What are realistic expectations to set with open adoption? What should I expect my relationship with adoptive parents to look like?


The relationship between a birth parent and adoptive parent should be that of a partnership.  You should express to your caseworker and prospective adoptive parents your desires of the relationship you hope to have with your child once placement occurs.  As with any relationship, there may be challenges along the way.  Knowing that you can have open dialogue with your caseworker and/or the adoptive parents will be key to ensure a healthy relationship moving forward.

Watch this series of videos to learn more about how to navigate openness. 

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