What is an open adoption? Rachel asks. She continues: I consider it to be beautifully complex. How would you describe it?
My Answer: Open adoption is such a union of opposites. Over time my family has experienced open adoption as both easy and hard; broken and whole; hurting and loving; good and bad, happy and sad, salty and sweet, defeating and triumphant, connective and disconnective … and countless other polarities.
How would you describe open adoption in 50 words or less?
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- Does Open Adoption Work?
- The Happy/Sad of Adoption
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Other Posts in Open Adoption 101 Series
- OA 101: What IS Open Adoption?
- OA 101: Two Key Points for Adoptive Parents Entering into Open Adoption
- OA101: Open Adoption is Not…
- OA 101: The Future of Adoption
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Lori Holden, mom of a teen son and a teen daughter, blogs from Denver. Her book, The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole, is available through your favorite online bookseller and makes a thoughtful anytime gift for the adoptive families in your life.