Open Adoption

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A Look At Open Adoption For Prospective Adopters

Every adoptive parent, whether in a confidential adoption or an open adoption, fears someday losing their child physically or emotionally to the birth parents.... [more]


Birthmother tells of her son and how he and his adoptive parents disappeared from her life.... [more]

Becoming A Family

An adoptive mother shares her adoption experience after a friend's younger sister places her newborn son with them in an open adoption.... [more]

Between Adoptive Parents and Birthmothers

Commentary by experts and professionals on an interview of Nancy Verrier regarding contemporary issues of open adoption.... [more]

Birthparent Grief -- A poem

Birthmother writes of her grief.... [more]

Contact Between Families After Adoption

Information on state statutes that regulate contact between adoptive families and birth families after the adoption is finalized.... [more]

Grief and Open Adoption

Grief and sadness are a way of coping with the pain and can be healthy.... [more]

It is Never Too Late!

A birthmother writes of her adoption experience and offers advice and hope to other birth mothers.... [more]

Letter from our Birth Grandmother

A birth grandmother writes a letter to her grandson's adoptive parents, who contacted her and made the adoption an open one.... [more]

New Findings from Longitudinal Study Show Adoption Openness Results in Greater Birth Mother Satisfac

Research indicates open-adoptions work well for most birthmothers who have participated in them.... [more]

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