Open adoption is now the most widely practiced form of adoption in the U.S.
In open adoption birth and adoptive parents meet one another, share full identifying information, and have direct access to ongoing contact over the years.
Research clearly shows the more open an adoption is, the better it is for all members of the adoption triad. Openness in adoption serves the best interests of birthparents, adoptive parents, and adoptees.
Open Adoption speaks to the dignity of all members of the adoption experience.
Open Adoption offers the choice of differing degrees of contact between adoptive family members and the child’s birth family based on common sense, compassion and courage of those involved.