by Regina Granera
Imagine finding out at the age of 18 that the people who you thought were your parents, aren’t really. Technically speaking I mean. You find out that you are adopted and you have no clue as to who your biological parents are, where they are, if they’re even alive, or why they gave you up for adoption. Personally, I would feel very confused and curious. A lot of people feel very different when they find out they were adopted. They feel abandoned, betrayed, unwanted, confused, sad, mad, hurt. A Lot of mixed emotions, but those feelings usually come from a closed adoption. A closed adoption is when a family puts their child up for adoption, then doesn’t want to have any contact with the adoptive family or the child again after. Because of the fact that the child usually always seems to have a hard time finding out they are adopted, open adoption was created. Open adoption is when a family gives their child up for adoption but still keeps in contact with the adoptive family and sees their child. Although they have no authority over their kid, they still get to see them in a happy loving environment, and that way the child doesn’t grow up confused because they can just ask their parents any questions that come up as time goes on. Open adoption is a great idea, and should really be considered.