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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Have you ever wondered just how much nature vs. nurture will play a role in your adopted child’s identity formation?
How will they balance these influences as they pull together their own understanding of who they are?
What can you do to help them?
Join moderator Leah Bloom, LMFT, an adopted person who was adopted from Korea, as she leads our panel of adopted persons through a discussion about the intricacies of identity formation in adoption. Our panel - adopted domestically, internationally and from foster care – will reflect back on their own experiences and answer YOUR questions about such things as:
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