Waiting Families

Laura and Charlie

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

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Tommy and Brent

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.

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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.

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Laura and Adam

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.

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Anna and Jason

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.

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Kaitlin, Clint, and Lincoln

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.

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Amy and Kyle

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.

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Skye and RJ

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.

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Patty, Stephen and Ruth

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.

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Mike and Jack

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.

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Holly and Dan

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.

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Melissa and Reymar

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.

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Jesse and Chris

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.

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Jake and Chris

Thank you for taking the time to read our letter. We are Chris and Jake, and we are so glad you’ve landed on our page. We know the decision to make an adoption plan is not one you’re considering lightly. We know how brave you are, and we are eager to connect with you!

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Kristen and Michael

We are Kristen and Michael. We understand that this experience might be overwhelming, but we are so grateful that the love for your unborn child has led you to consider adoption. We admire your courage and hope you feel supported as you decide on what the best option is for you and your baby. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us!

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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!

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Tiffany and Frank

Hi! We are Tiffany and Frank! We are so excited to be adopting and grateful for you considering us in your adoption plan. We hope to build a strong relationship with you through open adoption, and welcome you into our family, if that is something you choose.

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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!

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Susan and Andy

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.

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Cady and Jack

We are Cady (31) and Jack (36). We have been married for over seven years and live in Chicago with our daughter Clementine (4) and our dog Goose who we rescued about 5 years ago. We talked about wanting to be parents and growing our family by adoption early on in our relationship and got to know several kids with unique adoption stories during our years as volunteers, which solidified our desire to adopt in the future.

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Heather, Darrick and Nathaniel

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.

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Alex and Shawn

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!

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KC, Alex & Isaac

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.

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Amy and Rob

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.

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Paul and Mike

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.

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Michael and Ketul

Thank you for considering us for such an honor. We know this is a big life decision, and we are deeply grateful that you would consider us when placing your child for adoption. You are such a strong person.

We are very excited about expanding our family through adoption and we take the responsibility of raising your child with the utmost respect. Your child would grow up with two devoted and involved parents and a curious and outgoing big sister. Your child would be embraced with love by a large extended family of cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents.

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Jimmy and Mary

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.

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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.

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Kristen and Michael

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!

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Gretchen and Nestor

Hi, and a heartfelt welcome to our story. We are Gretchen and Nestor! We've always felt strongly about building our family through adoption. We are both very excited about adding a child to our family and providing a loving home. Choosing to place a child for adoption is an incredibly brave decision. We fully respect and honor your reasons, knowing they are uniquely your own. We are grateful for the immense love you're showing by considering this path, and we thank you.

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Kelli and Jeff

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We look forward to getting to know you, and hope you get a glimpse of our personalities, including our quirkiness and fun-loving nature! Kelli is a financial planner and Jeff is a software analyst. When not working, you can find us traveling to visit family, playing games, or debating what the best part of the Oreo cookie is! We admire your strength as you consider making an adoption plan for your child. We are praying for you at this time, and always.

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Matt and Maurice

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.

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Erin and Adam

We are Erin and Adam and we are so excited to build our family through adoption. Adam is a family doctor in a community healthy center and Erin is an editor at a publishing company. A child raised in our family will be brought up in an environment full of love, laughter, snuggles, creativity, encouragement, and lots of fun. We are committed to building a life and a family where a child feels loved, even through hard and challenging times. We promise to celebrate our child for who they are, and honor where they come from, while helping them grow into the strongest and happiest version of themselves. We appreciate you taking the time to read our profile, and hope that it has helped you learn more about who we are and what we value.

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Heather and Chris

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.

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