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

Meet 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.
Contact Hopeful Beginnings for more information, 847-870-8181 or email
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Mike & Marisol

Dear Birthparent(s), A simple hello seems far too subdued A warm hug would, instead, be our preferred greeting for you We offer our thanks for including us on your journey Your hopes and dreams are two of many things we look forward to learning Your heart may be filled with worry and concern...

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David & Cindy

Dear Birthparent(s), Where do we start? First, we’d like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to learn about us.We realize you are making a decision that can’t be easy. We will try to ease your stress by telling you about ourselves. We are two very loving...

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Kalee & Jonathan

Dear Birthparent(s), We can’t pretend to know what circumstances may have brought you to this moment. We can, however, tell you how unbelievably grateful we are that you are here. Our journey hasn’t been an easy one. We’ve suffered years of infertility and loss. While all of this was extraordinarily hard to bear,...

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Hello! My name is Martha, a person with a big heart and open, loving arms. I have struggled on how to convey my thoughts of your courage in your loving decision. I do not have the slightest idea of what you may be going through and can only think to try and soothe...

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Gosia & Lukasz

We really appreciate you taking the time to get to know us better. We hope that we could be a good match to be a forever family for your child. It is rather a difficult task to describe who we really are in few paragraphs and photos, but we will try to do...

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To A Special Woman, Thank you for taking the time to get to know me a little through this book and considering me to be the adoptive parent of your beautiful baby. Your courage and strength is truly inspirational. I know this is an important decision for you, and that you want to...

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