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"Thanks to open adoption, my son is in a great place. I can watch him grow and develop with confidence that he is well loved and provided for."

Bryan, Birthdad

"The first thing to realize is that even if a birthfather wants to play a part in his kid's life, he's probably going to go into denial for a period of time. The easiest way to "deal" with a painful situation like this is to just stop looking at it. I would imagine that a lot of birthfathers enter the denial phase early in the pregnancy, and I would bet that a good deal of them never stop denying it."

Anonymous Birthdad

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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Ben and Jeffrey

Ben and Jeffrey
Jeffrey had admired Ben from afar at chorus rehearsals. Then one day, he saw Ben walking around his place of work. He had his icebreaker!

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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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Marcie and Neal

Marcie and Neal
We met in college 18 years ago and we are happy to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary this fall. Our house is filled with laughter

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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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