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.

Kelsey & Brian

We love houses full of energy, commotion, and both come from tight-knit families and extended families that adore each others’ company. Brian has three siblings who live within 15 minutes of us, and his parents moved to the area to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Kelsey’s sister and parents visit frequently and spend hours on Facetime. Our kids have five cousins, we see each other every week, and often do Sunday night dinners together or spend summer weekends at the lake, doing water sports, watching the kids play in the sand and swimming. When we got married 8 years ago, we knew we wanted several children. We have friends who were adopted and who recently adopted, and we talked early on about adoption being part of our family. We currently have three children ages 2, 4 and 6. While biologically ours, all are incredibly different, and it’s so clear how much they love their uniqueness and how much love they have for each other. We define family as the people we love and who are an integral part of our lives. For us, adoption is a natural and beautiful extension of that. We strongly feel our family was meant to bring another child into our house and to make this their home.

Steve & Paula, and Ryan & Alexandra

Thank you for taking the time to read about our family. Since the beginning of our marriage 12 years ago, we knew we wanted to have children. A third child welcomed into our family will be surrounded by love, encouragement, creativity, and adventure. He or she will have two older siblings to look up to and to receive support and admiration from. Adoption has been in our life plan together. Steve is the youngest of five, and Paula is the oldest of two. We are a fun, loving, energetic, and caring family of four. We love being the parents to Ryan, almost 11 years old, and Alexandra, 9 years old. Steve is a hard worker and loves his job. In his free time, he likes to go for bike rides with the kids or hiking/camping in local parks. Paula is a stay-at-home mom and yoga teacher and loves helping people. She has been a professional modern dancer for the past 25 years. Our neighborhood is multicultural and suburban with excellent schools. There are many national, state, and regional parks where we enjoy bicycling, hiking, and walking our dog, Bella.Together we have nine siblings and 17 nieces and nephews spread throughout New York, Ohio, and Florida. We have six aunts and uncles, and one set of grandparents (Nonna and Papa), and we keep in regular contact with them and our cousins. We believe a family is made from unconditional love and acceptance, and we can’t wait to share.

Tabitha & Rebekah

We have been married for five years and together for seven. We connected instantly over our love for dogs, movies, and history. Rebekah works for a company whose mission is to grow affordable organic food. She enjoys reading, crafting, and watching movies. In her free time, you may find her in our finished basement with our cats, working on a craft project such as crocheting or making a new wreath. Tabitha works for a company that is working toward eradicating certain types of cancer from the world. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, fly fishing, and playing basketball. Together we enjoy exploring our local area, playing with our dogs, and spending time with friends and family. On any given day, you may find us listening to music and dancing with our dogs or working on a Star Wars puzzle.

Learn more about us and watch our video!

Ben & Tammy

We are a happy, loving family. Ben is a pastor who enjoys being with people. He loves watching soccer and playing chess. Tammy has a career in communications. She works part-time and is a substitute teacher. She plays the piano and enjoys being creative. Our son enjoys playing with toy cars and stuffed animals, telling stories, reading, and being outside. He is easygoing and cheerful and loves to be around children. We listen to music together and make up our own silly songs. We are all learning to play an instrument. Tammy knows a few guitar chords, Ben is learning to play the ukulele, and our son is learning to play the drums. We love to be together as a family, to travel, and to play sports. We cheer each other on and find ways to support one another. We snuggle on the couch and play board games. We are huggers and affectionate.

Brittany & Aaron—Matched!

We have been together since 2008. We are a fun, loving, goofy small family. Aaron is a firefighter; career and volunteer. He also enjoys watching and playing sports. Brittany is a nurse at a family practice. She enjoys having her weekends and holidays off enjoying time with friends and family. In her spare time she loves to read and spend time with her friends. Together in our spare time we love to attend sporting events, traveling (Disney is our favorite destination), and spending time with family and friends. We love to plan get-togethers at our house that includes friends, family and their children. 

Our home also includes our small loved little dog, Noodle. He loves cuddles and anyone who will throw him a toy and give him treats. Our home is in a small community across the street from a local park. We also have a large back yard that is ready for lots of outdoor fun.

Nathaniel & Megan—Matched!

Megan and Nathaniel

We’re Nathaniel and Megan! We’re both 27 and have been married for almost 6 years. We met as freshmen in high school in a small drama group, so while we may be young, we’ve been friends for almost half our lives now! We both grew up in and still call central Virginia home and we share a love of reading, writing, nature walks, Marvel, and Disney. Megan is already a stay at home mom and plans to continue, and while Nathaniel’s job doesn’t have the most conventional hours, he’s home for large chunks of the day, and always off on major holidays, which our kiddos have loved.

We have two little girls, Jemma and Felicity. They are bubbly, happy, and full of wiggles. Jemma is always learning a new dance move, and Felicity is never far away from her baby dolls. We’re blessed to live close to Megan’s family and regularly get together with her parents and brother’s family (who also have two little girls!) and we love hosting gatherings with family and friends at our house, too!

Our home also has two pets! A mellow mid-sized black lab/hound mix, and a lazy petite long hair kitty. They’re both super patient and our girls adore them. We live in a small, almost rural neighborhood, with private lakes and quiet roads perfect for being outside any time of the year.

We have always had a heart for adoption, and have hoped since before we even married to grow our family through adoption one day. If you’re reading this and are deciding to make an adoption plan, we want you to know that we see your heart and your grief, and we would love for you to get to know us better than just a few paragraphs. We are full of admiration for your courage and your love, and we have a house full of giggles and hugs just waiting for another little one to love on.

Cassie & Jordan—Matched!

We want to grow our family through adoption because we love our big, close families and deeply enjoyed our childhoods. We want to share the kinds of experiences we were blessed to enjoy—family game nights, picnics in the park, summer camps and birthday parties, music recitals and school plays, church barbecues and community basketball leagues. We have so much love to give and our hearts are wide open to the precious lives that may join our family through adoption. Being chosen to adopt would be a dream come true.

Learn more about Jordan and Cassi by viewing their book.

April & Liz—Matched!

We are two hardworking, fun-loving, passionate women who were fortunate enough to find each other. We bring out the best in one another, challenge each other, and are always quick with a laugh! We have two adorable pugs and are overjoyed about the possibility of introducing them to our adopted child. We have a close-knit group of friends, many of whom have children, and we love being a part of their lives. We thrive on trying new things and exploring, whether that is within our town or in a different state or country. We are passionate about health and try to be active and mindful each day. We love to cook, read books, and find new TV series to watch together. We are both attorneys with the federal government. We are dedicated to our jobs and happy to have rewarding positions with a great balance between work and home.

Learn more about April and Liz by visiting their Angel Adoption profile.

Mollie & Sara — Matched!

We are loyal, fun-loving, and dedicated women who challenge and support each other and enjoy spending time together. We have a strong relationship built on love, respect, and communication. We love to travel and value other cultures and new experiences. We are both hardworking and passionate about what we do, Mollie is in the U.S. Army and Sara works for a defense contractor. Lifelong education is important to us; we are
both avid readers and pursuing additional master’s degrees. We are enthusiastic about all things outdoors and fitness. We love hiking, camping, and spending time with our Labradors, Bailey (11 years), and our new addition to the family, Mazie (5 months).
Family and friends are extremely important to us. A perfect weekend for us would involve morning adventures, hiking, smoking meat/grilling, and playing games or gathering around a bonfire with family and friends.

We come from large families and have many dear family friends. Sara is close to her family and loves being an aunt to her sister’s two kids. Mollie loves to spend time with her family, especially her many nieces and nephews. Both of our families are big on get-togethers to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and accomplishments or just spend time together. We have always been excited about adoption and hope to grow our family through adoption one day. We are incredibly excited and humbled at the possibility of adoption as a means of sharing our lives with another person and bringing them into our loving family. To learn more about us, check out our profile.