I have a question for people who are pro open and semi-open adoption. The post below got me thinking along with some opinions I've heard from "friends" recently too.
How do you feel about international adoptions? Since those are usually always closed, do you feel this is a disservice to the child(ren) and families involved?
I've heard some strong opinions about this and how IA should stop and children should never leave their country of origin. So nothing will likely shock or offend me here.
My personal opinion is that every single adoption situation should be handled individually. Every single arrangement should be made in the best interest of the child and family. Maybe that means most should be open or semi-open, maybe it means closing that chapter of their lives.
That being said we have gathered as much possible information about the birth family as possible and will try to get more information when we go back for trip 2. I don't think that closed has to mean never knowing.