Consequences of Openness in Adoption

Do you hear the word consequences and automatically think it means something bad? Most of us do. This article will talk about the meaning of the word and how wonderful the consequences of open adoption can be.

Consequences of Openness in Adoption

Consequences – the word sounds so ominous. You don’t want to have to “face the consequences” or “pay the consequences” – especially if they are “dire consequences.”

But at its essence, con sequence (Old French “with” + “to follow”) simply means “outcome” – no judgment on a good or bad outcome. Consequences are the outcomes that naturally follow from an approach you take.

All parents want the best outcomes for their children. So what are the outcomes of openness for those involved in embryo adoption?

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Sarah - Content Specialist for, 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

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