Step 4: Contact with Child
What does contact with your child look like after the adoption?
What is the difference between open and closed adoption?
The adoption triad is made up of the birth parents, adoptive parents, and the adoptee. Think of that relationship like a triangle—you are all connected as a forever family.
- • You can choose how much or how little contact you'd like with your child after he or she is born.
- • You can communicate your preferences with the family you are considering placing your baby with.
- • You can work together with the family you choose in setting healthy boundaries and expectations that fosters a strong relationship of respect within your forever family.
- • You can change your mind.
What type of relationship do you want with your child after adoption?
Find out if an open, semi-open, or closed adoption is right for you.
Birth Mom Voices
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