August 05, 2007

LA Times Series on Open Adoption

The Los Angeles Times is doing a two-part series on open adoption, beginning today and ending Monday.

Part one looks at openness through the story of a family (families? a first family and adoptive family) who opened their adoption in the early days of the movement. I'm interested in seeing where the journalist takes the piece on Monday; it looks like she really did her homework. The list of adoption experts in the sidebar reads like a showdown of some of the biggest names on both sides of the debate.

I will say this now--I am terribly grateful for the families who went before ours and figured out openness more or less on their own. It is no overstatement to say that their commitment made my family possible.

ETA: Part two is up


Anonymous said...

oh, thanks for the link to this. I can't wait to read it.

BlessedWithDaughters said...

Thanks for this link. I read it. I'm interested to see what others have to say about it. I found it somewhat disquieting, although I was glad to see that it had an "all's well..." ending.

Shawn and Lisa said...

Thanks for the link. Interesting story. I have to say that when I read stuff like this about adoption, it makes me a little panicked (though I try to remind myself that it's better to be aware of some of the issues we might have to deal with than to be oblivious to them).

I think because we are in the pre-placement phase with a lot of uncertainty that I am more susceptible to these fears. I’m hoping once our child is with us that some of these worries.

That or I won't read anything else about adoption until the placement! :)

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