When you adopt a child through closed adoption, you will not have any information about the parents of the infant your are adopting.  When they grow up, these children that were on closed adoption process will develop a sense of incomplete identity.


These children who do not have any clue about their historical past will have difficulty grounding themselves in the present.  They are eaten up inside by questions of their origin and belongingness and they get uneasy with the home and family that they are now living with.


A child of open adoption with have a greater sense of self-identity, and will be better equipped in making decision for himself on where he wants to go.  The birth parents also suffer less guilt for not being able to provide the kind of life that they are living now.  In reality, ancestry is not necessarily need for self actualization.


With open domestic adoption, there is on-going access to unplanned pregnancy information.  With access to information, a child's questions on why he was given for adoption will be answered and he will for be forever wondering why and hurting himself psychologically.


Because of lack of understanding about the birth parents, adoptive parents will tend to be distrustful of them, in closed adoption.  Because of the secrecy and lack of communication, adoptive parents will tend to be afraid that the birth parents will try to contact their child and shatter whatever protection they have build so carefully.


In open adoption, it is also possible to build a healthy relationship with the birth parents and so there will be less chances of feeling undue insecurity on the child and the adoptive parents.  An open adoption is beneficial since there is nothing to hide so there will be no slip ups or revelation of shocking adoption information.


Unforeseen medical emergencies arise where there is an immediate need for compatible organ or blood donors.  In these moments, you will be thankful that you have prompt access to people who share the same DNA.  Sometimes the difference between life and death lies in the availability of information regarding health issues or the family medical history.


A child will develop personal familial security that leads to high levels of self confidence if they know that they were not really abandoned but loved enough to have been allowed to grow up in a better home.



If you have two sets of parents to love and be loved by is a benefit that cannot be countered