"Closed adoptions create walls; open adoptions create boundaries that may change over time as people change or new folks arrive. Preserving connections is recognition that children have rights to their history and adoptive parents are keepers of their children’s heritage.... Open adoptions are the creation of continuing relationships that occur when a child is placed from his or her family of origin into another permanent legal family or is placed with extended kin. A fully disclosed open adoption implies an active, building of trust, open communication and a concern about the other individuals connected to this child. It is an attitude of the heart and is child focused. By nature, relationships require an investment of time and emotion, an ability to accept risk, mutual respect, and an ability to accommodate people whose needs and beliefs are different from yours."