One question all adoptive parents face is “open or closed adoption?”
How do you decide?
Help will be provided in this post but first take a look at these facts and statistics:
- Adopted children who stay in contact with their birth family typically are better adjusted and suffer from fewer identity issues than children in closed adoptions.
- Only 5% of infant adoptions are closed.
- Another major study showed that openness in an adoption decreases stress and increases satisfaction for both birth parents and adoptive parents.
- It is often feared that members of the birth family may be a bad influence on the adoptee.
- Most Birth Parent(s) want an open adoption. If you are closed to the idea, you lower your chances of getting picked and the process will most likely take longer.
Now that you have read over these facts and statistics, keep them in mind when answering these questions to help you decide open or closed adoption…
Making the decision between an open adoption or closed adoption can be tough.
Hopefully this information helped.
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