Adoption Agency in Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, and Delaware

Open Arms Adoption Network, a licensed adoption agency offers counseling and adoption services to teens and women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy and services to those hoping to build their family through adoption.

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Lauren & Sandra

Lauren & Sandra

Hello! We are Lauren and Sandra. Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about us! We have spent the last 13 years learning and growing together, and are ready to grow our family.We live in a diverse town in southern New Jersey. Lauren is originally from New Jersey, while Sandra is from New York City. We are an interracial family, and living in a diverse area is very important to us. We enjoy exploring nearby cities, seeing movies, going for walks around the neighborhood lake, comedy, game nights, and trying new recipes.
Jesse & Marian

Marian & Jesse

Hello! Thank you so much for considering us as adoptive parents for your child. We have always dreamed of being parents and we promise you we will never take that role for granted. We hope this letter and pictures give a glimpse of who we are and who we hope to be as parents. We’ve been together for twelve years, and early on we knew we had something special. We’ve developed a foundation of love and trust that has only grown stronger throughout the years.
Eric and Tyler

Eric & Tyler

Hi there! Although we have not yet met you, we admire the strength, courage, and love you have for your child and we are humbled that you would consider allowing us to be part of your journey. We are grateful for the time you are spending getting to know us. We are two smart guys who can be serious when we need to be, but would much rather be adventurous and a little silly. Whether it's a hayride with our nephews, surprise birthday trips, visiting every random tourist attraction we can find, or just quiet nights at home on the couch with our dogs, we try to pack as much fun into life as possible. And we can't wait to share our crazy, wonderful life with a child.
Jessica & Ari

Jessica & Ari

Hello and thank you for considering us as you explore adoption. We know this must be a difficult time for you, but we want you to know how incredibly strong, brave and selfless we think you are. We are very excited about the prospect of becoming parents together. Ari has three boys from his previous relationship, and we have always talked about adding a fourth child to our happy mix. Our boys, Sam, Harry and Ben are all excited to become big brothers again, and spoil a little sister or brother. We met on-line in late 2007. Ari will tell you that Jessica made the first move, but Jessica will tell you that while she emailed first, Ari started the conversation by liking Jessica's picture.
Tina and Mike

Tina & Mike

Hi! Thanks for checking out our profile. We're Mike and Tina, and we've been married for 11 years. In some ways, we're very different. Mike is quiet and reserved, and loves to play and watch sports. Tina is talkative and energetic, and loves music and theater. But we both have common values and morals: being honest and truthful, treating others the way you want to be treated, cherishing those you love. These beliefs keep us committed to each other and to our family. 
Sarah & Steven

Sarah & Steven

Hello – We appreciate the significance of the path in front of you and can't thank you enough for the chance to share our story. Putting it down on paper helped us realize just how much we cherish time with loved ones - whether celebrating a holiday, running an errand or simply hanging out. We're grateful for the many important people in our lives and the thought of expanding our family warms our hearts.
Jon & Henry

Jon & Henry

Hello! We're Jon and Henry (Henry is the redhead in the pictures). We know that making an adoption plan is not easy, and whatever choice you make, it will be the best one for your child. We hope that reading this letter will tell you something about who we are and about the loving and supportive home, family, and community we are so eager to share with a child.Both of us are college professors. Jon teaches writing and Henry teaches math. We've been together for five wonderful years, and married for the last year and a half. Together we like traveling, storytelling games, taking walks in the woods and cooking. We're also learning to bake, which has been a ton of fun (and delicious).
Enjoying a sunny day in New England

Sarah & Patrick

We are Sarah and Patrick. We live in Northern NJ in a community less than an hour from Manhattan. Having a family was always important to us, and we are excited to welcome a child through adoption. After meeting in 2007, from the start we knew not only would we fall in love but also we'd become best friends! We married soon after, and have been adventuring together ever since. Both of us enjoy music, traveling both locally and abroad, holidays and long weekends with family and close friends, the arts, and history. We also celebrate each other's differences - Sarah loves all things Disney and Patrick has a strong passion for sports.
Shira & Omri

Shira & Omri

Hello, We are Shira, Omri and Adam. We are honored to have you reading our family's story and in awe of your courage to consider making an adoption plan. Our family is guided by unconditional love and openness. We are a family that lives by our values: We believe that all people are created in the image of God, and should be treated with respect, given equal access to clean water, healthy food, healthcare and a good education. We believe in empowering all women's voices and choices. We practice gratitude and giving back to the community.
Marnie & Rob

Marnie & Rob

Thank you for taking the time to read through our book. We are Marnie & Rob from New Jersey. We have created a fun and happy life together over the past 12+ years and we are excited to welcome a child to our family through adoption!We welcome the opportunity to meet you should you want to learn more about us. We respect the decisions that are in front of you and wish you only the best!
Lisa and Theo

Lisa & Theo

Hello my name is Lisa, and my name is Theo. I am a Special Education Preschool Teacher, and I am an Artist/Stock trader and we have been married for seven wonderful years. We are honest, compassionate, caring, committed and fun loving people. We were both like this when we were single and are even more like this as a couple. We can't wait to share our lives with a child, a life filled with unconditional love, support, and adventure.
Rachel & Rich

Rachel & Rich

Thank you for considering our family as you explore the options that will be best for your baby and for your family. Rachel was adopted also. Because of her journey, we are familiar with the beauty, and struggles, that come with adoption. While no two adoption stories are the same, we believe Rachel's experiences will help guide us in honoring the history and legacy of the child who joins our family through adoption. We are so excited to share our love with a little one.
Samantha & Caleb

Samantha & Caleb

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. Although we haven’t met, we are certain that you are courageous, wise, and maternal. No matter what you decide is best for your baby, we are honored to be part of your process. We are Caleb & Samantha. We are high school sweethearts from the Midwest that have made NYC home. Samantha works as an event producer and Caleb is a professional musician. We feel fortunate that we get to do what we love every day of our life and are SO ready to enrich those days (and nights!) with a baby. The both of us are committed to raising a child that knows and is proud of their history in a loving, respectful, and diverse environment.
Whitney & Robert

Whitney & Robert

Hello! We are Whitney and Robert. We met over ten years ago, and have been married since 2015. We are so thankful that you have chosen to learn about us and our dream of becoming parents. Although we don't know you, we admire your thoughtfulness and bravery for considering adoption. We offer our heartfelt support as you plan the future for yourself and for your child. There are all sorts of factoids that can be scrambled together to explain us: we are people who place a premium on friendship and loyalty (we met at a mutual friend's wedding); we love seeing the unfamiliar world (Whitney lived in London for a semester in college, and Robert has traveled around the country twice); we are "culture vultures" (museums, concerts, theater, movies, restaurants, books - we love it all). We are also big baseball fans. In short, we love being alive and are determined to experience as much of what is good on Earth as we can.
Michael & Anthony

Anthony & Michael

Hello! We're Anthony and Michael. Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us better. We know that you're in the midst of making an extremely difficult decision, and we're humbled that you're taking the time to learn about us as you consider making an adoption plan. We admire the strength and courage you possess as you decide what's best for your child. Ever since we first met back in 2011, we have been talking about how important it is for us to have children. Now, after settling into our careers and several years of marriage together, we feel we're ready to grow our family.
Lauren and Emily

Lauren & Emily

Hi! Our names are Lauren and Emily. (Lauren is the one with short hair; Emily has long hair). We're honored to be considered as prospective adoptive parents. We are looking forward to sharing our lives with a child, and all the new adventures and challenges that will bring. We met in 2005 while working together as AmeriCorps members at a local housing program. Lauren pretended to be real tough, but Emily didn't buy it. We were friends for many years until we started dating about five years ago. We were both surprised by how well we understood each other and got along! Emily appreciates Lauren's steady cool and Lauren appreciates how Emily expands her comfort zone.

Andi

My name is Andrea, please call me Andi. I want you to know how deeply I appreciate you looking at my profile and considering me as a parent for your child. This must be an incredibly difficult time for you and I wish you much peace of mind. I honor you for the courage that you have as you make the important decisions in front of you. Thank you for considering me. I am a life long Philadelphian. I am an outgoing person who loves to connect with people. I am a single woman with a large extended family of parents, aunts/uncles and cousins in the area. In addition, I am part of a large community. Though I left the area for ten years of schooling I have been back in the community for 16 years. I live in a wonderful, safe and diverse area in a home that I own right outside of the city.
Johanna & Brad

Johanna & Brad

Hello! We are Johanna and Brad, a graphic and museum designer and attorney living in Brooklyn, NY. We’ve been together for 15 years, married for 10. While we realize this is a difficult time for you, we are very excited to share with you a brief window into our lives. We always knew we wanted to raise a child together, and we have been looking to start a family for several years now. We have chosen adoption as the way to build our family. We know that raising a child will have its unexpected challenges, but we are ready for the task. We are fortunate to have supportive family, steady jobs, and a wonderful home. Most importantly, we have a strong relationship filled with love. We are excited to be able to share this all with a child. We hope you can share in our vision.
Katherine

Katherine

My name is Katherine. Thank you for looking at my profile. I know you face enormous and overwhelming choices. I realized that I wanted to become a mother one day when I was driving home from spending a weekend with my nephews in NY. I found myself missing them already on the drive home, and I decided I didn't want to have to drive away anymore. My mom taught me the value of caring for others and showed me how to be a mother by being an amazing mother herself. I hope to pass on that gift to a child as well.
Emily & Tim

Emily & Tim

Hello! We're Emily and Tim. We recognize that this is an extremely difficult process and are so thankful you are considering us as part of your adoption plan. We wish you strength on this difficult journey and appreciate that you are taking time to get to know us. We look forward to sharing a look into our home and lives to better give you a picture of who we are as a family. We have been unable to conceive after 5 years of fertility treatments and have decided that building our family through adoption is now the path we've chosen, and we are really excited! We have so much love to give, a cozy colorful home to live in, a big community of friends and family to help nurture, and lots of creativity to share. We are an artist and a musician who love to spend time in nature, work on our respective arts, and enjoy meals with friends. We love to travel and spend time in new places. Between the two of us we have been to 18 countries and have lived on both coasts. We love living in Philadelphia since we are close to family, enjoy our jobs, our neighborhood, and our friends. Our friends and family are so excited to welcome a baby into our lives!
Melanie & Joost

Melanie & Joost

Hello! We're Melanie and Joost. Thank you for taking time to learn about us! It is an honor to be considered as a potential adoptive family for your child. We admire your courage and love in considering an adoption plan. We met while in graduate school and have been married since 2009. Sonja joined our family 4 years ago, and has brought such joy and love into our lives. We are both ready and excited to provide unconditional love to another child and to begin a new step on our parenthood journey. We are committed to providing a loving, safe, nurturing home where children can laugh, play, learn, grow and find support for achieving their individual dreams. Any child joining our family would be welcomed into a large family with loving grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. We are all very excited to welcome another child into our family!
Kate

Kate

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read about me and my family as you consider the possibility of making an adoption plan for your child. I am an American who grew up in Europe, in a number of different countries. I came back to the United States while I was in high school, then I went to college in New Hampshire and graduate school in New York. I've been working in nonprofit organizations in New York ever since. I have a house in a quiet neighborhood with good schools, across from a conservation area.
Fran & Mike

Fran & Mike

Hello, Let us first say, we think you're a strong and amazing person, and we're honored to be a part of your journey. Thank you for taking the time to look through our profile. We hope it helps you to get an idea of who we are as a couple and as a family.  We are Fran and Mike. We've been together since 2007, married since 2011 and have a four-year-old son by birth. We love being parents and can't wait to welcome another child into our family!
Dara & Mike

Dara & Mike

Thank you so much for looking at our profile. We are honored to have you read our story and in awe of your courage in considering making an adoption plan. We are very excited to be on the journey of starting our family through adoption! Education, music, movies, reading, travel, baseball and the outdoors are lifelong loves for us. We are always interested in learning something new and look forward to sharing and nurturing these loves with our child.
Jen & Peter

Jen & Peter

Welcome! Thank you for choosing to get to know our family as you consider adoption for your baby. We can't imagine the emotions you are feeling right now, and we are honored that you've decided to learn more about us as you make a plan for the future. Our family is one rooted in love, joy, and a healthy dose of fun + silliness. Becoming parents to our son, Will, has been the greatest joy of our lives— and we cannot wait to add to our family and make Will a big brother.