I have personal experience of contemporary adoption as well as the traditional closed system that I was adopted under. I also spent a few years working at the British Association for Adoption & Fostering in London, UK and was a volunteer at London's Foundling Museum for a short while.
If you're new to the How To Be Adopted blog, you might want to start with these posts:
These adoption blog posts are little more hard-hitting:
I would love to hear your thoughts on my How To Be Adopted blog, and if you would like to do a guest post, please let me know.
If you're in the UK and interested in meeting up in person, keep an eye on this blog and the How To Be Adopted Twitter page. I would also recommend you make contact with The Open Nest and On Being Adopted who have co-ordinated several adoption events in London.