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Jennifer Bliss, PsyD Counseling Director of Independent Adoption Center, shares advice on the normal relationship with the birth mother in an open adoption and how much contact there usually is
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Just like any other human relationship, open adoption relationships are very unique and vary within each situation. I'd say the average, usually, is maybe annual visits. If the birth mother lives within driving distance, maybe twice a year she'll drive in for an afternoon. But that's probably the most common scenario. What I do want to point out, it's not where she takes a child and leaves for the day; she visits you guys as a family because you guys have become her relatives as a family, just like she would visit any other relatives. And surprisingly enough, you'll miss her too.

Jennifer Bliss, PsyD Counseling Director of Independent Adoption Center, shares advice on the normal relationship with the birth mother in an open adoption and how much contact there usually is

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Jennifer Bliss, PsyD

Founder of Bliss Adoption Services

Dr. Jennifer Bliss has dedicated her career to adoption education and support. She specializes in providing clinical services for all members of the adoption triad, including adoption education/consultation and pre/post adoption relationship support. Throughout her career, Dr. Bliss has been passionate about educating the public on best practices in adoption and the psychology of open adoption. She is also the author of a new book on open adoption, Another Choice: A compassionate Guide to Placing a Child For Adoption.
Dr. Bliss received her BA in Psychology and BS in Education from University of Southern California. She went on to earn her MSW from UCLA and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Ryokan College. Dr. Bliss has supervised adoption counselors across the country and has spoken on the psychology behind open adoption at universities and statewide conferences. She has also appeared as the open adoption expert on radio programs, podcasts, television shows and was the primary adoption consultant and featured counselor on WEtv's 4-part documentary series, "Adoption Diaries.”

 

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