6 Open Adoption Facts That Will Surprise You

Research is opening up greater understanding about open adoption.

Shelley Skuster June 25, 2015

While some people worry about maintaining an open adoption, research shows open adoption is becoming more of the norm. Open adoption done right benefits all members in the adoption triad: Adoptees, Birth Parents and Adoptive Parents. Before the 1970s, open adoption didn’t exist.  In the 1980s, biological parents started to fight for contact with their children. Many of the myths that remain about open adoption are simply because of the relative newness of the term. We published this article to shatter the myths about open adoption.

Here are six facts that may surprise you about open adoption.

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Shelley Skuster

Shelley is a former award-winning television journalist who traded in suit coats and red lipstick for a messy bun and yoga pants. She's a freelance writer who stays at home with her three daughters who are all ((gasp)) under the age of three and came to her via adoption and birth. She's the woman behind the blog Shelley Writes, and she can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.


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