The Benefits of Open Adoption

The Benefits of Open Adoption

When considering adoption, it’s helpful to explore all options. There is no “right” path, but if you are leaning towards staying in your baby’s life, you might want to consider open adoption. Open adoption allows for contact between the birth parents, the adoptive parents and the child. The adoptive parents are legally responsible for the child and to raise him or her, but the birth parents can still keep in touch. Although you are not raising your baby, ties do not have to be cut completely. In fact, about 95% of adoptions today are open in some capacity.  

If you need to talk to someone now about adoption, contact Adoption Choices of Las Vegas now CALL OR TEXT 702-474-4673

Types of Open Adoption

Open adoption has two levels – fully open and semi-open. With fully open adoption, the birth parents and the adoptive parents can have direct contact. This can through phone calls, emails, letters or visits. Semi-open adoption, also known as mediated adoption, usually has a third party, such as a lawyer or social worker, pass letters or photos between families. Adoption Choices of Las Vegas is happy to work with you to determine which level would be a better fit for you. If you desire to have a relationship with your baby, then open adoption would be very beneficial to you. 

The Benefits of Open Adoption

Peace of Mind

Choosing adoption may be one of the most difficult things you’ve had to do in your life, so it’s understandable if you want additional assurance that you made the right decision. When you have the ability and privilege to have a relationship with your child and his or her adoptive parents, it allows you to have more insight as to who is raising your child. Instead of constantly wondering if your child is happy and healthy, you can determine that for yourself. It can also create peace of mind for the child to know that the love for him or her is multiplied.

Additional Support

Sometimes adoptive families can be like extended families to the birth parents. This is nice because they understand your situation and can provide strength and encouragement. The adoptive family may also be appreciative that their child has more support and people on his or her team.


Instead of the birth family or child constantly wondering “what if…”, the birth parent(s) is there to answer all of the important questions. This way there are no medical background uncertainties or a lack of knowledge about his or her ancestry. The birth parents can also clear up the reason for the adoption and ensure the child knows that he or she is wanted. This is more of a benefit for the adoptive parents, the child and the birth parents. 

The Benefits of Open Adoption

It’s important to do research and consult with others prior to making such a permanent decision. The landscape for adoption is continuing to change and the benefits of open adoption outweigh the cons if you are looking to stay in your child’s life. Adoption Choices of Las Vegas is here to support and encourage you throughout this journey. 

Adoption Choices of Nevada in Las Vegas has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across Nevada since 2012. For information specific to Las Vegas, please visit our sister site Adoption Choices of Las Vegas. For information specific to Reno, please visit our sister site Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno. You can also call us to speak to someone now. Contact Us 24/7: CALL OR TEXT 702-474-4673

Meet the Author: Hi! I’m Ashley! I am a senior at Loyola University Chicago pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in journalism. My hobbies include: reading, writing, and binge-watching the newest Netflix craze.

I hope to one day be a reporter, but I also have an interest in social work. When I’m not in school or working, you can find me relaxing with friends, shopping or volunteering at a local foster home.



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