Most adoptions today are open, meaning that the birth parent(s) and adoptive family continue to have contact with one another after the baby has been placed. Some exchange occasional letters and pictures, others have get-togethers once or twice a year, and some communicate on a regular basis.
Watch the video below to learn more about what open adoption is really like!
You can choose the family who will adopt your baby.
If you have a vision of the kind of parent(s) you want for your baby, your Adoptions Together counselor will give you multiple photo albums of families to choose from based on your preferences . If you’d like, you can even spend time with potential families before the adoption happens.
You decide what kind of contact you want to have.
Your Adoptions Together counselor can help you decide what kind of ongoing contact (if any) you want to have with the family who adopts your newborn, and help you find one that wants the same things.
Your feelings come first.
Many women considering adoption for an unplanned pregnancy choose open adoption because they find it comforting to be able to see for themselves that their child is safe and happy. However, if you feel that it will be too painful for you to keep in touch with your child and their adoptive family, that’s okay, too. We will respect your wishes, and you can be certain that if you feel ready for more contact in the future, we will be here to help make it happen.
Dear Mary and Carl,
I am thankful that you all sent pics, I just wanted to know how she was doing. It was a much needed surprise for John and I, because she never leaves our thoughts and we have had a rough patch lately. It warms our hearts and puts us at ease that she is thriving so well and that you guys love her so much 🙂 I just want to reiterate how much of a blessing you all have been in our lives. I love you all so much and words really can’t express how I or John are feeling right now. It’s good to know she has such a good temperament. I hope nothing but the best for you all.
Love and Blessings
Kay and John