Open adoptions advantages

Adoption Expert Guylaine Hubbard-Brosmer, PhD, explains what the benefits and advantages are of an open adoption compared to a closed adoption
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If someone where to ask me if I would recommend open adoption over closed adoption, my answer would be is, in no uncertain terms, open is the way to go. There are different levels of openness. Even in the countries these days, there is a level of openness and maintaining a connection with family members with International adoption. Even though there is no birth parent involved, usually adoptive parents will take their children back to their country of origin to learn more, first hand, or to experience the culture of that. All these are aspects of having openness. There are research studies that show that children of open adoption are better adjusted because they have fewer questions, and they have access to answers. With a domestic adoption, knowing birth family members. From a personal perspective, it is a relationship that I value in such a way that it's even difficult for me to put into words how much I treasure the relationship we do, with the birth mom and her family.

Adoption Expert Guylaine Hubbard-Brosmer, PhD, explains what the benefits and advantages are of an open adoption compared to a closed 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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