Birthparent FAQ
If you or someone you know is pregnant and considering adoption, get commonly asked questions answered.
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Allwyn and Cecille

Dear Birthmother,

We are Allwyn and Cecille from Alameda, California.  Thank you for taking the time to read about us.  We acknowledge the courage it takes to consider an open adoptio


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Kathy and Steve

Hello,

Thank-you for taking the time to consider us as parents for your child. We know this is a difficult decision for you and we hope our letter will find a family who sees us as a perfect ma


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Steve and Cori

Hi, we are Cori and Steve, from Walnut Creek, California. Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us. We have much to share, and hope that we can give you a glimpse of what our family


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Sara and Joe

 

Hi. We are Joe & Sara from Sausalito, California. Thank you for taking a look at our profile. We're two happy and healthy people who want children together more than anything in


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Jamie and Todd
     Matched!

First, we want to say thank you for taking the time to learn a little about us.  We know you face a difficult decision and admire your courage in considering open adoption for your baby. We ca


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Birth Parent Stories
Birth parents share their thoughts, feelings and experiences of open adoption.
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Jeff and Jeanne

Hello! We are Jeff and Jeanne.

Thank You for reading our letter and considering us as adoptive parents for your baby. We hope our profile offers you a glimpse into our lives and our passion for


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Heidi and Rob

Hello! Hola! Ni Hao!

We are Heidi and Rob from Oakland, California and we're so excited to become first-time parents!  Thank you for considering us as adoptive parents. We have many cl


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Matt and Michelle
Hello, our names are Matt and Michelle from San Francisco, California. We are extremely hopeful and excited to adopt a child and expand our family. We met in college and are grateful that we c

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Find out more about our open adoption programs and what a licensed adoption agency can offer you.
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Jeff and Tiffani

We are Jeff and Tiffani and we are both native Californians, born and raised in San Jose. We met ten years ago through friends at a festival, and we have not been apart since. We have been married


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James and Jillian

Thank you for taking the time to consider us as adoptive parents. The decision to place your baby is one of extreme courage and selflessness. We hope this letter helps you get to know us better. We


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Clif and Tracy

Hello, we are Tracy and Clif—that is not a typo—he spells it with only one “f”.  We met at a meditation retreat in 2000.  It was a great start to a new millennium.


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Johnny and Glenn

    Greetings from San Francisco! We are Johnny, Glenn, and Tristan. Thank you for taking the time to read our letter and learn a little bit about our family.
    We


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Ashsha and Tina

Hello. We are Ashsha and Tina and we are so very excited to become parents. Thank you for taking the time to read about us. We can’t begin to imagine what you are going through and the streng


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John and Shane

Hello! We’re John & Shane in San Francisco, California, where we met more than 5 years ago, fell in love and got married. We both love adventure and we can’t wait to start on the mo


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Madhuri and Ram
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Hello! We are Madhuri and Ramchand from Santa Clara, California. Thanks for taking time to know more about us. We understand that it is your love, care and responsibility for your child that is mot


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Sam and Erica

Hello! We are Sam and Erica from San Francisco, California. Thank you for considering us as adoptive parents and taking the time to read about us! We hope to get to know you too. We’ve been m


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Beth and Blake

About Us

Hi, we are Beth and Blake and we are honored to start this journey with you.  We’re 35 and 36 years old and have been married for 10 years.  We live in Oakland, Califor


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Drew and Danielle
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Hi, we are Drew and Danielle. We live in Belmont, California, about 20 miles south of San Francisco. Thank you for taking the time to read our letter and learn more about us. We know you love your b
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Karen
Hi there, and thank you for reading about my family and me. I so enjoy being a mother and I am very excited to welcome another child into our home. I would love to meet you and I hope that you will l
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Kimberly Anne

My name is Kimberly Anne and I thank you for taking the time to read my letter. I truly admire the courage and strength you have in making this very important decision for yourself and your child.


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John and Franklin

IMAGINE YOUR CHILD growing up in a family friendly neighborhood in beautiful San Francisco, cared for by a stay-at-home dad and being adored and loved for who they are. We have been together for 12


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Dassance and Reed

Hello,
This is a hard letter to write. How do we sum up who we are in a short letter, addressed to someone we haven’t met but will be such a huge part of our lives? How do we tell you how u


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Billy and Danika

Hello and Welcome! We’re Billy and Danika Griffin from Lake Tahoe, CA, in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains. We’re a fun couple that enjoys cooking healthy food, travel, the arts an


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Jen and Mike

Hello!  We are Jen and Mike, and we are very excited about a second open adoption, embracing a special little one into our lives to love and nurture, and seeing our family grow!  We want


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Rodney and Jeremy

Hi! We’re Rodney and Jeremy from San Francisco, California.  We are in our early-30s, and throughout our 14 years together, we have long known that we would one day welcome a daughter or


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Letitia and Scott

Aloha! We’re Letitia and Scott in Belmont, California. Thank you for reading our story and learning more about us. We admire your courage and strength in considering adoption for your baby. W


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Deidre and Bob

We want to express our deepest gratitude to you for considering adoption as a choice for your baby.  We can only imagine the journey that has led you here, and we look forward to learning more


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Terrence and Michelle

Hi, we're Terrence and Michelle. We live in Richmond, California, 20 miles north of San Francisco. We first met as college students, and married in 2002 and have a child that was born to u


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Rothman and Khosheh

Hello, We’re Rothman & Khosheh from Redwood City, California.

Thank you for your interest in getting to know us.  We look forward to getting to know you too. We are so thankful t


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Roger and Sean

Hi!  We’re Roger and Sean.  Thank you for taking the time to get to know us.  We are a bi-racial couple (Caucasian and Native American) and have been together for over eight ye


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Mark and Jennifer

Hello!  

We are Mark and Jenn from Redwood City, California, located about 25 miles south of San Francisco.   Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us.   The most imp


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Darren and Michelle

HI! We're Darren and Michelle. We live in the lovely San Francisco Bay Area.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read our letter. We are amazed at the selflessness of your choice and a


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Novia and George

Thank you so much for giving us this opportunity to introduce ourselves and tell you about our family. We are Novia and George. Our family is very grateful to you for loving your child so much that


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Marta and Pasha

Hola!
We are Marta and Pasha from Menlo Park, California (about 30 miles south of San Francisco). Thanks for reading our letter. We admire your decision to consider an open adoption. We know


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Rey and Jovits

Hi! We are Rey and Jovits, from Danville, California, and we have been blessed.  We have so much love in our family that we wish to share it.  We wish to grow our family and raise a child


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Catalina and Ivan

Hello, we are Catalina and Ivan

We are happy that you have our letter in your hands. Hopefully, these images and words will give you a good idea of the kind of family we are and the home we hop


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Emily

Hello,

I’m Emily, a caring and energetic woman living in Oakland, California. I’m incredibly excited to become a parent and I want to sincerely thank you for having the courage to c


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Stephanie and Michael

Hi, we are Stephanie and Michael.

We would love to care for and adore a child in our wonderful home in Martinez, California. Your selfless decision is a precious gift that will fulfill our dre


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Ryan and Marea

We are Ryan and Marea from Truckee, California and we thank you for this opportunity to introduce ourselves! As parents of an adopted child, we applaud your courage to bring your baby into this wor


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Benny and Trisha
     Matched!

Bula!

Hi! We are Benny and Trisha from San Francisco, California.  Our dream is to have a family and share our love with a child.  Trisha can’t wait to be a work-at-home mother,


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Jen and Becky

KAMUSTA and LEI HO! (HELLO!  in Tagalog and Cantonese) from Fremont, CA 40 miles across the bay from San Francisco

You may be going through so much right now and you are in our thoughts.&n


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Dave and Jenny

We are Jenny and Dave from Mountain View, California, and for the last 14+ years we have been deeply and joyfully in love. Three-and-a-half years ago, our family expanded to three, when we adopted


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Leann and Geoff

Hola/Hello - (Si quieres leer sobre nuestra familia en espanol, favor de enviar un mensaje.)

Thank you for taking the time to read our letter and wish you peace with whatever you decide.

We


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Ben and Marissa

Hello! Our names are Ben and Marissa from Oakland, CA. As we make this important decision to adopt a baby into our lives, we realize you are facing a crossroad in yours. We both would like to thank


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Kristen and Jess

Hello! We are very excited about becoming adoptive parents. Thank you for looking at our profile and considering us! We've been together more than 14 years, and have been legally married since


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Markus & Alan

Dear Birth Mother:

We met through a mutual friend three years ago, and have since only spent one day apart! We are blessed to have found each other, because we know that we are truly soul mates


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Floyd and Mike

Hello and Bonjour !

We are Floyd and Mike, a fun and adventurous couple in our mid-thirties from the San Francisco Bay Area. We are very excited to start a family - something we’ve been


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Tim and Ayumi
     Matched!

Hello and “Konichiwa” (Japanese for Hello). Thank you very much for taking time to read about us. Since we married, 11 years ago, we have dreamed of the day we would become parents, bui


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Emily and Stewart

Hello!  We are Emily and Stewart from Mountain View, California. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us and how excited we are to create a family through open adoption. We’


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Erik and Lisa

 

Dear Birthmother,

We are Lisa, Erik, and Ria, from Redwood City, CA. We are a loving family that enjoys spending time outdoors, and we are very excited about adding to our family. &n


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Brent and Mark

Hello!

     We're Brent and Mark from San Francisco, and we're honored that you decided to learn more about us. In the ten years we’ve been together we have both th


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Claire and Jamie

Hello!  We are Claire and Jamie, and we want to thank you for taking the time to get to know us.

We live in the small San Francisco Bay Area town of Burlingame where crime is low and the s


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Jim and Shawna

Hi, we are Jim and Shawna and we want to thank you for reading our story and taking the time to learn more about us. We are grateful for your courage to consider adoption for your baby. After tryin


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Antonio & Kim

Hello!  We are Antonio and Kim and we live with our daughter, Kate, about 30 miles east of San Francisco.  We are so excited about adding another child to our family, and we are grateful


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Kelvin & Diane

Hello!  We are Kelvin and Diane from San Mateo, California.  We want to thank you for taking the time to read and learn about us.  We hope to the information and photos we are sharin


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Patrick and Pippi
     Matched!

Hello, we are Patrick & Pippi,

We live in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area (Oakland to be specific). We have been married for 3 years and met 7 years ago in San Diego. We are a house of


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Alan and Jennifer

Hello! We are Jennifer and Alan and we are so grateful to be on this journey to become the parents we've always dreamed of being.

We live in San Francisco, California and can't wait to


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Geof and Peter

Hello!  We are Geof and Peter from the San Francisco Bay area.  We can’t possibly put into words a description of our feelings and our sincere respect and utmost admiration for the


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Charlie and Tina

Hello, we are Charlie and Tina - and we are honored you are taking the time to get to know us. We live in sunny San Mateo, CA. We're a loving and active couple, surrounded by amazing friends an


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Barry and Heather

Hi – our names are Barry and Heather. We live right next to the San Francisco Bay in Richmond, CA. Thank you for taking the time to read our letter and give us the opportunity to share a litt


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Matt and Terri

Hello!

Thank you for reading our letter! We are Matt and Terri of Mountain View, California. We’ve been married for 8 years and are excited to start a family through open adoption. We fee


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Claudia and Phil

We are Phil and Claudia and we admire your courage and know you have some big and important decisions to make; we very much appreciate your consideration. We’ve been a couple since 2006 and m


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Jackie and Casey

Hi!  We are Casey and Jackie, from Berkeley, California. Together we are a playful and loving couple who feel strongly about laughter, learning, and a good ice cream cone.  We are really


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David and Mary

Greetings! We are Mary and David, a young couple from Berkeley, California. Thank you for taking the time to view our profile. We are very excited to be first-time parents and share our love w


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Gina and Davinder

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn a little bit about us. We are honored that you might consider us to be potential adoptive parents. We are really excited to become parents and are ove


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Chris and Rich

Hello and thank you for taking the time to learn a little about us. We are Chris and Richard from Albany, California, and we are beyond excited to start our family and to welcome you into our lives


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Jeff and Louis

Hi there! We are Louis and Jeff from Oakland, California. We feel we are at the right time in our lives to open our home and hearts to a child. We have tremendous respect for your decision to consi


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IsaBel and Daniel

Hello!  We are IsáBel, Daniel, and Erin from Alameda, CA.  We are very grateful that you are considering us as an adoptive family.  Although we cannot fully understand the emo


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Cheryl

Hi! I’m Cheryl and I am very much looking forward to becoming a mother for the first time!  I was born and bred in San Francisco, California and so excited to tell you more about myself


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Susan and Jim

Dear Birthmother—

Hi, we are Jim and Susan from San Francisco, California - one of the most exciting cities in the United States.  We want to say thank you for taking the time to rea


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Takashi and Kyoko

Hello!

We are Takashi and Kyoko, a happily married couple living in San Jose, California. We dream of creating a family to share our lives and love with a child. Kyoko is looking forward to bei


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Daniel and Mark

GREETINGS!

We are Daniel and Mark, a married couple living in Berkeley, California, with our two-year-old daughter Aviva, who came into our family through adoption. Over the past two years it h


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Ananda and Jack

Hi, we are Ananda and Jack Hart from San Francisco. We are so excited to create a family and truly grateful that there is a way for us to do this through open adoption. We hope that getting to know


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Anita
My name is Anita, and I live in Marin County, California which is on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. I think it takes incredible bravery to consider placing your baby with a
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John and John

Hello! We’re John and John from San Jose, California
Thanks for taking the time to read about us and our dream to become Dads. We’re eager to open our life, our home, and our love to


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Gina & Michelle

Hello, we are Gina and Michelle, and we live in San Francisco, CA.  We have tried to provide a glimpse into our lives, but there is so much more to say.  We realize this is a very di


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Nathalie

Bonjour (hello), I’m Nathalie from San Mateo, California.

Thank you for visiting my page and looking to learn more about me. You are going to take a very courageous and difficult decision


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Claudia and Ramon

We are Claudia and  Ramon and we want to thank you for taking the time to read our letter. We have been married for eight years and live in San Leandro, CA in the East Bay of Northern Californ


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