Our panel of birth family members shares the joys of open adoption. They’ve found that the open situation not only blesses them with their relationships with the adopted children, but they have all been pleased to find that the relationships developed with the adoptive parents are deep and meaningful. Their relationships are stronger than that of friends—they’re familial relationships that they wouldn’t want to live without. “Open adoption is that link between ‘I can have him and you can have him’,” says Grandpa Bruce. Open adoption creates new relationships that saves lives.