Our adoptive families want to build a genuine relationship with you.


"Everyone at OA&FS has been very sensitive and understanding during this difficult time. I love the adoptive parents I chose more than I ever could have imagined. I'm glad they are together (with my child) and that I am a part of their lives. The openness is invaluable to me." - OA&FS Birthparent

"This agency came through like none of us would have imagined. My baby was very fortunate to be placed in such good hands with such a great family." - OA&FS Birthparent


Meet waiting adoptive families.


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 …

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 …


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OA&FS families value openness.


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.

View Waiting Families

What’s in a family profile?


Official Homestudy Report

This 12-17 page document includes detailed information about the family’s home and neighborhood; careers; relationship with each other and family/friends; parenting philosophies and values.

Detailed Family Book

This autobiographical photo book is written by the prospective adoptive parents and gives birthparents a glimpse into their lives. It covers topics such as their childhoods and what they learned from them, family traditions and hopes and dreams for their open adoption relationship.


Find adoptive families with a welcoming heart.

Ask yourself these questions to help identify the areas that are most important to you when choosing a family.


At OA&FS, openness means having a meaningful, face-to-face, lifelong, extended family relationship.

Choosing a family to parent your child is a huge decision. There’s so much to consider. In addition to learning about prospective adoptive parents’ jobs, hobbies, and lifestyle, we encourage you to pay close attention to their values, relationships, communication style and overall vision for their long-term relationship with you, the birthparents.

Digging deeper will provide insights that are invaluable in creating an ongoing relationship. We’ve discovered that what most birthparents hope to find is adoptive parents with a ‘welcoming heart’.