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

Ben and Jeff are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Debbie and Mark are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Dawn and Troy are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

Justin and Katie are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

Robin are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Jenn and Megan are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

Rob and Ali are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Having an open adoption means a lot to us. Our values include love, respect, transparency, gratitude, and compassion. We want to have an honest and open relationship with our child’s birth family. Read more …

Heather and George are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Kaitlin and Ken are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

David and Julie are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Chris and Jeff are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

Gary and Ronnie are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Shane and Jill are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Chris and Molly are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

Heather and Rob are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Brandon and Erica are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Peter and Lee-Anne are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Brad and John are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Amy and Raymond are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

Alex and Andrew are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

Christiana and Adam are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Brad and Adam are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

Ann and Justin are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

Bill and Jon are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Michael and Amy are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Linda are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Jennifer and Lance are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

Anca and Mike are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Daniel and Lisa are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

Brad and Kendra are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

Jess and Melinda are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

Victor and Brett are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

Josh and Kristina are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

Jen and Seth are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

Dan and Christi are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

Liana and Jonathan are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Joseph and Bryan are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Josh and Kelly are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

Kelley and Lee are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

David and Clint are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Ben and Rebecca are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Clint and Jenny are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Martin and Carmen are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Mark and Jen are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

Bill and Justin are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

David and Matt are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Evan and Kellie are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Our relationship is built on the foundation that we’re always on the same team. Read more …

Dain & Sabrina are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

Jen are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Adam and Jackie are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

Amanda and Chris are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

Marina and Matt are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

Brian and Kelley are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

Kyle and Sarah are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Jared and Kami are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Alison and Chris are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Jenn and James are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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

Emma and Ronen are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Chris and Maria are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Brian and Liz are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Aaron and Elizabeth are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Jason and Josh are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Brenda and Jeff are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Doug and Margaret are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Britton and Campbell are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Morgan and Adri are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Kevin and Tieryn are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Ryan and Allison are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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 …

Ashley and Brian are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We are both in the field of creating healthy opportunities for kids and our community through our chosen professions as a nutrition/garden educator (Ashley) and educator of youth bicycling and walking safety (Brian). Read more …

Paul and Sandra are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We initially bonded over small talk, but it was Paul’s solo break dancing on the empty dance floor that really got things started! It did not take long for us to realize we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. Read more …

Davis and Jesus are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Family is huge in our lives. It is the most important and we hold our people dear. We are confident knowing that open-adoption is about the things we believe most in - love, fun, positivity, and inclusion. Read more …

Michael and Shawna are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Over the years, we've come to understand that the strongest family ties aren't made by blood or law, but by the heart. We're all very much looking forward to expanding our family again. With a new child, of course, but also with a new birthfamily. Read more …

Brian and Wendy are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We envision our life as a family as one that is filled with compassion, acceptance, support, and abundant love. We are overjoyed about becoming parents together and look forward to the open-heartedness that comes with open adoption. Read more …

Ben and Mike are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We often describe ourselves as “social introverts” - meaning we love spending time with our friends and extended family, but we also very much enjoy coming home to relax and be with each other and our dog. Read more …

Kelly and Gregg are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Our relationship is a child of the 90’s, 1997 to be exact. Yes, we wore flannel, listened to punk rock and met skateboarding. Almost 20 years later we still get nostalgic reaching into the record collection and listening to bands we used to see together. Read more …

Ryan and Kim are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We are excited to grow our family through adoption. We look forward to many years of gatherings, birthdays, and barbecues. Read more …

Jason and Lara are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We look forward to celebrating birthdays and holidays together, in addition to creating new traditions with our child’s birthparents and extended birth family. Read more …

Jen and Jeremy are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Adopting Braeden has brought so many wonderful changes to our lives. Our experience with open adoption completely surpassed our expectations and we are thankful to have his birth family in our lives. Read more …

Cristin and Jake are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We met in college, working as counselors at a kids’ summer camp in the coastal mountains of California. Of course we’ve moved on since those camp days, but the spirit of playfulness stays with us in our various jobs and pursuits. Read more …

Allie and Tyler are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We appreciated the emphasis open adoption places on the relationship between birth and adoptive parents. We will commit ourselves to creating a strong bond with our child’s birth parents on an open and honest platform. Read more …