An open adoption refers to an adoption where the birth family and the adoptive family have ongoing contact throughout the child’s life. Open adoptions are a way to join two families and to serve the long term identity development of the child. 

Our counselors will help you explore open adoption and the ongoing impact on you and your child. Our goal is to have quality adoptive families who are educated regarding the benefits of openness, and who are committed to this type of adoption. Choices concerning the openness of the adoption range from exchanging letters and pictures, to visits with your child and adoptive parents. Each relationship is unique and based on the needs of all parties involved. You are provided the opportunity to select the adoptive family for your child, meet this family, and develop an ongoing relationship for the life of your child.