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

Deidre and Bob

We want to express our deepest gratitude to you for considering adoption as a choice for your baby.  We can only imagine the journey that has led you here, and we look forward to learning more

David and Mary
     Matched!

Greetings! We are Mary and David, a young couple from Berkeley, California. Thank you for taking the time to view our profile. We are very excited to be first-time parents and share our love w

Stephanie and Michael

Hi, we are Stephanie and Michael.

We would love to care for and adore a child in our wonderful home in Martinez, California. Your selfless decision is a precious gift that will fulfill our dre

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

 

Hi. We are Joe & Sara from Sausalito, California. Thank you for taking a look at our profile. We're two happy and healthy people who want children together more than anything in

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

Billy and Danika

Hello and Welcome! We’re Billy and Danika Griffin from Lake Tahoe, CA, in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains. We’re a fun couple that enjoys cooking healthy food, travel, the arts an

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Ashsha and Tina

Hello. We are Ashsha and Tina and we are so very excited to become parents. Thank you for taking the time to read about us. We can’t begin to imagine what you are going through and the streng

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

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

Barry and Heather

Hi – our names are Barry and Heather. We live right next to the San Francisco Bay in Richmond, CA. Thank you for taking the time to read our letter and give us the opportunity to share a litt

Emily

Hello,

I’m Emily, a caring and energetic woman living in Oakland, California. I’m incredibly excited to become a parent and I want to sincerely thank you for having the courage to c

Erik and Lisa

 

Dear Birthmother,

We are Lisa, Erik, and Ria, from Redwood City, CA. We are a loving family that enjoys spending time outdoors, and we are very excited about adding to our family. &n

Matt and Terri

Hello!

Thank you for reading our letter! We are Matt and Terri of Mountain View, California. We’ve been married for 8 years and are excited to start a family through open adoption. We fee

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

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’

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

Roger and Sean

Hi!  We’re Roger and Sean.  Thank you for taking the time to get to know us.  We are a bi-racial couple (Caucasian and Native American) and have been together for over eight ye

Markus & Alan

Dear Birth Mother:

We met through a mutual friend three years ago, and have since only spent one day apart! We are blessed to have found each other, because we know that we are truly soul mates

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

Niels and Sujin

Hi! We’re Niels and Sujin.
We started out as friends and fell in love sharing Danish sandwiches on picnics, checking out art shows and listening to Donny Hathaway in Niels’ Nob Hill a

Beth and Blake

About Us

Hi, we are Beth and Blake and we are honored to start this journey with you.  We’re 35 and 36 years old and have been married for 10 years.  We live in Oakland, Califor

Jen and Mike

Hello!  We are Jen and Mike, and we are very excited about a second open adoption, embracing a special little one into our lives to love and nurture, and seeing our family grow!  We want

Ryan and Marea

We are Ryan and Marea from Truckee, California and we thank you for this opportunity to introduce ourselves! As parents of an adopted child, we applaud your courage to bring your baby into this wor

Kristen and Jess

Hello! We are very excited about becoming adoptive parents. Thank you for looking at our profile and considering us! We've been together more than 14 years, and have been legally married since

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

Kathy and Steve
     Matched!

Hello,

Thank-you for taking the time to consider us as parents for your child. We know this is a difficult decision for you and we hope our letter will find a family who sees us as a perfect ma

Kelvin & Diane

Hello!  We are Kelvin and Diane from San Mateo, California.  We want to thank you for taking the time to read and learn about us.  We hope to the information and photos we are sharin

Jeff and Jeanne

Hello! We are Jeff and Jeanne.

Thank You for reading our letter and considering us as adoptive parents for your baby. We hope our profile offers you a glimpse into our lives and our passion for

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

Dassance and Reed

Hello,
This is a hard letter to write. How do we sum up who we are in a short letter, addressed to someone we haven’t met but will be such a huge part of our lives? How do we tell you how u

Daniel and Mark

GREETINGS!

We are Daniel and Mark, a married couple living in Berkeley, California, with our two-year-old daughter Aviva, who came into our family through adoption. Over the past two years it h

Novia and George

Thank you so much for giving us this opportunity to introduce ourselves and tell you about our family. We are Novia and George. Our family is very grateful to you for loving your child so much that

Terrence and Michelle

Hi, we're Terrence and Michelle. We live in Richmond, California, 20 miles north of San Francisco. We first met as college students, and married in 2002 and have a child that was born to u

Kimberly Anne

My name is Kimberly Anne and I thank you for taking the time to read my letter. I truly admire the courage and strength you have in making this very important decision for yourself and your child.

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

Rodney and Jeremy
     Matched!

Hi! We’re Rodney and Jeremy from San Francisco, California.  We are in our early-30s, and throughout our 14 years together, we have long known that we would one day welcome a daughter or

Gina and Davinder

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn a little bit about us. We are honored that you might consider us to be potential adoptive parents. We are really excited to become parents and are ove

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

Alan and Jennifer

Hello! We are Jennifer and Alan and we are so grateful to be on this journey of open adoption. We thank you for taking a look at our profile and really honor your courage in the search for a family

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

John and Shane

Hello! We’re John & Shane in San Francisco, California, where we met more than 5 years ago, fell in love and got married. We both love adventure and we can’t wait to start on the mo

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

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

Anita

Greetings! I’m Anita, and I hope this finds you well. I think it’s incredibly brave what you are considering – I am in awe of your strength and love. Thank you for taking time to

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

Antonio & Kim

Hello!  We are Antonio and Kim and we live with our daughter, Kate, about 30 miles east of San Francisco.  We are so excited about adding another child to our family, and we are grateful

Benny and Trisha

Bula!

Hi! We are Benny and Trisha from San Francisco, California.  Our dream is to have a family and share our love with a child.  Trisha can’t wait to be a work-at-home mother,

Mark and Jennifer
     Matched!

Hello!  

We are Mark and Jenn from Redwood City, California, located about 25 miles south of San Francisco.   Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us.   The most imp

Johnny and Glenn

    Greetings from San Francisco! We are Johnny, Glenn, and Tristan. Thank you for taking the time to read our letter and learn a little bit about our family.
    We

Cheryl
     Matched!

Hi! I’m Cheryl and I am very much looking forward to becoming a mother for the first time!  I was born and bred in San Francisco, California and so excited to tell you more about myself

Leann and Geoff
     Matched!

Hola/Hello - (Si quieres leer sobre nuestra familia en espanol, favor de enviar un mensaje.)

Thank you for taking the time to read our letter and wish you peace with whatever you decide.

We

Gina & Michelle

Hi- we are Gina and Michelle. We are married and live in San Francisco, CA.  We are so excited to be parents. Please know that you are not alone at this hard time. We have a stable home r

Rothman and Khosheh
     Matched!

Hello, We’re Rothman & Khosheh from Redwood City, California.

Thank you for your interest in getting to know us.  We look forward to getting to know you too. We are so thankful t

Claire and Jamie

Hello!  We are Claire and Jamie, and we want to thank you for taking the time to get to know us.

We live in the small San Francisco Bay Area town of Burlingame where crime is low and the s

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

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

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

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

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

IsaBel and Daniel

Hello!  We are IsáBel, Daniel, and Erin from Alameda, CA.  We are very grateful that you are considering us as an adoptive family.  Although we cannot fully understand the emo

Steve and Cori

Hi, we are Cori and Steve, from Walnut Creek, California. Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us. We have much to share, and hope that we can give you a glimpse of what our family

Heidi and Rob

Hello! Hola! Ni Hao!

We are Heidi and Rob from Oakland, California and we're so excited to become first-time parents!  Thank you for considering us as adoptive parents. We have many cl

Ananda and Jack
     Matched!

Hi, we are Ananda and Jack Hart from San Francisco. We are so excited to create a family and truly grateful that there is a way for us to do this through open adoption. We hope that getting to know

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.&

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

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

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

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.

Jim and Shawna

Hi, we are Jim and Shawna and we want to thank you for reading our story and taking the time to learn more about us. We are grateful for your courage to consider adoption for your baby. After tryin

Jeff and Louis

Hi there! We are Louis and Jeff from Oakland, California. We feel we are at the right time in our lives to open our home and hearts to a child. We have tremendous respect for your decision to consi

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

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