Adopt U.S. child

Jennifer Bliss, PsyD Adoption Expert, explains the various differences between an open adoption and a closed adoption, including which type benefits the adopted child the most
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There are a couple of different options for perspective adoptive parents when they think about what type of adoption they are looking for. There is closed adoption, where no information is exchanged, identifying or otherwise between adoptive parents and birth parents. There is semi-open, where the agency stays as a mediator. Updates and pictures go through the agency, so the birth mother is kept up-to-date on how the child is doing. There is fully open adoption where there is full communication between the adoptive parents and the birth parents. In open adoption, the birth parents get to choose the parents that they want. It's a mutual selective process. We want to the adoptive parents to feel comfortable with the birth parents, as well. There is also arrangements made between the adoptive parents and the birth parents for ongoing contact throughout the future years. The child ends up know who their birth parents are and the story of their adoption.

Jennifer Bliss, PsyD Adoption Expert, explains the various differences between an open adoption and a closed adoption, including which type benefits the adopted child the most

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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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