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About Open Adoption

Spence-Chapin encourages open adoption. This means that adoptive and birth families meet and are able to have ongoing contact with each other at their own discretion. The amount and type of communication can range from the exchange of letters, e-mails, phone calls and pictures to planned reunion visits with birth families. An open adoption is not co-parenting. It is an opportunity for birth and adoptive families to develop a relationship that will benefit the adopted child. For over a decade, Spence-Chapin has facilitated successful open relationships between birth and adoptive families.


Birth mothers talk about their decisions to make an adoption plan and why open adoption was the right choice for them.