I see a continuous response here from an anon poster that continues to discredit certain first moms stories as not being worth listening to (much like Southern's question before mine) because of how long ago their adoption took place.
And I keep seeing the "20 to 30" years ago point brought up as firsts moms who really shouldn't be listened to because they weren't a part of open adoption.
Except that, my son will be 22 in December and his adoption was an open adoption that closed fire years later. Infact, when I first said there was no way I could go through with a closed adoption, I was presented with the "new" kind of adoption - open adoption - that was better for first moms and adoptees.
So now I'm curious how many people believe or originally believed that open adoption is a new concept when it actually was something offered to EMom's over twenty years ago?
Answer by Iamgr8teful at 9:13 PM on Nov. 18, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 2:41 PM on Nov. 19, 2009
There have always been open adoptions. My great great grandmother and all her siblings were openly placed for adoption when their mother died. The various families who took in one or two children made sure that the siblings continued contact with each other. Makes for some interesting genealogy. There is nothing new under the sun. Open adoption is much more normal than all this secretive stuff.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:14 PM on Nov. 19, 2009
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