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All About Open Adoption for Birth and Placing Parents

Open Adoptions 101


An open adoption can be very beneficial to placed children. As is the case with many decisions in life, there are pros and cons to choosing an open adoption. Learn all you can about your different options before making your final decision to place your child in an open adoption.

Learn About Open Adoption

An open adoption is an adoptive family and birth family keeping in contact for the benefit of a child. Contact in an open adoption can mean different things to different families. It all rests on the adults to create a plan that fits everyone's needs and expectations.

Understanding the Dynamics of an Open Adoption

Every relationship has rules and boundaries. What are some of the dynamics faced within open adoption relationships?

Stories of Open Adoptions

Sometimes it's good to take a peek into the lives of others and see how situations work for them.

  • One Birth Mother's Open Adoption Story - One of our forum moderators shares her open adoption story with About Adoption & Foster Care readers.
  • Diary of a Birth Mother - This is the journal of a birth mother who has placed her child in an open adoption. Read about her first year after placing her daughter.
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