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Are Open Adoptions Better than Closed Adoptions?

By Jonathan Tick

Some birth mothers aren’t aware of how to go about putting their child up for adoption. Or which method they should take when deciding to go through with adoption. When placing your child for adoption, birth mothers choose what kind of adoption they want to pursue. For example, some birth mothers choose closed adoption to distance themselves from their pregnancy’s potential stress and trauma. At the same time, others may opt for open adoption to stay connected with their baby.  

Open adoption can be a great path for mothers thinking of giving your child up for adoption. It allows both the mother and child to forge a bond even after the child has gone home with their adoptive family. Because giving your child up for adoption doesn’t mean saying goodbye forever. Many mothers seeking adoption in Texas choose open adoption because it can give closure or peace of mind. Knowing full well that their choice has positively impacted their child’s future.

If you need help with adoption now, you can call us at 888-307-3340, text us at 888-307-3340, or email us here.

The Relationship with Your Child’s Adoptive Parents

A major part of the adoption process is choosing who your child’s adoptive parents will be. Profiles of potential parents will be sent to you by your adoption specialist for you to look through and decide. With more potential families being sent your way until you find the one that’s most comfortable with you. Once you’ve decided who the parents will be, you will get a chance to meet and talk with them. This meeting is crucial. It will give you the chance to know who your child’s adoptive parents will be before they’re born.

This process is done so birth mothers can have a relationship of trust and understanding with their child’s adoptive parents. Getting to know the adoptive parents and opening a line of communication will let you get to know and trust them further. As your child grows up, this line will grant you the opportunity to learn about your child’s growth. You may learn that they’re doing well at school or taking up an interest in the piano. An open adoption opens many doors to granting birth mothers peace of mind that adoption was a positive choice. Knowing that your child is at all times supported by people who love and care for them.

Connection with Your Child After Adoption

A positive relationship with your child sounds great, but how is it done? Our counselors at Adoption Choices of Texas will be there to guide you through your adoption process. Including how and through what methods you can use to connect with your child further.  

Careful planning for the communication arrangement will be performed with your child’s adoptive parents. The level of contact desired can vary from family to family. So a discussion on desired boundaries and decisions for contact is done to make sure that everyone involved is comfortable. These contact arrangements can include all sorts of things like annual visits for you to see your child and exchanging pictures, letters, or gifts to or from your adoptive family to see how your child is doing. Exchanges such as these will all be done through your adoption agency and the adoption specialist working with you.  

Lifetime Benefits of Open Adoption

Some expecting mothers express grief or regret for having to give the child up. But giving the child up for adoption doesn’t mean that you are no longer part of the child’s life. The open communication that open adoption provides can instill confidence in birth mothers for their choice. Some simply don’t have the means to provide for their child. So for them, open adoption can mean a brighter future for their child. While also letting them know that their child is doing well in their adoptive home.

For the adoptee, open adoption may also give them closure on their birth situation early on in their life. Many adoptees who don’t know their birth parents spend parts of their lives wondering where they came from. Potentially wondering why they were given up in the first place or if they were abandoned at an early age. Open adoption alleviates this worry and allows them to know who their birth parents were as well as the reasons why they were put up for adoption in the first place. Knowing these answers can give a sense of relief to adoptees and provide them with self-confidence going forward. With the understanding that they weren’t abandoned but were given up due to circumstances.  

Choosing Open Adoption in Texas

For birth mothers seeking adoption in Houston or throughout Texas, open adoption provides many opportunities for you and your baby’s well-being. It provides a lot of flexibility in how you want to interact with your child. As well as giving you the power to choose the people that you think would be the best fit to raise them. Above all, it gives you the chance to form a bond with your baby. It allows you to see their growth and development year after year. So you can feel relieved that your child is growing up happy and healthy.

Working with Adoption Choices of Texas

For your child, open adoption gives them a way to connect with their birth family too. Give them away to understand where they came from and your reasons for putting them up for adoption. Possibly relieving the sense of abandonment that they may have. And give you the chance to be a positive part of their life still as they grow up.

Open adoption is a well-loved choice by the birth mothers that have worked with us. As an expectant woman or birth parent, to learn more about adoption, contact Adoption Choices of Texas. You can call us at 888-307-3340, text us at 888-307-3340, or email us here. If you are hoping to adopt, please visit us here. We look forward to helping you through your adoption journey!

Adoption Choices of Texas es la única agencia de adopción con servicios completamente en esapñol en el estado de Texas. Si está embarazada y necesita ayuda, llámenos o envíenos un mensaje de texto y uno de nuestros especialistas en adopción podrá ayudarlo. Podemos ayudarte con la adopcion de niños. Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de adopción como una mujer embarazada o una madre biológica, comuníquese con Adoption Choices of Texas. Para español llamar: 888-510-5029

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