17 Things About Open Adoption You Need To Know By People Living It

It’s always helpful to hear real life stories when entering new waters. Open adoption hasn’t always been a thing. Even today, it is not something everyone understands.  Here are 17 things people who are living in open adoption relationships want you to know.

People Living Open Adoption

Adoption Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness and learn about all types of adoption.

And that includes open adoption, which remains one of the more publicized but least understood paths to building a family.

This year, as we do every year, we turned our Facebook page over to our Fans and posed a different question about open adoption each day of the month as part of our annual “30 Days 30 Questions” series.

We wanted to get some insights into how it works and what people need to know in order to succeed, and we figured who better to ask than the people living it every day. After all, they’re the experts.

Here’s a sampling of some of the questions, and what our Fans had to say.

For more open adoption insights and experiences, don’t forget to check our Facebook every day of every month for the latest news and stories.  

To read the whole list, click here.


Sarah - Content Specialist for adopting.org, is a mother both biologically and through domestic infant open adoption. She resides with her husband and two boys in Ohio. She is passionate about open adoption and adoption education. In her free time she enjoys cooking, photography, writing, and hiking. You can find more of her adoption work at Heart For Open Adoption on Facebook or on Adoption.com.

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