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"I'm glad that the counselors kept up on checking up on how we were doing in dealing with the adoption without feeling like that's all are there to do."

Ciarra

"My counselor helped me look at all my options; what parenting would be like, what my goals were for my child and myself. I wondered if I could ever find the right adoptive parents, but I did. I was nervous at first, but we grew close, so fast, and felt comfortable together. We wanted the same thing; for the adoption to be open, and for Megan to know who I am and to have a relationship with me."

RandiSue

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

 

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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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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Mark and Jared

Mark and Jared
When we met, eleven years ago, we knew instantly that we were meant for each other. We soon were best friends, constant companions, and

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Susan

Susan
I feel that each person is a puzzle and without the birth family in our life my child’s life puzzle would be incomplete.

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Catherine and Katie

Catherine and Katie
Open adoption is the way we have always wanted to grow our family, fits who we are as people: open-minded, accepting, and proudly honest.

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Anke and Arbey

Anke and Arbey
Both of us value family. It is a dream of ours to raise a child, to teach him/her three languages (English, German and Spanish), to give her

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Krista and Steve

Krista and Steve
We are convinced open adoption is the best option for our family. We love Conner’s birthmother very much and are so incredibly grateful!

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Matt and Josh

Matt and Josh
We believe that the keys to happiness are good friends, close family, great food, and spending as much time outdoors as possible.

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