It would be like divorce cases. Unfortunately, people do move (our son's first parents did). Many, many adoptive parents want the first families involved. Others are horrible and give the rest of us a bad name. It's a 2 way street. Many first parents don't visit in cases where open adoption is enforceable. I truly think that there needs to be laws that could be enforced similar to divorce cases. The main thing is to do what's right for the child. In each case, the child's rights need to be taken care of before ANY parents'. For quite a while, I've strongly encouraged first parents to ask the PAPs to take a lie detector test (at their expense), to see if they'd be willing to have an open adoption. I offered to take one for our son's first parents (they didn't want open adoption). I'd say that PAP's would be 75-25 for legally enforceable open adoption. In today's world, it's so much "smaller" because of the internet, and other resrouces. Each case would need to be decided on individually, and I'd think there'd need to be a way to take resources from the adoptive parents after the child is grown, such as take their home/cars, etc, because fines and garnishments would end up hurting the child. I also think that there needs to be a limit to the open adoption. So many first parents pop into a child's life in their teens, when life is hard enough already. They really need to be there from day 1 if possible. Even certain situations in foster care, such as an ill first parent, there needs to be some open contact. Neglect can be horriblly gruesom, however, in a select few cases, it might be good for children to still have a contact with first parents/first grandparents, each on a case-by-case basis.