Why open adoption? Adoptive parents Josh and Lindsey Redfern talk of not only the joy of open adoption, but also the good solid reasoning behind it. The couple shares their feelings of the great blessings birth mothers and birth fathers are in their lives.

According to the Redferns, open adoption doesn’t just help children grow into successful, emotionally healthy people – but open adoption also blesses the lives of adoptive parents, creating a bond that is familial in its own way. Eliminating the need for control and embracing the shared joy of loving a child with his/her birth parents is one of the keys to maintaining successful relationships. What was once awkward at the beginning of an adoptive parent – birth parent relationship, can become a friendship that is deep and abiding.