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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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Matt and Kathy

We are excited to share with you our visions for our family’s future. We envision a home filled with kindness, empathy, and integrity. We understand this decision will be one of the hardest you will ever make. We are honored and humbled to be considered as adoptive parents and acknowledge that the unselfish love a parent expresses by placing their child with an adoptive family is the ultimate gift. Our desire is to create a loving home through relationships with the birth parents that support...

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Bill & Miranda

Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us. We can’t imagine the challenge you have before you and we wish you peace and grace as you make this difficult decision. We cannot express how excited we are grow our family through adoption. We would love the opportunity to get to know you and your hopes for your child!

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Emerald and Matt

Thank you for considering us. We are so excited to be adopting and bringing a child into our family! We have a lot of love to give and wanted to open our home to a child who needed it. Regardless of race or gender, we can’t wait to provide a welcoming and supportive home to our future child. We know this is a big decision for you, and we are happy with an open adoption and would gladly craft a communication plan with you. We...

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