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Joe and Natasha

Hello, we are Joe and Natasha from Woodland, a small town near Sacramento, California. We have been married for over 13 years, and since the beginning we always talked about adopting a child. Joe w

Brian and Jennifer

We are honored to have you consider us as prospective parents. We extend our sincere respect and love from our heart to yours through this important decision making process. Our commitment to paren

Alexa and Maurice

Hello, welcome and thank you for reading our story - and maybe becoming part of it!
We are Alexa and Maurice – originally from Germany and today permanently settled and hoping to raise a fa

Jeff, Louis and Jax

Hi there! We are Jeff and Louis from Portland, Oregon. We started our family two years ago when we adopted our daughter Ja

Annie and Jonathan

Hello, we are Annie & Jonathan, a happily married couple from San Francisco, California. Thank you for checking out our profile!

We know the decision ahead of you is not an easy one, and we

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Carmen and Jon

Thank you for taking the time to read our letter and considering us as adoptive parents. We have been married for 17 years and have a welcoming home in Santa Rosa, about 45 minutes north of San Fra

Antoine and Bitania

Hello! We are Antoine and Bitania and we want to thank you so much for considering adoption for your baby. We sincerely appreciate that your decision is not an easy one and as Christians, throughou

Lori and Bill

Hello from the San Francisco Bay Area. We are Bill and Lori and we are looking forward to hearing from you and getting to learn more about you. We are honored that you are reading this letter to le

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Craig and Jennifer

Hello! We are Craig and Jennifer, and we appreciate you giving us a moment to tell you a little about ourselves. We live in Sacramento, CA and enjoy all the area has to offer for us as a couple, an


Hi, I’m Ruth from San Francisco, California.  Thank you so much for reading this letter.  I am in awe of you.  I have always, always wanted to be a mother.  There is nothi

Sandra and Stefan

Hello.  We are Stefan and Sandra, a happily married couple from the quaint beach town of Cape Charles, Virginia where Sandra is a doctor and Stefan is a kayak tour guide who can't wait to

Vanessa and Sherean

Hello! We’re Sherean and Vanessa. Thanks for taking time to know us better!  We live in a small San Francisco Bay Area town beautifully perched between the ocean and forest. In 13 years

Remy and Lina

Hola y hello from sunny East Oakland and from two women who are waiting to meet you! We are in our early thirties and were married in 2012, and we are ready to add to our family. We love good


Hello! My name is Laura, and I live in San Francisco, California, along with my wonderful son John (4 years old) and our two dogs, Shasta and Chuck. We live in a beautiful Victorian home in the cen

Lisa and Ryan

Hello! We are Lisa and Ryan from Alameda, California. We found each other in Ukraine while serving as Peace Corps volunteers, and fell in love over borscht and mix tapes. Now ten years into our mar

Justin and Brent

Hello from Boston! We’re Justin & Brent and we appreciate you taking the time to read our profile. We’re a married couple in our 30s and are both very excited about becoming parents

Andy and Laurel

Hi! Our names are Laurel and Andy. We are a happily married couple who live in San Francisco, California, and spend a lot of time at our second home in the redwood forest and countryside nearb

Mellani and Dave

Hello, Thank you for considering adoption and for taking the time to read our profile. We’re looking forward to welcoming a baby into our lives and becoming parents through open adoption.&nbs

Jason and Rachel

Hello! We are Rachel and Jason Woodward and we live in Oakland, California. We are very excited for the opportunity to achieve our dreams of starting a family through open adoption. Adoption has al

Jim and Ben

Dear Birthmother,
We are Ben & Jim, a married couple in our early thirties. We have long dreamt of becoming first-time dads, and wholeheartedly believe that adoption would be an amazing gift

Becca and Eddie


We are Eddie and Becca, thank you for reading our profile, we understand this can be an intimidating and emotionial journey and our hearts are with you.

We are a fun loving and energ

Erin and Martin

Hello!  We are Erin and Martin (pronounced "Marteen") from San Mateo, California.  We appreciate the thoughtfulness you are putting into your child's future.  During a

Jen and Tony

Hi, we’re Jen & Tony. We live in Oakland, California, where we love to be outside — running, biking, or drinking coffee in the sunshine on our deck. Jen runs operations at a tech st

Gregorio and Analiza

We are Analiza and Gregorio from San Jose, California. After being married for ten years, we look forward to the next adventure in our lives…parenthood!

Analiza has a compassionate, pati

Lisa and Badger

Hello from Badger and Lisa! We are a loving couple living in the Bay Area and we are excited to begin our family through adoption. We can only imagine how difficult a time this must be for you, and

Charlie and Tina

Hello, we are Charlie and Tina - and we are honored you are taking the time to get to know us. We live in sunny San Mateo, CA. We're a loving and active couple, surrounded by amazing friends an

Rick and Katherine

Hello!  Thank you for reading our letter. We can only imagine the difficult choice you have before you and hope you find the best option for you. We hope that you will consider us to adopt you

Namie and Paul

Hello!  Our names are Namie and Paul. Thank you for reading our letter and considering us as adoptive parents. You are probably going through a lot right now, and this is no doubt a stressful

Noel and Brian

Hello! ¡Hola!

We are Brian and Noel from San Francisco, California. We count ourselves lucky to have found each other and created a life together, and now we can’t wait to welcome a

Melinda and Scott

Thank you so much for reading our letter. We see adoption as an incredible gift, and we know it’s a big decision. We hope this gives you a sense of who we are and the kind of parents we&rsquo

Jaime and Jeff

Hello! We’re Jeff and Jaime, a married couple from San Francisco. We are excited to become first time parents through open adoption, and are grateful for your interest in learning more about

Erin and Robbie

We’re Erin and Robbie from San Francisco, California (and during the summers, can often be found at our cabin in Lake Tahoe). We’re so grateful you’ve given us this chance to tell

Zack and Carly

Hello & Hola,
We are Zack (runs his own company) and Carly (freelance designer and stay at home mom). We love to travel the world and are a very physically active family. We have been happily

Allison and Ethan

Hi, we’re Allison and Ethan, a happily married couple from Alameda, an island community in San Francisco Bay. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us!

We are incredibly excit

Mike and Melissa

Hello!  We are Mike and Melissa from San Francisco, California. We are so thankful that you’ve taken the time to learn more about us. We deeply respect the courage and strength you have

Ken and Melissa

Hi!  We're Ken and Melissa.  We live in the town of Danville, California, and are very excited to begin the adoption process to fulfill our dream of providing your child with unc

Scott and Katie

We are Scott and Katie, in our mid 30’s and are from San Anselmo, which is located in Marin County, California.  Marin County is just right over the Golden Gate Bridge from San

Kevin and Conor

Hi! We’re Kevin and Conor, two guys in love, married, and living in the heart of San Francisco, California. We’re both in our mid-thirties and have been together for seven years. Kevin

Lauren and Joe

We are Lauren and Joe, from San Jose California. Thank you for your interest in getting to know us. We look forward to getting to know you too. We are so thankful that you are considering this proc

David and Jenny

Hello! We are an active, happy and loving couple in our mid-thirties from San Jose, California. We are overjoyed to be adding another child to our family, and we are so thankful that you are consid

Dave and Herby

Hola! We are Herby and Dave from Oakland! Thank you for taking the time to read our story and giving us the opportunity to share with you our dream of becoming first-time parents.  We’re

James and Jillian

Hello!  We are James and Jillian from Morgan Hill, California. We met almost 13 years ago while attending Fresno State University.  We became fast best friends and married in 2008. 

Emily and John

Hi!  We're John and Emily, a healthy, active couple in our 30's from Dublin, California.

Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us.  We hope our photo profile gi

Ed and Holly

Hi! We are Ed and Holly, an energetic and compassionate couple from the San Francisco Bay Area. We can only imagine the difficult decision you are faced with, and respect the courage it takes to co

David and Yooki

Hi/Konichiwa!  We are David and Yooki from El Cerrito, California.  We have been married for almost (!) ten years, and we are ready and excited to become first-time parents through open a

Anna and Rob

Hi! We are Anna and Rob, a loving, married couple living in the San Francisco Bay area. Family is everything to us, and we can't wait to grow our family through the miracle of adoption. We know

Takashi and Kyoko


We are Takashi and Kyoko, a happily married couple living in San Jose, California. We dream of creating a family to share our lives and love with a child. Kyoko is looking forward to bei

Ana and Gam

Hola! Hello, we’re Ana and Gam from San Francisco, California.

We feel a deep admiration and respect for you as we realize that you have a big decision to make. We want you to know that w

Katie and Robert

We are Katie and Robert from San Francisco, California. Thank you for talking the time to “get to know us” in what we imagine must be a very difficult time for you. We have suc

Eric and Greg

Hello/Hola!  We are Greg and Eric, a married couple who lives in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.  We started talking about adopting a child on our THIRD date, and now, 8 year

Dan and Catherine

Hi y Hola! We are Dan and Catherine from Mountain View, Ca. Thank you for taking a moment to get to know us a little bit. We are a caring and thoughtful couple excited about becoming parents.


Blair and Jen

Hello! We are Blair and Jen from the gorgeous East Bay, 20 minutes from San Francisco.

Thank you for considering us as potential adoptive parents for your child. We recognize that this is likel

Kenny and Travis

Thank you for taking the time to learn about us!
We are Kenny and Travis, a married couple from beautiful Castro Valley, a small community in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Our neighborhood

Kristen and Jess

Hello! We are excited about expanding our family through open adoption - thank you for looking at our profile and considering us. We adopted our son Walter in March 2015, and have loved every minut

Suzy and Co

Hello! We are Co and Suzy from Oakland, CA. We know you are likely in the middle of making some difficult decisions and we commend you on your courage and selflessness. We hope, after getting to kn

Roger and Hannah

Greetings from San Francisco. We are Hannah and Roger.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us, and considering us as parents to your child. We have been together since 2008 and are exc

Scott and Michele

Hello and thank you for taking the time to get to know us! We are Scott and Michele from San Francisco, CA.  We admire and respect your decision that you are making.  We hope that the pro

Cassie and Lauren

Hello! We are Cassie and Lauren. We are in our mid-30s and live in Tiburon, California. We have been very happily married for 5 years and together for 12 years. Due to work, we have lived in many d

Claudia and Jeff
Greg and SueZann

Hi, we are Greg, Suezann, and, Alexa from Hercules, California.
We are excited to expand our family once again through adoption! We are honored and very thankful to have you read our letter. We r

Aaron and Isabella

Hello! Thank you for taking time to know us as you make the difficult decision of who will raise your child. We can’t pretend to fully understand the depth of what you’re going through.

Andy and Jason

Hello (and Hola) from Berkeley, California! We’re Jason and Andy, and we’re so grateful you’ve taken a moment to get to know us. We’ve been happily together for over 16 year

Chris and Tex

Hi! We're Chris (the husband) and Tex (the wife). We're happily married musicians who live in San Francisco, and we've been together for over 9 years, married for 3. We can't wait t


This profile comes to you with warmth and respect.

I honor your huge heart, trust and courage as you consider open adoption. I deeply respect all the feelings you are having about your life rig

Crystal and Jonathan

Hi! We are Crystal and Jonathan from San Jose, California. We are 33-years-old, and after being together for over eleven years and married since 2013, we are ready and excited to become first-time

Meera and Chai

Welcome! We are Meera and Chai from San Francisco, California. Thank you for learning more about us as you consider an adoption plan for your child.  We’ve dreamed about being paren

John and John

Hello! We’re John and John from San Jose, California
Thanks for taking the time to read about us and our dream to become Dads. We’re eager to open our life, our home, and our love to

Matthew and Devin

Thank you for taking time to learn about us. Choosing adoption is an incredible act of love, and we’re grateful that you’re considering us. We know you face a huge decision, and we&rsqu

Allwyn and Cecille

Dear Birthmother,

We are Allwyn and Cecille from Alameda, California.  Thank you for taking the time to read about us.  We acknowledge the courage it takes to consider an open adoptio

Mario and Michael

We are a married couple living in San Francisco, California. We are so excited to start a family through open adoption and would love to hear from you.

Fortunately, our work schedules will allo

Migle and Russ

Hello. We are Migle and Russ from Washington, D.C. area.
We admire your courage as you consider adoption for your baby. Deciding who should have the honor of raising your child is a big responsib


Bonjour (hello), I’m Nathalie from San Mateo, California.

Thank you for visiting my page and looking to learn more about me. You are going to take a very courageous and difficult decision

Mike and Carolina

We are Carolina and Mike, a married couple from Napa, California, and we are excited to become parents!  We feel fortunate to have found each other and are really looking forward to sharing ou

Rey and Jovits

Hi! We are Rey and Jovits, from Danville, California, and we have been blessed.  We have so much love in our family that we wish to share it.  We wish to grow our family and raise a child

Lisa and Zack

Thank you so much for looking at our profile! We are Lisa and Zack, a married couple in our mid-30’s living in the beautiful Bay Area in Northern California. We respect what a difficult decis

Joel and Sheridan

Dear Birthmother,

Thank you for reading our letter and getting to know us better! 

We are Joel and Sheridan and we have made our home in the San Francisco Bay Area where we enjoy the w

Tine and Lars


Thank you for taking a few moments to get to know us, even if it’s just from a few photos and words.

As Tine was adopted as an infant girl and grew up in a loving home, adopti

Matt and Michelle

Hello, our names are Matt and Michelle from San Francisco, California. We are extremely hopeful and excited to adopt a child and expand our family. We met in college and are grateful that we c

Jay and Staci

Hi! We're Jay & Staci.

Family is very important to us, and adoption has always been a part of it. Jay and his sister were both adopted and so were Staci's cousins. 

Our dau

Candace and Rob

Hello. As you imagine the future for your child, we hope you will consider us as a family your little one can be part of.  We are Candace and Rob. As a couple, we’ve been together since

Sean and Jeremy

Hi, we’re Sean and Jeremy.  We are a married couple in our 30’s from San Francisco, California and we are so excited to start our family through adoption!

Thank you for taking

Lucinda and Brian

We understand the choice to make an adoption plan for your child cannot be an easy decision – it may be difficult to know what to do at each turn in life, especially when your child is involv

Elke and Malcolm


We are Elke and Malcolm from Gilroy, California. We are grateful you have chosen to read our letter.  We hope reading about our family, will help you to make this very important dec

Marcus and Kristina

Hi! We are Marcus & Kristina in San Francisco, California. We are both 33 years old, and after trying to start a family on our own for a few years we became the proud parents of our son Mateo w