Our adoptive families want to build a genuine relationship with you.

“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.” – RandiSue

Meet waiting adoptive families.

Ben and Jeff are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

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? Read more …

Debbie and Mark are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We are excited about another open adoption. We look forward to not just adding a baby to our family but also a new friend, you! Read more …

Dawn and Troy are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We envision a beautiful life with our child and our child’s birth family, which includes compassion, patience, and love. Read more …

Robin are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

I’m an optimistic person who looks for the good in other people. I have a strong desire to contribute something positive to the world, Read more …

Rob and Ali are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Having an open adoption means a lot to us. Our values include love, respect, transparency, gratitude, and compassion. We want to have an honest and open relationship with our child’s birth family. Read more …

Heather and George are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We look forward to having a great relationship with the birth family. To us, more family just means more love to go around. Read more …


OA&FS families value openness.

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. When you call us, we’ll send you a booklet of family introduction letters.

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.

View Waiting Families

What’s in a family profile?

Official Homestudy Report

This 12-17 page document includes detailed information about the family’s home and neighborhood; careers; relationship with each other and family/friends; parenting philosophies and values.

Detailed Family Book

This autobiographical photo book is written by the prospective adoptive parents and gives birthparents a glimpse into their lives. It covers topics such as their childhoods and what they learned from them, family traditions and hopes and dreams for their open adoption relationship.

Find adoptive families with a welcoming heart.

Ask yourself these questions to help identify the areas that are most important to you when choosing a family.

At OA&FS, openness means having a meaningful, face-to-face, lifelong, extended family relationship.

Choosing a family to parent your child is a huge decision. There’s so much to consider. In addition to learning about prospective adoptive parents’ jobs, hobbies, and lifestyle, we encourage you to pay close attention to their values, relationships, communication style and overall vision for their long-term relationship with you, the birthparents.

Digging deeper will provide insights that are invaluable in creating an ongoing relationship. We’ve discovered that what most birthparents hope to find is adoptive parents with a ‘welcoming heart’.