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Any interested family should be willing to maintain an open adoption with their birth mother.
Most agencies allow varying degrees of open adoptions.
Bershadker points to another reason for open adoptions: the estimated 1.5 million cats and dogs that die in U.S. shelters every year.
Initially, Mike was leery of open adoption, but Kristie gradually convinced him that such arrangements were best for children.
Organizations practicing open adoptions generally do not do home visits or phone landlords to make sure pets are allowed.
The appeal of international adoption during the peak years coincided with changes in American adoption laws that permitted open adoptions with birthparents having more rights to involvement in the lives of their children, Melson says.
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OPEN ADOPTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of open adoption for English Language Learners
: an adoption in which the people who become the legal parents of a child meet the child's biological parents
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