Postplacement Adoption Openness/Maintaining Connections
The value of openness in adoption has been well documented for all members of the adoption triad. Many agencies and organizations throughout the country encourage or practice some form of open adoptions. In this section find examples of openness in adoption as well as resources to assist professionals in facilitating postadoption contact.
Adoption Opportunities Grantees: Improve Permanency Outcomes by Developing Services and Supports for Youth Who Wish to Retain Contact with Family Members
The Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded nine grants in October of 2005 to explore innovative programs to achieve youth permanency. This web page offers the field of child welfare information on the accomplishments of the nine grants and highlights some of the products they developed.
|Working With Birth and Adoptive Families to Support Open Adoption|
|Series Title:||Bulletins for Professionals|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway
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|Year Published:||2013 - 13 pages|
|Describes open adoption and ways in which professionals can guide birth and adoptive families who are contemplating open adoption or who are already having postadoption contact. Open adoption allows adoptive parents, and often the adopted child, to interact directly with birth parents. Also known as ?fully disclosed,? this type of adoption can help children and parents minimize and resolve the change or loss of relationships. It also can help those involved to maintain and celebrate adopted children?s connections with all the important people in their lives.|