With many adults waiting until later in life to get married, infertility challenges are becoming more prevalent. If you are considering adoption, you will need to decide between closed and open adoption. Closed adoptions preserve a sense of privacy for both parties while open adoption encourages information-sharing and communication.
There are a couple of benefits to considering open adoption.
Fosters a sense of identity
One of the challenges for adopted children is understanding where they actually come from. Learning their origins is important for many children of adoption, but closed proceedings make that nearly impossible. Open adoption allows your child to grow up with a complete sense of their identity.
Ensures access to medical history
Family medical history directly contributes to your child’s quality of life and the potential risk factors for specific diseases and health conditions. A closed adoption makes it difficult to identify those health risks, but an open adoption provides you with easy access to the information when needed.
Provides a comprehensive support system
Your child will have a strong support system of both families to rely on throughout their upbringing, which helps ensure well-adjusted and successful development. Children need to have family they can count on, and open adoption gives them access to both families.
When you welcome a child into your home through open adoption, you bring two families together with a shared bond of love for that child. Helping your family grow through adoption is exciting and life-changing for everyone involved, and understanding the benefits of open adoption helps you pursue the right path.