Tag: domestic adoption

Christina & David

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

Dear Birth Family,

Hello! Thank you for considering us to be the adoptive parents of your child. We hope that in the pages that follow, you find that we can be exceptional parents to your child. 

We want you to know that your child will be raised in a happy, nurturing home, and that they will know that their birth mother, out of all other possibilities, selected us to raise them. We know that this is a tremendously difficult decision for you, and we hope that as you learn more about us, the decision is made somewhat easier.

We hope that we will have the opportunity to raise your child in a home filled with love and laughter where they can discover their own gifts, personality, and potential.

Thank you again for taking a look at our profile. We hope to meet you soon!

Christina and David

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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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Welcome Home! Spring 2019

Congratulations to these newest Holt-Sunny Ridge families!

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5 Tips for Creating Your Adoption Profile Book

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The adoptive family profile book — one of the first steps in the domestic adoption process. It’s when you reveal your life, family and heart to a stranger, with hopes that this person will choose you to parent her child. Creating your adoption profile book is certainly a unique task and experience, one that may seem intimidating. But with some confidence and a little guidance, creating your profile book can be a fun first step in your adoption journey.

Here are our top five pieces of advice for your adoption profile book:

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Meet Our Very Own Guardian Angels – The Stark Family

For 20 years, the Stark family has served faithfully as Holt-Sunny Ridge foster parents — caring for children as they wait to be united with their adoptive families. Nancy Crouch, Holt-Sunny Ridge’s director of domestic adoption and birth parent services, shares about the amazing, meaningful impact the Stark have made over the years.  

I never really knew the true meaning of guardian angels until I met Paul and Cindy Stark, licensed temporary foster parents for Holt-Sunny Ridge. For over 20 years, the Stark family has been providing a loving and caring home to children in need. The dream of being foster and adoptive parents all started when Cindy was a student at the University of Notre Dame and working part-time for the assistant dean of marketing, Joanne, who would often talk to Cindy about her passion for adoption. Joanne adopted two young boys of a different race who were in need of a family, which really touched Cindy’s heart. The love that she observed in Joanne’s family was truly amazing and life-changing for Cindy. It did not matter what differences the family had with race, education or need. They were family.

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The Stark family with one of their foster babies.

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Calling All Interested In Adoption!

Have you ever considered adding to your family through adoption?

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Through adoption, you can welcome a child into your heart, home and family. It’s the chance to fulfill your dreams of parenthood and the chance to change the life of a child in need. And here in Illinois and around the world, many children are waiting for loving, stable homes.

The need is so great that…

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