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

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 …

Kaitlin and Ken are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We met online 11 years ago, and feel like we were destined to be together as there were many times where we almost met in “real life.” Read more …

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

You won’t find us in a hotel, but in a campground finding ways to make breaded and stuffed chicken, potatoes, and cookies over the campfire. Read more …

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

If it involves food, fun, culture, and adventure, we’ll find it. We love a good festival (even a not so good festival is still worth a shot) Read more …

Peter and Lee-Anne are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We are unashamed geeks. We are passionate about science, the arts, history, and culture. Lee-Anne is a librarian, and Peter works in educational technology. Both of our careers allow us to help others, which is important to us. Read more …

Amy and Raymond are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Open adoption is important to us because it supports a meaningful relationship between the child, their birth family, and us. 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.

Our home is full of joy, creativity, curiosity, and warmth. We hope we can foster the most nurturing home possible for our future child. 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 …

Jess and Melinda are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We get pleasure and meaning from being outdoors, art and creativity, connecting with people, and from a whole lot of laughter together. Read more …

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

The phrase that best expresses who we are is – Let’s Play! It’s why we made our home in the Pacific Northwest! 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 …

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

We met six years ago and we quickly knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. 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 …

Jared and Kami are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Both of us and our families thrive because of the love we have for one another and we would be delighted to share that with you. Read more …

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

We both deeply value a sense of belonging, and believe that openness throughout the adoption process will be a huge support to our child’s developing sense of self. 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 …

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

We want nothing more than to grow our love through the joy of raising a baby. We encourage each other to be our best selves and have committed our lives to one another. We desire nothing more than extending that value and commitment to a beautiful baby. 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 …

Ryan and Allison are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We look forward to expanding our family, not only to include another child, but also his/her birth family. Holding the belief you can never be loved by too many people, we hope to create a wonderful and collaborative relationship with the birth family. Read more …

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

We are both in the field of creating healthy opportunities for kids and our community through our chosen professions as a nutrition/garden educator (Ashley) and educator of youth bicycling and walking safety (Brian). 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 …

Brett and Caitlin are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

With our large extended family, open adoption feels like a natural choice. We want our child to know they are loved by all their family, both birth and adopted. Read more …

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

We are thrilled to be a part of a second open adoption. Our parenting style is nurturing and loving. Our home atmosphere has ample time to be playful, which can be a great way for children to learn and is fun for everyone. 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 …

Rachael and Kelly are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

When Eli joined our family, his birth family became a part of our own extended family. We see them often, text a lot and have truly grown as a family. We are so grateful for the people they are, and the involvement they have in our lives. 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 …

Kerith and Tara are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Open adoption embodies what we most value, and hope to continue to create in our family: connection, openness and community. 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 …

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

We can’t wait to add another unique voice to the mix that makes up our family—another bedroom, another seat at the breakfast table, and another set of relatives to celebrate. 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 …

Monica and Jeremy are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Our home is full of experiments, in the garden, in the house, or in our imaginations (like Monica’s half-finished novel). Whatever our child’s interests, they will have the opportunity to learn and explore life to their heart’s delight. Read more …

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

Family is very important to us and we stay connected to our relatives near and far. Between us, we have family in Southern California, Boston, Connecticut, Seattle, Olympia and also right near home. We love spending time with all of them. Read more …

Carrie and Martin are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We met in the summer of 2013, fell in love, got married, and we are having a grand adventure in this beautiful life we share. We fit together almost perfectly, tackling every problem with our superpowers of reason, compassion, and silliness. Read more …

Jaime and Ian are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We have built a life together that’s active, exciting, and fulfilling, and above all we value and cherish the strong relationships we maintain with our respective families. Read more …

Colleen and Lindsey are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We met at summer camp—seriously! We were both camp counselors and knew very quickly that we had something amazing together. Read more …

Ted and Becca are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We met online over a decade ago. On our first date there was an instant chemistry, and we have been joined at the hip and heart ever since. 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 …

Karen and Scott are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

When we learned about open adoption, we knew that was the right path for us. We believed that an open adoption would be the best thing for our child but didn’t anticipate how rewarding it would be for us. 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 …

Meagan and Jon are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Becoming parents is one of the greatest things to ever happen to us and we always felt our family was meant to grow bigger. As soon as we learned about open adoption we knew it would be the best fit for us. Read more …

Quinn and Micah are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We met at a Christmas party in 2011. Our first date was a steep and snowy hike on New Year’s Eve. Micah fell. Quinn laughed. And then she fell. Then we held hands. We’ve been together -- stumbling and laughing -- ever since. 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 …

Annalisa and Megan are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We met way back in 2013 while we were attending nursing school and got to know each other while studying for tests. We grew closer quite quickly, and now a few years later, we’re proud of the life we’ve built together and we’re still having lots of fun. Read more …

Betty and Jim are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We feel fortunate to have met later in life after we have both learned how to care for ourselves, be responsible with finances, and have fun! We hope to spend many days as a family exploring the great outdoors. 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 …