Note: Miracle Monday for this week will be posted later in the week.
This is a small study but offers some statistics on Open Adoption:
A study by Grotevant and McRoy, published in 1998, reported that 72 percent of adoptive parents were satisfied with their birth mothers and nearly all but one birth mother in the study were satisfied with their contact with the adoptive parents. Further study reported two-thirds of agencies grew to endorse open adoption practices in less than a decade.
I know the prospect, the idea, of an open adoption scared me in the beginning. I think this statistic shows that people can usually work through this unique type of relationship. As any relationship there may be bumps and things that need to be worked through but for the most part this is a workable relationship, one that benefits the child.