A Visual of Open Adoption
This is our first time adopting, so we’re new to this process. We know without a doubt that we want an open adoption. We did a lot of reading about open adoptions, but I wanted to see it - in action.
While I was on YouTube, I stumbled across a family that shares their adoption journey with new videos almost every day. The first video I saw of theirs was when the adoptive mom met the expectant mom for the very first time. Then we got to watch them get to know each other. Soon after, the expectant mom gave birth, and we got to witness their beautiful relationship unfold.
I’ve seen this family have the utmost respect for the birth mom. They wanted to spend as much time as they could with her before they flew home (across the country). We also got to witness the intense emotions that the birth mom and adoptive parents experienced, especially in the hospital. Now that they’re back home, we’ve seen them video chat with the birth mom so that she could see her daughter as she grows.
While every open adoption is unique, I hope these videos will give you an idea of what our relationship could look like. Pop over to our blog where we link to a few of the videos.
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