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Working With Birth and Adoptive Families to Support Open Adoption
Series: Bulletins for Professionals|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2013|
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This bulletin is intended to help professionals 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.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
What Is Openness?
Trends in Openness
Benefits of Openness
Implications for Casework Practice
Implications for Agencies
Adoption and the Internet
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2013). Working with birth and adoptive families to support open adoption. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children?s Bureau.
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