There are as many different types of adoption as there are adoptees.  The powers that be place them in categories – domestic or international, closed or open or semi-open – because people like when things fit into boxes.  It’s comfortable.  Except I think we all know by now that life doesn’t fit in boxes.

I’m pretty sure if you tried to wrestle real life into neat little packages it would turn amoeba-like, spilling out over the top and sides until you finally gave up and accepted the messy.

I’ll be talking about open versus closed adoptions in tomorrow’s Forever Family post.  Mommysquared wrote eloquently about her family’s experience with their daughters’ open adoptions.  Visit her blog to read her story, and then visit RFTM tomorrow to join the conversation.

Source: Why Open Adoption? | What makes a Real family?