September 28 @ 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
All families are required to attend this seminar. At the Openness Seminar you will receive an educational packet full of information about open adoption including: the history, what open adoption is and is not, the extended family of adoption, levels of contact, what research says, the Inclusive Family Support Model, benefits and challenges, New Life Adoptions’ Openness Survey, keys to a successful open adoption, and the role of each party in an open adoption. A panel of birth parents will also come in to share their adoption stories with you, highlighting their openness perspective and relationship with their birth children’s adoptive families. We allow for time to ask them the questions that have been weighing on your mind. Both husband and wife are required to attend this seminar while in the adoption study process.