Would you like a relationship with your child after adoption?
We have 3 free resources to help you learn about
open adoption and how to have a stronger relationship with your child after adoption.
1. Watch exclusive video content of birth moms telling their stories and answering questions about open adoption. (This video will be filmed, edited, and sent out in August 2020.)
1. Watch a free video of birth moms telling their stories and answering questions about open adoption. (This video will be filmed, edited, and sent out in August 2020.)
2. Download a
free digital guide about open adoption written by a birth mom.
2. Download a free digital guide about open adoption written by a birth mom.
3. Speak with
an adoption specialist and make an open adoption plan that works for you.
3. Speak with an adoption specialist and make an open adoption plan that works for you.
Open adoption has many benefits for all involved. It is estimated only 5 percent of adoptions today are closed, which means 95 percent of current adoptions involve some openness. At the Gladney Center for Adoption, all potential birth parents can choose adoptive parents they love for their child, get to know the adoptive parents before adoption, and decide whether or not they want a relationship with their baby and the adoptive parents after adoption.
Benefits of open adoption for birth parents
Feel more in control through the
Stronger relationships with your child
and the adoptive parents
Choose a family you love to adopt your
More peace of mind knowing your child
is safe, healthy and loved
More support in dealing with feelings
Child often has more positive feelings
towards birth mother
More satisfied with the adoption
Better able to process grief after
Benefits of open adoption for your child
More connection with and positive
feelings towards birth family
More completeness, belonging and secure identity
Fewer feelings of abandonment
Larger support network, knowing he or
she is loved by both families
More understanding of the reasons
Access to family medical information
More connection to his or her cultural
and ethnic background and ancestry
First-hand answers that would otherwise
be unavailable in a closed adoption