Many families today elect to enter into an open adoption in which the adoptive parents and the birth mother have an ongoing relationship. The terms of the contract are best negotiated with the birth parent(s) and adoptive parents in the same room. As the child grows, the contact spells out the specific interaction the birth parent will have. Other issues include when, where and how the child is told he is adopted. Above and Beyond Conflict can help you craft an agreement that blends the family in the way that looks toward the future and works best for the child.