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AF Articles About Open Adoption

For more on open adoption, read these articles from Adoptive Families' archives:



"Understanding Open Adoption," by Eliza Newlin Carney
Among experts who study it and families who practice it, open adoption varies widely. Here, a look at open adoption today.

"Open Adoption Works for Us," by Sharon Lind
From a rocky start, we’ve built a relationship with our children’s birth families that has enriched their lives, and ours.

"A Lasting Relationship," by Brenda Romanchik
Treat birthfamily as if they were extended family members: your child will benefit.

"A Durable Relationship," by Lois Melina
Over the years, an open adoption arrangement may need to evolve to accommodate the changing needs of everyone involved—above all, the child.

"When a Birthparent Moves On," by Julie Michaels
It’s not that she doesn’t care, it’s that life takes twists and turns.


Or read the book, The Open Adoption Experience: A Complete Guide for Adoptive and Birth Families-From Making the Decision Through the Child's Growing Years, by Lois Ruskai Melina and Sharon Kaplan Roszia.


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