“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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Solving the Mystery of Parenting Teens

I am pleased to announce the start of a new support group. The group is a place for parents to learn about kind and and firm parenting. It offers guidance and support to parents in a safe, confidential setting. Parents will develop a greater appreciation for themselves and their teens. Participants will practice joint problem solving for effective solutions to family conflicts. Ask yourself these questions to determine if this group may be...

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New Women’s Group – Chasing our Dreams

Chasing Our Dreams  Do you dream of living a life filled with inspiration, creativity, and purpose? If you can answer yet to any of the following questions, then this group will definitely benefit you: Are you at a crossroad? Not sure of the path ahead? Experiencing a major life transition? Wanting to live more passionately? Women haven’t had an easy time chasing our dreams. We find it difficult to live within the socially prescribed role of...

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Why a Generation of Adoptees is Returning to South Korea

From The New York Times: Why a Generation of Adoptees Is Returning to South Korea. This movement is raising soul-searching questions about international adoption. “Laura Klunder’s newest tattoo runs down the inside of her left forearm and reads “K85-160,” a number that dates to her infancy. Klunder was 9 months old when her South Korean mother left her at a police station in Seoul. The police brought her to Holt Children’s...

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An Adoptee’s Lifelong Struggle to Claim a world of her own

“At 4 months old, I was flown from my orphanage in India to my adoptive parents in Groton, Mass. I would never say I didn’t have a good childhood — I did. My life was enviable in too many ways to mention. But what’s also true is that adoption is a traumatic, lifelong experience that is rarely recognized as one. Unfortunately, there is no way to convince a non-adoptee that adoption is hard and that its effects continue into adulthood...

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