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.Therefore, this type of adoption is important to the three parties involved i.e. biological parents, adoptive child, and adoptive parents.The following benefits are associated with open adoption.Open adoption is beneficial in the following ways.
During open adoption process, birth parents are the ones that control the whole exercise.This is because, it is the role of birth parents to choose their preferred adoptive parents.As a result, the child’ biological parents can feel confident about their child’s safety and security.Through regular visits and interactions, the birth parents are assured of their child’s well-being.The birth parents are also likely to know everything happening with their child.Because of regular communication between birth parents and their child, a strong relationship is established between the two.The relationship between the child and his adoptive family nourishes as well and the adoptive family may become part of the child’s extended family.Due to open adoption, the child’s biological parents will not feel guilty for giving out their child for adoption, because they know where their child is, and his well-being.This is as a result of constant engagements between both families concerning the adopted child.
Since the adoptive family is not aware of the other family’s intentions before the child is born, communication helps both families to have trust and confidence in each other.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.The adoptive family gets a sense of encouragement, and pride knowing that they were entitled to raise the child for the other family.
Birth parents will have more time to do other businesses, and can visit their child anytime they are free.The birth parents are likely to have more time to attend to other endeavors, while maintaining regular interactions with the other family.Open adoption will also help the child to identify himself with a specific family.The adopted child will be confident because he can trace his family tree and associate himself with that family.Since the adopted child’s birth parents will be keeping in touch with him, he will not feel abandoned, and therefore, his self-esteem will remain high.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.