Open adoption gives
you the choice of deciding who will parent your baby. This is a valuable choice for
the birthmother. If open adoption appeals to you, there is plenty of help in finding
a family who is willing to love and provide for your child in a way that you would be
proud of. These services are arranged at no expense to the birthmother.
Choice of an
Open adoption is a method which the
birthmother chooses the adoptive family to legally adopt and parent your child. If
interested, you can develop a friendship with waiting adoptive parents to get to know them
while better while understanding how your child will be taken care while growing up.
at the Hospital
Open adoption allows for you to decide if you want the adoptive
couple to be at the hospital when you deliver. They can be there to offer their
support. Before going to the hospital you can decide if you want to see the baby,
hold the baby and even name the baby.
of the Future
By knowing the adoptive parents
in an open adoption you can agree on future communication, if any, with the adoptive
family, and if you want to receive pictures or letters at a given time throughout his or
of Who Helps You
You have the choice to choose
which organization can help you with the open adoption. A good choice means that you can
receive counseling or be referred to a professional counselor, have arrangements for
legal assistance and be provided with medical expenses. Reasonable living
expenses can also be available to you, depending upon your circumstances and the adoption
laws in your state.
If open adoption is your choice,
choosing a good service can make a big difference. Remember, you always deserve to be
treated with respect and dignity. Whether you choose an agency, facilitator, intermediary
attorney or independent adoptive parents, make sure they care.