Waiting Families

Friday’s Child is excited to connect families with their future children. This page is a resource for birth families to get to know our currently waiting families.

Jen & Steven

Jen is 36 years old. She is currently working at a daycare center and has been there since 2015. She works as the lead teacher in the infant room and has over 10 years experience specifically working with infants. They are her passion and she loves working with them on a daily basis. Her dream job is to become a mother, and when the time comes, she plans to be a stay-at-home mom so she can give her child all the love and attention she possibly can. Outside of work, Jen enjoys relaxing in the backyard on the deck with her amazing husband and two wonderful dogs. Jen enjoys time with her family a lot and will often visit them several times a month, bringing her “fur babies” with her when she can. Family is of the utmost importance to Jen, something she hopes to instill in her future son or daughter.

Steven is a 33 year old software engineer who has lived in the greater DC area since he was seven years old. He’s often described as a gentle giant with an infectious laugh that can be heard well before you actually see him. Outside of work Steven spends a lot of time with his wife and wrestling with their two dogs. Recreationally, he’s an aspiring powerlifter and a big tech geek who loves playing with the latest technologies. Being a father is something Steven always knew he was destined for. To be the stable foundation his child can stand upon as they ascend into adulthood, the strong pillar they can lean on when they’ve just had enough, the sturdy roof that gives them a feeling of comfort and safety, would be his greatest fulfillment in life.

Chris & Marcos

Chris likes to cook, watch movies, and keeps busy fun and innovative landscaping projects. He works in the field of Information Technology. Marcos enjoys the responsibility of keeping our home clean and warm and is always ready to plan events, host gatherings, and keep us connected with our many friends and family. He works in the field of Human Resources. We both work for the Federal Government in Washington, DC.

We are blessed to live in a warm and inviting neighborhood with friendly neighbors, families, and children and numerous trails and parks all walking distance from our home located in Alexandria, VA. Raising a child in an environment where they are exposed to various backgrounds and cultures is important to us as future parents, and we can do that thanks to our diverse neighborhood. We also must not forget our four-legged son, Oliver, who we adopted in 2019 from a rescue shelter. We have enjoyed every minute he’s been in our lives!

We are over the moon with the idea of expanding our family and filling our home with abundant love for our future son or daughter! Family is at the core of our relationship. We recognize how blessed we are to have been raised by such supportive and loving parents. In that light, we both want to instill the values of love and faith into a child of our own. Giving a child the opportunity to experience a life they will hopefully pass onto their children one day is what makes this journey and possibility of adopting a child so meaningful to us. Adopting a child will not only complete our home, it will make our hearts whole, and we are ready to take on the role of fatherhood.

We made a video so you can get to know us better.

Chad & Courtney

We started dating twelve years ago and have been married for almost seven. Chad works as a PC Technician at a high school, and Courtney works as an X-ray Technologist/Medical Assistant at an orthopedic office. We are incredibly thankful that our jobs allow for weekends and holidays off to spend with our family and friends; most of which are just a quick drive away. We use any excuse to get together and celebrate! The other members of our household are our two adored and spoiled dogs, Cherokee and Claire. We enjoy walking our dogs, watching football, trying new recipes, and grilling on our back porch while listening to music. We are always tackling new house projects, and our favorite escape is booking a family vacation every year.

We each grew up in the same community that we currently reside in. Our house sits on a cul-de-sac in a large neighborhood. Our fenced in back yard and spacious deck allow for the outdoor living we really enjoy, while still giving us privacy. We are within fifteen minutes of our jobs, medical facilities, schools, libraries, and large parks. There is an endless supply of love and laughter in our home that we can’t wait to share. Adoption is our opportunity to grow our family from two to three, and we could not be happier to be on this amazing journey!


Cam, Charles, and Grandmommie

My family and friends describe me as energetic, funny, loving , caring and determined!

I’m confident that my son, Charles, and his future brother or sister will describe me in the same way. I’m professional and savvy when I’m at work, but playful, silly, supportive, and fully focused on being the best mom possible in my personal life. I’ve been very blessed in many aspects of my life, and am extremely thankful. The only thing that was missing a few years back was the ability to share my joys with loving children. I decided to stop wasting time looking for Mr. Right and to adopt as a single mother. It was the single best decision of my life. Charles has brought more joy, love and laughter into our family than I ever could have imagined.  I want to be a mother to a second child!

As a mother, my first priority is to ensure my children have a loving home, with the nurture and attention they need to feel cared for and secure. After that, my goals are to ensure they have fun, an abundance of experiences, a strong education, a well-rounded outlook, and the opportunity to grow up and become whatever they want to be.

I believe in living for the day, enjoying it fully and having lots of fun along the way. For my son and future child, this means an abundance of experiences. When they grow up, I want them to think back on their childhoods with strong, happy memories of all the wonders of the world.

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for considering adoption. I want you to know that I am here to support you however you may need me and to the extent that you are comfortable. Most of all I want to respect your wishes through this process, every step of the way. I know that the decision you are making for your baby is from all the love you have for him or her and should you choose us, your child will be welcomed into our world and our home with wide open arms and loving hearts, always and forever.