Adoption Options Q: My husband and I are very interested in adopting a child. We’re wrestling with whether to make it an “open” or a “closed” arrangement. Do you have any insights or recommendations? Jim: Both closed and open adoption arrangements have advantages -- and disadvantages. On one hand, open records may ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!