Module 1 - Introduction to Openness in Adoption
Module 2 - What Does Openness Mean?
Module 3 - Connecting at Match & Placement
Module 4 - Letters, Updates, and Visits
Module 5 - Conversations About Identity
Module 6 - Complexities in Adoption
Module 7 - The Ministry of Openness

Complexities in Adoption

Module 6 – Complexities in Adoption

Summary: There are many variables in the adoption journey, and we address challenging topics such as modifying communication plans, searching for birth parents, parenting siblings with different stories, and understanding the needs of birth parents in difficult situations.


  • Rebekah McGee, LMSW
  • Susan VanSyckle, LBSW
  • Leah Outten, Birth Parent Advocate and Author