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Adoption Expert Guylaine Hubbard-Brosmer, PhD, explains the benefits and importance of setting guidelines for your open adoption with your child's birth mother
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When my husband and I were going through the open adoption process, we didn't have a formal way of putting guidelines together, but we did come together after our daughter was born with the birth mom and her parents to figure out what our plan for our openness was going to be. Adoptive parents today, especially in the state of California, have the benefit of being able to put together an open adoption agreement that provides specific guidelines for what everybody's expectations are going to be. How frequently there are going to be visits or exchange of photos and letters and communication, after the placement.

Adoption Expert Guylaine Hubbard-Brosmer, PhD, explains the benefits and importance of setting guidelines for your open adoption with your child's birth mother

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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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