosters self-confidence, humor and happiness, with a stay-at-home dad and an extended family rich with personal

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

Antoine and Bitania  

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

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

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 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...

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