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24
Sep
2021

Interview with an Adoptive Family Specialist: Open Adoption

Erin, an Adoptive Family Specialist, sat down for a Q & A to discuss APQs, the minimum requirements adoptive families must agree to and the benefit of having an open relationship with the birth family post-adoption.

15
May
2021

Does Open Adoption Confuse Kids?

When birth and adoptive parents communicate through open adoption, it can be a great benefit for their lifelong relationship and emotional well-being. Open adoption is also important for adoptees — knowing their biological parents and maybe even biological siblings. Most kids are happier

21
Aug
2020

5 Tips for Virtual Open Adoption Visits

Video calls are a great resource, but they can be a bit awkward. Plus, keeping a child focused can be a real change. Here are five ways to improve your virtual open adoption visits.

1
Apr
2020

5 Tips for Open Adoption During COVID-19

How can you maintain open adoption when in-person contact isn’t an option? We’ve gathered five ideas to keep you healthy and keep your post-placement relationship happy.

9
Dec
2019

Navigating Open Adoption During the Holidays

During the holiday season, a lot of birth and adoptive families who share open adoptions have their own traditions, like any family. Need some tips to help navigate your open adoption during the holidays? Here are our suggestions.

13
Sep
2019

Women’s Friendship Day: Strengthening Friendships in Open Adoption

How do two women who share a common interest, their child, develop a friendship and allow it to flourish for the sake the child and everyone involved? What can it look like for a birth mother and an adoptive mother to celebrate their friendship because of the love that brought them together?

23
Aug
2019

When You Want More Or Less Contact in Your Open Adoption

It is up to every prospective birth mother to decide how much — or how little — contact she wants with her baby and the adoptive family during and after the adoption. But what if your desires for contact change over time?

19
Jul
2019

10 Open Adoption Fears — And How to Conquer Them

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.

5
Apr
2019

5 Open Adoption Questions for Prospective Birth Moms to Ask

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.

10
Aug
2018

Why 90 Percent of Birth Parents Request Open Adoptions

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.

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