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Voices

"My counselor helped me look at all my options; what parenting would be like, what my goals were for my child and myself. I wondered if I could ever find the right adoptive parents, but I did. I was nervous at first, but we grew close, so fast, and felt comfortable together. We wanted the same thing; for the adoption to be open, and for Megan to know who I am and to have a relationship with me."

RandiSue

"There's so much love in our open adoption. It has the child in the center and ripples out. It touches everyone around us as it spreads and spreads."

OA&FS Birthparent

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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