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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Hanako and Marko are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Open adoption feels incredibly right to us. We feel that the relationship between a child and their birthparents is at the core of everyone’s well-being. Read more …

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

We are excited to grow our family in such a meaningful way, centering our world around a child but also gaining extended family in you. Read more …

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

Our family and community are ready to support our child, their birth family, and us as we grow together as a family. We are grateful to be part of such a loving and supportive circle, and look forward to expanding it even further through open adoption. Read more …

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

As educators, we have long believed in the importance of respecting and loving every child for who they are. When we began to consider adoption, we looked to find a practice that would reflect those same values of love and respect for children. Read more …

Dassance and Reed are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

The biggest thing to know is that we are so excited to be parents again, and Odin is so excited to be a big brother. We are ready for this journey, with eyes and arms wide open. Read more …

Geoff and Juliette are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Adoption feels like our calling and a natural fit. We both look forward to sharing this experience with you so that our child will always know who they are and that they are loved by many. Read more …

Nathan and Derek are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We love being parents. We will give our children the best opportunities we can: a great education, a multicultural experience, and a strong connection to their birth families. Read more …

Portia and Slim are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We have been together for 18 years and have always felt that open adoption was the right choice for us. In 2010 we adopted Finn and now we’re ready to grow our family by open adoption again. Read more …

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

I have a great life with wonderful friends and family. I vote early and often, I engage with the world around me, and I occasionally have solo dance parties to the best of ABBA. Read more …

Elizabeth and Aaron are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

For us, a bigger table is a happier table. We have cherished welcoming Addie’s birth family into our lives and look forward to welcoming our second child’s birth family to our home and table as well. Read more …

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

We value family and friendship, kindness and generosity, community, fun and adventure. We can’t wait to share these values with our future child and their birth family. Read more …

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

Our journey started through the foster care system. This has solidified our belief in the importance of openness. We hope to genuinely connect with our child’s birth family and become part of each other's extended families. Read more …

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

We both come from tight-knit families and have parents and siblings who are excited to help us welcome a child and their birth parents into our family. We look forward to growing a relationship together, centered around a shared love for our child. Read more …

Brander and Evan are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We met in college when we worked together on campus one summer. Thirteen years later, we’re still laughing together and supporting each other as we tackle new adventures. Read more …

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

Our life adventure started in 2010 at a mutual friend’s birthday party. We sat across from each other as complete strangers, and we found that we shared many similar hobbies and desires including day trips, trucks, camping, and volunteering. Read more …

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

Equality is one of our strongest personal values and we love how open adoption treasures the perspectives of everyone involved. It is a lifelong relationship and we are looking forward to starting it. Read more …

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

Our home is full of laughter, goofy made-up songs, puzzles, books, great food, music, gardening, and art projects. We love cooking, reading together, hiking, traveling, walking to the farmer’s market, and spending time with our friends. Read more …

Caroline and Sheila are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We became adoptive parents in 2017 and hope to grow our family through open adoption once more! When love is shared, it multiplies! Read more …

Marc and Andrea are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We choose open adoption because we believe that having a nurturing relationship with their birth family allows a child to have a more successful, secure, and fulfilling life. Read more …

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

We’re a silly, introverted family, living in Oregon. Amy works part-time as a high school music teacher, and Jess is a professional video game designer. Our house is often filled with the sounds of music and gaming. Read more …

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

We value mutual love and respect and believe these things have the power to turn strangers into friends and acquaintances into family. Read more …

Adam and Gabe are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Our relationship stays in balance with the strengths each of us bring to the table. We have a strong community including family members and close friends, and we are excited to welcome a child and their birth parents into our family as well. Read more …

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

We met in 2011 while we were both taking a break from our “city lives,” and part of what bonded us was a mutual desire to forge a life that is authentic, intentional, and rooted in community and nature. Read more …

Kari and Jessamyn are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We are Kari, Jessamyn, and Maud, and we share a mutual love of video and board games, animals, fantasy and sci-fi books, nature, movies, music, and learning about other cultures, along with a commitment to our community. Read more …

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

Open adoption aligns with our inclusive view of family, allowing us the opportunity to love and care for a child and their birthfamily. We hope to share all kinds of events in our child’s life and create new traditions together. Read more …

Nicole and Quentin are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We believe there is power in a smile and hug, and we are excited to fill our home with endless laughter and love. In choosing open adoption, we want birth parents to truly know that it is not a “goodbye”, but instead a “welcome to our family”. Read more …

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

I have always dreamed of being a mother and know that I will raise a child with lots of love, laughter, kindness, and adventure. Read more …

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

Together we enjoy time as a family whether it is reading, dinner around the table, spending an afternoon at the park or going on a weekend trip to visit our families, including Kean’s birth Mom and brother. Read more …

Shawn and Meghan are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We love the farming lifestyle; caring for animals and working in concert with the seasons. Since the first days of our relationship, 13 years ago, we have always wanted to create a family farm with children and animals running around. Read more …

Patrick and Kathy are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Open adoption fits with who we are. We feel lucky to have close friends who have been part of open adoptions, both as birthparents and adoptive parents, and have witnessed how positive their relationships have been. Read more …

Stephen and Chrissy are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We feel deeply that understanding your identity and approaching all things with openness and curiosity is the basis for a happy life. We believe we have so much to offer, but also know our lives have so much room to grow. Read more …

Sean and Kathryn are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We met in college in 2004. Over the years we’ve taught ourselves how to design and build a tiny house, started and managed an all-ages DIY music venue, and have consistently grown a lot of fruits and vegetables. Read more …

Corbin and Matthew are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

As we have reflected on what family means to us, we realize we have found family in so many ways and in so many people. We value that open adoption offers everyone the opportunity to share the relationships and stories that form their family. Read more …

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

Maya is creative, disorganized and cares deeply about the people around her. Sam is thoughtful, dependable, and pretends to be more serious than he is. We don't have the same taste in almost anything and are still regularly amused by this. Read more …

Adri and Morgan are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We were thrilled to grow our family in 2017 when Maggie joined our family through open adoption. We envision making and holding space for another birth family so that each of our children will witness firsthand that love does not have limits. Read more …

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

Our families are very excited, as are we, about open adoption. After her adoption through OA&FS in 2016, Aven’s birth family has blissfully joined ours, seams and all. We collectively welcome you with open arms. Read more …

Angeline and Leah are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Our home and our hearts always have an open door – to our neighbors, friends, and family. We couldn’t imagine starting a family through adoption without transparency, and welcoming birthparents into our extended family. Read more …