Understanding Open Adoption


In an open adoption, you meet your child’s birth parents and maintain contact after placement. Find open adoption information and stories here.

Adoption expert Lois Melina on talking with adopted children about unknown birth family information

Proceeding with Caution in Birth Family Search

Proceeding with Caution in Birth Family Search

Adoptive parents sometimes initiate birth parent searches before their children are emotionally prepared to deal with the results.

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“Someone Who Shares My Joy”

Our open adoption allows us to share the love we have for our daughter with her birth parents.

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