Open Adoption Can Include Future Contact With Your Child
One of the primary benefits of open adoption is the ability for the birth parents to have continuing future contact with their child. At the Adoption Law Offices of Adams & Romer, we encourage birth mothers to think about whether and what kind of contact they would like to have with a child who is placed in an adoptive family.
In the traditional adoptions of the past, adopted children grew up feeling different from other children. No matter how much their adoptive parents loved them and how much they loved their parents, adopted kids always wondered who their birth parents were and why they were placed for adoption.
In those days, adoption records were sealed, preventing adopted children from getting the answers they wanted. The wall of secrecy was hard on birth parents who had their own nagging questions. However, today the birth mother can choose what type of contact she wishes to have with her child post-adoption. We can help you find an adoptive family who shares your desire for an open adoption, and file all the necessary paperwork in court, including a future contract agreement.
Open Adoption Lifts the Wall of Secrecy
Our attorneys introduce pregnant women to prospective adoptive families and help establish an adoption plan that works for all involved. Some adoptive families welcome the birth mother into their lives on an ongoing basis like a member of the extended family. Some birth mothers or adoptive parents would prefer less contact.
- After you place your child with an adoptive family, would you like to receive a letter and some photos of the child once or twice a year?
- Would you like your child to be able to receive letters or visits from you?
- What would you like the adoptive parents to tell the child about you?
- Do you want visits?
- Do you want to be available when your child asks to meet you?
Contact a San Francisco Adoption Lawyer
We will work with you to find a family who is open to your ideas. To talk to an experienced adoption lawyer and learn more about open adoption and future contact options, please contact Adams & Romer today. Call toll free 1-800-U-ADOPT-US (1-800-823-6788) or e-mail email@example.com.