Tag Archives: Open Adoption

Openness in Adoption

When it comes to adoption, a lot of questions center around openness as both those creating an adoption plan and those seeking to adopt navigate the process. There are three types of adoptions: open, closed, and semi-open. As we collectively continue to learn more about the adoption process and the emotional well-being of both adopted Openness in Adoption

Explaining Different Levels of Birth parent contact to children

When the children in an adoptive family have different birth mothers, their parents always long for the same level of contact with each. Wouldn’t that be great! Yet it’s far more common for one sibling to have more contact than the others. It’s also to be expected that the child who has little or no contact Explaining Different Levels of Birth parent contact to children

Creating Relationships with Birthparents in Adoption

Ninety-five percent of domestic infant adoptions in the US have some degree of openness, so almost all adoptive parents need to think about creating a lasting healthy relationship with their child’s birth mother and birth father. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Creating Relationships with Birthparents in Adoption

Free Webinar: Parenting after Transracial Adoption

Register now for a FREE Expert Q&A Webinar Parenting After Transracial Adoption with Beth Hall July 22, 2015 @ 1 pm ET If you have adopted a child of a different race than your own, how will you ensure that he grows up confident in his racial identity? How do you talk about racial differences? How do Free Webinar: Parenting after Transracial Adoption

Are Open Adoptions Worth the Hassle?

Open adoptions are all about relationships, and like all relationships, they are often complicated. Open adoptions, however, can take “complication” to a new high (or would that be low) because the parties involved often come from different backgrounds with different life experiences, and varying degrees of “power” in the relationship.   To read the full Are Open Adoptions Worth the Hassle?

Resources for Foster Care Adoption

  Children are more than just statistics, but the numbers are staggering. Approximately 104,000 children are waiting to be adopted from the US Foster Care system. They are ready and available for parents. They are simply waiting. They are about evenly divided by gender and race. Their average age is 8 years, but 40% are under the age Resources for Foster Care Adoption

The Sadness of Not Being Chosen by Expectant Mom for Adoption

Adoption is all about “hurry up and wait”. First you submit your application. Wait. Complete your home study and adoptive parent profile. Wait. Start being shown to expectant women or foster care caseworker. Wait. (and sometime wait and wait some more)   See more here  

Books for Kids –Talking to adopted kids about their birth parents

Have you ever wondered how to approach the topic of your child’s birth parents? Would you like to have an open dialogue with your child about this topic?  Has your child ever asked difficult questions about their birth parents? Creating a Family has developed a list of books that can be used to talk to Books for Kids –Talking to adopted kids about their birth parents

Top Ten Things Parent MUST Tell Their Adopted Kids

Many parents dread having the “adoption talk”. They worry that they will make a mistake; that their child will feel different; that they will somehow burden him with information he does not need to know. Worry not! “The Talk” is really a series of small seemingly inconsequential talks as your child ages, starting before they Top Ten Things Parent MUST Tell Their Adopted Kids