Birth parents and adoptive parents have fears about open adoption. Most of the time, these fears come from believing myths about what open adoption is really like. Here are some of the most common concerns, and how to conquer them.
Your relationship with the adoptive family and your child will be a brand-new experience. Navigating this type of relationship might be difficult, so it’s a good idea to envision what you’d like it to include beforehand. Here are some questions to ask yourself when you’re thinking of your future relationship with your child.
More than 9 out of every 10 women who choose adoption for their babies request some degree of contact with the adoptive parents. Why? The benefits of open adoption for birth moms are numerous, but below we’ve listed some of the most notable reasons for a woman to feel more comfortable with an open adoption.
When birth mother Mariam* learned of her unplanned pregnancy, she knew that abortion wasn’t right for her — despite the pressure she felt from her baby’s birth father …
Building an open adoption relationship can seem intimidating. If this is how you’re currently feeling, it’s completely understandable. Please remember that American Adoptions will always be here to help you facilitate this relationship and set boundaries when needed.
First she was an adoptive mother through a closed adoption, then a birth grandmother in an open adoption. One woman tells her story of faith, fate, and of being on two sides of the adoption triad.
What if that perfect family for your baby happens to live on the opposite side of the country? 5 guidelines for making long-distance open adoption relationships work:
Here’s how adoptive parents, birth parents, and adoptees can establish boundaries in open adoptions to help promote healthy relationships to last a lifetime.