Three weeks from now, on a Saturday morning, Crystal (Tessa’s firstmom) and I will teach a workshop on open adoption at Colorado Free University.
[November, 2008 update — content for this class is now offered by phone or as a 2-on-2 consultation in the metro-Denver area. More info.]
Thinking About Open Adoption?
“Just adopt.” you’ve heard, as if it’s no big deal.
But it is. It’s common for couples looking into domestic infant adoption to feel daunted by the options and the mazes sprawled before them. Once you get some clarity, the path to parenthood becomes much more doable. Come find out more about open adoption, where we’ll look at:
- 20 questions to ask before you select an agency
- the steps you must take to ensure an ethical adoption (and why this is your concern)
- what exactly IS open adoption
- secrets of a successful open adoption how to avoid the pitfalls that can come up in the adoption process
This two-hour class is taught by two mothers in one open adoption: Lori, MA, is an adoptive mom of two who tells her story at Drama 2B Mama and has written for Adoptive Families magazine. Crystal is the firstmom of Lori’s daughter, mother to a son, and a student of Love & Logic. Over the last several years, Lori and Crystal have forged an unlikely friendship and have shared with people considering open adoption their dual perspectives about how to have one.