Too often adoption and the articles or blogs associated with it on the Internet, are focused primarily on the adoptive parents and the adopted children. We rarely hear from the women who put their child up for adoption, so it was refreshing to see Adoption.com do just that.
In a relaxed setting, four women who gave birth and put their child up for an open adoption share their experiences with the process. Open adoption is the process by which birth parents and adoptive parents have each other’s full information, often have met, and have direct access and contact in varying degrees throughout the years.
Each of the birth mothers share their different experiences with open adoption such as how much involvement they have with the adoptive parents and their children that were adopted.
“There aren’t closed doors,” one mother says.
“And you don’t have to be panicked if the door is open,” another adds.
Even more interesting is the birth mother who discusses her experience with reunification – from a closed adoption to an open adoption – an experience that doesn’t occur often.
This video can be very informative and eye opening for both prospective adoptive parents deciding on closed or open adoptions, and prospective birth mothers who might be interested in open adoptions.
Check it out below: