For adoptive and birth parents alike, the more people who are around to love and watch a child grow, the better. That’s why open adoptions can be so beneficial.
While having the birth mother in his or her life opens up many doors for a child for information as they grow older, having both birth parents in their life can be incredibly valuable.
The Cradle encourages birth fathers to take an active role in making adoption plans for their children. Our counselors work with many birth fathers each year who are glad they chose to be involved for all of the benefits it can bring their child later down the road.
Here’s how one set of birth parents approaches open adoption with their child’s adoptive parents: