Information on the success of open adoptions is years away from having any statistical information available. Advocates of open adoptions argue that birth parents knowing where and who the child is with alleviate the fear of the adoptive placement, and the confidence is then transmitted to the adopted parents. (Adoption 2008) The Adoption (2008) stated that Kenneth Watson a well known advocate of open adoptions and the chair of the adoption task force of the Child Welfare League of America states “Open adoption helps a child better cope with the loss of a birth parent as well as helps birth parents cope with their sense of loss. The Adoption (2008) stated by Kathleen Silber and Phyllis Speedin, the authors of Dear Birthmother: Thank You for Our Bay, argue against confidential adoptions, saying that “Birthmothers, adoptive parents and adopted children are forced to accepted whatever information an intermediary was willing to provide in a confidential adoption. Hence,
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