Baby Adoption

Adoption Expert Guylaine Hubbard-Brosmer, PhD, explains what the different types of adoption are available for parents looking to adopt and how adoption attorneys can help with the decision
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When my husband and I made the decision to adopt, we attended an educational seminar to learn about the different types of adoption and found that the options were essentially adopting through the county, adopting internationally, or locally, what's called domestic adoption. And for us, the decision came down to deciding between an attorney and an agency because we knew we wanted a newborn. We wanted the full experience of parenting from the very beginning. So when it came down to making that final decision about who to go with, we had seen an attorney speak about open adoption. She had her own adoption experience, which we liked. And we also like the fact that the birth mom essentially relinquished the baby to our custody. And we liked that for us, that sort of presented a sense of security in terms of the placement.

Adoption Expert Guylaine Hubbard-Brosmer, PhD, explains what the different types of adoption are available for parents looking to adopt and how adoption attorneys can help with the decision

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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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