Most domestic adoptions are “open
adoptions”, but what does that mean? How does it
work in real life? Is it best for adoptive families, birth
families, and most important—the kids. Our guests will
include Dawn Friedman, an adoptive mom, and Jenna Hatfield, a birth
mom, both in open adoptions and both blogging on the ups
and downs of open adoption. We will also have Kris Faasse,
Bethany's national Director of Adoption Services with more than 15
years of experience with open adoptions.
do we mean by open adoption?
perfect degree of openness. It depends on the family and on the
to do when adoptive parents and first parents don’t agree on
the degree of openness?
alter an open adoption agreement in an ethical
open adoption confusing to children.
children consider to be their “real”
if you have different degrees of openness with different
you have openness when you disagree with the lifestyle of the birth
adoptive parents search for more information on birth families or
should this be left to children to decide when they are old
is you dislike the name given to your child by the birth
openness help birth parents deal with their
birth parents on our panel regret their decision?
you explain to a child why his birthmother decided to parent
another child, but made an adoption plan for your
open international adoption work?
you maintain openness with children who were removed from their
birth families for abuse and neglect.
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