Waiting Families

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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Laura and Adam

We are a young (mid-30’s), energetic, fun-loving couple excited to adopt our first child. Laura works part time as a neonatal intensive care nurse. Adam works in banking and has the flexibility to work from home. He plans to be an involved, hands-on dad. We both love running, and our sweet, friendly dog, Penny. Our home is a safe and happy place, and we will be loving, supportive parents.

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Shannon and Sam

We are an adventurous, young couple in our mid-30’s. We acknowledge the difficult decision you are facing and want to meet you where you are in your desire for involvement in the life of your child. Our promise is to give your child a life full of love and an opportunity to see the world. We hope to meet you soon and are praying that you find the best home for your child.

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Paula, Nissan, Alexander and Angelina

We are Paula, Nissan, Alexander, and Angelina, a loving interracial family! We are so excited to expand our family! Alexander joined our family through adoption at birth in July 2012 and Angelina joined our family through adoption at birth in September 2015. We are so glad that our paths are crossing, and we hope that our story can offer you a glimpse of hope during this difficult time. If you choose us to be part of your path, we promise your baby will have a happy and safe life that is full of love and fun.

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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 can’t imagine what you are going through, but we hope our profile gives you a glimpse into who we are and provide some comfort.

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Sarah and Anna

Words cannot describe how grateful we are that you are taking the time to read our story. As you read through our profile, we want to let you know that we intend to raise your child so that they always know their family was chosen out of love by their birth mom. We adopted our first son, Levi, in January of 2019, and our lives have truly been an amazing whirlwind since then. We are excited to grow our family and share our love with another little one (or two!).

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Michelle and Bronwyn

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.

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Gia and Joe

Adoption has always been in our plan; we knew that having a child ourselves was going to be challenging, and our treatment options were limited. We’re a young couple (33 and 35) who have known each other for 11 years. We share similar values and our personalities fit together perfectly. We promise to give your child a safe and stable life and our unconditional love. We can’t wait to meet you.

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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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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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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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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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Laura, Charlie, and Jaxson

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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Patty and Josh

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.

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Becca and Steve (and Sophie)

We cannot begin to imagine how you feel as you consider adoption for your baby. What we can do is assure you that you are not alone. We would be honored to help you through this journey. We have been happily married for 16 years. In 2013, we were blessed with our beautiful daughter, Sophie, through an open adoption. We are looking to complete our little family and hope you might consider placing your precious child with us.

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Alison, Zach, and Tyler

We are Alison, Zach, and Tyler. Alison is an OB/GYN, Zach is a police officer, and Tyler is a energetic, smart, fun-loving child who cannot wait to be a big brother! The selfless decision you may soon make will be hard; just know that we are here to provide support and comfort. We hope to show you that we will provide a loving home, adventures for a lifetime, stability and much more from our family as you get to know us.

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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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Karen

I would like to begin with a very heartfelt thank you for making the courageous choice to consider adoption and for taking the time to get to know me. My name is Karen. In that spirit, I have long wanted to become a mom through adoption. I come from an extraordinarily loving and supportive community of family and friends and would feel very privileged to have the opportunity to give a child all the love I have received. I look forward to sharing visits to area museums, trips to the theater and Grant Park, and so much more.

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Laura and Billy

We’re young (mid-30’s), active and we’ve been together for eight years and married for four. Billy works closeby as a finance director, and Laura works at the local library. Both of us are college graduates. We like to exercise, make dinners together, hang out with our families and travel. If you’re thinking of an open adoption, we are open to visits, phone calls, pictures or letters. We wish you the best and hope you find the right family for your child.

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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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Shannon and Steve

We’re in our mid-30s and have been married for 10 years. We met as kids and quickly became great friends. Sometime later, we fell in love and haven’t looked back since. Our life is truly a beautiful one. We have a very strong, loving bond with each other and our families, and there’s so much more love in our hearts to share with a child. We would love to get to know you and hope that you will want to get to know us, too.

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Jon and Liz

As an expectant mother, we are sure you are reading this and thinking about making one of the most important decisions of your life. You are probably reading this because you are looking for open, loving and trustworthy adoptive parents to raise your baby. We are writing this to you because we want to give your baby a home to grow up in surrounded by people that love him or her. In 2018, we adopted a beautiful baby boy named Dominic. He is the inspiration that keeps us going and adoption is something we openly embrace and wish to pursue again.

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Alle and Andrew

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.

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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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Samantha (Sam) and Seth

Hi! We are Sam & Seth (both 32) and along with our daughters (4&6) we are so excited and grateful you’re reading a little about us. Seth is a registered nursing supervisor at our local hospital and Sam enjoys spending every moment at home with our kids. Sam’s mom and 2 of Seth’s brothers are adopted so adoption has always played a large and wonderful role in our lives. We won’t promise to be perfect parents, but we can promise to nurture and support your child and make sure they know just how loved they are by everyone in their life.

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Pamay

A very warm hello to you. It is both delightful and unbelievable that I am writing this letter. I am honored that you have taken the time to view my profile. My name is Ekpedeme (pronounced ek-ped-uh-may). My nickname is Pamay (pronounced Pam – Ay). It means “who but God could have given me such a beautiful child.” My parents thought a lot about what to name me; I have thought a lot about how much I would like to be a mother. I would like to know your dreams and your fears, and to answer your questions about me. I am patiently waiting to hear from you– and knowing that whatever is meant to be, will be.

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Grace and Shawn

Thank you for reading our letter. We can’t begin to express the immense gratitude we feel at this stage in the adoption process. We’re Grace and Shawn from Chicago and we would like to share a little about our life and how honored we would feel if we had the opportunity to raise your child. Our ethnic backgrounds have defined who we are, and we want to instill that in our child by creating an environment where they can explore their culture and know who and where they come from.

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Shauna and Craig

We are Shauna and Craig, both in our mid-thirties, and although we have never met, we think you are wonderful! We promise that any child adopted by us will grow up surrounded by unconditional love and a ton of laughter. We look forward to getting to know you, and hope that this letter gives you an idea of who we are and the parents that we hope to be.

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Mariah

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be a mom. I grew up with three sisters and incredibly loving and supportive parents who instilled in us the importance of family. While my life journey has not included marriage up to this point, I have so much love to share with a child and have been blessed with resources to support a family. My dream is to build my family through adoption.

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Christin, John and Justin

We are Christin and John, a fun-loving couple, who cherish our family and faith above all things. We grew up in Southern California, where we now live, and have a special place in our hearts for Chicago where we travel to often. We admire you for your courage and sacrifice, and we cannot express how much we respect you for considering adoption. We are excited to introduce ourselves!

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Megan

My name is Megan and for the last ten years I have thought about motherhood and envisioned how I would create a family. There has never been a doubt in my mind that adoption is the path for me. If you decide to place your child for adoption, and choose me, I promise to nurture his or her relationship with God, provide unconditional love, surround him or her with a large circle of family and friends, support his or her dreams and ambitions, and to honor you and share your story.

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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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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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Kelly and Josh

We’ve been married for 11 years and had always hoped to grow our family. Our journey has led us to adoption and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome your baby into our lives. We respect and admire your courage and promise to raise your child in a loving, supportive home. We want this child to appreciate their adoption story and maintain contact with you. We’ll always speak of you with respect, gratitude and kindness.

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Annie and Joe

We are a very open-minded couple that tries not to take life too seriously. Principles and ethics are very important to us. Loyalty, empathy, and equality are the foundation to how we live and conduct ourselves. Joking and laughing are our favorite hobbies. We really want to have a family, and it would be such a gift to have a child to love and cherish as our own. We could never truly put ourselves in your shoes but one thing we can understand is how strong you are and how much you must love your child by choosing adoption. So, thank you for being you.

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Lindsay, Dan, Isaac, Eli, Thea

We are Lindsay, Dan, Isaac, Eli, and Thea! Having been through adoption before, we know that this is not easy but can have a wonderful outcome for all involved. We have learned that every situation is unique, and we are happy to listen to your story and develop a relationship that feels comfortable to you. We are excited to start a new adoption journey, and we can’t wait to add to our family. It has been our greatest joy to become parents, and we have so much love to share with another child.

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Imelda and Jared

We are a biracial couple in our mid 30’s. Imelda is Mexican American and fluent in Spanish and English. She has a Masters degree in counseling and works with community college students. Jared has a Master’s degree in Business and works as a business analyst. With us, your child will grow up in a bi-cultural, bilingual home, but will always know where they came from. He or she will learn about the world as they travel with us.

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Cady and Jack

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.

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Robert and Kolby

Our names are Robert & Kolby, and it has always been our dream to be fathers. No doubt, if you have made it to our page, it’s love that brought you here. Robert works for a tech company and Kolby is a Science teacher. We were both born in Louisiana, and are now living in Chicago and enjoying all the city has to offer. The decision to make an adoption plan is not one that anyone would take lightly so we want to thank you for your bravery and vulnerability. Without you, our family would remain a dream, so we honor you for possibly making our dream of fatherhood come true.

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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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