Our adoptive families want to build a genuine relationship with you.
“I wondered if I could ever find the right adoptive parents, but I did. I was nervous at first, but we grew close, so fast, and felt comfortable together.” – RandiSue
"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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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’.