Connections Matter: Relationships with Birth Families are Important for Foster, Adopted Children
When we were adopting our children more than 25 years ago, open adoption in domestic voluntary agencies and private adoptions was certainly not the norm. Today, that has reversed, with the trend toward some degree of openness.
Opening New Doors to Recruit and Retain Foster Parents
The concept of ‘openness’ in adoption has often been associated with the private adoption of infants. Although the bulk of research on openness has largely focused on this type of adoption, increasingly today researchers and practitioners are considering how openness can be a part of all types of adoptions.
Closed Adoption Divides Calif. Teen from Family
Every holiday season, 17-year-old Jordain Rodriguez sends a note to two families she barely knows with a simple wish: She’d like to see her nieces and nephews. Around the holidays and on each of the children’s birthdays, she writes emails to the two families who adopted her family members, asking for pictures, any recent updates and a chance to talk to them.