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.


To learn more about any of these families, contact Hopeful Beginnings at 847-870-8181 or email



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. Read More



David & Molly

We understand that you have been faced with a hard decision…unfortunately, doing what is right doesn’t often entail doing what is easy. Read More



John & Tera

Thank you so much for taking the time to view our profile. We are beyond excited to grow our family through open adoption, and we’re eternally grateful for the opportunity. We would love to get to know you and your dreams for your child. Read More


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 our best. Read More


Mike & Marisol

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. Read More


“My counselor really listened to me and I didn’t feel pressured.”

– Sarah, St. Mary’s Birth Mother

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