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Open Adoption Videos on YouTube: 3 Great Examples

Earlier this week, the Oscars reminded us about the magic of movies on the big screen. Today, I’d like to talk about how you can spread the word about your adoption dream by leveraging your own movie on the small screen.

On YouTube, to be exact.

When it comes to creating an online presence and reaching out to expectant parents  who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, more and more waiting parents are turning to YouTube. And it’s not hard to see why. Continue reading

Why I Love Open Adoption

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but I still feel like celebrating. The roses (or tulips, in our case) still haven’t wilted, the chocolates still haven’t melted, and the sense of connectedness that the day brings still hangs in the air.

Earlier this week I told you what others love about open adoption. Today, I’d like to share what I love about it. Continue reading

8 Reasons To Join An Online Open Adoption Community


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

Can We Talk?

OK, hands up: Who thinks open adoption needs reform?

If you raised your hand, you’re not alone. Lots of people who have gone through the process (and even those who haven’t) believe that open adoption is ripe for an overhaul. Here are some of the common complaints: Continue reading