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Friday, June 04, 2004


Rachel Ann

My concern is that open adoption is not binding on the adoptive parents; it is not yet codified into law: therefore the adoptive parents, at will, can terminate the visits by the bio mother if they should choose to do so, without proving that it is in the best interest of the child. I may be wrong, please correct me if I am. If I am not, do you know of anyone who is working to regulate these types of relationshiops?

I have long thought one way to reduce abortions is by offering a legalized semi/permanent custody arrangement, where the child is never adopted, but never moved from the caring parents home, unless it is to the biological parent(s) home and within a relatively short period of time, dependent also upon regularly established visitation. The child would always know mom and maybe dad, would always have rights to the parents, and would carry the mother or father's last name.

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