Before you do it -- Making Contact with Adoptees/Birthparents...
Posted February 09, 2018

Making contact is a profoundly moving experience for both the searcher and the person who has been found; there is no other experience quite like it. One's hopes and fears are all wrapped up in this final step in the search process.While you want to take into account the other person's privacy and unique situation, it is really not possible to know that much about his or her current life situation prior to contact. We suggest discretion and plenty of forethought. Sometimes searchers worry that they will interrupt the life of the person found. Remember that by contacting him or her, the searcher is simply providing both individuals with the opportunity to know one another. This is an opportunity that has been denied both the adopted adult and his/her birth parent until now.When all the secrets are out on the table, it is so much easier to understand, to share, and to relate to those with whom we are irrevocably tied by blood and circumstance.

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Adoptees On Podcasts
Posted February 17, 2016

PLEASE NOTE: Haley Radke has recorded and interviewed many participants from the Retreat. Adult adoptees discuss the adoption experience in this enlightening series. (Available on several different podcast services)

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CONCERNED UNITED BIRTHPARENTS ANNOUNCEMENT ON SOS
Posted February 15, 2017

Concerned United Birthparents Announcement on Saving Our Sisters.

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Adoption Surveys
Posted October 18, 2017

Participate in surveys surrounding issues in the adoption community. You can also read the results of recent surveys including some focused on adoptees from open adoption and closed adoption and birth parent's perceptions of open adoption.

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