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Meet our screened and approved waiting families who are waiting to open their hearts to you and your family.

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Hopeful Beginnings waiting families have completed the home study process and are approved by the agency to adopt. They are thoroughly screened to ensure that all children placed in their care will be safe. They also are required to become educated on adoption and parenting to help them be the best parents possible.
Contact Hopeful Beginnings for more information, 847-870-8181 or email information@hopefulbeginning.org.
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Michael & Inga

  Hi! We may not know you yet, but we do know that you are incredibly special to want the best for your child. Thank you for seeking out options and reading a bit about us. Choosing to consider adoption shows how much love you have and want to give. It’s a decision...

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John and Erika

Welcome! Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us a little better. We are John and Erika, and our dog, Bellah. We cannot imagine what you are going through right now and we feel honored that you are considering us to parent your child. We hope this page...

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Ricardo & Ruby

Hello!! We appreciate you taking the time to look at our profile. We understand this is a difficult decision for you, to choose a good loving family to raise your child. We want you to know that you will be a very important part, both in your child’s life and in ours. Because...

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Lauren & Andrew

Hello, We appreciate you taking the time to view our profile. We know this is not easy for you, and although we hope that we can be your child’s future family, we also know that this needs to be the right fit for all of us, so please, get to know us! Not...

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Lisa & Eric

Hello!! Thank you for looking at our profile. We cannot begin to understand the difficult decision that you are faced with. The amount of courage and strength that you have is incredibly admirable. We have always had the desire to adopt and we feel in our hearts that adoption is the way we...

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David & Cindy

Dear Birthparent(s), Where do we start? First, we’d like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to learn about us.We realize you are making a decision that can’t be easy. We will try to ease your stress by telling you about ourselves. We are two very loving...

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