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"The counselor I received was very professional and in tune with my emotional needs ... She was very thorough in a somewhat complicated situation like ours, from the first phone call to the follow-up letters. She helped me feel calm during a very emotional time."

OA&FS Birthmother

"It is very rewarding and very healing to play a role in your child’s life. Witnessing the birth of my son and seeing the joy of his adoptive parents, Jan and Michael, was the most powerful, sad, joyful day of my life… I personally could not let my girlfriend go through the process alone, nor could I live with knowing I did not play a role. I wanted my child to know who I was, too."

Andrew, Birthdad

Birth grandparents can play an integral and meaningful role in the open adoption relationship and the adoption planning process. However, birth grandparents can find themselves in a difficult position: wanting to support their child to make a decision they feel good about; while at the same time experiencing strong feelings about the choices their child is facing. Whatever choice birthparents make, the birth grandparents are very much affected.

Open Adoption and Family Services extends counseling and support to birth grandparents. Counselors can give you a safe place to process your feelings, so that you can be present to give your child positive and unconditional support.

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