Marcus giggles as his mom Kelly Lively reads a book to him at home on Feb. 16, 2019. Nurses and doctors who thought Marcus would never make it past the hospital after he was born with serious health conditions, has thrived since Kelly began fostering and eventually adopting him. Kelly felt called to adopt Marcus after seeing a photo of him. Kelly Lafferty Gerber | Kokomo Tribune
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The New York Times recently ran an article that demonstrates just how good open adoption can be. With a solid relationship established between the birthparents and the adoptive parents, everyone feels good. Lauren, the birthmother, observed, “You know how you can have one shining moment when you do something defining? I honestly think it’s the best decision I could have made, and that it’s one of the best decisions I have made in my life.” Nate, the baby’s birth father, agreed, affirming that their child’s adoptive parents are “wonderful.” See the entire article here.
Adoption Link is a leader in open adoption in Ohio. We recognize and advocate the many benefits of open adoption to all the parties involved in adoption. Open adoption results in less grief and promotes better mental health for birthparents. For some birthparents, open adoption promotes understanding between birthparents and adoptive parents regarding their respective roles — enhancing trust, cooperation and information sharing. Open adoption is a blessing to adoptees, who have their important life questions answered. Read our guide to open adoption here.