Is Open Adoption Right For Me?
There are many ways to plan an open adoption and each one is unique. You and your counselor at Adoption Resources will create one that works for you. After you choose a family for your baby, you can begin an open relationship. Your counselor will be with you and help you to ask any questions you might have. Many adoptive families are interested in open adoption and will hope to maintain contact with you while your child grows.
Some open adoptions include sharing phone numbers, emails or last names. Some families use Facebook to stay in touch. Families can text or call one another. Often texting pictures is part of an open adoption. Other families plan for one or multiple meetings every year. You will choose whatever level of openness seems best to you.
Some birth moms would like a less open adoption. They may choose to have Adoption Resources arrange any contact over the years. At the minimum, all adopting families must send letters and photos every year to the agency. They are for you. We will keep them safely here or send them to you, when you want them.
Adoption Resources has a 150-year history of helping expectant moms and their children. We continue to provide options and support choices. We never destroy any adoption records. Just as we have been here for 150 years, we will always be here to support and help you.
“I planned an open adoption with Jane and Robbie. My counselor at Adoption Resources once said, ‘the more people who love a child, the better.’ I liked how that sounded. I wanted my son to know me and to understand how much I loved him. Last month we all met at a playground near my house and it was so great to be together. I know Jane and Robbie are Jason’s parents but I also have a role in his life. That’s what I wanted.