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The Many Myths of Open Adoption

When it comes to adoption, I tend to go by feel and Dawn Davenport prefers to go by data. *

Dawn founded Creating A Family, a rich resource for those impacted by infertility and those interested in adoption and other family-building methods. Its Facebook community is cross-triad, which means the group tends to keep itself in check more intentionally than groups made up of only adoptive parents or only first parents or only adoptees.

I was thrilled, then, to have the chance to talk with Dawn during a recent podcast/radio show. Regarding open adoption myths, I just know in my gut what is and isn’t true, and she knows by staying on top of research.

A unicorn is a myth. Is a happy open adoption?
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National Adoption Month May Not Mean What You Think It Means

Whether you call it National Adoption Month or National Adoption Awareness Month, you may be surprised about facts surrounding its history and its intent.

7 Facts about National Adoption Month Two parents and two children

For DenverParent.net, I researched 7 facts about this thing we observe in November. Where did it start? Why did it start? How did it become a thing? The first 4 are banal historic facts about NAM, also called NAAM.

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In Common: Shonda Rhimes, Nia Vardalos, Mohammed Ali…

(And also in common with Rebecca Vahle, Dawn Davenport, Jim Gritter, Pam Kroskie, Linda Schellentrager, Zara Phillips, Dawn Smith-Pliner, Kim Hansel, Joyce Maguire Pavao, Sherrie Eldridge, Adam Pertman, Dixie Weber, Debbie Schwartz, Candace Pruett, Pam Sweetser, Sharon Roszia, Pat Irwin Johnston, C.A.S.E.,  Brenda Romanchik, and Becky Fawcett, with apologies to others I may have missed or not know of*.)

Big inhale.

Angels in Adoption®

All of those people up there are not only my Friends, they have also been named by the Congressional Coalition of Adoption Institute (CCAI) as Angels in Adoption®.

This year I have been nominated by Senator Michael Bennet to join their ranks.

The Congressional Coalition of Adoption Institute sent me this news:

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