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. It is important to choose a level of openness in adoption that feels right for everyone — keeping the interests of the child as central. Open adoption is based on relationships, and like all relationships, the people involved grow, change, and evolve over time. Open adoption is known to be very beneficial for children who are adopted. They are not confused by the various important people in their lives, and no child can have too much love.