3 Ways My Life Would Have Been Different With An Open Adoption

Ashley Foster was placed for adoption in 1982, a time when open adoptions were virtually unheard of. In this article, she asks the question: How would my life have been different had open adoption been available for me?

In it, she explores three big things that she regrets about her childhood, things that came about because her adoption was closed. These include growing up knowing her sisters, having an opportunity to meet her birth father, and having the option to settle closer to birth family before she had rooted her family in place.

She argues that all adoptions should be open. She writes, “It would be a beautiful thing for people to give their child the best in life while still allowing access to their people.”

Read the article on Adoption.com.

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Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at Adoption.com. She currently works as a content specialist at Adopting.org, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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