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Navigating Open Adoption

Bethany believes a spirit of openness in adoption is in the best interest of all members of the adoption triad, extended family and previous caregivers. This spirit of openness is reflected through attitudes and actions that honor these connections for a lifetime. We’re here to assist you as these relationships change over time.


The following services are available:

EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION

Bethany can assist with transferring pictures, letters, or gifts on behalf of birth family members or adoptive parents.

COORDINATING VISITS

Bethany can provide assistance with negotiating contact and relationships between birth and adoptive families. Bethany staff will help you prepare for these visits; and if appropriate, participate in the visits to facilitate discussions.

MEDIATION MEETINGS

If difficulties in post-adoption relationships arise, Bethany staff can discuss expectations and concerns with each person involved, and help coordinate opportunities for direct discussions between the parties.

 Contact the Bethany office that facilitated your adoption to learn more.

Navigating Open Adoption