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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.