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 guides parents through a series of adoptee stories giving a unique view into the hearts, minds and souls of the adopted person experience. Discussions involve unresolved questions surrounding their birth family, the decision to place them for adoption and how much of who they are is related to their DNA vs. their upbringing. These stories are supported with clinical insights from our expert offering practical tips for parents to use with their own family.
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!
This package includes the courses Adopted: The Identity Project, Conspicuous Families, Finding The Missing Pieces, Open Adoption 101, and The Journey of Attachment and the recorded webinar: Attachment-focused Parenting: Create a PLACE with your Children for a total of 9.5 credit hours of training on topics required for Forever Bound Adoption.
Adoptive parent and lactation consultant Alyssa Schnell helps parents and prospective parents navigate the world of infant feeding. Adoptive parents are not limited to formula and bottles. And if neither formula nor breastfeeding quite fit, let us help you find other options.