Benefits of Open Adoption for Birth Parents

Benefits of Open Adoption for Birth Parents

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  • Open Adoption helps alleviate the negative impacts of secrecy.
  • Birthparents have greater satisfaction with the adoption process.
  • Birthparents know of the well being of the child they created.
  • Birthparents have much more peace of mind with their adoption decision because of less grief, worry, guilt, and regret.
  • Birthparents are better able to process feelings of grief. It doesn’t erase the grief but does empower birthparents by having information and access so they face and deal with facts instead of fantasies.
  • Birthparents can feel positive about giving the gift of life.
  • Birthparents feel more in control of their lives having made an active plan for their child.
  • Birthparents have the ability to provide their child with answers to normal questions so they will never have to become stuck at different developmental stages with adoption issues and can move on to other developmental tasks.
  • Birthparents can see for themselves that someone can love their baby as much as they do.
  • Birthparents can contribute to their child’s life and even provide a supportive resource for them.
  • Adoptive Parents don’t fear them, because they know them.
  • Adoptive Parents have more empathy for their Birthparents because they know them and trust them.
  • Birthparents can have a sense of pride and reassurance that the love it took for them to plan an adoption was justified by knowing how secure their child is in both the love of their parents and birthparents.