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Open vs. Closed Adoption

Open vs. Closed Adoption While we often promote open adoptions, we feel strongly about CHOICES. Birth parents and adoptive parents have the right to decide if you want an open adoption, semi-open adoption, or closed adoption. The majority of our adoptions are open, but we also fully support families and birth parents who wish to have semi-open or closed adoptions. Open Adoption An open adoption is when a prospective birth mother voluntarily places her baby for adoption with an adoptive family and the parties agree to continue communication after placement. Kansas and Missouri open adoptions vary in their terms of agreement. The post-placement agreement will be outlined before placement to ensure that all parties are on the same page. The post-placement agreement may include frequency of contact and types of contact. Frequency…

Adoption Types – What’s the difference?

Open Adoption, Semi-Open Adoption, Closed Adoption Thinking about adoption? Adoption Choices of Missouri is here to help. You may think adoption is adoption, but that isn’t the case. Adoption can take many forms. The three main types of adoption are open adoptions, semi-open adoptions, and closed adoptions. All three are very different in terms of the birth parents’ relationship with the adoptive parents and adoptees so it is important to know which one is right for you. Here is a rundown on the difference between open adoptions, semi-open adoptions, and closed adoptions. Open Adoption Open adoptions are adoptions where birth parents and adoptive parents share all of their identifying information, meaning that the birth parents and adoptive parents share their first and last names, medical history, and personal contact information.…

Top 10 Tips for Adoptive Families from Adoptees

We have compiled top tips from adoptees for adoptive families in navigating adoption: 1. TREAT ALL CHILDREN IN THE HOUSEHOLD EQUALLY Younger child may feel an older child gets more freedom (explain rationale behind decisions) Different treatment for different personalities (equally, not the same) Gender differences The eldest feeling pressured to always having to set the example Adopted parents birth children treated better than adopted children 2. ALWAYS LISTEN TO US AND OUR VIEWS We may not always be sure when and if we can speak about adoption Give us more opportunities to voice our opinions/concerns/worries Try to see it from the child’s perspective 3. PREPARE US AND FIND WAYS TO TELL US THAT WE ARE ADOPTED Make sure that the child and parent are on the same page Tell…

5 Tips for Birth Parents in an Open Adoption Relationship

Like any relationship in your life, open adoption is built on trust and respect. You trust that the people you chose to raise your child will love and nurture him or her, and your child's parents will trust in you to love your child and be there when he or she may need you to be. Here are five tips to keep your open adoption relationship healthy for everybody involved: Acknowledge everyone's boundaries. Call the child by the name that the adoptive parents have given him or her, not the one you may have wanted, and call yourself by your first name, or the "title" you discussed with the adoptive parents. This way, it'll be clear for your child who plays what role in their life. If need be, be open and honest with the adoptive family…

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If you are pregnant and looking to explore adoption options confidentially, please enter your name, number, or email. Let us know if you prefer us to call, text, or email you. It is 100% free, and we are available 24/7.