The way open adoption works largely depends on the level of openness. At Adoption Choices of Nevada, you will have the option to choose a fully open adoption (having direct contact with the adoptive family) or a semi-open adoption (in which our adoption agency will mediate contact, so that you can maintain privacy), or a closed adoption.
Most domestic adoptions today are mediated, but still maintain some level of openness. For example, most birth mothers will choose a family for their baby. Many will also choose to meet the family before placement, and find peace of mind in knowing the parents who will raise their child. Most of the families at Adoption Choices of Nevada agree to at least a semi-open adoption plan. Some families are fully open to direct contact, as well.
The way an open adoption works is through open, honest, and direct communication between an adoptive family and the birth parents. If you choose a fully open adoption, you and the adoptive family you choose will have identifying information about one another (phone numbers, email addresses, names, etc.). You will have a relationship with the adoptive family, and together will establish expectations for ongoing contact.
We would love to answer any of your questions about our program, and to assist you in making an adoption plan that will work for you.