Open vs. Closed Adoption: Making the Right Choice in Kansas

Choosing between an open and closed adoption is a significant decision for prospective adoptive parents in Kansas. Each type of adoption has its own set of benefits and challenges, and it is important to understand these differences to make an informed choice. At McDowell Chartered, we are here to help you navigate this important decision. Contact us at (316) 269-0746 for expert legal assistance.

Understanding Open and Closed Adoptions

Open Adoption

In an open adoption, there is ongoing contact and communication between the adoptive family and the birth parents. This can range from exchanging letters and photos to regular visits and phone calls. The level of openness varies and is often agreed upon by both parties.

Benefits of Open Adoption:

  • Maintains Biological Connections: Open adoption allows the child to maintain a relationship with their birth family, which can provide a sense of identity and continuity.
  • Access to Medical History: Ongoing communication ensures that adoptive parents have access to the child
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