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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

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

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

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

Tony and Julie

Hello, we are Julie and Tony from Alameda, California which is really close to Oakland and San Francisco. It has a small town feel to it with parks, parades, and great schools. 

We hope th

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

Brittany and Samar

Placing your child into the hands of another family is unlike any type of decision most people will ever have to make. Adoption isn’t about a lack of love, it’s about an abundance of lo

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

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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

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.&

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

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

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

Anna and Rob

Hello there!  We are Anna and Rob, a loving, married couple living in the San Francisco Bay area. We know you are looking for the best home for your baby, and we are honored that you are takin

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

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

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

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

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

Patrick and Libby

We are Patrick and Libby from the small beach town of Morro Bay, California (about 12 miles west of San Luis Obispo). We thank you for visitng our profile, and considering our family to adopt your

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

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

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

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

David and Sarah

Hello, we are David and Sarah from Walnut Creek, California. Thank you for taking the time to consider us as adoptive parents. We appreciate your courage in choosing

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.

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

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

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

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


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


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

Gordon and Bryan


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

Claudia and Jeff
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drew and Bayliss

Dear Birth Mother,
Hi.  We are Drew and Bayliss and Owen, from Sacramento, California.  We live in the house where Bayliss grew up, in a diverse community.  We are close to our par

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paula and Fran

THANK YOU  for taking the time to read and learn about us. We are Paula & Fran, and we live in Mountain View, California, even though we are originally from Spain.
We can’t imagine

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

Jack and Jen

Hi, We are Jack and Jen, a married couple in our mid 30’s living in San Francisco, California and enjoy our vacation home in Lake Tahoe as often as we can, especially during the winter as we

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

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

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
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


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

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 com
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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Jim and Ben

Dear Birthmother,
Welcome to our page!
We are Ben & Jim, a married couple in our early thirties.  We have long dreamt of starting a family, and wholeheartedly believe that adoption wou

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

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

James and Jillian

Hello!  We are James and Jillian from Morgan Hill, California. We met almost 12 years ago while attending Fresno State University.  We became fast best friends and married in 2008. 

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

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

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

Remy and Lina

Hola y hello!
This profile comes to you from sunny East Oakland and from two loving women who are waiting to bring a child into our family. We are in our early thirties and were married in 2012.

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 A

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