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

Conversations About Identity

Module 5 – Conversations About Identity

Summary: Adoption identity is built from an early age; in this module, we discuss conversations about adoption in every stage of child development to foster openness in adoption and how to communicate with children about challenging topics.


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