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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Online tools like Google and Facebook have revolutionized the way we look for information and connect with one another. This has meant that open adoption communication is more convenient than ever before.
It can also mean that your teen (or even tween) may be searching for birth relatives online. She may also be approached online by a birth relative ... or someone posing as one.
For many adoptive families, this possibility is both exciting and terrifying.
This webinar will share strategies and tips on how adoptive parents can: