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

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 …

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 …

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

We value inclusion, equality, and the inherent dignity of every person. Those values are, and will continue to be, reflected in our parenting, and in our relationship with you. 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 …

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 and welcoming another unique little person and their birth family into our lives. 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 …

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. This led us to open adoption. No other approach offers more respect to the child and where they come from. 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 …

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 …

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

When we learned about open adoption, it was our first choice for growing our family. You will be an important part of our child’s life, and your love will continue to nurture them. 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 …

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

We believe a family can take a million beautiful forms and that building an open and honest bond with our child’s birth family is the most natural, life-giving gift for everyone. 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

Open adoption is right for us because we want our child to understand why their birth family chose us and how we became one family. Read more …

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

We are family focused and spend our time playing together, cooking meals, taking hikes and visiting friends and family. Adoption is something that we have always dreamed of doing and feel that open adoption is a wonderful way to grow our family. Read more …

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

We look forward to experiencing the joys and challenges of parenting. We are excited to learn, make mistakes and evolve as a family. Read more …

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

We first bonded over a shared love of origami and a shared distaste for putting the wrong things into the trash, recycling, and compost bins. We enjoy working together as a team and have used that ability to get to where we are today. Read more …

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

We have talked about, imagined, and planned for our family from day one. Our hope for our child is that they have joy, curiosity, and feel deeply and unconditionally loved. Read more …

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

We are both passionate about our careers in teaching. Kevin teaches physical education and Kristine teaches third grade at the same elementary school. Read more …

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

Together we have climbed mountains, sailed oceans, and discovered natural hot springs and we look forward to more adventures together with our growing family. 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 …

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

Children were always part of our “plan”. When we first started dating, we would talk about how amazing it would be to be the oldest people still in love, holding hands, and be grandparents, watching our whole family and how it has grown. Read more …

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

We both come from humble backgrounds, know how to stretch a penny, and have learned that what matters most cannot be bought. 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 …

Kyle and Alicia are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We love traveling-anything from camping in our rooftop tent around the northwest or big international trips like Norway for our tenth anniversary. We look forward to sharing and exploring the world with our child. Read more …

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

Family is very important to us, and we have a big, inclusive sense of what family means. The more people a child has in their life who love and want the best for them, the more opportunity they’ll have to grow into their full potential. Read more …

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

We understand that open adoption relationships are unique and personal, and we hope to welcome a child and their birth family into our life, our stories and our hearts. We’re ready for the next adventure in our life - to grow our family and our love. Read more …

Keshet and Eva are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We’re excited to expand our family and share all the things we love with a kid! We love spending time in nature: finding waterfalls on long hikes, telling stories around the campfire in the mountains, swimming in the ocean, and riding bicycles. Read more …

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

Since I was very young, I’ve always loved children, and when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would reply “a mom.” I strongly believe the most precious gift you can give your child is quality time and being fully present in the moment. 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.

Openness in adoption appeals to us because it is built on community and transparency, and can provide everyone with different perspectives, ideas, and life skills that complement our own as parents. Read more …

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

We are high school sweethearts who live in Washington, with our dogs Gus and Sarge. As a family we are playful, active, honest, and always search for joy. Read more …

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

We grew up together in a small community on the Oregon coast—sitting next to each other in classes, studying together on the weekends, and attending formal dances as each other’s dates. 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 …

Meredith & Elliott are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Our life is full of fun, laughter, and good friends. We frequently travel, attend concerts, and generally savor as many Portland cheese plates as possible! Read more …

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

We’re mellow introverts who live in a light, airy old house with our small dog Penny. We’ve been together since 2015, and like each other more all the time (and we started out liking each other a lot!). Read more …

Philip and Lauren are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We are very easy-going people, and like to live a simple life helping others as much as we can. We hope to create a genuine connection with our child’s birth family, spending quality time together, and sharing experiences as we grow together as a family. Read more …

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

Sunny and Tony are both educators, allowing for lots of family time during school holidays and summers. Adventuring outdoors is a big part of our life: family camping, hiking, and low-key climbing and snow adventures. 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 …

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

Hi! We are Kevin & Lorna – two creative nerds who aspire to be awesome, adoptive parents. We are both committed to the idea that families are an important and valuable part of living fully. Read more …

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

We are so thankful to be a waiting family for an open adoption. Having this relationship built on mutual love and respect is important as we build a “big tent” family. Read more …

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

We enjoy each other. We have fun together. We want to grow our family and share our joy and love with a child and their birth family. Read more …

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

We first met in 2011 and have been together ever since. We bond through our shared worldview and common values of honesty, proactive communication, and community focus—values that have sustained and enriched us. Read more …

Tyson and Valerie are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Our family values will be shared with our child: kindness and generosity, education and empathy, playfulness and creativity. Our hope is that our home is a warm, safe, and loving place for both our child and their birth family. Read more …