This sweet video is a tender, emotional show of a real birth and adoption experience.
Open adoption is becoming more and more common. 69% of adoptions include some form of openness. That is, the birth parents and adoptive couple have met at least once. There are various degrees of open adoptions including:
Confidential: Some information is shared between birth and adoptive families, but stops shortly after placement.
Mediated: Information that is non-identifying is shared but it is through a mediator.
Fully Disclosed: Full disclosure of information, including identifying information between both adoptive and birth families happens.
Watch to learn more about the real faces of open adoption.