Open adoption confusion

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Open adoption confusion

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My kids have never been confused about the role that their birth mother played in their lives and that I was their "real" mom. They know that I'm their mother because I've been there their entire lives. We are a family, my husband, myself, and the kids and the various relationships that family members, that included knowing who their birth family members were, but knowing that they didn't play the same sort of role of the parent. They are not really a parent figure, even though they are the parents from the genetic aspect.

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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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