Frequently Asked Question

What is Open Adoption?

If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, you’re going to be confronted by a whole new vocabulary. For instance, you’ll hear terms like open adoption, closed adoption, semi-open and semi-closed adoption. Feeling confused? Friends in Adoption can inject some clarity into the confusion.

When you hear terms like open and closed adoption you may think of them as absolutes. That is, that there is just one way to have an open adoption and just one way to have a closed adoption. The truth is that each adoption is unique, and birth parents control the parameters of the adoption by choosing how they want the adoptive relationship to work. What you want your baby’s adoption to look like is a crucial part of your adoption plan.