Thinking about open adoption?

July 12, 2008

in Open Adoption

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.

If you’re in the Denver area on August 2, please join us from 9-11 am at CFU’s Lowry campus. We’ll repeat the class on Saturday morning, October 11. CFU charges a modest tuition. Of course, I am happy to answer any questions you might have. Just leave a comment or shoot me an email.

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JCK April 7, 2010 at 12:26 am

It is wonderful that you are educating people about open adoption. We adopted our son through Open Adoption 4 1/2 years ago. It was a wonderful experience, but of course stressful, too. I hope to meet you at BlogHer!

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JCK April 7, 2010 at 12:26 am

It is wonderful that you are educating people about open adoption. We adopted our son through Open Adoption 4 1/2 years ago. It was a wonderful experience, but of course stressful, too. I hope to meet you at BlogHer!

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