Openness in Adoption

Adoption in America Today: The Good, the Bad, and a Path to Reform

This presentation outlines key issues and The Donaldson Adoption Institute's vision of a path to much-needed reform.

Author: The Donaldson Adoption Institute

Published: July 2016

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Openness in Adoption: From Secrecy and Stigma to Knowledge and Connections

This report depicts how extensively adoption in the U.S. has changed over the last several decades – from a time when it was shrouded in so much secrecy that birth and adoptive families knew nothing about each other, to a new reality today in which the vast majority of infant adoptions are "open," meaning the two families have some level of ongoing relationship.

Author: Deborah Siegel and Susan Smith

Published: March 2012