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Kristin and Jacob

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.

Liz and Dan

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!

Unplanned Pregnancy and Considering Adoption? Here’s How to Choose the Right Adoption Agency

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Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be overwhelming and scary. Maybe you feel that adoption is the best plan for you and your baby, but figuring out what the next steps are can be confusing. There is a lot of information online, but it may be hard to know where to begin. Here are some important… Continue reading Unplanned Pregnancy and Considering Adoption? Here’s How to Choose the Right Adoption Agency

John and Cody

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.

9 Questions to Ask Yourself When Considering Adopting Transracially

When parents decide to grow their family through adoption, they are asked about what characteristics they are open to. This often includes age, health, and race or ethnicity of the child among other categories. Some may initially say, “I would love any child, so I am open to everything.” While the intention behind that statement… Continue reading 9 Questions to Ask Yourself When Considering Adopting Transracially

Self-Marketing in Adoption

One of the most common questions we are asked by families waiting to adopt is “What can we do to increase our odds of matching?” The initial stages of the adoption process give prospective adoptive families a lot to keep busy with. Between selecting an agency, gathering documentation, completing the home study, and developing profile… Continue reading Self-Marketing in Adoption

What is Birth Mother’s Day?

Every year, the second Sunday of May is dedicated to mothers. At ACFB, we celebrate all mothers on this day, from birth mothers to adoptive mothers to mother-figures. For some birth parents, Mother’s Day can be very difficult. They may be reminded of the pain of having a child that they are not parenting. While… Continue reading What is Birth Mother’s Day?

Safe Haven Awareness Month

In Illinois, April has been declared Safe Haven Awareness Month with the goal of informing residents of the Safe Haven option for their newborn child. The Safe Haven law, also known as the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act, enacted in 2001 in Illinois, is designed to provide struggling parents with a safe, legal alternative to… Continue reading Safe Haven Awareness Month

Mike and Nina

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us! We are Nina and Mike. We are in our mid-thirties and live in a suburb outside of Indianapolis. We met in high school at a choir competition in Michigan and have been friends ever since. We love music, reading, playing games and look forward to sharing all of this with a new member of our family. We are excited to grow our family through the adoption process and would be honored to walk this journey with you. Please know that you and your baby are already valued and loved by us!

James and Marty

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.

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