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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This course provides an overview of the process of adopting from China, including:
Please note: This course provides an overview of the process, but does not include agency specific information. As a result, your agency may require you to take a course that they provide that covers much of the same material, but also includes the agency specific information.
Birth Family, First Family, Original Family. All terms commonly used for the people who are connected to our children through blood relation. And though we may imagine that our tweens and teens may want to search “someday” for these connections, the truth is that every adoptive family today should be proactively making choices about searching NOW.
This webinar will share the realities of birth family search today and provide tips and tools to make informed choices.