Benefits of Open Adoption for Adoptive Parents

Benefits of Open Adoption for Adoptive Parents

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The choice of open adoption should be made in the course of comprehensive counseling of birth parents and adoptive parents by trained professionals. Continued contact should exist only if ongoing support through post adoption services is extended to all parties, with particular attention to the interests of the children.

• Through Open Adoption, parents come to a deeper understanding of the mutual love and concern for the birth parent and child.

• Contact with birthparents provides adoptive parents with a real image of the birthparents.

• Trust and understanding of one another is allowed to develop.

• Fear and insecurity (typical for adoptive parents in closed adoption) dissolve as birthparents consistently confirm that the adoptive parents are the parents of the child.

• Having been selected by the birthparents, the adoptive parents feel entitled to parent, which is an essential ingredient in all adoptions.

• Adoptive parents also have access to ongoing information, such as medical information, which will aid them in parenting their child.

• Adoptive Parents have the ability to address child’s questions with accurate answers.

• Knowledge of birth parents’ life and background.

• Knowledge of birth parents’ reason for placement.

• Knowledge of birth family’s medical history.

• Knowledge of birth parents’ life and background.

• Knowledge of birth parents’ reason for placement.

• Knowledge of birth family’s medical history.