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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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Brandon & Max

First off, thanks so much for reading more about us! We’re looking forward to getting to know you and hope that we are the right fit for what you’re looking for too! We can only imagine all the thoughts going through your head right now. As you decide if adoption is the right choice for you, know that we are very interested in open adoption but want to make sure we work out a plan that you’re comfortable with too! We promise that if we...

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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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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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Lisa & Eric

We are Eric and Lisa and we are honored that you have chosen to learn more about us and our family. We cannot begin to understand the difficult decision you are faced with. The amount of courage and strength you have is truly admirable. Our wish is that you feel comfortable with your decision and do what you feel is best for you and your child. In 2021, we were blessed with our daughter and would love to adopt again and welcome a baby of...

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Dave and Denise
Dave & Denise

We would like to begin by expressing our utmost admiration and respect for the courageous decision you are considering. As prospective adoptive parents, we want you to know that we approach this process with immense compassion, empathy, and gratitude. We recognize the depth of love you have for your child and the selflessness it takes to consider an adoption plan. We hope to provide you with a glimpse into our lives, values, and the warm and nurturing home we can offer your precious child. Our...

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Sarah & Frank

Dear friend, Thank you so much for considering us as adoptive parents for your child. We know this is probably a very difficult time for you. Hopefully reading our profile can help bring you some peace and confidence to know that you are making the right decision, and know your child has a bright and happy future ahead of them. We are excited to share this journey with you through open adoption. Adoption has always been part of our plan as a family. We want...

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