How can adoptive parents make relationships more adoptee-centric? An NCFA article offers key principles and new ways to think about openness,
Wouldn’t it be great to know what to do and what not to do earlier in the parenting journey? Adoptee Greg Gentry enlightens us.
Once you stop the cycle of secrets, how, exactly, do you share hard things age-appropriately? Brad Ewell had his own news to deliver.
Open Adoption Advice for Tricky Situations
Open Adoption is HARD (but worth it)
Regular old parenting can get tough, but add in emotionally-charged elements around adoption and things can get really hairy. No parenting guide can give all the answers, but once you know how to set your parenting GPS you’ll know how to find answers right for you in a particular situation.
* To emphasize the integrating of BothAnd, I deliberately do not use a hyphen.
Update 2021 Angela Tucker, Katie Biron, Kara Andersen and I have put together this 3-minute animated explainer video for the information below, which was first
How can it happen that an adoptive parent doesn’t see it coming, their child connecting with birth parents? It’s no fun to be gobsmacked!
I hear you when you say “I want a closed adoption.” I was there, too, and I had to unlearn a few things everyone “knows” about adoption.
A digest of readers’ (and my own!) favorite essays. Pull up a post and stay awhile.