Open adoption occurs when the identities of biological parents, and adoptive parents are not secret.This means that, both families can freely interact with each other in a friendly manner.Due to this, open adoption benefits all the parties involved in several ways.The advantages below indicate why open adoption is the best method of child adoption.
Birth parents take control of the whole adoption exercise.This is because, the parents will interview, and select their preferred adoptive parents who will raise their kid on their behalf.This makes the birth parents feel secure and confident that their child is on safe hands.Since there is regular communication and constant visits between the two families, the birth parents are assured of their child well-being.The birth parents are also likely to know everything happening with their child.Also, there develops a lasting relationship between the child and his biological parents, due to constant interactions.Due to the good relationship between the adoptive child and his adoptive family, the child may take the adoptive family as part of his extended family.Since open adoption doesn’t conceal the identities of birth parents, these parents won’t feel guilty of abandoning their child for adoption, because they know where the child is at by keeping in touch with the adoptive family.This is possible because of the constant interactions, and regular communications between the adoptive family, and the birth family.
Before the child is born, the adoptive parents are not aware of the intentions of the other family, confidence and trust is developed between the two families.The necessity of producing medical documents during adoption is eliminated, and medical information can be accessed at any time.The bond between the two families is strengthened, and the adoptive family regards the other family as part of their extended family.There is encouragement on the adoptive family because they take it as an honor to be given a child to take care of by his parents.
Biological parents will be flexible to do other important things, and visit their child whenever they find time.As a result of this, the birth parents will be flexible to do their jobs, while maintaining constant communication with the adoptive family.This type of adoption gives the adopted child a sense of belonging, and identity.The adopted child will be confident because he can trace his family tree and associate himself with that family.The child will feel the love of his parents, and this will automatically eliminate the sense of abandonment which may lower his self-esteem.As a result of constant interaction between the two families, biological parents can explain to their child why they decided to give him for adoption. The urge to look for his family is also quenched because the child will be knowing his parents.