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IL Family | Erin & Jason

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


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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IL Family | 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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IL Family | 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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IL Family | Jill & Donatas

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


We want to say thank you so much for taking a peek into our life together!  We are very excited for you to have our profile in your hands, but, we can’t even begin to understand the magnitude of the decision you are facing. We hope that this book can provide you with a snapshot of what our life is like, as well as the people in our lives that will love your child along with us. 

We will devote our lives to making sure your child has everything they need and more love than they could ever imagine.  We promise to make sure your child knows love, laughter and a lifetime of happiness. We promise we will do everything we can to make sure that your child knows where he or she came from and all about the family that loves them so much.

We can’t pretend to know the amount of strength and courage this decision takes.  We are truly blessed to be given the opportunity to be chosen by you to be your child’s parents and for that we are forever grateful. 

Thank you for taking the time to get to learn a little bit about us!

With love,

Jill & Donatas

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5 Tips for Creating Your Adoption Profile Book


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.


The Stark family with one of their foster babies.

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