Why we chose open adoption

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  • Danny Chipman Lehi, UT
    Nov. 9, 2017 1:21 a.m.

    My biggest concern with an open adoption would be input interference from the birth family, but I suppose there will always be pros and cons with each situation.

  • Sitting Under a Tree Grantsville, UT
    Nov. 8, 2017 1:42 p.m.

    As a grandfather on the "giving" end of an open adoption, I live in profound gratitude for the blessing our open adoption is, both for us, our child and grandchild, and the adoptive parents. Those gracious parents are a new set of children for us, whom we greatly appreciate.

    At least in our experience, open adoption has been an amazingly beneficial solution for a very difficult situation.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Nov. 8, 2017 12:34 p.m.

    We've adopted, and while so many say that we have been a blessing to our sons lives, the opposite is actually more true, they have been a blessing in our lives far more than the other way around.

    Listen, either you do or you don't believe we truly are all brothers and sisters, and children of Heavenly Father. My personal family is a mix of children that joined our family in the traditional way, and through adoption. If we are truly Christians, we all have a stewardship towards our fellow travelers through this life. We did create those little spirits that come into our homes - they already existed. We are simply being intrusted and charged with being their chaperones through this life. None of these kids are "yours". Their spirits already existed. We are simply partners in the process. And sometimes we come to those roles by different means.

    I wish more of these young women who become pregnant by means they did not intend would be willing to be more often partners in this process. If they could see the good they could become, by partnering, what a wonderfully important and enriching thing that could be.