Monday, April 8, 2013

Open Adoption Blogger Interview

I recently enjoyed being interviewed by Heather Schade of Open Adoption Bloggers. We talk about how I started blogging and how the online adoption community has influenced me. I also share about some of the bloggers who've already shaped my work, and I name my two personal favorite posts from Adoption at the Movies. I also tell my all-time favorite movie and two favorite books. I'll post the first question here, but please hop on over to Heather's site to see the rest. And let me know what you think of my favorite movie!

Heather: Tell us about yourself and your connection to open adoption

Addison: Before I started writing "Adoption at the Movies," I was a fost/adopt social worker in Southern California. Our adoption division was so new, and I was one of the first workers assigned to the adoption department; because of this, I was able to write a good deal of the training materials that the agency uses. I asked to write the openness curriculum. As I researched openness and started talking with fost/adopt parents about openness, I realized that, although people assumed that closed adoption is the historical norm, it really only became common after World War 2. I heard the fears that prospective adopters had about openness - and many of their fears were the result of under-information or misinformation. I started feeling a strong desire to help new fost/adopt parents overcome their fears about openness, understand it more broadly, and commit to act in the best interest of their child.

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  1. Very cool to know more about you. Off to read over there.

    And how exciting to have been able to research and write that curriculum, Addison. I know you did a great job there.


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