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

Meet Waiting Families

St. Mary’s 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 St. Mary’s for more information, 847-870-8181 or email
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Adam & Joe

Dear Birthparent(s), Thank you for taking time to read our page. We are beyond excited about starting a family and a lifelong journey with a birth parent like you. We believe there are all types of families but every family should have love and each child should have the ability to be who...

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Brad & Lisa

Hello, We are grateful to you for taking the time to learn a little bit about us.  We can’t even imagine the challenge you have before you with this difficult decision, and we wish you peace as you consider your options. We hope this profile will help you get to know who we...

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Michael & Inga

  We may not know you yet, but we do know that you are incredibly special to want the best for your child, even if you can’t provide that. Choosing to consider adoption shows how much love you have and want to give. It’s a decision that will change the lives of so...

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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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Ann & Sean

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile and get to know us a little better. We understand this is a difficult decision for you and we thank you for choosing an adoption plan for your child. Sean and I are praying for you and your child throughout this...

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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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Lauren & Andrew

Hello, We appreciate you taking the time to view our profile. We know this is not easy for you, and although we hope that we can be your child’s future family, we also know that this needs to be the right fit for all of us, so please, get to know us! Not...

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