Semi open adoption:
"Both families need to be sensative to eachother's positions and establish a relationship grounded in trust. Birthparents need to trust that the adopted family will love this child as their own."
I feel a birthparent needs to be in the background and let the adopted parents- parent. The adopted parents need to be faithful with supplying the birthparents with information and be open to one day sharing as much information as the child desires. I want my child to meet their biological mother, father, siblings etc. But not until their are old enough. I do think there needs to be reform and everyone should have access to their records at 21...... As their parents i want to feel that they are old enough to handle meeting them and all that it entails. I know from experience about the whole meeting process and a person needs to be mature enough to handle all it entails.
So don't be angry and say - EVERYONE should have an open adoption. They should do what's best for them. Yes, there are people who are coerced - that's awful. I would not want an adoption that the mother isn't fully counciled by knowledgable licenced councilors and talked to women who have a succesful adoption that is open, semi-open and closed so they can choose for themselves. That's what my agency does and that's how it should be.......