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"Everyone I talked to was so nice and understanding. They cared about me as a person and not as "some girl" trying to adopt out her baby. They were geniune and that made me feel comfortable and not doubt myself ot my decisions."

Briana

"The other place I considered was too stiff and professional towards me and didn't call me back right away. OAFS did their best to help at the moment I needed it, even if my counselor was unavailable."

Briana

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

Sean and Stefan

Sean and Stefan
“Life is a conversation you never want to end,” and we’ve been keeping our conversation going ever since we met in 2006.

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Jon and Keith

Jon and Keith
“It’s never too late to live happily ever after” displays on a decorative sign in our home, but is also a motto for how we live our lives.

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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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Karen and Scott

Karen and Scott
Family is important to us, and spending time with them is a priority. It is this strong connection to family that makes open adoption so app

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Michael and Jason

Michael and Jason
We are very excited about adopting a child, and we look forward to having the opportunity to create a healthy, mutually respectful

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Suzanne and John

Suzanne and John
In 1998, we sat next to one another on an airplane. We had no idea we would hit it off so well, and we’ve been together ever since.

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Ben and Jeff

Ben and Jeff
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?”

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