An open adoption is a type of adoption plan that allows a birth mother to stay in contact or have some kind of connection with her child and the child’s family throughout their lifetime. Open adoptions can look a variety of different ways depending on the needs and wants of everyone involved. Open Arms encourages open adoption plans as it is usually in the best interest of the child.
Closed adoptions refer to adoption plans where there is no ongoing communication or relationship between birth mother and child once the adoption has been finalized. Closed adoptions were more popular in the past, but this has changed. Sometimes a closed adoption may be the right choice. An adoption professional at Open Arms can help walk you through adoption plan options and help you select what is right for you and your child.