What is Open Adoption?
For hopeful parents who are new to adoption, the idea of an open adoption can raise a lot of questions. What exactly is open adoption? How does it work? Some adoptive families are wary about open adoption at first — until they understand what it really means and how beneficial it is for adopted children.
Today, the overwhelming majority of adoptions involve some degree of openness, and it’s easy to see why. In the articles below, you’ll learn more about the advantages of open communication with your baby’s birth parents during and after the adoption process. You will get to know the types of expectant mothers who work with American Adoptions and the screening process they go through when they choose to make an adoption plan for their baby.
Most importantly, you’ll learn how open adoption can benefit you and your child for years to come, and why you should be excited about this special opportunity to develop a lifelong relationship with your child’s birth parents.