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The Secret of Success in Open Adoption

This guest post is by Michelle Erich at Michelle Erich Law.

To find success in open adoption, you have to spread the word about your dream to adopt and communicate effectively. In my experience as an adoption attorney over the past two decades, I’ve found that successful adoption efforts are more about open communication than
anything else.

Hopeful adoptive parents frequently ask me if wealth, religion, ethnicity or age are factors that may aid or hinder adoption efforts.  I can tell you that I have had parents chosen who were all colors and ethnicities from early twenties to mid sixties, strongly religious to atheistic, owning multiple high end homes in select locales or renting a double wide in a mobile home park. Continue reading