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Open adoption is a general term that refers to contact between birth and adoptive families. Most domestic infant adoptions today encompass some degree of openness. In several states, open adoption relationships are defined and agreed upon in a legally binding contract. In other states, however, the agreement is an informal one between the parties involved, without the legal underpinnings. Ask your agency or adoption resource which laws will apply to you.

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Open Adoption 101: What To Consider, How To Establish, And Ways To Stay Connected

Open Adoption 101: What To Consider, How To Establish, And Ways To Stay Connected

Open adoption can be a scary and difficult relationship to understand. This course will explain open adoption, will help you to understand the expectant parent and birth parent perspectives and will offer some strategies for making openness part of your every day life.

This course will help prospective adoptive parents:

  • Understand the different degrees of openness
  • Become familiar with the process of creating an open adoption
  • Make openness work for them
  • Learn to maintain connections with birth families

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Domestic Infant Adoption Package - 6 Credit Hours

This package will help prospective adoptive parents create a profile, understand open adoption and discuss adoption with their children. 14% discount when purchased as a package!

Domestic Infant Adoption Package - 16 Credit Hours

A comprehensive set of courses to help prospective adoptive parents understand the joys and challenges of domestic adoption. 20% discount when you purchase as a package!

Open Adoption 101: What To Consider, How To Establish, And Ways To Stay Connected
Credit Hours: 2.0
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Identity in Adoption: Mirrors and Windows

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Identity in Adoption: Mirrors and Windows

Join moderator Leah Bloom, LMFT, a faculty member at the Chicago Center For Family Health and an adult internationally adopted person, as she leads our panel through a discussion about the intricacies of identity formation within an adopted individual. Martha Osborne, founder of RainbowKids and a domestically adopted individual will be one of four people sharing personal experiences and insights into growing up adopted.

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Birthfathers Rising

This article on the presence of birthfathers in adoption is referenced in Open Adoption 101. Read the full article here!

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