Healthy Open Adoption Relationships – Empathy, Honesty & Responsiveness February 14, 2024
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Open adoption and openness in adoption do not “solve” all the challenges of being adopted. Rather, they present different opportunities and challenges for the adoptee, requiring both sets of parents to develop specific attitudes
and skills to best support the adoptee, as they navigate information about and relationships with first/birth families, while being rooted in their adoptive/ foster family.
What qualities do adults need to develop, to be of service to the children they love? How can first/birth and adoptive/foster families grow with the needs of their child? What does it look like to walk this path, keeping the adoptee at the center, supporting them in deciding who their people are, what kind of closeness or distance they want, and how to communicate their needs?
Target audience: Prospective and current adoptive parents, first/birth parents, professionals