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Jennifer Bliss, PsyD Adoption Expert, explains how an open adoption helps to reassure birth mothers that her child is being loved, well taken care of, and that she made the right decision giving up her child for adoption
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Birth mothers come to Independent Adoption Center because they know that we specialize in open adoption. And it's reassuring for birth parents because they know that as the years go on, they're going to be able to tell their child their adoption story, why they chose these parents, why they chose adoption in the first place. One of the common fears that every birth mother has is that their child would think they weren't wanted or they think they weren't loved. And knowing that they'll be able to tell that child, "I loved you so much. I knew I had to search and search and search and find the right family for you." It's very reassuring. In addition to that, being able to see for themselves that their child is happy and healthy and growing up in the home that they chose for them, allows them to heal and move on. They don't have that searching behavior of could that be him? Could that be him? And is he okay? They get to know he's okay and that he's happy. And they're able to heal and move on and feel proud about the decision they made.

Jennifer Bliss, PsyD Adoption Expert, explains how an open adoption helps to reassure birth mothers that her child is being loved, well taken care of, and that she made the right decision giving up her child for adoption

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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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