What is an Open Adoption?

An Open Adoption is an adoption where all parties to the adoption (Birth Mother/Parents and Adoptive Parents) know the identities of the other members. Usually, they will have an opportunity to meet and sometimes form a relationship. In an Open Adoption, the Birth Mother and Adoptive Parents will agree, with the help of the Agency and/or Adoption Attorney, to specify what contact will take place between the child and the Birth Parents after the adoption is finalized.