The Top Three Benefits of Open Adoption
An open adoption is one that is selected quite frequently by birth mothers. It allows for visitations to become more frequent, and it typically allows for things like strong, positive bonds to form more quickly, and stay permanent within the adoption triad. For these reasons, open adoptions are usually the most successful type of adoption, and we hope to highlight that to you today. With good reasons also comes strong benefits, and today we want to list to you three benefits of open adoption, that we hope will educate you on why you should select an open adoption for your baby.
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Benefit #1: Positive Relationships within the Adoption Triad
With an open adoption, you make arrangements with your child’s adoptive family or caseworker to see your baby for contact and visits as he or she grows. Visits can vary, depending on each of your comfort levels and what is deemed appropriate; yet, having this opportunity can allow you and your child to build a strong and positive relationship. As your baby grows up, he or she will recognize the impact you have on his or her life. They will cherish every moment that they have with you. Even though your baby will have an adoptive family, you will always be your child’s birth mother.
An open adoption also allows you the chance to form a healthy and strong relationship with your child’s adoptive parents. We encourage you to begin getting to know them as early as you can and maintain contact throughout your adoption journey together. Be sure to work out how things will look moving forward so you can all be on the same page together.
Day by day, you will see how your bonds with your child’s adoptive parents and your child themselves grow and deepen. Positivity shines the brightest through any negatives, and an open adoption can allow you to truly be able to form a strong, everlasting and positive connection with your baby and their new family.
Benefit #2: Communication with Adoptive Parents and Your Child
Just like with building a positive connection, communication is a factor that will allow your adoption to be unlike any other. When you frequently communicate, you not only build a strong relationship with your baby’s adoptive family, but you also show both of them how committed you are to the adoption journey and how much you care.
Communication goes a long way with an open adoption and the key to success!
Benefit #3: Your Connections will be Noticed by Others
As you already know, maintaining a good relationship with your baby and child’s adoptive family are important. Something that you may forget, though, is that your baby will meet and form connections with members of not only your family, but also with members of his or her adoptive family.
Your families may decide to get together for a meal or for a holiday, and you both may wish to have your respective family members present at that event. When this happens, these important family members will quickly be able to see that you have spent an extremely significant amount of time making a connection with your baby, and with your adoptive family. Positivity does not go unnoticed. The more positiveness that you bring to the table, the more respect will be given back to you as a result.
Benefits of Open Adoption
The three benefits of open adoption allow for you to build the strongest and most positive relationship you can have with your baby and his or her future adoptive family. Through healthy and consistent communication, connections can be made and will remain everlasting. Adoption Choices of Missouri remains available to help you. We are here to answer any questions or concerns that you may have about an open adoption.
Meet the Author: Jason Legasse is a rising senior English major studying at Siena College in Loudonville, New York. He hails from the Albany, New York area, but has plans to relocate to sunny Venice, Florida with his mom come Fall. After completing his bachelor’s degree, Jason plans to study General Special Education at Meredith College, where he will earn a Master’s degree and use that to teach middle school Special Education.
Jason is a self-proclaimed introvert with Asperger’s who really enjoys writing. He has a huge passion for helping others, specifically those with disabilities. He is very excited to be working with Adoption Choices over the summer, and looks forward to learning more about the adoption process!