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

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

For us, a bigger table is a happier table. We look forward to welcoming our child’s birth family to our home and table as well. 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 …

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

We offer a home full of love, joy, understanding and continual growth. We want to learn and grow as a family. We are partners, with you, in this unexpected and life-changing journey. Read more …

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

We are excited to bring a child into our lives through open adoption, expanding and enriching our connections all the more as we involve birthparents in our life. Read more …

Sechin and Katie are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We met at a Halloween party more than 20 years ago, where it was love at first sight. There is nothing more important to us than sharing the big events in life with those closest to us. Read more …

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

Like most parents, we want the world for our child, but we will also keep them grounded. We will embrace our child’s birth family as our own; and we hope that they become true friends. Read more …

Garret and Elisabeth are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We feel settled and secure in our relationship and community, and ready to embrace a child as they learn to navigate the world while we rediscover and appreciate life more through our child’s eyes. Read more …

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

We envision openness in adoption being built on inclusion, community, and conversation; immersing our child in their full story. Even though we will be physically far away, the pandemic has taught us how to make the world feel smaller. Read more …

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

We love our home and community and share a commitment of service to others. Maureen is an immigration attorney who spent years in refugee and asylum law, and Adam is a 5th grade teacher in a dual language immersion program. Read more …

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

We hope for openness in an adoption, and we welcome our child’s birth family as a valued addition to our own family. We are so excited to learn, explore, and grow together! Read more …

Stephanie and Blake are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Having this relationship built on mutual love and respect is important as we build our “big tent” family. As first time parents, we are looking forward to raising a child in a home full of love and connection with our child’s first family. Read more …

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

We strongly see the value in open adoption so our child can know their origin story, and stay connected to their birth family, both through a relationship and maintaining culture and traditions. Read more …

Lainey and Anthony are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Our relationship started when we met in college while studying for our degrees in Animation/Illustration. We are fairly laid-back people and our hobbies reflect that. We are both lucky to have amazing jobs making art for social video games. Read more …

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

We are artists and educators, makers and menders in all aspects of our lives which fits with our goal to live a conscientious and sustainable life. It would be the greatest honor of our lives to be chosen as adoptive parents. Read more …

Renee and Shannon are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We envision our family to be diverse and open to different cultures and communities. We welcome the birth parent(s) to help create new traditions in our family. Read more …

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

As a family, we value inclusiveness, equity, and compassion. Our commitment to honest, caring and non-judgmental relationships makes open adoption a perfect match for us. Read more …

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

One of my big priorities as an adoptive parent will be to build and maintain strong relationships with my child's birth family. I see a big web of love with the child in the center, surrounded in all directions by people with open arms. Read more …

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

We have a strong community of family and close friends nearby who fill our lives with joy. Our relationships are built on open, honest communication. We value inclusivity and authentic connection in all our relationships. Read more …

Roderick and Bridget are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We have been a team for more than a decade and look forward to growing our family through open adoption. The pillars of our relationship are love, laughter, and friendship. Read more …

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

We share the goal of living life to the fullest, and we are so grateful to have found each other. We very much want to be parents and to share our love with a child and their birth family. Read more …

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

We are excited for the opportunity to create a safe, warm, and loving home for a child, where their unique story is celebrated, and a lasting relationship with their birth family shows them just how many people are invested in their happiness. Read more …

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

As we look ahead to growing our family through open adoption, we’re excited to share meals, milestones, and friendship with our child’s birth family. Read more …

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

We both come from large, boisterous families, and we have always wanted to start a family of our own. We love to travel, especially to America’s beautiful national parks, and look forward to many hiking, camping, and road trip adventures as a family. Read more …

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

We dated in high school and went to Junior/Senior Banquet (prom) together but lost touch after high school. We reconnected years later were so excited to start dating again. We are each other’s soul mates and best friends. Read more …

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

We look forward to welcoming a birth family into our lives and creating new traditions. Our hope is that everyone involved will feel loved, safe, and have a true sense of belonging. Read more …

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

We are so excited about expanding our family through open adoption again and are lucky to have the support of our family and friends. Read more …

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

We live in Portland, Oregon and love calling the Rose City home. We can’t wait to start this next step in our journey - not just with our new child, but with the new extended family that open adoption will bring into our lives. Read more …

Rachel and Brandon are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We both have deep roots and a strong community of friends in the Pacific Northwest. We hope to welcome our child’s birth family as an extension of our own. Read more …

Saswata and Sumana are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We both come from family-oriented values. That's why we are choosing an open adoption. We look forward to getting to know you and opening our hearts to our child’s birth family. We hope to create a home where we all feel welcome. Read more …

Katie and Tiffany are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We chose to adopt because we want to become parents and we have a lot of love to give! Our promise to you is that this child will know unconditional love, not only from us, but from our friends and family as well. Read more …

Whitney and Dani are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We feel blessed to be given the opportunity to be considered as adoptive parents and know that we have open arms and hearts for both our child and their birth parents. Read more …

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

I am thrilled to become a Dad and now, more than ever, I feel ready to welcome a child and their birth family into my life. Read more …

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

Our relationship is based on almost two decades of friendship, love, honesty and respect. We cannot wait to share our life with a child, and we look forward to building a relationship with their birth family. Read more …

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

We are often at the beach, among the trees, or in the snow and hope to share our love of the great wide open with our children for years to come. Read more …

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

We have similar values and find meaning and purpose in being caretakers for the environment, taking the time to quiet our minds and connect with our hearts, experiencing care and compassion for others, and honoring diversity and multiculturalism. Read more …

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

We met at a dance class in 2013, and we’ve been dancing together ever since! Our life together is peaceful and happy, yet we’d love to open a new chapter in our lives by adopting and raising a child through open adoption. Read more …

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

Hello! I’m Mark, a party of one, trying to live my best life in Seattle and hoping to share it with a new little family member. I have a lot of love in my heart to give and am excited to become a dad and party of more. Read more …

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

We’re David and Jesse – a pair of sweet, would-be dads living in Seattle, with a rascally dog named Alvin along for the adventure. We’re excited and humbled by the opportunity to become parents. Read more …

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

We hope to build a strong and lasting relationship with our child’s birth family and look forward to all the joys that come with being one big extended family. Read more …

Chad and Ashlyn are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We cannot wait to grow our family through another open adoption We are delighted to have the opportunity to expand our family and share our home and hearts with you. Read more …

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

As a team we work well; our core values align when it matters most to us. We both value speaking with kindness, listening, following through on promises (especially pinky promises), and keeping our home as a place of solace and comfort. Read more …

Andy and Sondra are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We have been a couple since we were 14. We never run out of things to talk about even though we've been together for a jillion years. We are patient with each other and our loved ones, and believe in letting people be their authentic selves. Read more …

Julia and Dash are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We appreciate that this is a huge crossroads in your life. It is for us as well. We hope you choose us to be a part of your family so that we can navigate these unique times together. Read more …

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

We love being parents and are excited for the opportunity to grow our family through open adoption. We embrace that it takes a village to raise children and hope our future child’s birth family will play an important role. Read more …

Kennett and Lizzy are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We welcome change and thrive in open & understanding relationships. We hope for an open adoption relationship where we all (birth family and us) feel like we can be ourselves, be honest and vulnerable. Read more …

Polly and Jacob are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Together, we have a full and laid-back life. We appreciate that lives are made up of the little things, and find small ways to celebrate those wherever we can. Read more …

Miles and Davis are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We are people who believe in the power of love, encourage one another to pursue dreams, and hope to fill the world with joy and kindness. Read more …

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

We see open adoption not just as adding a child to our family but also adding a family to our family, and we welcome you into that relationship. So, as you learn about us, please know that we are already cheering for you, whatever decision you make. Read more …

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

We have both always wanted to have kids and we are excited to do this through open adoption. We hope for a relationship with our child’s birth family that involves visits, phone calls, photos, and our own special traditions. Read more …

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

Our hope for our relationship with our child’s birth parents is a close friendship with open communication and lots of understanding and compassion. We imagine sharing pictures, birthday parties, and regular visits to stay current in each other’s lives. Read more …

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

We met in 2006 while in graduate school, and we initially connected over a shared adoration of Radiohead. We became good friends and years later realized there was much love between us. Read more …

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

We enjoy exploring all of the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We look forward to sharing our sense of adventure, love of learning, and curiosity with our child, helping them to become who they’re meant to be as an individual. Read more …

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

We’re excited to develop a relationship with our child’s birth parents and their family – for us all to share together in the love and joy that kids bring, and to be part of the kiddo’s life. Read more …

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

I want to be a parent because I want to help a child figure out who they are and how to live the life they want. I'm invested in having an open adoption because I want my child to be able to explore all facets of themselves. Read more …

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

We are choosing open adoption because we want our child to grow up in a complete environment. We also hope for a warm, close relationship with our child’s birthparents. Read more …

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

We are people dedicated to creating a loving home, filled with play and adventure - including dance parties and fort-building - and many opportunities for learning and education. Read more …

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

We value the role that our future child’s birth parents will have in their child’s life. We seek to approach our relationship with them with the utmost authenticity, respect, sincerity, and adaptability. Read more …

Nabil and Courtney are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

One of the best things about our family is that we are friends and genuinely enjoy being around each other. Our hope is that “open adoption” will mean that we will become family to one another. Read more …

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

We are Jon and Lucy, a clergy and artist couple who have been married for 10 years. We both feel very blessed to work doing the things we love, in jobs that reflect who we are as people and who we want to be as parents. Read more …

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

I live an active, fun, responsible lifestyle, and can’t wait to have a child to love, to teach, and to help grow and develop. My most treasured “things” in life are my relationships. Read more …

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

I truly believe this future kiddo will have their needs met – not because of me, but because of us. Open adoption provides for a child to deeply know they are wanted, loved and understood. And this is what we can accomplish, together. Read more …

Bridget and Joe are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We are choosing to expand our family through adoption because we feel that our family has a lot of love to share. We have a strong foundation and see open adoption as a preferred choice to expand our network of family and love. Read more …

Tiffany & Julian are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Open adoption, in particular, called to us because of its inclusiveness, the way it respects all members of the adoption constellation, and that it means that a child will have people from all aspects of their life to celebrate their (hi)story. Read more …

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

We are so excited to welcome a new family into our lives and, together, create a foundation of love and support that will nurture our child. We all might not be “perfect” but we will be perfectly made for each other. Read more …

Elsa and Linden are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Although we love this life we have created, we have yearned to experience the joy of parenting a little one together. Read more …