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Unforeseen pregnancy but not yet ready for it? This may be a challenging time for you and we are here to help you through this.
We understand that the this may be a difficult time for you as you consider making an adoption plan. We are here to assist you throughout the process.
Selecting the family your child will be placed is a very personal choice. Learn more about choosing a family and the matching process with our agency by clicking here.
Resources about adoption can help prepare you for the journey ahead. Resources for both expectant parents and adoptive families can be found here.
Unplanned pregnancy can be scary and confusing. Our services are available to help you explore all of your options.
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Adoption Myths (Adoptive Parents)
Nearly 60% of Americans have had personal experience with adoption-meaning they, a family member, or close friend was adopted, adopted a child, or placed a child for adoption. Even with such a large number, there are many misconceptions about adoption that troubles prospective adoptive families. Discover some of the most common myths and realities about adoption.
Adoption Myths (Expectant Parents)
You may have recently found out you were pregnant, or you already have delivered. Adoption is a selfless and courageous decision. There are misconceptions about placing a baby for adoption that still troubles expectant parents. Discover some of the common myths, and important truths, about making an adoption plan.
Financial & Emotional Support for Expecting Parents
An unexpected pregnancy can leave you feeling overwhelmed, confused, and alone. If you’re considering adoption, we want to make sure you feel supported. Your birth parent advocate will provide you with emotional support and discuss what your financial needs are and how we can assist you.
We are Tommy and Brent and we hope our profile gives you a sense of who we are and the love we have for one another. We both are from a small town in Illinois, and have been together since high school. We now enjoy the city life as we explore all that Chicago has to offer. We are passionate about our careers in Nursing, and love what we do! We look forward to becoming parents and providing a loving nurturing home. Thank you for reading our profile and hope we have a chance to learn more about one another.
Hello and Hola. We are excited that we may have the honor of sharing this journey with you. We thank you for viewing our profile and hope that you find a connection to the words and photos that we have shared. We have always imagined big holiday dinners with family and here we are, hoping to meet you.Please know that you have our respect and support.
We want to raise children that make this world a better place. We'll teach our children to be compassionate, kind and empathetic. We also want to instill in our children respect for differences and diversity. Above all, we want our children to know that they are loved, every day and unconditionally. You will always have a place in our family and in your child’s heart.
We are Alle and Andrew and we are excited to have you view our profile. Life can be full of surprises, sometimes joyful and sometimes scary, and sometimes both at the same time. We can’t pretend to know how you are feeling and hope that you are surrounded by lots of love and support. Maybe our letter will be a part of the light on your path.
Thank you for taking the time to read our profile. We are James and Marty, both born and raised in Wisconsin, and now living in a diverse neighborhood in Illinois. Some of our favorite hobbies are cooking, reading, gardening, and spending time with friends and family. We are so excited at the prospect of becoming parents. We hope our profile gives you a brief glimpse into who we are, and we wish you all the support and love during this time.
We are Kristen and Michael and live in the suburbs of Illinois. Kristen is a high school math teacher and Michael owns his own business. We love going on family walks or runs, and yes, all our dogs run with us even our 14-year-old, who is the youngest at heart. As we write this letter our hearts, minds and souls are filled with excitement and emotion. We promise that we will support and cherish you through this process, and are empathetic to the range of emotions that you may be feeling. We look forward to learning more about you and sharing more about us with you!
We are Cady (29) and Jack (34) and live in Chicago with our daughter Clementine (2) and our dog Goose. Cady is from Minnesota and Jack is from Illinois. We met while volunteering as small group leaders for high school students. We talked about growing our family by adoption and got to know several children with unique adoption stories during our years as volunteers, which solidified our desire to adopt in the future. We are excited about the possibility of connecting with you at this time of your life. We look forward to having the chance to meet you and to learn more about you.
We are very excited to be expanding our family and we could not be happier to be given the opportunity to adopt your child. We adopted Lincoln through the Adoption Center for Family Building, and we maintain an open adoption with her birth parents and family. We hope you feel supported and loved no matter where your journey takes you. If you decide that adoption is the right decision (and you choose our family), we promise we will cherish and love your baby, and provide a safe and loving home.
We can only imagine what it is like for you as you face this difficult decision, and we admire the love that you have for your unborn child. After we got married, we immediately talked about starting a family. As Christians, we believe God has led us on this journey of adoption. Thank you for viewing our profile, and we hope to have the opportunity to meet you.
Thank you for taking time to look at our profile! We are Skye and RJ and we're from Northern Indiana. Our passions have always overlapped with our choice in careers. While we both started out as zoo keepers, our careers have each taken a turn towards education. After eight years together, we're ready to open our hearts and home to children. We hope that if you find yourself connecting to our story, we’ll be able to alleviate some of the stress you may be feeling at this time. We hope to have the opportunity to learn more about you.
Our names are Laura and Adam. We are a young (mid-30’s), energetic, fun-loving couple and are hoping to adopt a baby. Words cannot express how appreciative we are for you and the courageous, loving, and difficult decision you are considering for your baby. We want to thank you for taking the time to get to know us and are very excited to get to know you through this process. We are open to developing a relationship that is comfortable for you, which can grow as the baby grows. We promise to provide a safe, loving, caring, and fun household for your precious baby.
We are Michelle and Bronwyn and we live in Chicago. Michelle grew up in Houston, Texas and Bronwyn in a rural area of South Africa. While we came from different parts of the world, we found common ground in our shared values. We hope you’re reading this letter confident of finding the right family for your child. We are writing this letter to you in hopes that you find us a worthy couple capable of providing a nurturing and loving home.
We are Charlie and Laura, we are in our thirties, and have been happily married for 10 years! We were blessed in 2018 to adopt our son Jaxson. We live in the west suburbs of Chicago, within walking distance to good schools. As a family, some of our favorite activities are going fishing in Wisconsin at Charlie’s family cabin and walking to the park district pools and playgrounds. We appreciate you taking the time to read our letter and get to know us. If you do us the greatest honor of placing your baby with us, we promise to maintain an open communication with you, if that is your wish
We would like to begin by thanking you for considering us as the adoptive parents for your child. We know that you are making a choice for your child that comes from a place of immense love and selflessness. We would be honored to open our home and our hearts as the adoptive parents and honor your loving choice.
Thank you for taking time to read our profile. While you are considering adoption for your child, and hoping to find just the right family, we are nervously waiting to be chosen by just the right birth parent. Shawn was adopted and grew up in Massachusetts and Alex grew up in Milwaukee. We both still love city life and now live in Chicago with our two cats. We know that a letter like this is far too short to convey all of who we are, but we will try our best!
We are KC, Alex, and Isaac and look forward to having the opportunity to meet you! We honor and admire your process as you consider making an adoption plan. We are a family of 3 living in Northwest Indiana with our two dogs Oscar and LuLu. Our son Isaac was adopted in 2020, and we can’t wait to see him become a big brother and help foster a connection that he and his future sibling can share with adoption as part of their journey.
Hi! We are Josh and Patty, and we are excited for you to read our profile and get to know us. We can’t begin to imagine what it is like for you making this difficult decision. We admire your bravery and the amount of love you have for your child. We cannot express enough gratitude to you for the chance to have our dream of being parents come true.
Hi! We are Melissa and Steve, and we are excited for you to read our profile and get to know us. We can’t begin to imagine what it is like for you making this difficult decision. We admire your bravery and the amount of love you have for your child. We cannot express enough gratitude to you for the chance to have our dream of being parents come true.
Hi! We are Holly and Dan! Thank you for taking the time to read our profile and learn more about us. We can only imagine the difficult feelings you are working through as you consider making an adoption plan. We are excited about the prospect of growing our family, and hope this profile gives you a glimpse of who we are and the life that we will provide for a child.
Hi! We are Chris and Jesse, and we want to thank you for taking the time to read this letter and consider us in your adoption plan. We cannot wait to meet you. We understand that this may be a difficult process, but we hope this letter can paint you a picture of who we are, and what we hope your child can be a part of, if we are fortunate enough to be chosen.
Hello! We are Matt and Maurice. We can’t describe how thankful we are that you are giving us this opportunity to introduce ourselves, our family, and a bit about our life. We admire your strength and courage as you make this difficult decision, and we hope only the best for you and your child.
We are Patty, Stephen, and Ruth. We grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and now Call Chicago our home! Patty is an ICU nurse and Stephen works in healthcare. Ruth is our 7 year old daughter who cannot wait to be a big sister. Adoption has been in our plan from the beginning, and we feel that now is the right time to begin our journey. We are excited about the prospect of growing our family and hope this profile gives you a glimpse of who we are.
Thank you for taking the time to read our profile. We can only imagine what you are experiencing has been difficult, and we are incredibly grateful for your consideration. Although our love is the driving force fueling our desire to grow our family, we would not be able to do this without you. Our love for each other, our family, and your baby is boundless. We know your decision is based in love, too. Whether or not you choose to move forward with us: Thank you for everything you are doing.
Thank you for taking the time to read our profile. We are Amy & Rob. We cannot begin to understand the overwhelming feelings you must be having during this time; however, we do know the immense love you have for your child as you consider making an adoption plan. Our hope is that while you read our profile you get a sense of our family and the desire we have to grow our family through adoption.
We are Amy and Kyle, and we appreciate you taking the time to read about our family. We cannot begin to understand what you are going through, but we know that it takes a strong mother to consider adoption for their baby. We hope you feel supported and cared for throughout this process. We will always treat this relationship with respect and promise to always do what is best for your child.
Thank you for viewing our profile! While we are filled with excitement and anticipation of growing our family, we realize you have an enormous weight of making a life changing decision for you and your baby. We would like to share a bit about our home and family, and the life that we will provide for a child. If you choose us as the adoptive family for your baby, we promise to meet you where you are in your desires for involvement in the life of your child - however that may look. Our hope is for your child to know who you are, and to understand how the choices made for them came from a place of deep love.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about us! We understand that this is a difficult decision and that you are giving tremendous thought to your next steps. Although this is the first time we are adopting, we have friends and family who have adopted – or were adopted – and have learned so much from their experiences. We are grateful to be considered and we’re so excited for this journey.
We are Jason and Anna, and we appreciate this opportunity to tell you a little bit about ourselves. One thing that we have learned is that every adoption story is unique, but whatever circumstances have led you to read this letter, we hope that you find peace in whatever decision you make.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We hope this letter gives you a glimpse of who we are and a sense of what we’re all about. We can imagine the difficult decisions you face – know that we admire your strength as you consider making an adoption plan for your child. If there is one thing we hope to communicate, it’s that placing your child with us will mean a loving home, a supportive family, and a vibrant community.
Hi! We are John + Cody and we are so grateful to be able to share our story with you. We recognize that everyone’s story is unique and often unpredictable, and we hope that our stories, as different or similar as they may be, may become connected. We recognize the gravity of this decision, and we admire your bravery.
We met at a Jewish Shabbat (Sabbath) dinner in our community in July 2018. In June 2020, we got married in Kristin’s parent’s backyard in a small ceremony due to COVID. Then, on our first anniversary, we were able to finally have our big reception with all our family and friends. Since then, we’ve been talking about how to grow our family and it was Kristin’s lifelong desire to adopt so we knew from the beginning that adoption would be a part of our family plan.
We are Liz and Dan, a couple in our early thirties who are hoping to grow our family through adoption. A few things we love to do are cooking, listening to and playing music, and traveling. We look forward to sharing these moments with our child. We want to ensure that your child grows up always knowing that they are truly loved and supported through knowing their adoption story. We welcome an open adoption and building a relationship with you in whatever way is most comfortable for you. We are grateful for you taking the time to learn about us and look forward to connecting with you!
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We understand that this is a challenging time and we want to offer our support and guidance so that you can make the choice you feel is best for you and your child.
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We want to provide you with a safe space to make a plan for yourself and your baby. We’ll guide you fully, not just as an adoption center, but as your advocate who will be with you throughout the process.
Hear From Our Happy Families
ACFB was not our first adoptive agency we have explored, but it was the right place for us. They genuinely care about everyone involved in the adoption process, including the birth mothers. They were honest, helpful and supportive. We will forever be grateful, that thanks to ACFB our family is complete.
My daughter was able to place her baby with a lovely couple this week. Thank you, Linda Fiore, for making this all so professional and comfortable as we made the decision that is right for every one. Thank you to Mary for guiding my daughter so lovingly. God's blessings for the adoptive parents who opened their arms to our whole family. Thank you to all who made this happen! God Bless you!
The best part of working with ACFB is the education you receive before you make any decisions or invest in anything, they want to know your story - the trauma or sadness that you have been through before you start your adoption journey. ACFB creates a successful environment for adoptive parents to create successful families.