8 Reasons To Join An Online Open Adoption Community

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The fact that you’re reading this means you know the Internet is a great place to find information and resources about open adoption. In fact, for many prospective adoptive and birth parents, it’s the first place they look when they’re researching or starting the process.

But apart from that, it’s also a great place to become part of a larger community. Before Web 2.0, discussion forums and listservs were the places where hopeful adoptive families and expectant parents hung out or met. Nowadays, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, just to name a few, are the places to be. Continue reading

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

December is here. And that means only one thing: The holidays are just around the corner.

Yikes! Are you ready?

So how are you making out with your holiday shopping? Are you dreading it? For most people, the next few weeks are all about being stuck in long lines at the mall or on the road listening to Andy Williams sing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”

Clearly, he never tried to adopt.

For hopeful adoptive parents, this is without a doubt the toughest time of the year. (With the weeks leading up to Mother’s and Father’s Day not too far behind). Continue reading

What We Talk About When We Talk About Adoption

The other day I asked for your thoughts about open adoption — what you like about it, what you don’t like, and how you would improve the process.

The call-out was inspired by a feature we ran last month on the Facebook page of our sister site. Each day, to mark National Adoption Month, we invited members of the triad to share their thoughts about their own journeys and about how adoption has touched, enriched or changed their lives. Continue reading