Open Adoption Over The Years

Closed adoptions were the norm just a few decades ago, but now open adoption is gaining momentum. Find out if it's right for your family.

Open adoption can create rewarding relationships for all parties
Best friends Diane Bueller and Debbi Stone have a unique relationship. Not because the two women are nine years apart in age, but because Stone is the birth mother of Bueller's son, Danny. When that fact elicits surprise or even skepticism, here's what Danny has to say: "It's always seemed perfectly normal to me." He adds, "I have more people in my life who love me than most people do. I don't see how that can be a bad thing." ...

Parents involved in open adoptions speak honestly about working through challenges and keeping the relationship going through life changes.

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