Many birth parents and adoptive parents remain in contact after the child is placed. This is called an "open" adoption. Openness can reassure you that your child is healthy and happy in their adoptive family. It also gives your child information about his/her birth family, and potentially an ongoing relationship with you.
You can create an openness agreement with the adoptive family. This agreement is not legally binding, so the adoptive parents have the final say in whether you see your birth child.
If you're interested in an open adoption, we'll help you decide what level of openness is right for you. We can also help you to decide how your child’s cultural and racial heritage will be respected.
For more information about Open Adoptions, contact us.