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What Is an Open Adoption?

Open, closed, semi-open adoption…what do these all mean? When considering adoption, many women come in with preconceived ideas of what it could be like, but adoption has changed for the good over the years.

As the birth mother, you are in control of the adoption process. Open adoption is the most common plan, as it gives the most flexibility with communication and visits with your child and the adoptive family.

Is Adoption For Me?

Adoption may not be the easy choice, but it’s one full of love and joy. You will need lots of support if you choose this option, but it’s not impossible. Here are some reason adoption may be a good fit for you:

  1. Adoptive families can provide proper healthcare, education, and better opportunities for your child

  2. Choosing an open adoption plan gives you ongoing contact with your child without the day-to-day responsibilities of motherhood

  3. You can find comfort in knowing you will always be a part of your child’s life story

How Does Open Adoption Work?

The three types of adoption plans are: open, closed, and semi-open. In previous years, all adoptions were closed. Neither the adoptive family nor the birth mother had any information about the other.

Today, experts find that an open adoption is healthiest for everyone. Open adoption involves direct contact between the adoptive family and the birth mother. You learn one another’s names and you decide how you want to communicate before, during, and after final placement.

Learn More Today

Choosing to place your child for adoption is a challenging decision. Make sure the adoption specialist you choose explains the process fully and offers opportunities for support and counseling before, during, and after. We’ve been privileged to help many women through the adoption process through the years. We are happy to share our experience with you and guide you through the process in a relaxed comfortable environment. Talk to us today. We are always here to answer your questions and provide support, free of charge.


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