Open adoption

Adoption Attorney Felice Webster explains what an open adoption is and and why it is important that the birth mother selects adopting parents that are open to that beforehand
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There are those cases where birth mothers would like to have continuing visitation with the child, after the baby is adopted. The adopting parents need to be -- That birth mother needs to select adopting parents that are open to that. Not all adopting parents are open to that. That's something that adopting parents need to decide if they are comfortable with. If those visits take place, they can be whatever the birth mother and the adopting parents agree to. They can be annual visits, with the adopting parent being present at all times.

Adoption Attorney Felice Webster explains what an open adoption is and and why it is important that the birth mother selects adopting parents that are open to that beforehand

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Felice Webster

Adoption Attorney

Felice Webster has been an Adoption Attorney for over 25 years. It is her privilege to help families come together by adoption, both in independent, stepparent, foster parent, and adult adoptions as well as in re-adoptions of internationally adopted children. She is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the Academy of California Adoption Lawyers. She enjoys being a frequent speaker on adoption and dependency law at adoption seminars and for foster parent agencies. Felice has been married for over 35 years and has two kids.

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