OPEN ADOPTION


OPEN ADOPTION VS. TRADITIONAL CLOSED ADOPTION

Open adoption involves direct contact and communication with the adoptive family as well as in person visits.

Semi-open involves some level of contact with between the adoptive family and the birth family but the specifics will be worked out individually.

Closed adoption means the adoptive parents and the birth parent(s) have no contact and often do not even exchange personal information.

We advocate for open adoptions because these are the healthiest for both the adopted child and the birth family. However, expectant moms ALWAYS have choice in the level of openness with their child.

WATCH
LIZZ'S STORY

Lizz tells her story of choosing adoption for her daughter. This is a story of making hard choices, growing family in a nontraditional way and the relationships forged along the way. 

ARE YOU PREGNANT AND CONSIDERING ADOPTION?

Here are the steps of the adoption process at Shared Beginnings.

From the moment you consider adoption until the process is complete and beyond. Our goal is your support not only for adoption or parenting but for the bigger dreams you have for yourself.

1
STEP 1
Gather all the information necessary for an informed choice.
2
STEP 2
Meet with a Shared Beginnings Care Team member.
3
STEP 3
Set My Goals and See how Shared Beginnings can help me.
4
STEP 4
Review Hopeful Adoptive Parents profiles and select a family.
5
STEP 5
Meet with the family and begin a relationship for a lifetime.
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STEP 6
Create a Hospital Plan and a Post Birth Plan