Open adoption allows for contact between the birth parents, the adoptive parents and the child. This contact can come in the form of exchanging letters, photos, e-mails, and phone calls, and it can even include in-person visits. Birth parents and the adoptive family will decide and agree how frequently they wish to contact each other. The adoptive parents are legally responsible for the child and to raise him or her, but the birth parents can still keep in touch.
About 95% of adoptions today are open in some capacity.