Choice of an Adoptive Family
Open adoption is a method which the birthmother chooses the adoptive family to legally adopt and parent your child. If interested, you can develop a friendship with waiting adoptive parents to get to know them while better while understanding how your child will be taken care while growing up.
Choices at the Hospital
Open adoption allows for you to decide if you want the adoptive couple to be at the hospital when you deliver. They can be there to offer their support. Before going to the hospital you can decide if you want to see the baby, hold the baby and even name the baby.
Choices of the Future
By knowing the adoptive parents in an open adoption you can agree on future communication, if any, with the adoptive family, and if you want to receive pictures or letters at a given time throughout his or her life.
Choices of Who Helps You
You have the choice to choose which organization can help you with the open adoption. A good choice means that you can receive counseling or be referred to a professional counselor, have arrangements for legal assistance and be provided with medical expenses. Reasonable living expenses can also be available to you, depending upon your circumstances and the adoption laws in your state.
If open adoption is your choice, choosing a good service can make a big difference. Remember, you always deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. Whether you choose an agency, facilitator, intermediary attorney or independent adoptive parents, make sure they care.
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