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Adoption expert and adoptive mother of two children, Guylaine Hubbard-Brosmer, PhD shares her experience with an open adoption and how her family maintains open and involved communication with the birth parents.
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My husband and I have two kids, and they actually both have the same birth mother. And we have an open adoption with their birth mom. So of course when we were adopting the first time, we didn't know ultimately she was gonna have a second child. But we matched with her, we met her and the birth father. Initially it was a phone call, since we didn't have cell phones and speaker phones and all that. We handed the receiver around and met up with them and everyone felt very comfortable, so we made the decision that basically it was a match, even though we didn't use those terms.

Adoption expert and adoptive mother of two children, Guylaine Hubbard-Brosmer, PhD shares her experience with an open adoption and how her family maintains open and involved communication with the birth parents.

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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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