6 Open Adoption Facts That Will Surprise You

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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