Category Archives: FAQs by Birth Fathers

FAQ: I don’t know anything about open adoption. Can you tell me about it?

Q: I don't know anything about open adoption. Can you tell me about it? A: Open adoption enables communication between expectant/birth parents and adoptive birth parents before and/or after placement of a child with the adoptive family. Open adoption may include sharing information, letters, emails, calls, texts, and or face-to face visits. . . .

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What’s the difference between open adoption and closed adoption?

Q: What's the difference between Open Adoption and Closed Adoption? A: Open Adoption vs Closed Adoption means, among many other factors, that there are different levels of post-adoption contact. In open adoption, there is an ongoing direct relationship between the child and the birth family. . . .

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FAQ: I am afraid of being judged . . . if I call your agency, what can I expect?

Q: I am afraid of being judged . . . if I call your agency, what can I expect? A: At FIA, we pledge to not judge you! No matter your circumstance, we are here to listen and not judge. We know it’s hard to talk about personal issues with a stranger, but sometimes it is easier than to talk with people who are trying to influence you to do a certain thing. ...

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I think I would like a closed adoption. Can FIA help me?

Q: I think I would like a closed adoption. Can FIA help me? A: Yes! Friends in Adoption (FIA) strongly respects the birth parents’ wishes regarding whether or not there will be post-adoption contact with the adoptive family. FIA takes a person’s right to privacy very seriously and takes measures to assure all adoptions are done in a respectful and compassionate manner. . . .

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FAQ: What are my legal rights as a birth father in adoption?

Q: What are my legal rights as a birth father in adoption? A: A more secure placement for your child results if you, as the biological father, participate in the adoption plan. You have the right to participate in planning for your child's adoption and to provide medical, social and family history...

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FAQ: Can a birth father contact an adoption agency?

Q: "My girlfriend is pregnant and we are both unsure about what we want to do. Can a father contact an adoption agency or is it only for mothers?" - John A: "Absolutely, fathers can contact Friends in Adoption (FIA) and that is what I did when my...

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