Open Adoption: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

Open Adoption: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

$20.00

More and more adoptions – domestic, foster care and international alike – are becoming open.  What exactly does that mean and why is it important?  In this course, Lori Holden, author of The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole discusses how open adoptions can benefit birth parents, adopted parents and adopted children.

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Intended Audience:

This course is designed for adoption professionals and pre/post-adoptive families.

1- Hour Online Audio Course (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10 question quiz with a grade of 80%)

Course Overview:

More and more adoptions – domestic, foster care and international alike – are becoming open.  What exactly does that mean and why is it important?  In this course, Lori Holden, author of The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole discusses how open adoptions can benefit birth parents, adoptive parents and adopted children.

This course includes:

  • What does a successful open adoption look like?
  • How can parents facilitate openness when they don’t live near their child’s birth mother or birth father?
  • What amount of contact and openness is typical when adopting a baby in the US?
  • Does openness always mean contact with birth parents?
  • How can parents utilize Facebook in an open adoption in the US?
  • Is it possible to have a healthy open adoption relationship when you adopt from foster care? Should you try when the birthmother and birthfather have had their parental rights terminated?
  • What is the best way to establish boundaries in an open adoption relationship?
  • How much contact with birth parents is ideal?
  • In what circumstances should adoptive parents limit openness with birthmothers and birthfathers?
  • How to handle the situation where your children have different levels of openness with their birth families?
  • What to look for in an adoption agency when forming an open adoption relationship.
  • What are the characteristics of a healthy open adoption relationship?

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