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



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



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. Read More


Chris & Jennifer

Thank you for making the unselfish sacrifice of giving your child a better life through adoption. As adoptees ourselves, we understand firsthand what a blessing this can be, and we want to give your child the benefits that we have been given by our parents through adoption. Read More


David & Cindy

We always knew we wanted to be parents.  We tried for a few years, but unfortunately were unable to get pregnant. We realize there are more ways to become a family and that led us to adoption.  . Read More

Kalee & Johnathan

We cannot pretend to understand what a birthmother is going through, but we are unbelievably grateful that we were brought together.  We are adopting a child and we couldn’t do it without the birth family, so we want them to know they are a part of this and we want this child’s growth and love to be enjoyed by all of us.  Read More

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

– Sarah, St. Mary’s Birth Mother

Translate »