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Adoption Nation‘s Adam Pertman On How Openness Has Changed Adoption–And How Adoption Has Changed Us, Part 2

Here are more highlights from my recent conversation about open adoption trends with Adam Pertman, author of Adoption Nation, executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, and adoptive father. You can learn more about Adam here. And you can see Part 1 of my conversation here.

Honoring a child’s right to know

Some adoptive parents don’t tend to think of the baby’s biological or first families. Some don’t even think of that baby as anything but a baby or that one day that baby is going to have questions. But every human being has a right to know who they are and where they came from. Continue reading