Illinois Adoptive Families

Holt’s branch office in Illinois, Holt-Sunny Ridge, offers options counseling and adoption services to women in Illinois facing unplanned pregnancy.

Below are some of the many loving families waiting to adopt a child. These families have completed a thorough homestudy process to be licensed by the state of Illinois and are approved to adopt. 

If you are interested in more information on these or other families waiting to adopt, please contact Holt-Sunny Ridge

Brian and Susan

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Our message to you…

We cannot thank you enough for choosing adoption.

We promise to raise your child in a secure, loving, nurturing home. Your child will complete our dream of growing our family. If we are so fortunate to be selected as adoptive parents, we are open to sharing in your child’s life with you through open adoption. Your child will be raised in a home full of love, opportunities and happiness. Our friends, cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents are full of love to share with a child. More than anything else, we will be a loving family.

We truly look forward to meeting you and walking this path together.

With love and blessings,

Susan & Brian

View Brian and Susan’s complete online profile book here, or contact us to see their book in-person at our office.

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Matt and Pam

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Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about us. We can’t imagine how difficult this time must be fore you, and we admire your strength and courage for considering adoption for your child.

We both have wanted to have a child for years, even before we met each other. After trying unsuccessfully for almost a year to get pregnant, we decided to see a fertility specialist. We tried fertility treatments which were also not successful and were told that we would most likely not be able to get pregnant. As disappointing as that news was, we still had faith that we would someday become parents. We know now that adoption is God’s plan for us, and we can’t wait to meet the child He has chosen for us.

We know that you want the best for your baby and we want the best for both of you as well. Should you choose us, we want you to know that your child will be raised in an environment of family, faith and fun. We are so excited to become parents and can’t wait to welcome a child into our home and family.

Matt and Pam

View a PDF of their complete profile book here, or let us know if you’d like to view a hardcopy version of their book.
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Erin and Jason

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As you get a glimpse of our lives through this book, we hope you see the love we have for each other and the excitement we have for bringing a child into our family.

When we think of everything adoption will bring to our lives, it creates an overwhelming feeling of happiness and fulfillment in our hearts. It has been quite a journey for us through infertility and longing to have a family, but these special circumstances have challenged our strength and prepared us to make this very important decision.

It is a struggle to find words to express the depth of gratitude and emotion we feel as we try to write this note. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and for considering us as you make this incredibly powerful decision. We know we will never understand the courage it takes to make this truly selfless choice. We have a sincere respect for you and keep you in our thoughts. More than anything, we want you to know that we will love your child unconditionally and will devote our lives to providing him or her with all the love, security and joy we can offer.

Saying thank you barely seems like enough, but we want you to know we have a strong appreciation for you and your bravery as you consider our family. We hope you will find something in us that will bring comfort to your heart for your baby’s future.

Erin and Jason

View Erin and Jason’s complete online profile book here, or contact us to see their book in-person at our office.

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Luke and Heather

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Hi! We are Luke and Heather!

Thank you for taking the time to look through our profile book. We do not pretend to know what you are going through. We cannot even imagine the feelings you may be having as you consider adoption for you child. We do, however, admire your strength in making what must be an extremely difficult decision. We respect your desire to find the right family for your child.

Our hope is to come alongside you, grow, and learn through this process together. We are grateful that you are taking the time to consider us as the adoptive parents for your child. We hope that through learning about us you will know who we are and what we will be able to offer your child.

Luke and Heather

View Luke and Heather’s complete online profile book here, or contact us to see their book in-person at our office. 
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Katie and Isaac

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Thanks for learning more about us! I hope you find it transparent, fun and an adequate snapshot of our family. We are praying for you in your big decision of choosing a family for your baby. Choosing adoption must leave you with mixed emotions, but we hope you can find a family that meets your needs and gives you peace for the life of your child.

We come from a family of several adopted children and think adoption is a beautiful thing. Isaac’s three sibilings are adopted and Maya, our three-year-old, is adopted from Nicaragua. We always tell Maya that her birth mom was a brave and selfless woman to choose life for Maya. We pray for her often, though we don’t know who she is or what her current situation is in Nicaragua. We look forward to having an open and honest relationship with this domestic adoption of our third baby.

We hope you enjoy getting to know our family. We aren’t perfect, there is a lot of chaos in our home with two kids, but we also have a ton of love and lots of fun in our house.


Katie & Isaac

View Katie and Isaac’s complete online profile book here, or contact us to see their book in-person at our office.

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Jon and Brittany

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We know that this is the hardest decision you’ll ever have to make. We admire you for having the courage and strength to consider adoption. You are bravely giving your child the gift of life and a beautiful future.

In our family, your baby would be loved and cared for so much. Our home is happy, stable and loving. For years we have wanted to become parents but have been unable to. We are so thankful that you’re considering giving us this incredible gift. We have so much love to offer your child and we can’t wait to be a mom and dad!

We want you to be a part of your child’s life and we have every intention of keeping in contact with you in the way you feel most comfortable with. We are committed to staying in touch through things like pictures, letters, a private blog, Facebook or annual visits. You will always be an important part of who your baby is.

Jonathan and Brittany

View Jon and Brittany’s complete online profile book here (select “download), or contact us to see their book in-person at our office.

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Shavonne & Jim


Even though we haven’t met you, we have been thinking about you and have been praying for you.  You are a special person and we know this is a difficult time for you. As you consider our profile we want you to know that we are overjoyed about becoming parents someday soon. We are excited that you are thinking about how your child will be raised, and are considering an adoption plan.

If you choose to place your child with us, your child will be part of a loving and nurturing family who will shower them with lots of hugs and kisses! Your child will have a good education and experience the wonderful things life can offer.  We have written about ourselves below, so you get to know us.  This will give you a glimmer into our lives.

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Mandy and Jesse

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We would like to begin by expressing our admiration for the strength it takes on your behalf to consider adoption for your baby. It is a courageous and selfless decision and we would be honored to be considered as the loving family for your precious child.

Our family means everything to use. We have endless amounts of love to give and are so excited to grow our family by one. We believe that a child can never have too many people to love him or her. Your child will be so incredibly loved by us as their parents and by their older brothers and sister, Brett, Brock and Carolyn. We promise to you that your little one will be adored, cared for and raised in a home that supports their greatest potential.

Our family is full of fun adventures, world travel, worship and so much love and respect for one another. We also have a passion for sports, outdoor activities, living a healthy lifestyle and the arts. We want our children to experience all this amazing world has to offer. That is why we are committed to giving them many opportunities to be involved in theatre, music, dance, sports and beyond. Whether our children are passionate about the arts, sports, travel or academics, we are there to support them every step of the way.

Throughout our lives there are many different paths and roads that we can travel on. We feel that our path has been led by God to meet the right birth mom at the right time. Thank you again for considering us to be the adoptive parents for your child.

We hope that through this journey you find peace and comfort.

With love,

Jesse & Mandy View Mandy and Jesse’s complete online profile book here, or contact us to see their book in-person at our office.

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Joanna and Greg

Dear Birth Parent(s),

Thank you for taking the time to review our profile. We cannot imagine how much courage and love you have for your child. Your strength to make this decision is something we want your child to grow up knowing and understanding about you. Our goals in starting a family through adoption is to be an extension of your family, to be caring and loving parents who desire the best for your child, and to provide for them a safe, welcoming, and nurturing environment where they can grow up to be the best person possible.

We are fortunate to have a support system of friends through our church and family members who have adopted trans-racially. We engaged them throughout our decision to adopt process and will continue learn from them.

Thank you for taking the time to see a little bit of our lives. We look forward to sharing our life with a special child.

Greg and Joanna

View Joanna and Greg’s complete online profile book here, or contact us to see their book in-person at our office.

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If you would like to learn more about any of these families, please get in touch with us to view their complete family profile book. Contact Nancy Crouch at or call 800-BABY-MOM. 

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