Open Adoption

Support for You and Your Child

If you are thinking of making an open adoption plan for your baby or child, we are here to help you find out more. Know that you have many choices and rights in making an open adoption plan, including choosing the adoptive family for your child and remaining in contact.

 

 

 

 

OPEN ADOPTION

Support for You and Your Child

If you are thinking of making an open adoption plan for your baby or child, we are here to help you find out more. Know that you have many choices and rights in making an open adoption plan, including choosing the adoptive family for your child and remaining in contact.

You Make the Choices

Lifetime Adoption, OpenAdoption.com’s parent company, has been promoting domestic adoption for over 30 years. Our nationwide program is tailored both for adoptive families and birth parents. Excellent adoption services are something that Lifetime Adoption has an exceptional reputation for. Lifetime is one of the few adoption organizations in the country that is a member of the Better Business Bureau.
View Lifetime Adoption’s Better Business Bureau report here.
If you are thinking of making an open adoption plan for your baby or child, Lifetime is here to help you find out more. Know that you have many choices and rights in making an open adoption plan, including choosing the adoptive family for your child and remaining in contact. If you have questions or need help now, please call or text Lifetime at 1-800-923-6784.

Those dreaming of adopting a baby or child into their home will find a wealth of information here at OpenAdoption.com. Wondering “what is open adoption?” or about open adoption vs. closed adoption? Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions About Open Adoption page or our Adoption Articles page.

We’ve assisted many in realizing their dreams of starting or building their family via open adoption. If you have questions about how to start your journey towards adopting, feel free to call us at Lifetime Adoption at (530) 271-1740.

Thinking about Open Adoption for your Baby or Child?

For birth parents we offer confidentiality, guidance and encouragement during and after the adoption.

We care about what you want and need and have been helping birth families of all ages nationwide with their adoption plans for over 25 years.

You can view hopeful adoptive parents, and when you are interested in speaking to or emailing them, you can contact one of our qualified adoption coordinators. We work with birth parents to help them find just the right match in adoptive parents. We will help you make an adoption plan for your baby. Each coordinator is a caring woman who desires to help birth parents facing unplanned pregnancies with parenting choices or adoption. We have many resources to help and we never charge birth families for these services. Click here to view a current listing of waiting adoptive families.

Open adoption for all

You Make the Choices

Lifetime Adoption, OpenAdoption.com’s parent company, has been promoting domestic adoption for over 30 years. Our nationwide program is tailored both for adoptive families and birth parents. Excellent adoption services are something that Lifetime Adoption has an exceptional reputation for. Lifetime is one of the few adoption organizations in the country that is a member of the Better Business Bureau.
View Lifetime Adoption’s Better Business Bureau report here.
If you are thinking of making an open adoption plan for your baby or child, Lifetime is here to help you find out more. Know that you have many choices and rights in making an open adoption plan, including choosing the adoptive family for your child and remaining in contact. If you have questions or need help now, please call or text Lifetime at 1-800-923-6784.

Those dreaming of adopting a baby or child into their home will find a wealth of information here at OpenAdoption.com. Wondering “what is open adoption?” or about open adoption vs. closed adoption? Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions About Open Adoption page or our Adoption Articles page.

We’ve assisted many in realizing their dreams of starting or building their family via open adoption. If you have questions about how to start your journey towards adopting, feel free to call us at Lifetime Adoption at (530) 271-1740.

man and woman thinking about the benefits of open adoption

Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy?

Thinking about Open Adoption for your Baby or Child?

For birth parents we offer confidentiality, guidance and encouragement during and after the adoption.

We care about what you want and need and have been helping birth families of all ages nationwide with their adoption plans for over 25 years.

You can view hopeful adoptive parents, and when you are interested in speaking to or emailing them, you can contact one of our qualified adoption coordinators. We work with birth parents to help them find just the right match in adoptive parents. We will help you make an adoption plan for your baby. Each coordinator is a caring woman who desires to help birth parents facing unplanned pregnancies with parenting choices or adoption. We have many resources to help and we never charge birth families for these services. Click here to view a current listing of waiting adoptive families.

What does open adoption mean for adoptive families?

Open adoption means raising your adopted child with honesty. It also means sharing that their birth family loved them enough to choose life and choose adoption for them. It means knowing your child’s birth family medical history when available, a very valuable asset in an adoption. And it means being proud adoptive parents. Treasuring your baby or child knowing you have been chosen to parent this little one for a lifetime.

Open adoption gives comfort to both birth parents and adoptive families in so many ways. For the child, the end result of an open adoption is that there are more people in their life to love them. Love is something we can never have too much of.

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Family hoping to adopt through choosing Open Adoption

Open Adoption Information for Those Hoping to Adopt

What does open adoption mean for adoptive families?

Open adoption means raising your adopted child with honesty. It also means sharing that their birth family loved them enough to choose life and choose adoption for them. It means knowing your child’s birth family medical history when available, a very valuable asset in an adoption. And it means being proud adoptive parents. Treasuring your baby or child knowing you have been chosen to parent this little one for a lifetime.

Open adoption gives comfort to both birth parents and adoptive families in so many ways. For the child, the end result of an open adoption is that there are more people in their life to love them. Love is something we can never have too much of.

What is Open Adoption ?

Decades ago, closed adoptions were more commonly practiced, and adoption was more of a secret. Today, adoption is based on trust and an honest relationship between the adoptive parents and the birth parents. 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.

We are seeing other members of the birth family becoming involved in the adoption plan process. This often includes the parents of the birth mother. Birth fathers are welcome to be as involved as they like, working with the birth mother on adoptive parent selection and decisions about degrees of openness for the adoption. Birth parents have many choices in developing the adoption plan.

Today, only about 25% of birth fathers are involved in the adoption planning process. However, this figure is growing as open adoption is becoming more requested and more women are choosing adoption for their babies and older children.

Please feel free to call or text the adoption answer line at 1-800 923-6784 to speak to an adoption coordinator. That line is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you’ll always be able to have your adoption questions answered by a real person.

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View Families Waiting to Adopt

View adoptive families available across the country, of all races, personalities, and backgrounds that have been screened, had extensive background checks, and are ready to adopt.
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Resources & Referrals

Find valuable resources, information, referrals to other websites and programs that may help you in your adoption plan for both birth parents and adoptive families looking into the open adoption process.
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Questions and Answers

Do you have questions about the open adoption process? On this page, you’ll find answers to many questions frequently asked about adoption by pregnant women and others considering adoption.
“Everyone with whom we interacted was warm and supportive. The webinars were extremely informative and useful. We thank God daily for blessing us with our beautiful son. It is crazy how the time has flown. Our son is such a Joy!!! We are in contact with our birth mom monthly and are looking forward to her visit hopefully before the year ends. May God continue to bless her and Lifetime! We are already blessed beyond measure.”
Kimberly

“Thank you! There are days where I get very frustrated and then start to feel sad. But it eventually passes. Especially when I pray. That help A LOT. And seeing pictures of my birth son makes me SO happy and I tell myself, I found the perfect parents for him! ”
(We protect the privacy of our Birth Parents and do not share their names)
A Birth Mother

open adoption story of a recent adoption
We are so happy for this family, they are the SWEETEST!!! They have been through some really bad fall-throughs. This was a drop in the lap (1-week old) baby girl. In their same state, only 2 hours away. With the attorney they already had from a previous fall-through, no other legal fees had to be paid this time. The adoptive family also decided to keep the name the birth mom gave her baby….”Miah”

Here are a few nice messages from both adoptive family and birth mom.

From adoptive mom:

“We are just finishing up with the signing and are headed back home. Everything went perfectly! We are so overjoyed 💓Thank you so much for everything we appreciate you and the staff at lifetime!”

open adoption story of a successful recent adoption “Absolutely it’s couldn’t have been more perfect! It all was more than worth it…we are so grateful!”

From birth mom:

“Everything was great ! I really am satisfied with my choice of parents for my daughter. I know they are gonna love her and take great care of her.”

“I’m so thankful & glad. Thank you for your help throughout this process.”

What is Open Adoption?
Open adoption can mean many things, from sharing only your first names, to exchanging emails, photos, and possibly visits.

Christian couples who hope to expand their families may have questions about open adoption. Read More…

What Are the Benefits of Open Adoption?
Open adoptions have shown to improve the psychological and emotional health of the adopted child. Children feel more secure with themselves when they have an ongoing relationship with their birth mother and/or father. Read More…

Does an Open Adoption Confuse Children?

Quite the opposite. An open adoption helps children to understand why they were placed for adoption. Read More…
Why do Women Choose Adoption?
Most women choose adoption because they love their child and realize that they are not ready to be the kind of parent they need to be at this time in their life. Others realize that there are unique reasons in their life that are preventing them from being able to parent their child. Read More…
How are Adoptive Families Screened?
Adoptive families are screened and pre-qualified. A licensed social worker will conduct a thorough home study evaluation and visit the adoptive family’s home in their state. This includes a background check, medical evaluations, financial background, and FBI screening. Read More…
Is it selfish to consider adoption?
No, adoption can be one of the most loving decisions you make for your child. It takes a great deal of love and maturity to know that raising a child can be difficult and that love is not enough to provide what a child needs to thrive. Read More…