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), which includes detailed information about their home and neighborhood; careers; relationship with each other and family/friends; parenting philosophies and values.
- A detailed family book written by the prospective adoptive parents that gives birthparents a glimpse into their lives. This autobiographical photo book covers topics such as their childhoods and what they learned from them, family traditions and hopes and dreams for their open adoption relationship.
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