Open Adoptions Much More Common
Open adoptions have become the norm today according to a report cited in the Houston Chronicle on March 21. According to this report, “only about 5 percent of infant adoptions in the U.S. now take place without some ongoing relationship between birth parent and adoptive family”.
While open adoptions are more popular, and provide many benefits to the families involved and to the adopted children, there are many problems encountered with the process due to mis-matched expectations as to the degree of post adoption contact. If you are interested in learning more about an open adoption, be sure to read our description of the open adoption process to prepare yourself for what you might encounter.