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I wont lie, when we first started the adoption process, the idea of entering into an open adoption petrified me. I’ve often heard that open adoptions are hardest (in the long run) for the adoptive parents in large part because they are “sharing” the child with the birth mom/family.  Unlike back in the day when adoption were closed and there was no contact and so the “only” parents were the adoptive parents…. Read More

Following up from my recent post on why we chose international adoption, today I’ll discuss why we chose open adoption. When it comes to the amount of contact adoptive family will have with the birth mother/family, there is essentially one choice to be made. Open Adoption vs. Closed Adoption Open adoptions mean that at the time of choosing placement the birth family and adoptive family both provide information regarding their medical history… Read More