Adoptive Families Blog

Benefits of Open Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 13, 2014

There are many benefits to having an open adoption plan with your baby’s birth mother. One benefit is that the two parties have an opportunity to get to know each other BEFORE the adoption happens.

Recently, a woman thinking about adoption emailed this to one of our waiting adoptive families: "Can we talk or Skype and get to know each other more?"

Words and photos may be your first impression, but there's always more to learn with personal contact. In the time before the adoption placement, each side has a chance to start a relationship that will become a blessing for everyone, including the child, as the years unfold after the adoption takes place.

Topics: Open Adoption, Adopting a child, Adoption success