July 19, 2011

Open Adoption Roundtable #28

The Open Adoption Roundtable is a series of occasional writing prompts about open adoption. It's designed to showcase of the diversity of thought and experience in the open adoption community. You don't need to be listed at Open Adoption Bloggers to participate or even be in a traditional open adoption. If you're thinking about openness in adoption, you have a place at the table.

This round is a smidge different--time for some cross-blog pollination! Lori of Write Mind Open Heart, an adoptive parent in two open adoptions, has up at her blog a set of eleven questions about open adoption which were posed to her by JoAnne, an adult adoptee in a closed adoption. There are some questions there about the role adoption professionals played arranging contact in your adoptions and how you understand the legal weight of any open adoption agreements you may have.

Here is how to participate in this roundtable:
  1. Head over to Write Mind Open Heart to see the eleven questions.
  2. Write up your answers and add your blog to the linky at WMOH by August 31
  3. Come back here and add a link to your post in the comments of this post. I'll create a list here as well, so that the responses can be archived along with our other roundtable topics. (This step is not required, but extra exposure never hurts!)
The responses:

22 comments:

racilous said...

Thanks for posting this. Here's my replies

http://racilous.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/questions-posed-by-a-closed-era-adoptee/

Monika said...

My OAR response: http://musingmonika.blogspot.com/2011/07/oar-open-adoption-roundtable-28.html

:-)

susiebook said...

I skipped a couple: http://susiebook.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/open-adoption-roundtable-28/

KatjaMichelle said...

here's mine, updated to acknowledge that it's also an OAR http://therapyisexpensive.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/questions-about-open-adoption/

Jenna said...

As I told you, I'm not happy about this line of questioning and the obvious anti-birth parent slant.

But here's my post: http://thechroniclesofmunchkinland.com/2011/07/20/open-adoption-roundtable-28-the-one-where-i-get-kinda-miffed/

Warning: I DO get kinda miffed!

I am said...

Reply:

http://statisticallyimpossible.blogspot.com/2011/07/open-adoption-roundtable-discussion-28.html

Kelly said...

Here's mine!

http://fromemptywombtooverflowingheart.blogspot.com/2011/07/open-adoption-round-table-28-questions.html

ishouldreallybeworking.com said...

Aaaaaand I'm back

http://ishouldreallybeworking.com/2011/07/20/open-adoption-roundtable-28-open-adoption-my-alternative-lifestyle/

spyderkl said...

Mine's here: http://spyderkl.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/some-questions-from-an-adult-adoptee/

Elly said...

I love that virtually (absolutely?) everyone gave the same answer to the question about the birth family 'just dropping by'.

anotherversionofmother.com said...

Mine is here:
http://anotherversionofmother.com/2011/07/20/open-adoption-roundtable-28/

Amy S. said...

Here are my replies!!
http://www.amyrschumaker.com/2011/07/21/open-adoption-roundtable-oar-28-questions-posted-by-a-closed-adoption-era-adoptee/

meghann said...

Here is mine! http://www.bflomama.com/2011/07/22/oar-28-•-questions-from-a-closed-era-adoptee/

xo

Meg said...

Thanks for the great questions. Head over to http://godwillfillthisnest.wordpress.com to see my responses :)

~Meg

Lavender Luz said...

Here are mine :-)

http://writemindopenheart.com/2011/07/open-closed-adoption.html

chittisterchildren said...

It seems that most people answered the same way. Here are my answers:
http://chittisterchildren.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/open-adoption-roundtable-28-questions/

Cat's Litterbox said...

Here's the link to my answers!
http://catsfilibuster.blogspot.com/2011/07/open-adoption-roundtable-28.html

Jewls said...

Finally answering a prompt! Hopefully I'll respond more often! :)

http://lanceandjulie.blogspot.com/2011/07/oa-round-table-prompt-openness.html

Lavender Luz said...

Annnnd...my response about the questions and the asker of the questions: http://bit.ly/mSqaqa

Geochick said...

Here's my link:

http://geo-chick.blogspot.com/2011/07/open-adoption-roundtable-28.html

Lynn said...

Here are answers to the ones I felt qualified to answer...

http://openheartsopenminds.blogspot.com/2011/08/answers-to-open-adoption-roundtable.html

Jenni said...

Here are my answers to the questions. http://mommaswordsoup.blogspot.com/2011/08/open-adoption-roundtable-28.html

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