The true history of the adopted child’s birth parents is not revealed in closed adoption. With this type, many children develop a sense of incomplete identity.
These children who are not sure of their historical past do not really feel grounded in the present. Sometimes this thought of where you came from eats up adopted children and they will start feeling uneasy with the home and family that has adopted them.
If a child knows where he came from, he will be better equipped at making healthy decisions about where he wishes to go because he has a better understanding and sense of self identity. The birth parents also suffer less guilt for not being able to provide the kind of life that they are living now. The truth is that self actualization has really nothing to do with ancestry.
If you had an open domestic adoption, then you will not have problems accessing information. Because there is access of information, a child will actually find out why he was given out for adoption instead of being haunted with from wondering with incomplete information.
Because of lack of understanding about the birth parents, adoptive parents will tend to be distrustful of them, in closed adoption. This secrecy and lack of communication creates negative feelings about the birth family and the fear that they may try to contact the child and shatter the protective layer the adoptive parents have built so carefully.
If there is a healthy relationship between all the people involved, there will be lesser chances of undue insecurity on the part of the child and adoptive parents. Because everything is in the open, there will be no fear of accidental slip ups or shocking life, changing information regarding the adoption.
If there is open adoption and the child is brought in for medical emergencies, the birth parents can be a source of compatible organs or as blood donors. If you have prompt access to people who share the same DNA, it can come in very handy in such moments. Sometimes the difference between life and death lies in the availability of information regarding health issues or the family medical history.
Security and high levels of self confidence can be developed in a child in an open adoption since he will know the reasons why he was given away and that is to make him enjoy a good life which his birth parents cannot give him.
if you know that you have two sets of parents to love and who love you, then you have the greatest benefit of all.