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Jennifer Bliss, PsyD Adoption Expert, explains what the role and relationship of the birth mother is with an adopted child in an open adoption
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In open adoption, the role of the birth parent is similar to that of an extended relative. The child calls her by her first name and sees her once or twice a year. She really allows for the child, one, not to feel abandoned but additionally for the child to have answers about their biological heritage, which is a very natural feeling and not a reflection of them missing anything in their own family. It's just a very natural desire to want to know who else looks like me? Could I be good at soccer because my birth mom was good at soccer? Those are very natural and normal questions children have. And a birth mother staying in contact allows the child to have those answers. It's not confusing to the child; the child never knows the birth parent as their parent. So they don't worry about which one's their real parent; they know who their parent is. And they know who their birth parent is, which is the person that chose their mommy and daddy for them. When they fall on the floor and hurt themselves, they call out for mommy; they're calling out for you.

Jennifer Bliss, PsyD Adoption Expert, explains what the role and relationship of the birth mother is with an adopted child in an open adoption

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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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