Why Open Adoption Works

Posted on: June 08th 2011

Open adoption can work well for birth mothers and adopting parents for a number of reasons. Most important, the baby benefits by having more people love him or her. The baby will likely feel more connected to the world and not abandoned. In open adoption, the child’s fears and fantasies of who the birth parents are will be replaced with “real” people. Birth parents can have an enforecable agreement which will allow them contact and/or information from the adopting parents as to how the child is progressing through life. If the child has specific medical problems, open adoption allows the adopting parents easier access to the birth parents for more information with which to assess and treat. Open adoption can benefit everyone, adopting parents, birth parent, and child alike. Contact us for more information.