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Andrew & Kim

Andrew and Kim are waiting to welcome a child into their heart and home through open adoption. Learn more about them!

Dear Birth Family,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our profile. Words cannot express the respect and admiration we have for the difficult decision you have made to consider adoption. Your selflessness and love will be an important part of your child’s story. We want your child to know that your sacrifice allowed them to have two loving families.

We have always wanted children, biologically and through adoption. After several years of infertility, we decided that now was the time to complete our family through adoption. We have room in our home and in our hearts for a child. We look forward to learning and growing as a family.

We are excited for the adventures that a child will bring into our lives. Your choice provides you the opportunity to give the greatest gift, which we will be eternally grateful for. Thank you for reading our profile and getting to know us. We look forward to meeting you and sharing in the exciting journey ahead.


Andrew & Kim

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Matt & Cassie

Matt and Cassie are waiting to welcome a child into their heart and home through open adoption. Learn more about them!

Hi! Thanks for checking out our profile and wanting to learn a little more about us. We are a young, active family and are excited about continuing to grow our family through adoption. We recognize this decision to choose someone else to parent your child could be very difficult, but we appreciate your consideration. We hope through our profile we show our loving, affectionate, and sometimes goofy selves and give you a better understanding of what our life is like.

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8 Tips to Manage the Transition from School to Summer

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs we will ever do. As parents, many of us rely on school. We can take a break to recharge, or we can prepare for the mornings, nights and weekends.

So what do we do when summer comes along, and our breaks go out the window? Sending our kids to fun camps, playdates or activities can be helpful. But how do we complete our normal day-to-day activities and provide our kids with structure and nurture? How do we use self-care for ourselves?

These 8 tips can help parents manage the transition from school to summer routines — allowing children to ease into a new schedule.

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Welcome Home! Spring 2019

Congratulations to these newest Holt-Sunny Ridge families!

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Jennifer & Derek

Jennifer and Derek are waiting to welcome a child into their heart and home through open adoption. Learn more about them!


Thank you for taking time to look at our profile and learn a little about us.

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

We don’t know what the future holds, but we do have faith and hope that there is beauty around the horizon for all of us.  Additionally, our hope is that you feel loved and supported during this time and everyday ahead.  Listen to your heart, it is the most beautiful and true compass you have.

Please know our hearts are open to providing a lifetime of love, support, safety, and compassion for a child and building a staircase together with you, one step at a time.

Love, Derek & Jen

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Jacob & Nerissa

UPDATE: Jacob and Nerissa are matched with a child!


Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about us!  Even though we don’t know each other yet, we want to begin by sending you our love. Our hearts are full with admiration and gratitude for you and your courageous act of love.  We know that without your strength, we will never be able to be a mom or dad.  We are so excited to become parents and look forward to sharing our life and unconditional love with a child.

We met over 14 years ago and had an immediate connection.  In our 12 years of marriage, that connection has grown even more as we continuously work together toward our dreams and are hoping for a child to join us. We’ve built an amazing life full of love, laughter, and adventure.  We are kind, big-hearted people, who believe in doing what’s right, and are blessed to have loving, supportive families who are waiting with us to welcome a child into our family.

We will do our best to teach this baby to enjoy life as they discover the world around them, to be kind to all, and value honesty and integrity.  As parents, we will always be there to give them a boost when they reach for the sky, and to pick them up when they stumble.  Our home is a space to be yourself, share without judgment, and celebrate creativity.

More than anything, we are a family team – always in it together.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us.

With Love,

Jacob and Nerissa

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The Adoption Process from a Legal Perspective

Genie Gillespie, an adoption attorney, met with Holt-Sunny Ridge waiting families to discuss the legal aspects of adoption. This informative training provided our families with in-depth details regarding the adoption process. Take a look at some of the information!

During the training, great FAQs about the role of a child’s birth father were discussed.

Families also learned about 2019 adoption tax credit information.

To learn about Genie Gillespie, click here.

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