A new paradigm in adoption, the role of Extended Family Networks
In this entry, Jennifer, an adoptive mother talks about her daughter’s birth family and how she sees her daughter’s original family as part of her extended family network. What Jennifer is discussing represents leading edge thinking in the field of adoption and clearly moves the needle of understanding beyond “openness”
Here are two pictures of Naomi meeting with her birth brother, Manny, for the first time this past summer. Everyone involved with that meeting was moved and appreciative of the opportunity for the children to meet and get to know each other. The siblings were a riot together.