In an Open Adoption Do Not Expect
to be a parent to your child. This is not shared parenting or co-parenting. The adoptive parents will be the parents of your child in all ways.
to be guaranteed continual contact. There may be a time with the adoptive parents will not allow you to have contact with the child.
to be cured of all grief and loss feelings through an open adoption. The pain and loss will still be present and there will need to be a time of healing that needs to occur.
for your child to call you mom or dad.