This has been rattling around in my brain, so I'll see if I can type it out coherenly.
We discussed several months ago some laws that poppped up in a couple of states to make open adoption agreements legally binding, as long as all parties were OK with it. Several people expressed concerns about it, especially if someone in the triad (usually the birthparents) were unstable (jail, susbstance abuse, etc.)
I have seen a trend lately, especially in posts from my agency, of more or less guilting APs into honoring open adoption agreements. Sharing stories of bereft BPs who haven't heard from APs, repeatedly stressing the importance of honoring the agreement, etc.
Do you think this is an effective way keep the lines of communication open between BPs and APs? More or less effective than legally binding agreements? Any other thoughts?
Yeah, not the most coherent, but hopefully I got my question across.