Closed adoption used to be the only choice for couples and birthparents.
Closed adoption was a very secretive process where children were placed for adoption
with no information about their birth parents. Birth parents never knew where their
child was placed or whether he/she lived a happy and healthy life. The child often
faced a life full of unanswered questions.
When we learned about open adoption, we decided it was the perfect choice for us.
Open adoption provides a line of communication that benefits everyone: birthmothers,
adoptive parents, and adoptees. With open adoption, the birthmother has the opportunity
to choose the parents she wants to raise her child. The birth parents and family
members are able to maintain a connection with the child throughout his or her life.
This openness allows the child to have his or her questions answered and to let
them know that they are loved by their birth parents.
In September 2010, we were ecstatic to adopt our little girl through open adoption.
We will ensure she “always” knows her other family, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles,
cousins, grandparents and anyone else who wants contact. We strongly believe that
one can never have too much love in their life.
First and foremost, we will do our best to ensure our daughter
will be happy, healthy and feel unconditional love. We will raise her to be respectful,
honest, playful, thoughtful of others, compassionate, and peaceful with herself
and the world around her. As a family, we will learn, experience new things, grow
together, identify our passions and realize our dreams.