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From Homeless to Hopeful

Jasmine and her three young children were homeless in Chicago, moving from shelter to shelter every day. But then she joined Holt-Sunny Ridge’s Empowering Women, Strengthening Families program, and her life has drastically changed.

Today she is a stable, motivated and empowered mom.

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Theo

Theo is waiting to welcome a child into her heart and home through open adoption. Learn more about her!

Hello, I am Theo. Thank you for checking out my profile.

I have drafted different versions of this letter and my introduction but none seems adequate enough to express my gratitude.

Growing up, I always had dreams of having a few kids and I always knew I would like to adopt.

I have always dreamed of running around, playing games, bike riding etc with my kids. I do not play sports but I have envisioned myself as the loudest cheerleader in whatever activity my child decides to pursue.

I hope to share my love of travel, exploring and learning new things with my child.

I am now at the age and point in my life where I am ready and responsible enough to care for a child.

I promise to love your child with my whole heart, provide a safe home filled with laughter. Also provide good education and other good opportunities.

I know the decision to place your child was not an easy one and I hope that after going through my profile, you will consider me as a potential adoptive mother.

Hopefully, this is just the beginning of our conversation and it is my hope that we will get to know each other in the future.

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Nathan and Kim

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

Dear Birth Family,

Hi! It feels weird to start a letter like this, writing to someone we haven’t even met, sharing things about ourselves in the hope that you allow us the joy of raising your child! We do not even know where to begin, except to say that we are thrilled you are looking at this book and hope that you feel we would be a wonderful family for your child!

We have always dreamed of expanding our family, but due to infertility issues, we have been unable to. Being able to have more children through adoption is very exciting for us.  We are thrilled with the thought of having an open adoption to help maintain that connection to our child’s birth family culture, history, community, and heritage.

We want to thank you for taking the time to learn about our amazing family and for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.

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Annie and Ben

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

Hi there!

We’re Ben and Annie and want to start out by thanking you for taking the time to look at our online profile!

We believe that making an adoption plan is an act of love for a child and that it’s not a decision anyone takes lightly. We truly appreciate that you’re going through this difficult process and considering us as adoptive parents.

We are best friends who started dating in high school and got married shortly after graduation from college. Annie is an elementary school teacher and Ben is the Director of Operations for a software development company. We are an active couple who enjoy participating in charity run/walks and exploring zoos. We also like to relax by watching television and building jigsaw puzzles. We’re looking forward to doing all of these things with a child someday soon! We don’t have any children yet, but we do have two cats that we sometimes treat like our babies.

In case you are wondering why we made the decision to adopt a child, here’s the story. We had always considered adoption as a way to parent a child together. After learning that a biological child would not be an option for us, we made the decision to continue with this plan to parent through adoption.

Thank you, again, for considering adoption and us as adoptive parents. We look forward to (hopefully) meeting you soon and beginning to build our relationship with you!

Warmly,

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Dragos & Michelle

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

Dear Birth Family,

We are so grateful you are taking the time to get to know us a little better. Thank you!

We hope to have the chance to get to know you better as well.

Adoption is a beautiful choice and we thank you for considering us to be a part of your journey.

We want you to know that it is important to us to have an open relationship with you and your family. We all want what is best for our children and having more people to love them is a wonderful thing. We have a close family member who is adopted and for her, not knowing her birth mother was painful. We don’t want children and birth mothers to experience that kind of pain if we can avoid it. 

We hope that you feel loved and supported throughout this whole process. We wish you strength and courage.

You are bringing a lot of love into the world and we thank you!

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Erin & Jason

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

Hello!

As you get a glimpse of our lives through this book, we hope you see the love we have for each other and the fun we have together as a family.

After the placement of our daughter in April 2017, there is a very special place in our hearts for the adoption process. We feel so blessed with the life we’ve built together and look forward to the idea of bringing more love and laughter into our home.

It is a struggle to find words to express the depth of gratitude and emotion we feel as we try to write this note. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and for considering us as you make this incredibly powerful decision. We know we will never understand the courage it takes to make this truly selfless choice. We have a sincere respect for you and keep you in our thoughts.

We hope you will find something in us that will bring comfort to your heart for your baby’s future.

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Lisa & Leslie

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

Dear Birth Family,

We are so appreciative of you for taking the time to get to know us. Your choice of adoption is inspirational, and we are extremely grateful of you for considering us. We have always wanted to create a family together. If we are fortunate enough for you to select us, we are committed to raising your child in a home filled with love, support and fun! We thank you for giving us a chance and we hope our profile shows you the kind of parents we will be.

With Love,

Lisa and Leslie

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