Toward an organizational-relational model of open adoption.

  title={Toward an organizational-relational model of open adoption.},
  author={Deborah Silverstein and J Demick},
  journal={Family process},
  volume={33 2},
Clinicians and social scientists have attempted to demonstrate the advisability of open versus closed adoption (communication and/or contact vs. no communication and/or contact between biological and adoptive parents) from a variety of theoretical perspectives. In our article, we seek a conceptual framework that will (a) elaborate how such divergent conclusions about openness versus confidentiality have heretofore been drawn, and (b) provide a comprehensive analysis of the behavior and… CONTINUE READING

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