We often talk about openness when looking at the concept of adoption. As highlighted in this article, openness is defined as “lack of secrecy or concealment; frankness”.
The website goes on to ask “What does this mean for adoption? We define openness as the spirit in which you enter into your relationship with your child where you strive to be emotionally present as they process their adoptedness.”
We encourage families to consider their own level of openness in their family’s adoption journey by watching the video in this link and completing the “Openness Assessment”. After completing these steps, you’ll be provided with an individual report with information on additional resources!
DCYF partners with Amara in a number of ways to support adoptive families. We encourage your family to take a peek at their website to see what other opportunities may be available for you.