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Open Adoption Information for Those Hoping to Adopt

In an open adoption, you are promising to raise your adopted child with honesty. Adoptive families will be sharing with their child that their birth family loved them enough to choose life and choose adoption for them. It gives you the opportunity to know your child’s birth family medical history when available, which is a very valuable asset in an adoption. And it means being proud adoptive parents. There is no greater treasure than loving your baby or child knowing you have been chosen to parent this little one for a lifetime.

We urge you to learn more about open adoption through the following adoption articles, adoption resources and information on our website. Learn how you can touch the life of someone else through open adoption. You can also learn how your desires and wishes can be honored in the process of adoption.

You may also view an informative video on the benefits of an open adoption today from Mardie Caldwell, Certified Open Adoption Practitioner and Founder and CEO of Lifetime Adoption.

Articles for Hopeful Adoptive Parents

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Creative Resources to find Adoption Funding

By Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P. (Certified Open Adoption Practitioner)
Creative resources and alternatives to make your adoption more… Read More…
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Open Adoption Relationships

New parents may worry that they will not know how to build a relationship with the birth mom once the baby is home. There is so much to do with a new baby… Read More…
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Interviewing an Adoption Professional

With planning, patience and the determination to follow through on your information, you should feel confident in the adoption professional you finally decide on. Read More…
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What is an Adoption Home Study?

The adoption home study may sound a little invasive and scary for some hopeful parents, when in fact, it is more about paperwork than a white glove inspection of… Read More…
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Post Adoption Depression Syndrome

After the excitement of welcoming their new child, it’s common for new parents to feel symptoms of anxiety or depression. Get suggestions here… Read More…
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The Adoption Home Study

Many hopeful adoptive couples often face the first visit by a home study social worker with tender egos and mounting anxiety. This article covers tips on how to calm your fears… Read More…
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Discussing Adoption With Children

Parents sometimes worry that they may harm their children by approaching the topic of their adoption in the wrong way. In most cases… Read More…
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A Look At Open Adoption For Prospective Adopters

If you are just starting to think about adoption, the prospect of meeting your child’s birth parents and perhaps staying in contact… Read More…
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How to Refocus During a Long Wait

The adoption process is never simple and it is rarely fast. Even the easiest adoptions require massive … Read More…
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Marriage Struggles While Dealing with Infertility and Adoption

Attempting to have a child and experiencing only disappointment month after month… Read More…
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The Family Tree Project

The family tree project is an age-old school lesson that teaches children about history in a fun and personal way… Read More…
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Native American Adoption

The Indian Child Welfare Act was passed in 1978. This act regulates the adoption of children with Native American ancestry. Read More…
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 browse 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 Center at (530) 271-1740.

To get started on your open adoption journey towards adopting a baby or child, please call Open Adoption’s parent company, Lifetime Adoption at (530) 271-1740.

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