Babies for adoption

Jennifer Bliss, PsyD Adoption Expert, shares advice on how successful open adoptions are, and how the few that don't work out need to know that it is a matter of when, not if you'll find another child
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Open adoption has over a 96 percent success rate, which makes it the most successful form of adoption out there. The 3 to 4 percent that we talk about that are unsuccessful, people are talking about a reclaim; which is when a birth mother changes her mind after the baby has been taken home by the adoptive parents. Those are the worst days at my job. It's devastating. It's really, really hard to recover from that. People do and they go back on the books. We don't give up on you. The blessing in adoption is that it is not if, but when. Coming from, possibly a situation where there has been many years and a lot of money spent on infertility treatments, and they weren't successful. One thing I want to I want to stress is when you open your heart to adoption, it's not if, but when. I don't know what your journey will be or how long it will take you, but you will adopt and you will become parents.

Jennifer Bliss, PsyD Adoption Expert, shares advice on how successful open adoptions are, and how the few that don't work out need to know that it is a matter of when, not if you'll find another child

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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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