Stacey Dooley in the USA

Broadcaster Stacey Dooley returns to W by uncovering more emotional stories of young people in America, revealing a darker side to the American Dream. To begin, she explores the bittersweet world of open adoption. The majority of private adoptions in America are 'open', and encourage birth parents to pick the adoptive parents themselves and to stay in touch with their child as they grow up. Over several months, Stacey spends time with two young pregnant women who are planning an open adoption and tries to understand what it takes to make one of the toughest imaginable decisions; to give your baby away in the hope it will have a better life with different parents.