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Journey of Hope Adoptive Family Camp 2019

Holt-Sunny Ridge will host the Journey of Hope Adoptive Family Camp for adoptees and their parents this summer!

This two-day family camp is designed around the Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)® parenting curriculum for domestic and international adoptees and their families. Even years after their adoption, some children may struggle with behavior regulation, attachment and social skills. With specialized assistance from TBRI practitioners, this camp will equip families with tools and strategies they can use to help their child learn self-regulation skills and deepen family attachment. Other activities include fun sensory games, art and four hours of EAGALA equine therapy!

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Daniel & Olga

UPDATE: Daniel and Olga are matched with a child!


I’m Daniel, an electrical engineer, and I’m Olga, a second grade dual-language teacher with a master’s degree in reading. We also have two small dogs named Choco and Chespi. It’s nice to meet you. We invite you to flip through these pages and get a glimpse into our lives. You will find that we love traveling and are close to our families. We also love going to the Cubs games. I, Dan, personally enjoy cooking and home improvement projects. My favorite is making pizza from scratch, which I learned from my dad. I, Olga, enjoy running and kickboxing. We both love reading books, especially on the beach. We are very excited at the possibility of welcoming your baby into our loving family. There are no words that we can write here to express how truly grateful we are for your sacrifice. All we can say is thank you, and hope you can take comfort in knowing your child will be raised in a loving and stable home.

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Meghan & Brad

UPDATE: Meghan and Brad are matched with a child!



We are so excited to become parents. We hope through this book you are able to feel that and the excitement and the love we have for one another.

Before we ever met, we had both always wanted to adopt. One of Meghan’s oldest and closest friends, Blake, was adopted. His family showed her how special adopting is. Brad’s parents had begun the adoption process prior to learning they were pregnant with his older brother. It is a story they have told many times when speaking of ways to build a loving family.

Words cannot adequately describe how much we admire your strength and courage during one of the most difficult periods of life, and we are so grateful for your choice. We have the utmost respect for your decision and how brave and selfless you are. We cannot say “thank you” enough.

We promise to provide a home and family full of love, learning, encouragement, opportunities, and happiness. No matter what our children are passionate about we plan to fully encourage and be there every step of the way, as our parents did for both of us.
We consider adoption to be the greatest gift in life that we will not take for granted. We will have total and unconditional love for your child.

-Meghan & Brad

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Matt & Pam

Matt and Pam are matched with a child!



Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about us. We can’t imagine how difficult this time must be, and we admire your strength and courage for considering adoption.

We know that adoption is the right plan for us. We tried to get pregnant and even went through a round of fertility treatments. Once that didn’t work, we discussed and prayed about whether to continue with fertility treatments or make the decision to adopt. As we researched adoption and met with different agencies, we realized this is how we want to grow our family and believe that this is God’s plan for us .  

We know that you want the best for your baby and we want the best for both of you as well. Should you choose us, we want you to know that we will provide a safe and loving home for your child as well as a life filled with many fun adventures. 

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Lynn & Scott

UPDATE: Lynn and Scott are matched with a birth mother and are awaiting placement.


Hi! We’re Scott and Lynn. Thank you for considering us as loving parents for your child. We admire your courage and strength, and hope this portrayal of our life through words and photographs will give you an accurate image of who we are and the kind of parents we would be to your child.

We both grew up in fun and caring homes surrounded with unconditional love. We are dedicated to providing that same strong foundation filled with love and laughter.

We have been blessed in so many ways and we hope and pray we will soon be blessed with a child to love and cherish. We promise to always strive to provide a loving, stable home with lots of family and friends to surround and love him or her.

Our love and prayers,
Scott & Lynn

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Joe & Desiree

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


Hey There!

First, we want to thank you for taking the time to look at our profile. In the next few pages, we hope to give you a glimpse of our life together. We will do our best to show you who we are and at the end of the day, hope you feel we are the right parents for your child. Joe will always make sure it is a life full of laughs and adventures. While Desiree will keep life organized and on track for a life full of success. We always manage to find balance and have quite a bit of fun in the process.

No matter who you choose as the parents for your child, please know we admire you for your courage and making the decisions you are making today. Now…go check out the book and get to know us! We do hope to meet you very soon!

Joe and Desiree

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Brian & Susan

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

We cannot thank you enough for choosing adoption.

We promise to raise your child in a secure, loving, nurturing home. Your child will complete our dream of growing our family. If we are so fortunate to be selected as adoptive parents, we are open to sharing in your child’s life with you through open adoption. Your child will be raised in a home full of love, opportunities and happiness. Our friends, cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents are full of love to share with a child. More than anything else, we will be a loving family.

We truly look forward to meeting you & walking this path together.

With Love & Blessings,

Brian & Susan

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