Truths About Adoption: Open Adoptions Edition

Truths About Adoption: Open Adoptions Edition

The “Basics” of Open Adoption There are varying degrees of open adoption. In the most general sense, “open adoption” simply means that the Birth Mother and the Adoptive Parents know one another. It may also mean that they have agreed to exchange emails,...
Changing the Culture of Shame

Changing the Culture of Shame

On a recent trip from D.C., I took my seat on the plane and started to play my usual “Guess Their Story” game in my head. An older man took his seat next to me. Based on a handful of clues (brown sport coat, jeans, Apple laptop, messenger bag) I guessed that he was a...
Adoption Best Practices

Adoption Best Practices

As an expectant parent, it can be incredibly overwhelming to start the adoption journey. The best thing you can do is take it one step at a time – do your research and reach out to an adoption professional for information. One of our goals is to provide expert...
What Sort of Ongoing Contact is Best?

What Sort of Ongoing Contact is Best?

Answering the Most Common Questions About Adoption Over the past decade, society’s view of open adoption has significantly changed. As recently as twenty years ago, it was unusual for a birthmother to have any sort of ongoing relationship with her child’s adoptive...
///A Conference 2017 – Montreal

///A Conference 2017 – Montreal

Recap of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys Conference The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys Conference took place in Montreal last month. Our founder Celeste Liversidge presented with attorneys Ted Youmans (Family Building – Anaheim, CA) and Robin...