What is Open Adoption?Posted:
April 15, 2016 at 11:38 am
Open adoption is the next generation of adoption — 80% of birth parents who choose adoption choose openness. Choice Network adoptive families understand this is the best choice for happy, healthy children.
Open adoption means two families coming together out of love for the child, committed to mutual honor, grace and respect now and forever.
More specifically, open adoption means the sharing of medical, historical and personal information as it benefits the child.
- For children, open adoption also means access to their heritage and culture, allows them to create a sense of normalcy in their birth family relationships and focuses on honesty and inclusion versus secrets and division.
- For birth parents, open adoption allows them to grieve their loss and build connection in a safe way. It enables them to make an informed choice of an adoptive family for their child and empowers them to accomplish other life goals while being able to witness their child grow.
- For adoptive families, open adoption enables access to medical and family history information, allows for control and safe boundaries, creates space to resolve questions and empowers parents to see birth parents as a support, not a threat.
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