Open adoption today is so different from how adoption worked decades ago. With an open, modern adoption plan, you’re in the driver’s seat. You’re in control: you can choose your baby’s adoptive parents, how things go at the hospital, and the amount of contact you’d like to have in the future.
Today, we wanted to give you a glimpse of the benefits of open adoption and what it is like! We’re sharing what five birth mothers say they love about open adoption. We’ve removed everyone’s names for privacy.
“Because I did an open adoption, I’ll know how my son is being raised and that he’s loved by a great Christian couple. They are able to give my son what I’m unable to provide: stability.”
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“Today my daughter knows who I am and why I chose adoption. We have a special connection, and I love her parents. She may have been unexpected, but I can’t imagine my world without her and her adoptive family.”
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“I chose to adopt out my baby, and even though it was so hard, I’m glad I did. Now, he has a better start in life and so many more opportunities.”
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“I love open adoption because of the closure it gave me. After facing an unplanned pregnancy and a traumatic situation, I’m relieved to know that my baby’s going to be OK.”
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“I like that with open adoption, I’ll always know how my daughter is doing. She’s with a great adoptive couple that I was able to pick.“
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Heidi Keefer is a Content Creator for Lifetime Adoption and has 15 years of experience in the field of adoption. An author of thousands of blog posts over the years, Heidi enjoys finding new ways to educate and captivate Lifetime’s ever-growing list of subscribers.
Heidi has a keen eye for misplaced apostrophes, comma splices, and well-turned sentences, which she has put to good use as a contributor to Lifetime’s award-winning blogs. She has written and published hundreds of adoption articles which explore the various facets of domestic infant adoption today.