The Los Angeles Times is doing a two-part series on open adoption, beginning today and ending Monday.
Part one looks at openness through the story of a family (families? a first family and adoptive family) who opened their adoption in the early days of the movement. I'm interested in seeing where the journalist takes the piece on Monday; it looks like she really did her homework. The list of adoption experts in the sidebar reads like a showdown of some of the biggest names on both sides of the debate.
I will say this now--I am terribly grateful for the families who went before ours and figured out openness more or less on their own. It is no overstatement to say that their commitment made my family possible.
ETA: Part two is up