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

Meet Our Waiting Families

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.

To learn more about each family, please look at the profiles below and contact Hopeful Beginnings for more detailed information and to get connected.


Not all of the approved and waiting adoptive families are on this page. Please contact the agency directly for more information.

Contact Hopeful Beginnings for more information, 847-870-8181 or email
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George & Tom

First and foremost, we’d like to thank you for loving your child and having the courage to consider adoption. We greatly admire the strength you’re showing at this difficult time. With our first adopted daughter, we’ve learned that being a parent means seeing the world through another’s eyes. Parenthood is about spending time together, creating traditions, dancing in the kitchen, coloring, reading, and playing pretend. It’s about the love we have for our child and how we show that love every day. We’ve seen how...

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Mark and Michael
Mark & Michael

We are very excited about the chance to add to our family a second time through adoption. We are currently a family of 3 and have a home filled with joy, fun, kindness and love. We haven’t met you yet, but understand the sacrifice you will make. We’re praying for courage, peace, and support to surround you as you take each step on this journey. Our biggest dream is to see our family grow. We’re so humbled and blessed that you would consider us! M+M

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Matt and Casey with their dog
Casey & Matt

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about us! We are excited to share with you our authentic selves so you can see who we are. While we cannot imagine what you are going through, we do know you are brave in your decision to explore an adoption plan for your baby. Open adoption is important to us because we understand the importance of building and maintaining a strong relationship with you and the ability to give your child the opportunity to...

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Caitlin & Tony

We truly admire your courage in making the decision to make an adoption plan. It is our absolute dream to grow our family through adoption. The conversation of adoption being a part of our forever plan happened way before we got married. We know with everything in our souls that we are meant to give love to another child in life. We promise you that we will never take a day for granted being parents to your baby. We promise you a home for your...

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Arthur & Jacob

Thank you for taking the time to view our profile. While we cannot even begin to fathom what you must be feeling nor what is going through your minds, we can only present to you our most authentic selves to aid you in making your decision. What we hope you take away from our profile is that we will welcome your baby into our family with open arms and provide them a home full of joy, laughter, cooking, fun and love. We look forward to...

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Adam and Ivana holding child
Adam & Ivana

Thank you for considering us to adopt your baby. We are in awe of your braveness and selfless love for your baby and their future. Our hope for our future family is to honor you and your baby through an open and loving relationship. We have been telling Jackson how we became part of our family through a book we wrote him. It’s important for our children to know they have two families who love them so much. While Jackson’s birthparents decided on a closed...

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