Open Adoption Quick Facts

  • Open adoption is now the most widely practiced form of adoption in the U.S.
  • In open adoption birth and adoptive parents meet one another, share full identifying information, and have direct access to ongoing contact over the years.
  • Research clearly shows the more open an adoption is, the better it is for all members of the adoption triad. Openness in adoption serves the best interests of birthparents, adoptive parents, and adoptees.