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

Connecting at Match & Placement

Module 3 – Connecting at Match & Placement

Summary: This module addresses the beginning of relationships between expectant/birth parents and hopeful adoptive parents, as they progress through match and placement. Additional insight is offered into hospital expectations, formal open adoption agreements, and ways to build a foundation of mutual respect and trust.

Presenters:

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