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Open Adoption

If you’re considering adoption for your baby, you don’t have to say “goodbye” forever. When you choose to have an open or semi-open adoption, you can continue to have a relationship with your child and their adoptive family. This can come in the form of updates through letters or emails, photos, phone calls, visits or more.
Every relationship that’s shared between a birth family, child and adoptive family is unique. When you choose to place your child for adoption, you can also choose how much or how little contact you feel comfortable having with your child and their family during and after the adoption.
These articles will help you learn more about open adoption, its benefits and challenges to birth parents, adoptees and adoptive parents, how it works and other types of adoption relationships that might be right for you.

Building a Relationship with the Adoptive Family

Building a Relationship with the Adoptive Family

Open adoption provides birth parents a great opportunity to stay updated and involved in their child's life. This article discusses ways to help build a meaningful...

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Do Birth Parents Have to Be Named on the Birth Certificate?

Do Birth Parents Have to Be Named on the Birth Certificate?

Protecting your privacy is important, and the idea of signing a birth certificate could feel wrong. There are several facts about this part of the adoption...

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Naming in Adoption: Who Names the Baby?

Naming in Adoption: Who Names the Baby?

There are several different ways that naming the baby can happen in an adoption. How this happens for you will depend on your unique circumstances.

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Open Adoption: Pros and Cons to Consider

Open Adoption: Pros and Cons to Consider

If you are considering adoption, but are hesitant to the thought of not being involved in your child's life; have you considered pursuing an open adoption?...

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Trusting the Adoptive Family in an Open Adoption

Trusting the Adoptive Family in an Open Adoption

Open adoption is based on an agreement between birth parents and adoptive families, but how do you know you can really trust them? This article discusses...

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Will I See My Baby After Giving Up for Adoption?

Will I See My Baby After Giving Up for Adoption?

With all the love you have, you don’t want to lose the connection to your baby, even though you know adoption is the right choice. You’re...

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