Open adoption feelings and experiences

Adoption Expert Guylaine Hubbard-Brosmer, PhD, shares advice for those hesitant about open adoptions and explains how great an open adoption can be
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Open adoption feelings and experiences

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When my husband and I first learned about open adoption, we definitely felt very comfortable with the exchange of letters and pictures, and meeting the birth mom ahead of time. We were a little bit more nervous, if you will, about the openness. Mostly because, even though we liked the concept, it's a hard thing to imagine when it's something that is off in the future and what it's going to like to have face-to-face contact with the birth mom. The reality of it for us is that she very easily and very readily became an extended family member. Not only her, but other members of her family who we feel very close to even though we don't see them that often. It is much more than we expected it would be.

Adoption Expert Guylaine Hubbard-Brosmer, PhD, shares advice for those hesitant about open adoptions and explains how great an open adoption can be

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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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