Prospective adoptive families with Open Adoption & Family Services.

Our waiting adoptive families have chosen to work with us because they genuinely value openness in adoption and want a lifelong relationship with you. Birthparents may choose from 65 to 85 families seeking an open adoption through OA&FS. When you call us, we’ll send you a booklet of family introduction letters.

You may also request the full family profile for families that you’d like to learn more about. Because we and our families respect your need to know as much as possible about the adoptive families you are considering. Learn more about choosing an adoptive family

We met in Seattle in 1998 when Ben asked Jeff out to dinner on the sidewalk one evening, and Jeff replied, “Sure, how about right now? Read more …

We are excited about another open adoption. We look forward to not just adding a baby to our family but also a new friend, you! Read more …

We envision a beautiful life with our child and our child’s birth family, which includes compassion, patience, and love. Read more …

We enjoy close relationships with our extended family and will joyfully welcome a new branch to the tree Read more …

I’m an optimistic person who looks for the good in other people. I have a strong desire to contribute something positive to the world, Read more …

“Thank goodness for penguins!” That is how Amy’s dad began his toast at our wedding in 2010, and we couldn’t agree more! Read more …

The richness of our lives has only been realized through the truly amazing relationships we have with our friends. Read more …

We dream of birthdays, holidays and newly made traditions with our child, birth family and biological family. Read more …

We look forward to having a great relationship with the birth family. To us, more family just means more love to go around. Read more …

We met online 11 years ago, and feel like we were destined to be together as there were many times where we almost met in “real life.” Read more …

You won’t find us in a hotel, but in a campground finding ways to make breaded and stuffed chicken, potatoes, and cookies over the campfire. Read more …

It is surreal how well we complement each other. Jeff is a calm introvert, and Chris is an energetic extrovert. Read more …

Our family is made up of two loving adventurous dads, Gary (on right) and Ronnie, and two playful cuddly dogs, Jack and Lucy. Read more …

We love being married to each other because we have a built-in hangout buddy 24/7 who knows our footprints’ path to this moment. Read more …

We met 11 years ago online and fell in love on our very first date. One of the things that makes us a good match is the importance of family Read more …

We have learned that unconventional experiences can change friends into family and form the best memories. Read more …

If it involves food, fun, culture, and adventure, we’ll find it. We love a good festival (even a not so good festival is still worth a shot) Read more …

We both enjoy annual camping trips with friends and family, riding motorcycles on the dunes and in the mountains and playing with our dogs Read more …

We met in 2004 through mutual friends. We were talking and laughing within minutes of meeting, and haven't been apart since. Read more …

We live active lives of the mind; we love to read and learn. We’re engaged in society and its issues and try to live light on the planet. Read more …

We are a happily married couple that has been together for over 10 incredible years. We first met at an Arby’s restaurant of all places, which is so weird and random but totally fits our personalities and sense of humor. Read more …

We like open adoption because it allows for a stronger connection between birth family and child. Read more …

We are thrilled to be on this journey to becoming parents and welcoming you, your family, and a child into our lives. Read more …

We look forward to making a connection with our child’s birthparents and developing that relationship into another branch on our family tree Read more …

We both work with kids every day in our jobs as a teacher and a doctor, and we are excited at the prospect of being able to start a family Read more …

We met nearly ten years ago, and together we experienced love at first sight the moment we laid eyes on our son. Read more …

We want our children to have adventurous childhoods, so together we explore! Read more …

We are both city people and any child we are lucky enough to raise will be brought up in a diverse and exciting urban environment. Read more …

We are goofy, loving and comfortable with ourselves and our lives. As parents, we are consistent and patient with a large helping of humor. Read more …

We love weekends as they mean Seahawk’s games in the winter, boat rides in the summer and hikes to see the leaves change color in the fall. Read more …

I look forward to creating an extended family with the birth family and raising a child to be caring, kind, educated, and happy. Read more …

We’re very excited about becoming parents through an open adoption, on a path where honesty and inclusiveness are valued. Read more …

Our family is everything to us and that is how we would like the birth family to feel with us. Read more …

Our home is full of joy, creativity, curiosity, and warmth. We hope we can foster the most nurturing home possible for our future child. Read more …

Our parenting style is affectionate and openhearted. We try to teach our children to see the best in people, including themselves. Read more …

We are respectful of each other’s strengths and weaknesses, and remain loyal to helping each other become the best people we can be. Read more …

We are excited to create new relationships, welcome more people into our lives, and look forward to having as much contact as you’d like. Read more …

We first became good friends while working together on a mission trip with our high school (yup, we’re high school sweethearts). Read more …

We get pleasure and meaning from being outdoors, art and creativity, connecting with people, and from a whole lot of laughter together. Read more …

We want the child we raise to feel the love and sense of identity that an extended adoption family can offer. Read more …

We met on Match.com in early of 2012 (Kristina completely disregarded Josh’s search radius and sent him a message anyway… Read more …

As our favorite song goes: “It’s you for me and me for you, and we’ll muddle through, whatever we do, together, wherever we go!” Read more …

Being parents is our very greatest privilege and we come to adoption with much love and respect for the journey that birthparents Read more …

We look forward to sharing family traditions and creating new ones with the family that will be an extension of our adoption. Read more …

We met studying singing when Liana was 16 and Jonathan was 19. We became best friends, which grew to us getting married in 2004. Read more …

Loving families come in all shapes and sizes. We want our child to have the benefit of knowing and growing with all their family members. Read more …

We believe in living simply and prefer to fill our lives with the people we love and experiences more than things. Read more …

We are city people and love Seattle and the wonderful neighborhood where we live. As Pacific Northwest natives, our family surrounds us. Read more …

We’ve been together a long time and enjoy exercising, hiking, running or skiing. We also have a slight obsession with Harry Potter. Read more …

The phrase that best expresses who we are is – Let’s Play! It’s why we made our home in the Pacific Northwest! Read more …

We love the friendly, laid back, outdoor lifestyle that Montana has to offer and feel it is a great place to raise our family. Read more …

It is somewhat of a miracle that we found each other. We both grew up in Germany but didn’t know each other until we met in Seattle. Read more …

We felt an instant connection when we met. We talked for hours about hockey, unicorns, and all sorts of geeky things. Read more …

We first met in 2003, and have pretty much been at each other’s side ever since. Our friends affectionately call us ‘Bustin’! Read more …

They say “It takes a village,” so why not build an even bigger and better one? That’s why we are choosing an open adoption. Read more …

We met twenty-three years ago when Dain asked Sabrina to dance, and have been together ever since. Read more …

I think there is no one truer to themselves than a child. I am there to help them become the amazing person they are meant to be. Read more …

We are so excited to embark on this journey and greatly look forward to extending our family through open adoption. Read more …

We met six years ago and we quickly knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. Read more …

"Time flies when you're having fun"? It really does. We will be celebrating our eighteenth wedding anniversary this year. Read more …

We’ve been married for over twenty years and still make it a priority to hold hands and randomly dance in public. Read more …

High school sweethearts and Oregon natives, we are thrilled to live and love our life in Portland. We believe in the power of courage and vulnerability, and enter this process embracing both! Read more …

Both of us and our families thrive because of the love we have for one another and we would be delighted to share that with you. Read more …

We both deeply value a sense of belonging, and believe that openness throughout the adoption process will be a huge support to our child’s developing sense of self. Read more …

We are two fun-loving, adventurous people who are beyond thrilled to become parents. Our love for embracing life in every way possible, including complete silliness, continues to grow stronger. Read more …

We are so excited to be embarking on this journey. We imagine our family home to be filled with laughter and joy. Read more …

We believe that children are more receptive to the diversity of the world if they have the opportunity to experience it firsthand. We also love to share our experiences – from grocery shopping to camping to concerts – with our son. Read more …

We’ve been to many places around the world from exploring temples in India to stunning castles in Ireland and have shared some beautiful experiences together; we now hope to share that with a new addition to our family. Read more …

As parents, we want to nurture, educate and empower our children to become the people they want to be. That is our pledge to you and something you can always count on from us. Read more …

Since we met and fell in love 13 years ago, we have built a strong bond and partnership that will be our foundation as we start our family. We are excited to grow, learn, and laugh with our child as we navigate life together. Read more …

We are as in love as ever and have built a great life together. We live on an acre of land with two dogs and an indoor cat, plus some chickens, ducks, and a few rabbits. We laugh, and we make each other laugh. Read more …

We spent a lot of time learning about adoption and discovered that having an open adoption was how we felt most comfortable. We will bring our personal values of respect, honesty, and kindness to our relationship. Read more …

Just as we both gained an extended family in our in-laws when we got married, we would love for the birth family to be a part of our extended family. Read more …

We are looking forward to welcoming additional relationships into our lives as this is a tremendous opportunity for us all to share a unique connection and experience. Read more …

We are committed to an open adoption in part because our child will witness firsthand that love does not have limits. We want our child to find comfort in the open relationship between our two families. Read more …

Our goal as parents is to raise a person who can go out into the world and be comfortable in their own identity; a person who can take on challenges as they come because they know they can problem solve and try new things. Read more …

We look forward to expanding our family, not only to include another child, but also his/her birth family. Holding the belief you can never be loved by too many people, we hope to create a wonderful and collaborative relationship with the birth family. Read more …