Birthparent FAQ
If you or someone you know is pregnant and considering adoption, get commonly asked questions answered.
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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

Mark and Allie

Hello and First Off, Thank You!
We’re Mark and Allison (Allie) from San Francisco, California.  Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us a little better. We are both in

Paul and Vince

Hello, and thanks for taking the time to get to know us! We can only imagine how difficult this decision must be and are humbled and grateful that you’d consider us as adoptive parents. We ar

Laura

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 th

Floyd and Mike

Hello and Bonjour !

We are Floyd and Mike, a fun and adventurous couple in our mid-thirties from the San Francisco Bay Area. We are very excited to start a family - something we’ve been

Birth Parent Stories
Birth parents share their thoughts, feelings and experiences of open adoption.
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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

Stacey
     Matched!

Hi! My name is Stacey and I am so thankful that you’ve taken the time to learn more about me. It nearly takes my breath away when I think about the courage and strength you have to explore ad

Justin and Brent

Hello, we are Justin & Brent

We know that this may be a stressful period – thank you so much for making time to read our profile. We know that this cannot be an easy decision, and, ev

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Nathalie

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

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

Gina and Davinder

Thank you for considering us as potential adoptive parents for your child. We are really excited to become parents and are overjoyed to have the chance to bring a child into our home.

We h

John and John
     Matched!

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

Barry and Heather

Hi – our names are Barry and Heather. We live in Silver Spring, MD, outside of Washington, DC. Thank you for taking the time to read our letter and give us the opportunity to share a little b

Mario and Michael

We are a happily married couple from Sydney, Australia currently living in San Francisco, California. We will be first time parents and are so excited to start a family through open adoption. Fortu

Margaret and Daniel

Hi There!  We are Margaret and Daniel.  Thanks for taking the time to check us out and learn a bit about who we are! Ever since we got married 9 years ago, it has always been our deepest

Staci and Justin

Hi! We are Justin and Staci a happily married couple living in San Mateo, California.  Thank you for considering us.  Even though we have not met, we pray for you and your baby daily! &nb

Marc and Lisa

Hello!  We are Marc and Lisa from the San Francisco Bay Area and we are so excited that you are looking at our letter and photos! We are thankful that you may give us the opportunity to become

Clif and Tracy

Hello, we are Tracy and Clif—that is not a typo—he spells it with only one “f”.  We met at a meditation retreat in 2000.  It was a great start to a new millennium.

Shaun & Andy
     Matched!

Hello! Thank you for giving us your time and consideration. We are Shaun and Andy, or ShAndy as our friends call us. We're a married British couple who love living here in San Francisco. We hav

Chris and Cecilia

HELLO  -  HOLA  -  BONJOUR
We wish we could share our thoughts and feelings in person, and start by giving you a BIG HUG during what must be your most emotional life decision.

Geof and Peter

Hello!  We are Geof and Peter from the San Francisco Bay area.  We can’t possibly put into words a description of our feelings and our sincere respect and utmost admiration for the

Chris and Tex

Hi! We're Chris (the husband) and Tex (the wife). We're musicians who live in San Francisco, and we've been together for over 8 years, married for 2. We can't wait to be stay-at-hom

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

Ryan and Marea

We are Ryan and Marea from Folsom, California (a suburb of Sacramento) and we thank you for this opportunity to introduce ourselves! As parents of an adopted child, we applaud your courage to bring

Ben and Marissa

Hello! Our names are Ben and Marissa from Oakland, CA. As we make this important decision to adopt a baby into our lives, we realize you are facing a crossroad in yours. We both would like to thank

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

Emily and Stewart

Hello!  We are Emily and Stewart from Mountain View, California. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us and how excited we are to create a family through open adoption. We’

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

Jeff and Tiffani

We are Jeff and Tiffani and we are both native Californians, born and raised in San Jose. We met ten years ago through friends at a festival, and we have not been apart since. We have been married

Megan and David

Hi, we’re Megan and David, a married couple in our 30s from San Francisco, CA.  After being unable to grow our family on our own, we’re excited to become parents through open adopt

Tine and Lars

Hello!

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

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

Zack and Carly

Hello & Hola, We are Zack and Carly. We have been happily married 6 yrs and together 8 yrs. We are in our early 30s & are active parents to our son 3 year old, Stephen. We live in San Ansel

Susan and Jim

Dear Birthmother—

Hi, we are Jim and Susan from San Francisco, California - one of the most exciting cities in the United States.  We want to say thank you for taking the time to rea

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 are married and live with ou

Sherry and Jonathan

Hello! We are Jonathan and Sherry from Berkeley, California. 

We are a warm, open, and solid couple with a strong foundation of love that we can’t wait to share with a child. We are

Letitia and Scott

Aloha! We’re Letitia and Scott in Belmont, California. Thank you for reading our story and learning more about us. We admire your courage and strength in considering adoption for your baby. W

IsaBel and Daniel

::Not your "average" family, and we love it!::

Hello!  We are IsáBel, Daniel, and Erin from Alameda, CA.

Thank you for clicking on our profile to find out more about u

Shannon and Laura

We feel deeply humbled by your courage to seek a loving home for your child and honored by your decision to learn more about our family.  We are a happily married couple of seventeen years and

Gordon and Bryan

Hello,

Thank you so much for taking the time to consider us for your child.  We can’t imagine what you must be feeling as you make this difficult decision, and are inspired by your s

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

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

Marta and Pasha

Hola!
We are Marta and Pasha from Menlo Park, California (about 30 miles south of San Francisco). Thanks for reading our letter. We admire your decision to consider an open adoption. We know

Daniella and Sam

Thank you for taking the time to read our letter and consider us to be potential adoptive parents for your baby.

We are committed to open adoption. Daniella has a niece who was adopted as an i

Madhuri and Ram

Hello! We are Madhuri and Ramchand from Santa Clara, California. Thanks for taking time to know more about us. We understand that it is your love, care and responsibility for your child that is mot

James and Jillian

Thank you for taking the time to consider us as adoptive parents. The decision to place your baby is one of extreme courage and selflessness. We hope this letter helps you get to know us better. We

Niels and Sujin

Hi! We’re Niels and Sujin.
We started out as friends and fell in love going on picnics, checking out art shows and listening to Donny Hathaway records. We've been married for 6 years. O

Fritz and Eleni

Hello! We are Fritz & Eleni and we live in Alameda, CA (an island in the San Francisco Bay Area). We're so grateful for the option to start a family through open adoption. We're fortuna

Takashi and Kyoko

Hello!

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

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

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

Amy

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

Jennifer and Mario

Hello/Hola!

We’re Jennifer and Mario, from the San Francisco Bay Area.  We have been happily married for 11 years and have known each other for much longer.   We have an am

Karen
Hi there, and thank you for reading about my family and me. I so enjoy being a mother and I am very excited to welcome another child into our home. I would love to meet you and I hope that you will
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

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 w

Claudia and Phil

We are Phil and Claudia and we admire your courage and know you have some big and important decisions to make; we very much appreciate your consideration. We’ve been a couple since 2006 and m

Brent and Mark

Hello!

     We're Brent and Mark from San Francisco, and we're honored that you decided to learn more about us. In the ten years we’ve been together we have both th

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

Christy and Evan

Hello! We are Christy and Evan, a happily married couple from San Jose, California. After trying to start a family for the last four years, we are ready and excited to begin our family through open

Claudia and Ramon

We are Claudia and  Ramon and we want to thank you for taking the time to read our letter. We have been married for eight years and live in San Leandro, CA in the East Bay of Northern Californ

Tim and Marie

Hello, We’re Tim and Marie.  We live in Daly City.   We want to thank you for reading about who we are and look forward to having the chance to learn about you. We are grateful for

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. We va

Darren and Michelle

HI! We're Darren and Michelle. We live in the lovely San Francisco Bay Area.
We are amazed at the selflessness of your choice and are very honored to be considered as parents for your child.&

Jeff and Leslie

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to consider us for this very important decision. We are Jeff and Leslie. We have been married since 2007. We currently own our home in Redwood City, CA which is

Claudia and Jeff
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

Sara and Joe

 

Thank you for taking a look at our profile. We are Sara & Joe from Marin County, California. Hopefully your search for a couple who will be loving parents and can provide a safe, won

Chris and Rich

Hello and thank you for taking the time to learn a little about us. We are Chris and Richard from Albany, California, and we are beyond excited to start our family and to welcome you into our lives

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

Jen and Becky

KAMUSTA and LEI HO! (HELLO!  in Tagalog and Cantonese) from Fremont, CA 40 miles across the bay from San Francisco

You may be going through so much right now and you are in our thoughts.&n

Alina and Jeff

Hi! It’s a pleasure to meet you. We are Jeff and Alina and our biggest dream is to start a family through open adoption and share the beauty of the world with a lovely and incredible child.


David and Jenny

Hello! We are an active, happy and loving family of three from San Jose, California. We are overjoyed to be adding another child to our family, and we are so thankful that you are considering an ad

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

Adam and Kristin

Greetings from San Francisco! We are Kristin and Adam; a married couple excited about adopting and starting our family.

We are so grateful you’re taking the time to get to know us. We lov

Gordon and Traci

Hello! You care so much about your baby that you're thinking about making an adoption plan. We're making a plan too. We're planning to become parents who are ready to love and care for

Ruth

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