Open adoption can be as varied as individuals are. This means that, just like all relationships, it takes work to have a productive and happy open adoption. With the mutual goal of giving your child the best life possible, differences can be set aside, friendships can be developed, and little problems can be overlooked.

Sometimes difficult, crucial conversations need to take place in order to keep the open adoption wide open. Knowing that all parties are working to keep a relationship strong, individuals can become empowered to work harder and persevere through difficulties. Setting aside pride, becoming unselfish, and focusing on the most important needs of your child will help in the approach to making an open adoption work well.