“New Study Examines the Effect of ‘Open’ Adoption on Families”

“Adopted children who are satisfied with how much they can communicate with their birth parents do better, according to new research out Monday from the University of Massachusetts that identifies the benefits of “open” adoptions. Dr. Harold Grotevant, Rudd Family Foundation Chair at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, says the data debunk the theory that open adoptions confuse children.” See full article...

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Launching New Website

Launching New Website

I am pleased to share my new website for my private practice. Click here to access the site. I offer supportive counseling to parents with challenging teens and young adults.  As an adoptive mom, I am passionate about helping parents of adoptive teens and young adults.  As you might know, I am a dedicated Director at Willows in the Wind, a group that provides hope and help to parents with teens in high risk situations. In addition to my...

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Seeking Participants for International Adoption Study

Seeking Participants for International Adoption Study

JaeRan Kim is conducting an adoption study with adoptive parents whose internationally adopted child is currently between the ages of 6-21 years of age, and has a mental or physical disability. Has your son or daughter ever been in a residential treatment center or in-patient facility for more than 72 hours? If so, I encourage you to allow JaeRan to interview you for her current research project. The purpose of this study is to inform adoption...

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