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Open Adoption

One of the biggest decisions for both prospective adoptive parents and birth parents is the amount of contact they are interested in sharing with the other adopting party.
Today, openness in adoption is more prevalent than ever because of the countless number of benefits and opportunities it presents later in life to adoptive families, birth parents, and most importantly, the adopted child.

The articles below discuss each type of adoption relationship and will help you determine which best meets your goals.

Adoption Interview Questions: What to Ask Adoptive Families or Birth Parents

Adoption Interview Questions: What to Ask Adoptive Families or Birth Parents

You may want to put together a list of interview questions to ask adoptive parents before you meet them for the first time.

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Closed Adoption – Going Your Separate Ways

Closed Adoption – Going Your Separate Ways

While most prospective birth mothers want some form of contact with the adoptive family and child, not all of them are comfortable with these types of...

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Open Adoption – The Beginning of a Beautiful Relationship

Open Adoption – The Beginning of a Beautiful Relationship

While fully open adoptions are not for everyone, these relationships do offer the most benefits. Here's how open adoption works, as well as the pros and...

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Open vs. Closed Adoption – An Honest Comparison

Open vs. Closed Adoption – An Honest Comparison

Before seeking an adoption opportunity, adoptive parents and expecting mothers should determine the type of relationship they would like to have. The following explains open vs...

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Semi-Open/Mediated Adoption – The Best of Both Worlds

Semi-Open/Mediated Adoption – The Best of Both Worlds

Birth mothers often want some contact with the adoptive family, but not necessarily an open relationship. Semi-open adoption is perfect for these situations and is easily...

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