About 95 percent of adoptions today have some level of openness, according to a recent study.
Although the research looked at U.S. placements, it’s safe to say that the situation here in Canada isn’t all that different from what it is south of the border.
According to the study, two reasons account for the trend toward openness. First, families and professionals realize that secrecy is harmful. And second, birthmothers want it.
If you’re hoping to connect with an expectant mother considering adoption, this last bit of information is worth nothing. In fact, it could be the game changer in your outreach efforts.
Knowing that birthmothers desire openness, you could potentially increase your chances of finding a match by emphasizing that you’re interested in it as well in your adoption profile or in your conversations with her.
And it could also help you build the framework of a strong and lasting relationship with her after placement.
Here are some of the main reasons why birthmothers choose open adoption when placing their baby with an adoptive family.