Prospective adoptive families with Open Adoption & Family Services.

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. Learn more about choosing an adoptive family

Alex and Andrew are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

“Family 4 Life” is our motto, and we are thrilled to be on this journey to becoming parents and welcoming you, your family, and a child into our lives. Read more …

Jennifer and Lance are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We’re very excited about becoming parents through an open adoption, on a path where honesty and inclusiveness are valued. Read more …

Anca and Mike are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We look forward to growing our family through open adoption, and raising our child to know who they are, where they come from, and that they are loved unconditionally. Read more …

Daniel and Lisa are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Our parenting style is affectionate and openhearted. We try to teach our children to see the best in people, including themselves. Read more …

Brad and Kendra are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We first became good friends while working together on a mission trip with our high school (yup, we’re high school sweethearts). Read more …

Clint and Jenny are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We love the friendly, laid back, outdoor lifestyle that Montana has to offer and feel it is a great place to raise our family. Read more …

David and Matt are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

They say “It takes a village,” so why not build an even bigger and better one? That’s why we are choosing an open adoption. Read more …

Marina and Matt are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

"Time flies when you're having fun"? It really does. We will be celebrating our eighteenth wedding anniversary this year. Read more …

Brian and Kelley are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We’ve been married for over twenty years and still make it a priority to hold hands and randomly dance in public. Read more …

Emma and Ronen are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We believe that children are more receptive to the diversity of the world if they have the opportunity to experience it firsthand. We also love to share our experiences – from grocery shopping to camping to concerts – with our son. Read more …

Kevin and Tieryn are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Our goal as parents is to raise a person who can go out into the world and be comfortable in their own identity; a person who can take on challenges as they come because they know they can problem solve and try new things. Read more …

Paul and Sandra are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We initially bonded over small talk, but it was Paul’s solo break dancing on the empty dance floor that really got things started! It did not take long for us to realize we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. Read more …

Michael and Shawna are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Over the years, we've come to understand that the strongest family ties aren't made by blood or law, but by the heart. We're all very much looking forward to expanding our family again. With a new child, of course, but also with a new birthfamily. Read more …

Brian and Wendy are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We envision our life as a family as one that is filled with compassion, acceptance, support, and abundant love. We are overjoyed about becoming parents together and look forward to the open-heartedness that comes with open adoption. Read more …

Jason and Lara are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We look forward to celebrating birthdays and holidays together, in addition to creating new traditions with our child’s birthparents and extended birth family. Read more …

Chris and Susan are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We are seeking an open adoption because we want our child know they are loved by us, their birthparents, and extended families on all sides. Read more …

Brian and Theresa are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We value education, and hope to raise a thoughtful, considerate person who has the confidence to thrive. Plus, Brian really wants someone with whom he can watch Star Wars. Read more …

Jen and Casey are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

It alls started when we both signed up with an oline dating site. Jen was Casey’s first and only online date, and we are still together years later, making each other laugh each and every day. Read more …

Mitch and Elisa are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

In this house, Halloween is serious business, our walls have more books than pictures, and rule number one is Wheaton’s Law, meaning “be considerate.” Read more …

Noreen and Fred are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

As parents, we are remarkably in sync. We provide the love and structure that helps young kids learn and thrive. At the same time, we have learned the art of being flexible. Read more …

Kevin and Tony are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We are excited to finally be this close to being Dads! Raising a child together feels right to us because we love our life together, and we have more than enough love to go around. Read more …

Kim and Sam are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Our families’ traditions are excuses to spend time together. From Christmas tree cutting to Oregon coast trips, we find many ways to laugh and love with our family and friends. Read more …

Lorien and Tom are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

One description that really touched us was that rather than a single “family tree,” a child of open adoption has a “family orchard". Read more …

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

We make a great team. We’re very supportive of each other and remind each other to pursue our hopes and dreams. Read more …

Gretchen and Dave are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We could not have anticipated just how transformative open adoption can be. Not only has Nola enriched our lives, but her birthmother and her family have as well. Read more …

Jack and Danette are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We value education, hard work, kindness, acceptance, honesty, respect, and dignity in all aspects of our life, and hope to instill these values in our child. Read more …

Sarah and Jay are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We believe that an ideal household is one that promotes exploration and curiosity while providing protection and comfort. Read more …

Sarah & Craig are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Although we both moved here from other places, the Pacific Northwest has quickly become our home and we are so grateful to live in such a beautiful place. Read more …

Tyler and Loren are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We met 13 years ago and are still both in awe that we got so lucky in love. We’ve had lots of time to learn about each other, forge careers we enjoy, and to have grand adventures. We make each other laugh every day. Read more …

Eric and Liz are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We are nerds at heart, and enjoy playing video games, talking about science and politics, and watching movies together. We have built an amazing life together and believe our life will only get better when we become parents. Read more …

Lisa and Dan are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Lisa and Dan met in high school in 1996, started dating in college, and married in 2005. Many of our weekends are spent with family and friends enjoying the outdoors, attending special events, playing games, and traveling around the Northwest. Read more …

Julie and Doug are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Our first date was a rainy Portland hike in 2012 where we swapped stories about outdoor adventures and our experiences working with youth. Julie fell in love with Doug’s warm smile and Doug fell for Julie’s endless knowledge of the Pacific Northwest. Read more …

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

We also believe that you build your family and it can look like anything you want it to, so adding a birth family along with an adopted child felt like a wonderful opportunity to add to our “chosen family.” Read more …

Tim and Dustin are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We are so excited to share our lives and the love we have and be able to grow our family by welcoming our child’s birthparents into our lives. Read more …

Rich and Brian are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We continually strive to be caring and compassionate dads who have cherished every part of the journey from the first walk, to the first soccer lesson, and are excited for what’s to come! Read more …

Matt and Eleanor are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We met in 2013 and we pretty quickly realized we were each other’s person. We believe in compassion and kindness, and the importance of trusting your gut and making bold moves. We live our lives with joy and can’t wait to bring a child into that. Read more …

Josh and Alexis are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Alexis is energetic and logical; Josh is lower key, more of the creative type. We work well together because we allow our differences to balance each other out and help us grow. Read more …

Alisa and Michael are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We believe in authenticity. We believe in the importance of stories. We believe relationships matter. And they matter a lot! We are excited to welcome a child and their birth family into our family and we hope to grow a genuine and lifelong friendship. Read more …

Matt and Meredith are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Open adoption appeals to us because honesty is essential to the trusting relationship we hope to build with our children and their birth parents. Read more …

Hilary and Sawyer are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Our hope is to participate in a family constellation where all are valued and everyone belongs. While we strive for a light-hearted approach to parenting, we solemnly believe there is no more important job in the world. Read more …

Ashley and David are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We want to build a trusting relationship with the birth family that becomes intuitive over time. We have always believed in the importance of chosen family and will always honor our child's birth parents and consider them family. Read more …

Carri and Lisa are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We met in 2000 and immediately hit it off. We are looking forward to growing our family through open adoption. We both love kids and have always planned on raising a family. Read more …

Wes and Josh are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Everyone in our group knows the value we place on open adoption and would be excited to welcome a child and their birth family as part of our extended family. Read more …

Colin and Eli are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We are committed to healthy growth and embracing opportunities, and we aspire to be great dads to our child and open hearted to our child’s birthparents and extended birth family. Read more …

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

Openness is important to me. I want my child to feel like they are not separate from anyone but part of everyone who plays a role in their family. Read more …

Tyler & Erin are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We have lots of love to share and are looking forward to expanding our family through open adoption. There is plenty of room at our table for new faces! Read more …

Marcus and Alisa are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We view life as an adventure, which we approach with curiosity, flexibility, and a village of family and friends. We live in a multi-generational home with Alisa’s parents on 5 acres in the greater Seattle area. Read more …

Chelsea and Nick are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Together we are affectionate, love to laugh, and enjoy spending time with friends and family. We envision bringing a child into a music- and laughter-filled home with no shortage of love. Read more …

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

We look forward to welcoming our child’s birth family fully into our lives and know first hand how amazing open adoption can be for all involved. Read more …

Jen and John are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We cherish being parents, sharing our love of life, and we have fun doing anything- just as long as we are together. Read more …

Errol and Lisa are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We have many friends who we consider family and would do anything we could to support them. Our friends know they can always count on us. We hope our child’s birth family will be open to joining our circle of family. Read more …

Max and Claire are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Fun is an essential part of our life. This may seem simple, but we feel it is our superpower. We strongly support open adoption and are excited about adding another member to our team. Read more …

Josh and Corey are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Open adoption has been such an amazing experience for us and we look forward to beginning this journey once again. Read more …

Chris and Joy are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Our lifestyle is pretty active. Some of our favorite hobbies include cooking, bike riding, traveling to faraway places, photography, painting, hiking, and whitewater rafting. Read more …

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

After 13 years of marriage, we prioritize our family above all else and are strongly committed to our love, honesty and humor. Read more …

John and Dan are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We come from families where time spent together is very important. Through all of our adventures, togetherness is at the core. We want to create more of those together times with little ones in our home. Read more …

V and Mort are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Open adoption resonates with us as it allows a child to know their story and know how much they’re loved. We hope you will truly feel like members of the family. Read more …

Charissa and Terry are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

The more we learned about the possibility of connecting with a birth family and that the decision was the expectant parent(s), the more it felt like what we would hope for every child... Read more …

Tim and Brittni are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We are passionate about the planet which we demonstrate through our waste-conscious and plant-based lifestyle. While we eat delicious meals made from plants, we don’t expect everyone else to! Read more …

Cassie and Steve are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Open adoption’s philosophy is similar to ours; family-oriented and child-centered. We want everyone to feel welcomed, included, and valued. Read more …

Alan and Lily are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We’re proud to be part of a caring community and a big, loving family and can’t wait for that to grow with our child and their birth family. Read more …

Brooke and Jason are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We feel the connection we form with a birth family can only strengthen the confidence and character of our child. We will strive to provide our child with a similar upbringing to ours, surrounded by friends, family and love. Read more …