What is Open Adoption?

Most domestic adoptions are open, and some international adoptions are open. So, what exactly do we mean by open adoption. How does it work? Is it good for families and for kids? Listen to Dawn Davenport, Director of Creating a Family, a nonprofit providing education and support for adoption and infertility explain open adoptions.  Dawn explains the power of open adoption, the reason for it and how open adoptions play a vital role for all members of the adoption triad. You can learn more about adoption by visiting Creating a Family online or on Facebook.

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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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