Openness in Adoption

Openness in Adoption Curriculum

This online curriculum is intended for parents who are exploring openness in adoption, parents who are experiencing openness in adoption, and professionals who provide services in this area.

Author: The Donaldson Adoption Institute

Published: November 2016

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