Adoptee and birth mother relationship

Adoption Expert Guylaine Hubbard-Brosmer, PhD, shares advice on how an adopted child in an open adoption can stay close to his or her birth mother
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Adoptee and birth mother relationship

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My kids have the same birth mother and they have a great relationship with her. They've been able to, because we have an open adoption, they've been able to grow up knowing who she was and developing a relationship on their own terms. Everybody is friends on Facebook, they can chat with each other, and I let them have that. I don't ask them how often do they talk to her and what not. My son is sort of in a habit, if you will, now of, they like to play Words With Friends. So they're in fairly frequent contact now as my son and even his girlfriend will play Words With Friends with his birth mom and as well as with his birth sister. And they enjoy having that.

Adoption Expert Guylaine Hubbard-Brosmer, PhD, shares advice on how an adopted child in an open adoption can stay close to his or her birth mother

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Guylaine Hubbard-Brosmer, PhD

Adoption Expert

Guylaine has both personal and professional experience with open adoption, which gives her a very unique perspective on the topic. She and her husband are the parents of two children (young adults), whom they adopted as infants and have maintained an open adoption with their birthmother for over 20 years. Her children have the same birthmother, which is more common that one would think! This past year added to her realm of adoption experience, when her daughter gave birth to, and placed a baby for adoption. 

Guylaine was born and raised in California, and is the youngest of four siblings. She has always been the type of person to get involved and volunteer, from being a class officer in middle school and high school to serving on Boards of Directors for her children’s schools, her church, Resolve (an infertility and adoption educational organization) and other community organizations. When she is not working at her position as Southern California Branch Co-Director/Home Study Supervisor/Adoption Coordinator at the Independent Adoption Center (IAC) she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, camping, playing golf,and dancing.

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