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"The adoptive parents were beyond awesome throughout this entire process. I was very hesitant about meeting them, and somewhat figured that I would be like a third wheel from the beginning. They do great at showing me how important I am to them in general. It is an amazing feeling to receive that from total strangers."

Anonymous Birthdad

"What I said and what I wanted was honored and respected ... Services were offered equally to both me and the birthmother. We liked the program because it gave us a way to be a part of our son's life. If it hadn't included that option, we wouldn't have chosen adoption. We wanted to see him grow up. We wanted him to know us."

OA&FS Birthfather

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. Below are letters of introduction from some families ready to adopt. When you call us, we'll send you a booklet of family introduction letters including letters from families who did not wish to post their letter online.

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, in their family profile we share:

  • The family's entire official Homestudy Report (12-17 pages).
  • A detailed family book written by the prospective adoptive parents that uses photos and words to give birthparents a glimpse into their lives.

At OA&FS, openness means having a meaningful, face-to-face, lifelong, extended family relationship. Many of our adoptive families have special videos in which they talk about why they want an open adoption and what they value about each other. Choosing a family to parent your child is a huge decision. There’s so much to consider.  You may be curious about the adoptive parents’ jobs, hobbies, where they live, etc. If so, here's a useful tool to determine what’s important to you

 

Meet Waiting Adoptive Families

Rita and Patty

Rita and Patty
We have been waiting to adopt for a long time, but believe deeply that our child’s birthmom will find us when we are meant to be found.

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Sean and Stefan

Sean and Stefan
Imagine visiting with us. We take great joy in making people feel at home, and hope by the end of our visit you will have that feeling too.

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Christine and Jill

Christine and Jill
We haven’t met you yet, so we don’t know all of your dreams for your child, but we can guess that we probably share some of the same dreams

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Dara and Mike

Dara and Mike
We are a playful, adventurous family that values spending time together, making each other laugh, and having fun with our family and friends

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Willo and Bob

Willo and Bob
Our family circle is small and tightly knit, and anyone new is absorbed immediately and becomes part of the crew.

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Benny and Wright

Benny and Wright
We work in the entertainment industry; Benny on the business side, Wright on the artistic, while Tristen just entertains!

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Lillian and Jason

Lillian and Jason
Spending a summer on Lillian’s roof in the warehouse district and making movies about monkeys and astronauts, we fell in love.

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Melissa and Simon

Melissa and Simon
We love to laugh until we cry and we’re cuddly people – Simon is often found on the floor cuddling our dog, Trudy.

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