Kids for adoption

Adoption Expert Guylaine Hubbard-Brosmer, PhD, shares advice for prospective adoptive parents on what to consider before choosing an open adoption
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When prospective adoptive parents are looking at adoption and the adoption process, a common fear that they have about having openness in particular is the role that the birth parents will play in their lives and their child's life. And what I would tell them is they are not going to agree to match with a birth mom who is an individual who they really don't like. And they also have the ability to set their profile in terms of what types of situations they are open to and ultimately, it is going to be their child that benefits from having the openness. So particularly for domestic adoption and for those adoptive parents that want to adopt a newborn, they are probably going to find that no matter what type of adoption professional that they use, that there's going to be some level of openness in the adoption, whether it be meeting the birth mom ahead of time, letters and pictures and some level of communication and contact after the placement.

Adoption Expert Guylaine Hubbard-Brosmer, PhD, shares advice for prospective adoptive parents on what to consider before choosing an open adoption

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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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