Preventing adoption identity crisis

Adoption Expert Guylaine Hubbard-Brosmer, PhD, shares advice on how to prevent an adopted child from having an identity crisis and how an open adoption helps keep this from happening
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Preventing adoption identity crisis

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My kids have never experienced anything that would be considered a crisis specifically related to the fact that they were adopted. I think a major part of that is because we have an open adoption and they have access to questions. They know their birth mom. That has helped them as they grew up to not experience the same sort of identity crisis which is where adoption comes into play. They have good self-esteem and good self-identity in terms of who they are as individuals.

Adoption Expert Guylaine Hubbard-Brosmer, PhD, shares advice on how to prevent an adopted child from having an identity crisis and how an open adoption helps keep this from happening

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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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