Adoption exchange

Adoption Expert Guylaine Hubbard-Brosmer, PhD, explains what the common myths are about adopting a child and explains how they have no truth to them
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With adoption, there are still common myths and misconceptions about what adoption means. And this holds for adoption in general as well as open adoptions specifically. With open adoption, it's common for the prospective adoptive parents to feel like they're entering into a situation in which the birth parent or birth mom is going to be co-parenting their child and judging their parenting style and that sort of thing. But it's really more about building a relationship and having a birth mother available to their child. Another misconception is that if a birth mom's involved, she'll see how cute the baby is and how happy the baby is and that's gonna make her want that baby back. But I always tell my clients that women don't place babies for adoption because they think they're gonna have an ugly baby. So seeing that the baby's cute and happy wasn't the reason they placed in the beginning and it's not gonna make them want the baby back. But it is gonna give them an appreciation for what a great job the adoptive parents are doing and valuing having that relationship and connection with the child.

Adoption Expert Guylaine Hubbard-Brosmer, PhD, explains what the common myths are about adopting a child and explains how they have no truth to them

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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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