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We are pleased to introduce a few of the couples and birth mothers who recently have worked with Hopeful Beginnings

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Birth Mother's Stories


I came to St. Mary’s 14 years ago when I was pregnant, knowing full well that I was not ready to be a mom just yet. I thought about the pros and cons of adoption, but I knew that I was ready. I came to the agency the last month of my pregnancy...

My Birth Mother Story

I found out I was pregnant in December 2006. I did not know what I had gotten myself into at that point. All I remember is I was scared and didn’t know where to turn. I knew I had options and that I had to consider the circumstances surrounding my pregnancy. I was...

My Birth Mother Story

At sixteen, a junior in high school, I found myself pregnant. Knowing other teenage girls in school who were pregnant before I was, I would have never dreamed that something like that would happen to me. Scared, terrified, and nervous are just some of the feelings I was going through at first. My...

My Birth Mother Story
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My son’s dad had passed away before I even knew that I was pregnant. And that was really hard on me. You can’t raise a baby just on love, it’s more than that. I wanted him to have the best life possible.

What I Thought Vs. Reality

Prior to getting pregnant, I believed adoption had this negative connotation. From what I saw in the media, and even within my own family, adoption was a mother abandoning her child and never seeing the child again. I pictured a mother putting her baby in a blanket and putting it on the steps...

My Birth Mother Story
Open Adoption & Strong Relationship With Her Son And The Family She Picked To Raise Him

My son’s dad passed away before I knew I was pregnant. That was really hard on me. You can’t raise a baby just on love-its more than that. I wanted him to have the best life possible. I financially could not support him as well. The social worker at Hopeful Beginnings made all...

My Birth Mother Story

Placed Stories

John Tera Family
John & Tera

John, Tera, and big sister Maddie welcomed Frankie home in the spring of 2018! “I honestly can’t believe how lucky we were to have found and worked with St. Mary’s. Like most adoptive parents I truly believe that everything happens for a reason and works out the way it was meant to, but...

Our Family Story
Sal and Patty Family
Sal & Patty

Welcomed Alexandra home in spring 2018!

Caryn and Keith Family
Caryn & Keith

welcomed Caleb home in the spring of 2018!

Tom and George Family
Tom & George

Welcomed Sophia home in the winter of 2018!

Aaron & Patty

Our path to adoption began years ago; an innocent and passing conversation between us early in our dating relationship was the beginning. Our relationship was becoming more serious, and one day the mention of children came up. We both agreed that adoption would be a wonderful opportunity for us to give a child...

Our Family Story
Annette & Stephen

We went through three tubal pregnancies and invitro-fertilzation. We prayed to God about what to do next – not have children, continue with fertilization or adopt. After months of praying and talking to our Pastor and his wife, who adopted from St. Mary’s, we decided that adoption was the best option for us....

Our Family Story
Chris & Eileen

We had a nice home, a large backyard and a dog named “Reilly.” But we knew something was missing. We had always dreamed of having children. When we had problems conceiving, we did not give up hope. We turned to infertility experts. After nearly two years of unsuccessful infertility treatments, we decided that...

Our Family Story
Jason & Carla

After three miscarriages and no desire to go through IVF treatments, Jason and I decided that adoption was the one way to fulfill our need and desire to become parents. We had talked about adoption for a few years but always procrastinated about actually doing it. St. Mary’s was suggested to me by...

Our Family Story
Sal & Deneen

Our adoption journey has been an amazing experience one filled with so many different emotions. We waited a long time, but we knew deep in our hearts that when it was meant to be everything would work out perfectly… and it did. The day we received the phone call that birth parents had...

Our Family Story
Kalee & Jonathan

Welcomed Mila home in the fall of 2018!

Molly and Dave
Molly & Dave

Dave, Molly and big brother Charlie welcomed Caroline home in spring 2018!

Ryan and Steven
Ryan & Steven

welcomed Silas home in the winter of 2017!

Tina and Michael
Tina & Michael

Michael, Tina, and big sister Alyssa welcomed Erica home in the winter of 2018!

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Joy & Jared
Kim and Neil
Kim & Neil

Kim, Neil, and big brother Jack welcomed James home in the winter of 2017!

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Jason & Ed

welcomed June home in the summer of 2017!

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Chris & Jennifer

Chris, Jennifer, and big brother Caleb welcomed Javi home in the summer of 2018! “Adoption is just another way of creating a family. A child doesn’t have to be biologically yours to be fully yours, and they don’t have to look like you to be part of you. It was our experience as...

Our Family Story
Gosia & Lukasz

Gosia & Lukasz and big brother Oliver welcomed Henry home in the winder of 2019 “Our adoption experience has been amazing and still is every day. Thanks to St. Mary’s and their wonderful staff, we have been blessed to have two little dudes join us to form our family. We get to experience...

Our Family Story
Lauren Andrew Baby Maeve
Lauren & Andrew

Lauren, Andrew, and big brother Addison, welcomed baby girl Maeve to their home in the fall of 2020.

Ruby Ricardo Baby Zoey placement pic
Ruby & Ricardo

Ruby and Ricardo welcomed baby girl Zoey into their home in the fall of 2020!

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Michael & Blake

Michael, Blake and big sister Paige welcomed Lucia home in the spring of 2019! “The adoption process has been an amazing process for us. That a birth mother is trusting us and giving us the opportunity to raise their child and welcome them as part of our family is something for which we...

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Brad & Lisa

Brad and Lisa welcomed Wes home in the winter of 2019! When we met, and for about five years after we were married, we dreamed of becoming parents. While we were not able to conceive a child on our own, we eventually decided that our path to parenthood was through adoption. After researching...

Sean & Ann

Sean & Ann welcomed Madison home in the winter of 2020!

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