Are you looking to adopt?
If you are a prospective adoptive family, we will help you prepare to adopt and explore what will fit for your growing family. At New Life Family Services, we understand that couples come to an adoption decision with a range of emotions and often many questions. Some couples have thought about adoption for several years, while others have recently started exploring their decision to adopt. No matter where you are at in the process, our staff is here to answer questions and support you throughout the process. To learn more about adopting,
Our website can answer many of your questions about our adoption program, but feel free to contact our Administrative Social Worker at 612-746-5658 if you’d like to speak with someone about your specific adoption questions.
What is Openness and what does Open Adoption mean?
Openness in adoption means that there is some type of ongoing relationship between the birth parent(s) and the adoptive parents, as well as with the child. New Life views openness in adoption as a lifelong journey. We see many benefits to having some type of openness in the relationship – benefits to the birth parents, to the adoptive parents, and especially to the child who was adopted. During the adoption process, New Life assists both birth parents and adoptive parents to think through their options for openness and to come up with a plan that works for each member of the adoption triad. New Life encourages both parties to put their openness agreement in writing through a cooperative agreement.
Open adoption relationships grow and change over time, just like every relationship in life. New Life
Post-Adoption services are available to assist birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoptees throughout this lifelong journey by offering resources, information, support, and mediation when needed.
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