Adoption

Does Open Adoption Get Easier?

October 9, 2013

Hey, I was there at the headwaters of this Open Adoption Roundtable topic! Last week I led workshops on openness in adoption in Seattle, Portland and Eugene (OR) for an agency whose values closely align with my own, Open Adoption & Family Services.* The staff members at all three offices were incredibly hospitious (to employ […]

Adoption Workshop in Denver

September 19, 2013

I’ve been invited by the Family-to-Family Adoption Support Program at Parker Adventist Hospital to lead a workshop on openness in adoption. It just occurred to me that I should mention that here. I’ve been so focused on putting together the session that I just remembered to give notice to Denver-area readers. The workshop is tomorrow […]

Have you heard about re-homing adopted children?

September 12, 2013

Did you know that you can give your child to a stranger without alerting anyone but a notary public? Did you know that people actually do give away children without notifying anyone but a notary public? Megan Twohey of Reuters investigated under-the-radar child trafficking (which is technically not trafficking because no money changes hands) and […]

Novelist Q&A: The Mothers by Jennifer Gilmore

August 29, 2013

A local friend, breathless on the other end of the line, says, “My husband heard you on NPR this morning talking about your new adoption book — congrats, Lori!” I then admit I have no idea what the caller is talking about. A bloggy friend: “Lori, there’s an author talking about open adoption in an […]

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