Lots of great writing at Open Adoption Bloggers this month! Here is a little roundup of all that went on around the site.
- In roundtable #51, bloggers answered the tough question, “Does open adoption get easier?”
- The sixth Meet, Share, Write announced some upcoming conferences and new calls for submission and participation.
AT THE OAB BLOG:
- Our “Meet the Blogger” interview was with Kat of Sister Wish, who was adopted as an infant and grew up in an open adoption.
- We thought this quote from the Adoption Institute summed up well the core of openness in adoption
- Lisa and Liz–birth and adoptive mothers to the same daughter–reviewed the new book, The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption
- Just Kat: In a two-part series (part one, part two), Kat Cooley offered advice on preventing the closure of open adoptions
- Adoption Ever After: Meg St-Esprit McKivigan explained why she seeks out support for her family’s adoptions, even though nothing is “wrong”
- Semi: Alissabeth pondered what it means to honor different constellation members’ varying capacity for contact
- Fictionalized Adoption: Racilous analyzed a recent storyline about father’s rights and infant adoption on the television show “Switched at Birth”
- Two Perspectives/One Path: Socialwrkr24/7 shared about her progression from foster care social worker to foster (and hopeful adoptive) parent
- The Art of Waiting: Ethan Brooks-Livingston shared his struggle with trust while waiting to adopt
- My Story: Kim Court traced the memories of her open adoption through two decades of autumns
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