Different adoption experiences

Adoption Expert Guylaine Hubbard-Brosmer, PhD, explains what she learned after the adoption of her first child and how she applied those lessons learned when adopting her second child
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Different adoption experiences

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My husband and I have two kids that adopted and they actually have the same birth mother. So in going through the experience the first time, my daughter is older and we were at the hospital when she was born. And we were going into an open adoption so we were building a relationship with the birth mom at that time and a few months after our daughter was born, birth mom found out that she was pregnant again but was well into the pregnancy before she told us and asked us if we also wanted to adopt a second baby. And having the hindsight of the relationship and the placement the first time, she asked me. We asked each other. We have been through this once before, what will we want to do differently the second time around. And what we failed to give her the first time when our daughter was born was adequate time alone with the baby and more time just holding the baby in the hospital. And so, we made a point of doing that after our son was born and what I wanted was to be not just at the hospital, but actually be in the delivery room when the baby was born and she allowed me to do that so I had ice chip duty.

Adoption Expert Guylaine Hubbard-Brosmer, PhD, explains what she learned after the adoption of her first child and how she applied those lessons learned when adopting her second child

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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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