Resources for More Information About Open Adoption

This information was taken directly from Child Welfare Information Gateway

Openness in adoption can provide a child or youth with valuable connections to his or her past. No single open arrangement, however, is right for everyone. As with any relationship, there may be bumps and challenges along the way in the relationships between birth and adoptive families. Moreover, these relationships are likely to evolve and change over time. Through careful consideration of options, a clear child-focused approach, and a strong commitment to making it work, you can decide what level of openness is right for your family.

Resources for More Information

Adoptive Families Magazine http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/openadoption.php

American Adoption Congress http://www.americanadoptioncongress.org/open_adoption.php

Child Welfare Information Gateway https://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/adoptive/openness.cfm https://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/birth/for/connections.cfm

Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute http://www.adoptioninstitute.org/publications/#openadoption

Insight: Open Adoption Resources and Support http://www.openadoptioninsight.org

Minnesota/Texas Adoption Research Project (MTARP) http://www.psych.umass.edu/adoption/

Open Adoption Bloggers http://www.productionnotreproduction.com/p/open-adoption-blogs.html

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Reference

Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2013). Openness in adoption: Building relationships between adoptive and birth families. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau.