What do you need to understand about openness in adoption when you are first considering adopting? In this course, we talk with Lori Holden, author of The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption, blogger, and adoptive mom.
This course covers the following topics:
- When people first start thinking about adoption they may come in with some preconceived ideas about open adoption.
- Open adoption is basically co-parenting.
- Open adoption will make me feel less like the mom. I will feel like I’m competing for the role of mom.
- Open adoption is confusing to kids.
- Open adoption means I’m adopting the whole family even though all I really want to adopt is the baby.
- Open adoption is messy. Open adoption is complicated.
- Open adoption is not worth the trouble.
- How to maintain an attitude of openness.
- Is contact exclusively through the adoption agency or adoption attorney?
- Helping extended adoptive family members come to terms with openness.
- How to handle if your child says “you’re not my real mom”.
- Slightly annoying grandmother rule.
- Importance of birth siblings. How the existence of children that the birth parents are parenting affects adopted children.
- How to honor the spirit of openness without contact.
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