What is an open adoption?

There are various degrees of openness in adoption. You may:

  • Select an adoptive family from reading profiles
  • Have an anonymous meeting with the adoptive family
  • Have a direct placement from the hospital
  • Receive pictures and/or progress reports up to 18 years
  • Have a completely open adoption (identified)

Your CHS permanency specialist will help you look at your situation and options, and you will be able to select the level of openness that is most comfortable for you.