Open adoption can be a beautiful, life-changing experience. But it’s far from easy.
Every journey is in its own way a triumph of courage over fear, hope over doubt, and facts over stereotypes.
That’s where your story comes in. Stories help us make sense of the world and feel a little less lonely.
Hearing how someone solved a problem, overcame an obstacle, or just celebrated a moment can make us feel better, do better, and be better.
Send your unpublished story, or any questions, to Lawrence, our community manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We’re particularly interested in stories about adopting a baby, placing a baby for adoption, and how to create strong relationships through open adoption.
For birthparents, this could include why you chose open adoption, how you found your baby’s adoptive parents, what were you looking for, and any other tips on how to navigate the process and make your relationship work.
For adoptive parents this could include what drew you to open adoption, how you connected with your child’s birthparents, and any suggestions you have for others who are beginning their journey but unsure about where to go or what to do next.
Try to keep your story between 600-1000 words (more or less or is okay, too, if the story warrants it).
If you have a photo (or photos) to illustrate your piece, please include it.
Send us a brief 1-2 sentence bio and, if you have one, a link to your website, blog or adoption profile.
We reserve the right to edit your piece and title for clarity, length and language.
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