What are some benefits of open adoption?

Open adoption has a number of benefits for children and parents alike. Many birth parents like open adoption because it allows them to have continued interaction with their child even if they are currently unable to care for their child. It also gives birth parents a peace of mind knowing the person their child is going to and knowing their child is safe and cared for. Open adoption is often beneficial for the child because it enables the child to have a relationship with their birth parent from the beginning instead of trying to rediscover their birth parent later in life. In addition, open adoptions are especially beneficial for children who already have an established relationship with their birth parent. Many adoptive parents favor open adoption because they understand the benefits it can afford their child and because it allows them to be honest with their child about the adoption from the start.