Openness in Adoption

Openness in Adoption: Building Relationships Between Adoptive and Birth Families
This factsheet from the Child Welfare Information Gateway is intended to support adoptive families in considering and maintaining open adoption. It describes open adoption and various levels of openness, trends towards increasing openness, and the potential benefits of open adoption.  Additionally, this factsheet provides adoptive families with questions to consider in deciding whether open adoption is right for them, strategies to build and maintain relationships with their children’s birth families, and tips for using social media for contact with birth families. (2013) Report