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Adoption today has come a long way from adoptions of thirty years ago, when closed adoptions were more commonly practiced and adoption was more of a secret. Open adoption is now based on trust and an honest relationship between the adoptive parents and the birth parents. The blessing of an open adoption is shared with children from their earliest days.
Women facing an unplanned pregnancy today have many choices with open adoption. Creating an open adoption plan involves the choice of personally choosing your child’s adoptive parents, meeting the adoptive family in person if you wish, deciding on the type of openness and the level of future contact you as a birth mother or birth parent wants.
There are many choices for women in open adoption: the type of adoptive home you want, the social background that is important for you such as education, music or sports, and faith that your child will be raised in. Because of the choices in an open adoption, you as a birth parent may now feel more comforted as you see your child growing happy, healthy, and safe in the adoptive family that you were able to choose for them. There is also the option of having the adoptive parents selected for you by adoption coordinator with your wishes in mind. Because of the open adoption today, women like yourself have peace of mind in their option.
I woke at 3:30 am, five days after my 18th birthday. Uncomfortable cramping kept me awake for the next hour, when I heard my dad stirring in my parent’s room, getting ready for work. Maneuvering out of my bed was difficult with a bulk accompanying me. It was with me everywhere I went for the past nine months, each day growing larger. I entered my parent’s room and woke up my mom. An hour later, she confirmed what I was unsure of: I was in labor.Click here to continue reading…
To get your questions about your options with open adoption answered, please call Open Adoption’s parent company, Lifetime Adoption Center at 1-800-923-6784. You may also contact us with your questions by using the form below: