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What Is Open Adoption?

Your journey through an unexpected pregnancy is a truly personal one. Only you understand your situation. As a result, you are the one to write the next chapter of your story. If your first thought is abortion, think again. There is good news. You have options.

Adoption Explained

Adoption is a lifelong parenting relationship for a child. Legal adoptions permanently transfer all rights and responsibilities from the biological parent or parents to the adoptive family. Choosing adoption does not make a birth mother (and father, if available) any less of a parent.

Adoption can be the right choice no matter where you are in your parenting journey.

Some birth mothers or birth families realize they are unable to parent their child weeks, months, or even years after they’ve made the choice to do so. Making an adoption plan for their child is just as valid as the woman waiting to give birth. Deciding to put your child first by choosing adoption is one of the most difficult, yet loving decisions any woman can make.

An Open Adoption

Open adoption builds a strong bond between your child, you, and the adoptive family. You can choose to exchange all identifying information such as full names, phone numbers, emails, and addresses or limit contact to just phone calls or FB messages. Through open adoption, the birth family becomes an extension of the adoptive family, creating relationships to benefit everyone involved.

In the beginning, birth parents and the adoptive couple often feel an awkward tension. It’s very understandable. A birth mother worries the adoptive family won’t recognize her as a mother. The adoptive family fears the relationship will be too confusing for their child.

Don’t worry if it sounds a bit overwhelming. Adoption, no matter what type you choose, requires all parties to trust one another before, during, and after placement. It is not a situation of “shared custody” or “co-parenting.” You’re creating a complete circle for your child’s story. By being involved in their life, you can explain how you chose adoption out of love.

At A Gift of Hope, our counselors will walk everyone through the process of open adoption. They are available to listen and provide information to assist you in making your decision. We want to discuss your current situation with you and how we might help now and in the future.

Contact Us

Give us a call and set up an appointment to look more closely at the option of adoption. Our adoption services are always free to our expectant mothers and birth parent clients. No one can or should make this decision for you, but we can help. At this very moment, you are writing the next chapter of your life’s story.  We know it will be beautiful.

Contact us today.

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Elizabeth and A Gift of Hope have been a touchstone during our adoption process. Having had issues with a previous agency – Elizabeth was a breath of fresh air! Reassuring, supportive and empathetic. We are so in love with our daughter and thank A Gift of Hope everyday for her!

AGOHA is a great agency that has provided amazing support and guidance though the adoption process. Would highly recommend AGOHA!

Our family has used their services for adoption. It’s wonderful dealing with someone who is looking out for the whole child, not just placing kids.

A Gift of Hope Adoptions is a Godsend for so many expectant young mothers. I completely recommend this organization for anyone interested in providing a wonderful life for their soon-to-be baby. This organization is also a Godsend for those of us who cannot have our own biological children.

I have recommended A Gift of Hope Adoptions to several mother’s considering adoptions for their babies. They have been so happy to feel supported and empowered through their decision.
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“We adopted both of our sons through A Gift of Hope Adoptions. They helped us every step of the way and answered all the questions we had, and we had a lot! We would not be where we are today, with two busy boys in our family, if it wasn’t for A Gift of Hope.”

“We decided to use A Gift of Hope Adoptions because they are very personal and caring. The wait and uncertainty of adoption seemed daunting, but A Gift of Hope helped make the process go smoothly, and we couldn’t be happier with our beautiful child.”