With semi-open adoption there are a number of advantages for
all members of the adoption tirade: birth parents, adoptive parents, and
the adopted child. For the adoptive
parents, benefits may include access to background information on the child’s birth
parents: social, educational, and health history.
In semi-open adoption it may also be possible to maintain
contact with the Birth Family after the adoption is finalized. While the degrees
of openness will vary based upon a pre-determined adoption plan, adoptive families
may be able to request additional medical history/information should the need
Adoptive parents may have an increased since of confidence regarding
birth parent intentions or goals. This
more clearly defined arrangement may make each party’s role easier to manage
and maintain. Additionally, adoptive parents who were chosen by their child’s
birthparents, may have an increased sense of confidence regarding their parental
roles and abilities.
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