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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.

Contact Hopeful Beginnings for more information, 847-870-8181 or email
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Tony & Caitlin

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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Tom and George

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 and 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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Casey and 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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Charley & Melissa

We can’t imagine the emotions and thoughts you are experiencing as you consider adoption for your child. This choice will leave an imprint on your life that will forever change you. We want you to know that if you choose us to adopt your child, it will forever change us too. If we are chosen to love and care for this child, it will be the greatest responsibility we could be given. We know what a powerful thing adoption can be. Charley’s brother was adopted...

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