I haven't seen a lot of discussion on these boards about open adoption, but I'm curious about how everyone feels about this topic. I've been doing a lot of reading and a lot of thinking about this lately, and although it honestly scares me right now, our hope is to have an open adoption with several visits per year with the birthfamily as I think this is in the best interest of the child. I think I have the "normal" adoptive mother fears; that I will never be "enough", that my role as a mother will be undermined, etc., but I think that these fears will eventually be overcome. I know that openness isn't easy, and it can still be painful for all members of the triad, but given the other options, I feel like it is the best way to proceed for us.
Anyone want to share your thoughts or experiences with openness in adoption?