Open adoption

Learn about the benefits of open adoption and how it can create a loving and supportive environment for both birth parents and adoptive families. Find out more about the process and explore your options today.
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The term open adoption can strike fear in the heart of every adoptive family. But it doesn't need to. Much of our ideas of openness tend to come from stories in the news the media has sensationalized, Lifetime movies, or our own assumptions and misconceptions. An open adoption describes the kind of relationship an adoptive family shares with the birth family of their child. This can mean anything from shared pictures and updates via the adoption agency or a non-identifying email to yearly…

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Shelby Laws
What Growing Up In An Open Adoption Taught Me About Setting Boundaries Inspiration, Ideas, Adoption, People, Adoptive Parents, Foster Care, Biological Parents, Adopting A Child, Adoption Process

This guest post is by Juliana Whitney, an adoptee. Open adoption is filled with uncertain boundaries which everyone involved has to be keenly aware of. It’s one of those situations where you really have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. It requires an openness to vulnerability. In an open adoption, you deal with the boundary between the adoptive parents and the biological parents, the boundary between the child and the biological parents, and even the boundary between the adoptive…

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Carly Lynn
When The Pieces Of My Adoption Placement Fell Into Place Parents, Inspiration, Canada, Adoption, Adoptive Parents, Infant Adoption, Birth Mother, Open Adoption, Hospital Photos

This guest post is by Makena, a birthmother. As I look back on my adoption placement experience, there was a lot that fell into place. In the beginning, being 16, pregnant and a sophomore in high school, I thought my life was going to end up in the worst of circumstances. I struggled with faith and hope. But after I outlined the pros and cons of placing versus parenting and picked my son’s adoptive parents, one thing after another fell into place. First things first: I

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America Adopts! Adoptive Parent Profiles
Writing monthly updates is an important part of open adoption. Make the most of these updates! I share my best general guidelines and tips for what to include. #adoption #openadoption #monthlyupdates #birthfamilies Domestic Infant Adoption, Gentle Parenting Quotes, Adoption Tips, Domestic Adoption, Adoption Resources, Adoption Announcement, Adoptive Mom, Open Adoption, Foster Care Adoption

Writing monthly updates is an important part of open adoption. Make the most of these updates! I share my best general guidelines and tips for what to include. #adoption #openadoption #monthlyupdates #birthfamilies

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