The following outlines the benefits of Open Adoption to each member of the adoption triad:1
- A sense of identity
A complete history
The knowledge that they are loved by their birthfamily
A ready source of medical information and support
- Active participation in the placement process
Encourages healthy grieving
The potential of developing a special relationship with the child
The Adoptive Family
- Ability to answer their child's questions
No fear of the unknown
A sense of entitlement to parent
Ability to see in their child what is "nature" and what is "nurture"
1. Romanchik, Brenda, "What is Open Adoption?" R-Squared Press, Royal Oak, MI, July 2001, p.8-10.